Last night I formatted my external hard drie in Windows 10 by a mistake. I don't take any backup of these important data, is there any way to get them back?
Format has two types: Quick format and full format. By default, the format option is QUICK FORMAT, you are lucky to recover data from formatted hard drive if you didn't uncheck "Quick Format" option in Windows 10.
Windows 10 formatted hard drive data recovery tips
1. The first absolute rule you need to know is – please do not write any data to the formatted hard drive, otherwise, you will overwrite the lost data so that the lost data is diffcult to recover.
2. Please don't save the recovered data to the formatted drive when recovering, otherwise, the lost data will be overwritten.
3. To avoid data loss again, you'd better back up your files regularly with backup software or other methods.
Recover data from formatted hard drive in Windows 10 after quick format
M3 Data Recovery is a free and professional format recovery software which can recover data from formatted hard drive in Windows 10/8/7/Vista after quick format, recover data from formatted hard drive in Windows XP after quick format and full format.
Tutorial to recover data after quick format in Windows 10 with M3 Data Recovery
Step 1: Download and install M3 Data Recovery on your computer.
Step 2: Run M3 Data Recovery and choose "Data Recovery" module.
Step 3: Select the formatted hard drive and then click Next to scan the lost data from formatted hard drive.
Step 4: Select the files you expect and click Recover to save them.
Recover data from formatted hard drive in Windows 10 after full format
Up to now, there is no way to recover data from formatted hard drive in Windows 10 after 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.
Other data recovery benefits of M3 Data Recovery
Besides to recover data from formatted hard drive, M3 Data Recovery can also recover data from formatted external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, SD card, etc., recover deleted files even if emptied from Recycle Bin, recover data from RAW partition, recover data from inaccessible, corrupted, deleted or lost partition, recover data from failed, corrupted, formatted, deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition, etc.