In short, formatting is to initialize and prepare a storage medium such as a hard drive or flash drive to be recognized, read or written by computer. When you format a partition/disk, the system erases all bookkeeping information, scans to ensure that all sectors are normal and reliable (bad sectors will be marked), and creates internal address table for later use to save data. All hard disks should be formatted before use.
However, there are also some situations that you need to perform the format to make your disk available to use:
• 'Media/Drive is not formatted would you like to format now?'
• Operating System not found
• Invalid or corrupted or damaged FAT and NTFS partitions table
• Cannot find file or program
• nvalid command
• Primary/Secondary hdd failure
• Non system disk
Just as what metioned above, the format only wipes address tables, not the data stored on the disk. The new address table tells the system that the space can be reused for new data. Only when overwritten, the data really lost. Therefore, the lost data after formatting can be recovered. What you need is a format recovery.
Tips: Remember not to save or install Wondershare Data Recovery to the partition on which you lost data.
Free download the Wondershare Data Recovery above and get it run on your computer. Withour any tech required, it is quite effectively and safe recover lost files due to formatting.
If there various files stored on your formatted disk or partition, you can choose file types that you want to recover. Then the program only scans those you want and saves you lots of time.
After choose the file type, you can specify the file location where you lost them for a quickly recovery.
A quick scan will completed first, go to "Deep Scan" if you did't find any files you need. The deep scan will help you find formatted files and it will take more time.
When the scan completes, the file is listed in types. You can preview and check to recover them selectively.