How to recover data after format/reformat hard drive?

Is it possible to recover lost files after a hard drive format? Yesterday, my little brother formatted my drive, which saved my job photos and files. I need to recover them back. Any idea would be appreciated?

The simple answer for this question is "Yes, it's possible". We can recover lost files from formatted drive with data recovery software - M3 Data Recovery.

Steps to recover data after format

Step 1: Stop using the formatted drive immediately to avoid original data overwritten, which can make your data gone permanently.

Step 2: Install, launch M3 Data Recovery and choose "Format Recovery" module.

Choose Format Recovery module

Step 3: Choose the formatted drive and then click "Next>" button to scan the lost data.

Scan the inaccessible drive to find the lost files

Step 4: Save your recovered files on a different storage device in case of data recovery failure.

Recover data from formatted drive

About format operation

First, if a file has been deleted, it's only means index of the file has been marked as deleted, even if the drive will be formatted later.

Second, format operation on a drive only means re-layout the partition, not all of the data will be erased.

So, after the formatting, your deleted files are not permanently gone from your drive. You still have the chance to recover data from formatted drive as long as you have not overwritten the original data.