Tuesday, December 20, 2011

How to recover data from format partition?

In Windows operating system, many operations such as Convert FAT 32 to NTFS are realized by DOS commands. DOS still plays an important role at present and many users are used to DOS commands in usual computer operations. And formatting partition is one of those operations. Compared with Windows built-in Disk Management, DOS provides more detailed settings in partition formatting. DOS provides both Format command and Unformat commands. The function of Unformat is used to recover partition when the partition is mistakenly formatted. However, some users may fail to unformat partition when mistaken formatting occurs because they are not familiar with DOS commands.

Risks in Formatting Partition by Using "Format" Command
Users can set detailed parameters in formatting partition by using DOS command. For example, the command "format c: /u" is to format C: unconditionally, which is to delete all data in C:. The command "format c:" means safe format and an image file is created in advance to store the original FAT and boot directory. When unformatting partition, users can use the command "Unformat" to recover the original data. In this process, there are risks by using DOS commands. Even professionals will make mistakes because of carelessness. So the third-party partition magic with graphic user interface like MiniTool Partition Wizard is recommended here for its simple and intuitive interface will help user to avert misoperations.

Actions Taken after Mistaken Format
When users execute "format c: /u" to format partition, lost data will never be found. If execute safe format because of misoperation, users can use the command "Unformat Partition" to recover the partition. But this method is not suitable for every user. Even a professional will make a mistake due to misoperation. MiniTool Power Data Recovery released by Mini Tool Solution Ltd. as an unformat partition master can help users to unformat partition. As a popular partition magic with unformat partition function, MiniTool Power Data Recovery can satisfy demands of different users. It can unformat partitions in Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and other Windows operating system. Meanwhile, MiniTool Power Data Recovery breaks the restriction of file system. It can unformat partition of Ext in Linux as well.

"Unformat Partition" of MiniTool Power Data Recovery
It is simple to unformat partition by using MiniTool Power Data Recovery, an unformat partition master. Run the software and select "Damaged Partition Recovery":



Select the accidentally formatted partition and click "Full Scan". And this unformat partition master will scan the selected partition automatically.


When the scan is accomplished, many partitions are shown in the list. Select the partition with the highest matching degree (usually the first one) and click "Show Files":


The file informations are shown in the list. Select the file that will be recovered and click "Save Files", then the lost file is recovered to the appointed location.

Formatting partition will delete all data in the partition. If a partition is mis-formatted, MiniTool Power Data Recovery, an unformat partition master to "Unformat Partition", can help users to recover data in lost partition. In addition, MiniTool Power Data Recovery provides function module for digital media device and CD/DVD, which is attractive to many users. More information about MiniTool Power Data Recovery can be found on the official website: http://www.powerdatarecovery.com

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