How to recover deleted files from accidently formatted drive/partition?

I formatted a 1TB hard drive, is there a way I can recover data from this formatted hard drive (I only want about 50 GB of it)?

The answer is Yes.

First: Do not write any data to the drive

The first absolute rule you need to know is – do not write any data to the drive if you are planning on recovering data from it, otherwise, you will overwrite the lost data so that the lost data is diffcult to recover.

Quick format VS full format

In Windows Vista/7/8/10, if you Full Format a partition, the lost data cannot be recovered as Windows would erase the data completely (Write zero) after full format. Fortunately, the default format option is Quick Format.

Free data recovery software

Please download and try a free format recovery software called M3 Data Recovery, it can recover data from formatted drive, recover deleted files, recover data from RAW drive, recover data from deleted or lost partition, etc in Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003.

Tutorial to recover deleted files from accidently formatted hard drive partition

Step 1: Download and install M3 Data Recovery Free on your computer.

Step 2: Run M3 Data Recovery Free and choose "Data Recovery" module.

Free format data recovery software - M3 Data Recovery

Step 3: Select the formatted partition which you want to recover data from and click Next to scan the lost data from formatted partition.

Scan lost data from formatted drive

Step 4: The found files will be displayed on search result window, select the files you expect and click Recover to save them. You can also right click the selected photo or document and select Preview to preview file.

Recover data from formatted drive

Important thing: Please don't save the recovered files to the partition where you are recovering data from it, otherwise, the lost data will be overwritten.

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