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How to recover data from my formatted hard disk?

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May 2, 2013 8:36:56 PM

Hello! I have to use one WD hard drive for data backing up. However, a few days ago, it was shown no hhd. So, I formatted this drive. But, there were still many videos, pictures and other files on this drive. Is it still possible to recover them all back?

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May 2, 2013 8:40:22 PM

What kind of format did you do? There are formats that just redo your boot sector saying the drive is empty and formats that actually write over the entire drive. If you did the former, you can probably recover a lot of your stuff. You can get tons of file recovery utilities out there, just google some.
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May 2, 2013 8:58:04 PM

I've used Recuva a few times before it's always been great for me. It should work for you as long as you did a quick format.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva
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May 6, 2013 5:58:15 AM

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I'll have to check out that software you linked for future endeavors. I'm not sure if M3 Format does it, but Recuva will let you recover your files and maintain their original folder structure.
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September 17, 2013 9:00:15 AM

I have try the above mentioned tools to recover data from formatted hard drive, but unfortunately they do not work for me then after spending lots of time on internet I found “remo recover” . By utilizing this application I retrieved all files in few mouse clicks.
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September 17, 2013 11:27:43 AM

Corrine156 said:
Hello! I have to use one WD hard drive for data backing up. However, a few days ago, it was shown no hhd. So, I formatted this drive. But, there were still many videos, pictures and other files on this drive. Is it still possible to recover them all back?


If you did a quick formatted, then you will be able to recover your data, otherwise your data is gone

There are many recovery utilities out there.

I have good luck with R-Studio
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