Is it possible to un-format a hard drive and retrieve lost data?

Does anyone know if it is possible to un-format a hard drive and retrieve lost data?
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  1. yes... at great expense... There are data recovery businesses that charge a lot of $ for the service
  2. I believe it is possible. You would need to remove the drive and install it as a slave in a different computer, then install something like this on the new computer's boot drive:

    http://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizard/recover-formatted-partition.htm

    or,

    http://www.bestshareware.net/howto/recover-files-from-formatted-hard-drives.htm

    Hope this helps. Make sure you don't install on the drive you are trying to unformat.
  3. if it quick format than it possible using software (some are free)...

    But if it was Full Format than it gone...... (Full format destroy data by replacing it with 0....)
  4. If it wasn't a full format the data can be recovered. I recovered 2TB of data like this:

    1) ran "EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional"

    2) used the most advanced option to SCAN my drive and detect files

    3) Files were then copied over to a SECOND drive of equal or greater size than the recovered data.

    *So you need this program and another drive. Other programs might work but in my case I went through 8 programs with no luck. However, I hadn't accidentally formatted my drive but rather the drive was somehow defective but still able to scan for data.

    Since your drive is NOT DEFECTIVE, you would then:
    1) run a FULL FORMAT on the previously formatted drive (formats AND builds a bad sector table), then

    2) COPY the data back over (or just leave it where it is on the second drive)
  5. lucymcnaughton said:
    Does anyone know if it is possible to un-format a hard drive and retrieve lost data?


    Hello...
    You can easily recover lost data from hard drive using this software available on http://www.recover-lost-data.com/from-hard-drive.html, after formatting the disk. As i too got stuck with the same problem, I had used the same hard drive recovery software and got back my lost data. You can also download it at http://www.recover-lost-data.com/download/recover-lost-data-windows.exe and check the recovery results.
  6. Hey!


    I used this software which i found on the given below link and it worked superbly to unformat drive error.

    Visit at:


    http://www.unformatdrive.com/error.html

    Download at:

    http://www.unformatdrive.com/download/unformatdrive.exe
  7. You can easily recover lost data from hard drive using this software available on http://www.****/ , after formatting the disk. try this software to scan your hard drive.
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