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

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May 24, 2012 2:43:24 PM

Does anyone know if it is possible to un-format a hard drive and retrieve lost data?
May 24, 2012 2:47:13 PM

yes... at great expense... There are data recovery businesses that charge a lot of $ for the service
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May 25, 2012 4:54:34 AM

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....)
a c 96 G Storage
May 25, 2012 5:11:45 AM

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)
June 14, 2012 2:28:36 AM

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-... and check the recovery results.
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a b G Storage
December 25, 2012 12:01:56 AM

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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