Many computer users may encounter this problem, when you access a partition Windows prompts to format this partition. Sometimes, you want to format a partition completely to reorganize, but forget to copy some important files. Format recovery is common requirement for many computer users. We have introduced some format recovery software before. Today, I want to give step by step introductions how to do format recovery, but before this, I want to tell more about format and recovery, and then you’ll understand this article better.

What is format?

Format is the process of repairing a storage medium, usually a disk, for reading and writing. When you format a disk, the operating system erases all bookkeeping information on the disk, tests the disk to make sure all sectors are reliable, marks bad sectors (that is, those that are scratched), and creates internal address tables that it later uses to locate information. You must format a disk before you use it. (Get more format tools)

Why files can be recovered after partition formatted

Formatting a partition only erases the address table, not the data itself. Do not be panic if you accidentally format a partition containing useful data. A computer specialist should be able to recover most, if not all, of the information on the partition. You can also try using format recovery software to recover data from reformatted disk. (If you do not understand address table, data itself, please read more articles about HDD Basic)

Format recovery test

We have introduced some format recovery software in another article. Today, let’s test one of the most popular format recovery software.

1. Erase files of a partition completely. As we know files can be recovered even you deleted them or formatted the partition, to avoid confusing by old files, so I decided to erase the test partition. (Get more data erase software)

2. Prepare some test files and folders on other place, after that copy them to the test partition.

Test Files
Test Files

3. Format this test partition in Disk Management.

Format Partition
Format Partition

Note: The default format option in Windows 7 disk management is Quick Format, if you uncheck this option, Windows 7 will run Full Format. Different from Windows XP, Windows 7 full format will erase files and these files cannot be recovered. So be caution to use Windows 7 Full Format. (See more difference between full format and quick format).

4. Run Recover My Files and choose “Recover a Drive”

Recover My Files
Recover My Files

5. Choose the default recovery option.

Recover Option
Recover Option

6. After searching, all files were recovered my Recover My Files.

Files Recovered
Files Recovered

7. You may choose “Save Files” to save to local disk partition, or “Save to CD/DVD”

Save Files
Save Files

In fact, there are many format data recovery software.

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  6. Lima

    Hey, Well I have formatted the files, the thing is when i get to the 5th option of ”choose the recovery option, it doesnt read my file..
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    If the file type is special, you need to select the second option. Did you write new files to the formatted partition? If you did, the files may have been overwritten.

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  10. Roy

    I’m confused…

    I’m doing everything you say above but only some of the files are being recovered, those that are recovered don’t have their original name, and txt files are being missed altogether?

    What could i be doing wrong? Is is possible to restore files with their original name even after quick format?

  11. admin

    If you didn’t save new files to this partition, the files can be recovered after quick format, but the file name of the file in root directory cannot be recovered.

    Please stop any operations, if you do not know how to recover files, you may contact the vendor, or contact us by email or yahoo messenger.( you may find the shortcut on the right sidebar)

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