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Recover Data from Formatted Partition

Can I Recover Files from Formatted Partition?

I have a Seagate external hard drive. This morning my kids accidentally formatted a partition on it. Now the partition is empty and all files on it are gone. I do not have any backup of them. So, my question is that is there a solution for me to get my files back?

For users, accidental formatting of the partition can be a really disaster. Just like the case above, you guess all files on your formatted partition are disappeared. But that’s not actually true. Files are still on that partition, you just cannot access them. They will be disappeared permanently only when new data on your partition overwrites them. This means you can possibly recover data from formatted partition if you have not transferred files to that partition yet.

Wondershare Data Recovery, or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is a formatted partition data recovery that enables you to recover almost all lost files from your formatted partition. It supports the recovery of various file types, including pictures, videos, audio files, documents, etc. It is fully compatible with Windows and Mac computers, as well as external hard drive.

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  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails from any storage device effectively, safely and completely.
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera and camcorders.
  • Supports to recover data for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash under different situations.
  • Preview before recovery allows you to make a selective recovery.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X (Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.10, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra) on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro etc.
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Perform Formatted partition data recovery in 3 Steps

Before we start, please make sure that you’re not able to install the program in the formatted partition.

Now let’s try with Windows version of Wondershare Data Recovery to perform partition recovery. Mac users can follow the similar operations with Mac version.

Step 1 Select file type to recover data from formatted partition

To recover data from formatted partition, you can select the option "All File Types" to start

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Step 2 Scan formatted partition

Select formatted partition where you lost your files. If you are not sure the location, you can select "I can't find my partition" to scanning lost files.

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Select a formatted partition from the list. Click "Start" button to begin scanning for lost data.

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Step 3 Recover files from formatted partition

All recoverable data will be displayed in "File View" and "Tree View" in program window after scanning. You can view file names to check how many of your lost files can be reclaimed.

Then you just need to mark files you are about to recover and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

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Note: Please do not save the recovered files back to the formatted partition during the recovery.

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