To recover deleted photos from formatted hard drive or memory card always perplex some of us, maybe we are regretted about formatting hard drive or memory card which makes our precious photos gone. Here I take myself as an example to tell you the way I recover deleted photos from formatted hard drive.
Process of Photos Loss
I intended to clear partition by format after my computer was attacked by Panda Burning Incense and the antivirus software was disabled at that time. Actually it's a good method to save my machine, but I didn't notice that My Document actually was under partition D; I thought it would be safe to my document, so I pressed "OK" after the warning shown.
It was too late when I found all my photos of my family and friends were in My Document and were totally deleted by myself. I regretted enormously and hated the virus when I failed to recover deleted photos after I tried many methods such as re-format and system restore with costing a whole day.
Method to recover Deleted Photos from Formatted Hard Drive
I searched in Google intending to find out a method to recover deleted photos from formatted hard drive without any data loss before I decided to send my computer to the manual data recovery service center because I was afraid that they made my photos disappear forever.
I found many people recommend unformat photo recovery software after I read some articles and threads in data recovery forum about deleted photos recovery. Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition impressed me most because there were many editors of websites recommending it. The key point is that it could be used to preview photos without any data loss. So I decide to download it to have a try. And it indeed helped me recover the lost photos from formatted partition, what an amazing gift for me!
Steps to recover deleted or lost photos from formatted hard drive or memory card
Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition is a free photo recovery software which could search for and recover lost photos due to format, deletion or partition loss from many kinds of storage media such as hard drive, External(Removable) hard drive, USB flash drive, digital camera, memory stick, SD card, etc. under Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/Windows 7. Here are the steps to recover deleted photos from formatted hard drive as I performed.
Step A: Launch the software, and choose a module according to the reason for jpg photo loss. "Deleted File Recovery" is for deletion restore, "Complete Recovery" is for format restore, and "Partition Recovery" is for photo recovery when partition is lost or corrupted.
Here I should choose "Complete Recovery" to recover deleted photos from formatted hard drive.
Step B: Select the file types you want to recover and then choose the volume where there were photos and click "NEXT" to start searching, and then we will see a list of volumes where photos loss possibly happens. After that, Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition will allow you to choose 4 volumes at best to recover. And then, press "NEXT" button, it will launch the "Building Directory" procedure to search the photos. You will see file/folder tree very soon.
Step C: Choose and preview the photos that we want to recover and save deleted photos.
Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition is not only software used to recover deleted photos from formatted hard drive, but also could be used to recover office document, video, music, email, etc. under Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/Windows 7.
Caution: Saving file(s) to the partition or drive where you are recovering data, for it may result in overwriting data and permanent data loss!!!
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