Extract Files from Reformatted Old 1TB Drive on Windows 8 PC

Summary

Follow steps to restore business and personal information back from your old 1TB external hard drive that is reformatted mistakenly or purposely on your Windows 8 computer.

Sophia Wright

Feb 3, 2015

by Sophia Wright

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Find No Data Backup of Your Reformatted Old 1TB External HDD?

Have used 1TB external hard drive for years on your Windows 8 computer to remain computer information, like some indispensable business documents, travel photos, celebrity videos and other precious stuffs? However, recently accidentally reformatted this USB drive with much data and finally realize there is no inner data copy available? Or are you forced to reformat this drive without data backups for drive malfunction errors, such as external drive not formatted error, hard drive logical damages or USB drive RAW file system error? What kind of measures have you taken to rescue your desired original drive data back? Or have you successfully restored drive contents back yet? OK! No matter how your drive data loss situation goes now, just draw a swift response to stop using this 4TB old external drive and try to reclaim your files, photos, videos and more back with reformatted external drive data recovery software.

Simple Steps to Rescue & Extract Original USB Hard Disk Contents Back

Once you formatted or reformatted this old USB hard disk, you just cannot find or view anything inside this drive? So, you undoubtedly believe all your reserved external drive photos, documents, videos and other stuffs are already destroyed and gone permanently? OK! Your guess is reasonable. But, it is absolutely wrong. Actually, all your previous USB drive contents are still stored on this 1TB hard drive and also can be restored with data recovery software like 4Card Recovery. Generally, as long as these reserved drive data is not rewritten by anything new there, you always have much time to rescue your drive information back. So, do not panic and calm down to use data recovery software step by step:

Step 1:

Connect this old drive to your computer through the designed USB port. Download data recovery software there. And then, start the desired data recovery mode.

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Select recovery options in the main interface

Step 2:

Scan this USB hard disk and you only need to wait during scanning.

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Select card to search photos off card

Step 3:
Preview individual files and photos carefully.

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Wait while scanning lost photos, sometimes it takes about 20 minutes to scan a 32G card.

Tips: if it takes more than 2 hours to scan a 32GB card, you may stop the scanning and wait to see
what's already found. Since the card may contains bad blocks that takes longer time than usual.

Step 4:
Press "Recover" button to take your selected drive data back after you've choosing the destination device well.

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Preview lost photos and save found files. It would generate a folder to contain your lost data.
Please do not save the photo to the card where you lost them. Save them to your PC drive!

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Farther Data Recovery Tips:

* Never overwrite this 4TB external HDD with new files.
* Never choose this old external hard drive as the destination device to avoid data recovery failures.
* Also save duplicates of everything precious on different devices or locations to avoid data loss problems.

Data Recovery Comments:

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