How to Recover Formatted FAT/NTFS Drive?

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AuthorEASEUS   Category Basic Computing Guide   Comments0   Post Time 2009-02-13 03:26:06 -0500

1.     What’s Your Situation

Nowadays, recovering formatted FAT/NTFS drive is not rare for us, because we always format our FAT/NTFS drive for some reasons. Say, considering NTFS file system supersedes the FAT file system for Microsoft’s Windows, you cannot help to converting your former FAT file system to NTFS file system. However, no matter which file systems (FAT/NTFS) you are going to format, you will take a high risk in data loss; and as we known, recovering formatted FAT/NTFS is not an easy task for those who know little about computers.

Fortunately, EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard, gained specialization to recover files from or even after format  or partition, can realize the most possibility to recover formatted FAT/NTFS drive safely and efficiently.

2. What does EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard do?

There is no doubt that formatting FAT/NTFS drive results in data loss. If you do not backup your data before format, chances to recover it is of little possibility. So, what you most needed now is one unformat software which requires no technical skills and recovers data from formatted FAT/NTFS drive. Data Recovery Wizard, released by EASEUS, is the one you are looking for. It specializes in recovering deleted files, restoring formatted FAT/NTFS drive or recovering lost data from lost partitions under Windows2000/XP/2003/Vista. Certainly, this data recovery software supports hardware RAID and hard drive, IPOD, memory card, memory stick, SD card etc.

3.     “Complete Recovery” does a Magic

There are three modules on Data Recovery Wizard as the picture below. "Delete File Recovery" is for recovering deleted data; "Complete Recovery" for restoring files after format; "Partition Recovery” for files recovery from lost partition.

Main windows

To recover formatted FAT/NTFS drive, you need to the “Complete Recovery” module. So when you run this module, a list of volumes on the drives found in your system will be listed.


If the volume does not have a drive letter, then the volume will be listed at the hindmost and the drive letter will be instead by "*"; choose the volume that was formatted and click "NEXT" to start searching on this volume; the Intelligent Searching module will scan on the selected volume, collect and analyze every byte on the volume, then show you a list of volumes which are possible on it; after this scanning is finished, Data Recovery Wizard will allow you choosing 6 volumes at best to process data recovery; and then, press "NEXT" button, select the file or directory that you want to recover and press the "Next" button; and then select a directory and press the "NEXT" button to save the data.

After those simple clicks mentioned above, you will successfully recover formatted FAT/NTFS drive. But one thing you must hold that such formatted FAT/NTFS drive recovery works on the premise that this FAT/NTFS drive is not overwritten.   

Don’t forget to backup, it is the best way to protect your data.

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