Hard drive is the essential device of a computer, without which the computer will not work and basically it is used to store and retrieve the data. You can store any types of files in the computer hard drive such as image files, music files, video files, games, documents, PDF files, software, etc. There are many featured brands that are manufacturing hard drive such as Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba, Hitachi, Samsung, Transcend, SanDisk, Sony, Kingston, etc. Also there are external hard drives that can be portable and mostly used for transferring of files from one system to the other or to keep back up of important data.
If the hard drive doesn’t have any important data, you will prefer to delete the all the unwanted files from the hard drive. So if you want to delete those files, you need to delete the files one by one and it consumes your precious time. So to avoid wasting of time there is an alternative option available by which you can delete all the files present in the hard drive in only one click, that option is called as Format.
Let us learn about the situations where you undergo formatting a hard drive:
- Accidental Format: In a computer there are many options which you use every day. Sometimes it may happen that you may click the format option instead of clicking the any other option. So once you click the format option then the entire data available in the hard drive will get deleted.
- File System Corruption: File system is the standard of the operating system which implies to access and retrieve data, i.e. the operating system can identify the files in the hard drive with the help of file system only. If this file system gets corrupted then a popup message of format option will be displayed when you try to access the hard drive. So you are forced to format the hard drive.
- Virus Infection: Virus will enter into the hard drive when you copy the files from any virus infected device or by downloading the files from any virus infected websites. If the virus is severe then there are chances of corruption of the hard drive and then you will be forced to format the hard drive in order to access it.
- Other Reasons: Apart from the above mentioned reasons there are many other reasons that are responsible for the formatting of hard drive, such as bad sectors, BSOD, etc.
In such situations you will format the hard drive, now to recover files from formatted hard drive you need to make use of reliable tool called Uneraser software. This software has an easy interface to recover files from formatted hard drive in few clicks. This software is also available for different versions of Mac OS (Mavericks, Leopard, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard and Yosemite) and Windows (Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10). Demo version is also available in order to have a look over the working of the software and also you can preview the recovered files from the formatted hard drive. But you cannot restore the recovered files by using demo version, so you need to download a purchase version of this software. Also you can save the recovered information in a separate file and there is no use of rescanning the hard drive again.