How can I recover data after my computer was formatted?

Shreekant Rathod July 25, 2012
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I installed Windows XP ghost image on my PC yesterday. It formatted my whole PC. How to get my data back? Please reply quickly!

  1. John Park
    January 15, 2013 at 11:02 am

    when lost data due to format the hard drive. Well, do not worry! you can perform any formatting your disks and also get back your data. First we suggest that you download and install the free version and discover formatted files.

    For more information : http://windowsdatarecoverytool.blogspot.com

  2. Bodi Hemanth
    October 15, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    try recuvaa and icare data recovery and wonder share data recovery.

  3. prasad kondaveti
    October 12, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Use "EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard" and get your files back.

  4. FIDELIS
    August 20, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Hello, you could get the following software:

    http://www.partition-recovery.com/

    Keep in mind that this process will take a long time and also the free version only recovers 1 Gb of data.

  5. FIDELIS
    August 20, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Hello, you might want to try Active@ Partition Recovery. It is a paid program that can work magic depending on the circumstances. There is a free version but it will only recover 1 GB or so. Keep in mind that this process will take a long time. Here is the link:

    http://www.partition-recovery.com/

  6. George Monroe
    August 4, 2012 at 11:09 pm
  7. Rishabh Sharma
    August 4, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Very Slight Chance but you can use many recovery softwares available on market

  8. Steve Montgomery
    August 2, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Barring reloading data from a saved back-up, I'm afraid you're pretty much up the proverbial creek without a paddle.
    If you had accidentally erased files, but hadn't written anything to the drive since that time, you can recover the files easily. But if you've written anything to the drive, your chances of recovery go WAY down.
    Unfortunately, you might have to look at your situation as being just one of those learning experiences in life--and hopefully not overly expensive lesson.
    You can take small comfort from the fact that many of us have "been there, done that", myself included. But I back up religiously now!

  9. Igor Rizvi?
    August 1, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    You can use some free sfotware,like Recuva,but a payed one will do the job better..just google: recover data software

  10. Dewan Shrestha
    August 1, 2012 at 9:57 am

    its actually difficult to recover data after formatting but if you have only deleted the files then u can use softwares like recuva for the recovery

  11. Adjei Kofi
    July 27, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Since it's a fresh format, you can use Recuva to try recovering your files. It will be best to use the "deep scan" option.

  12. Mike Green
    July 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    You will probably not be able to

  13. Âdil Farôôq
    July 27, 2012 at 7:27 am

    Recuva is best but you can not recover 100% of your data from it...

  14. Dylan Brendan
    July 26, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Recuva from Piriform.com is great. try scanning with it!

  15. Suman Acharya
    July 26, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    very thin chances whatever method you try!!

  16. Ahmed Saqr
    July 26, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    first of all :
    you shouldn't write any new data on your hard drive at least until you recover the data you want

    then
    you can try Recuva
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/restore-your-deleted-files-easily-with-recuva/

    or look here :

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-scan-reformatted-hard-drive-to-recover-files/

  17. MerVzter Balacuit
    July 26, 2012 at 11:31 am

    there is a chance but the possibility is slight, it might be ur file is corrupted

  18. hamad3914
    July 26, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Try "Recuva" from Piriform with a deep scan and see if you can gain anything.

  19. ferdinan Sitohang
    July 26, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Another option is undelate

  20. Gian Singh
    July 25, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I dont think you can

  21. Bruce Epper
    July 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    The easiest and fastest way to do this would be to restore the latest backup of the data you want to recover. If you don't have a backup, the tools listed by Oron may be able to get a small part of your data back.

  22. Oron
    July 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Having installed the system from an image, your chances of recovering all your data are very slight, but you can try ADRC or Pandora Recovery (both of which are free), or Prosoft Data Rescue PC, or EaseUS Data Recovery or ONTRACK EASYRECOVERY HOME (which cost money).
    With any of these, try to install the software on some other drive (perhaps an external drive, or even a USB flash drive) so as not to overwrite anything which is already on the disk, and you'll probably need to use one of the slower methods of recovery (they go by different names in each package) to search for your files. Good luck!

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