10, March 2017: How to unformat external hard drive Windows 8?
Aidfile Data Recovery Software to recover files when Exfat / Fat32 / NTFS file system of hard drive or external drive, usb drive in Windows 8
Use “Undelete” mode to recover deleted files from formatted Windows 8 hard drive.
Use “Unformat” mode to recover data from formatted hard drive in Windows 8 after quick format,full format,accidentally formatted,reformatting,High-level formatting,Low-level formatting.
Use “Recover partition” mode to restore files if hard drive partitions changed or damaged or deleted .
Use “Full Scan” mode to recover lost files if hard drive partitions show as “raw” or retrieve deleted files which can not be found with “undelete” or “Unformat” or “Recover partition” ,recover files from raw partition,recover files of partitons which are not NTFS,nor exfat,nor fat32.
PC users may need to format your hard disk sometimes when you want to convert the FAT File System to NTFS File System. Through formatting the drive, you can change the File System. You may just right click the drive and choose “Format”, and then selected “Quick Format”, but after clicking “OK”, you may be aware that another drive was formatted. The only solution to access your important files on the mis-formatted drive is to do format recovery.
There are more than 80% people in this world who are using Windows systems. Yes, Windows systems are really powerful and easy to use. It sets nearly all default settings for users, so people don’t need to set them one by one. Here comes a big problem: among these users, most of them don’t know how to change Windows settings to meet their own special requirements.Windows 8 uses the same file systems as the previous Windows operating systems, EXFAT or NTFS or FAT32. And 99% computer users use NTFS for their hard drive after format the disk. And the feature of NTFS is to cut a single file into pieces, 16KB maybe a piece, and Windows 8 will save these pieces into different sectors on hard drive. And record the location and order of these sectors. And put this information into partition table.
And once the file is deleted or formatted, Windows 8 Operating System just erase the records in partition table instead of erasing actual data in partition. So this action will surely keep your data live, being able to be recovered. And you should use the special designed Windows 8 data recovery software to get them back.
The process of initializing these logical blocks on the physical disk platters is called low-level formatting, which is usually performed at the factory and is not normally changed in the field. As a next step in preparing an HDD for use, high-level formatting writes partition and file system structures into selected logical blocks to make the remaining logical blocks available to the host’s operating system and its applications.The file system uses some of the disk space to structure the HDD and organize files, recording their file names and the sequence of disk areas that represent the file.