To format a drive including hard disk, flash drive, floppy disk means to delete all of the data and set up a file system to make the chosen partition on the drive can be used by an operating system. When a drive is formatted, it will be wiped clean and returned to its original settings to ensure that all sectors are normal and reliable, and create internal address table for later use to save data. All hard disks should be formatted before use.
Many times we are forced to reformat our drive because:
If you have inadvertently formatted the wrong drive or forgot to backup your data before formatting the drive, you can recover formatted data easily with a proper tool. Formatted Data Recovery is a perfect choice since it offers modules to recover formatted partition, or recover files that have been shift-deleted, get data back from damaged partitions or from drives that have been deleted. Moreover, it supports digital media devices like USB flash drive, memory card ( SD card, memory stick), from which it can recover media files (photos, music and videos). If you are using Mac OS X, you can try Formatted Data Recovery for Mac.
If you are going to recover data from a formatted portable media, you need to connect it to your computer in advance.
Select the types of files you are to restore and click on Next to proceed. Then choose a location and press Scan to scan lost files.
After a while, all the recoverable files are listed in a tree-like column. Select the files you need to recover. It features a function of previewing photos and audios before recovery.
Specify a location to save the recovered file. You can't save them to the partition that was formatted before.