A hard disk drive also known as hard drive or HD or HDD is a device used to store and also recover information. Data sent to or from the hard drive is interpreted by the disk controller. When OS needs to read or write in the hard drive, it examines the hard drive`s file allocation area to locate file and write areas.
Hard disk needs to be formatted before you can use them on your computer. Formatting a new disk means configuring the disk with a new file system so that OS can store information on the disk.
Hard disks in new computers are already formatted. But if you format a HD filled with data, you will end up loosing information. Actually it is not entirely true. Formatting will actually reset the file table to allow all sectors to be written over. It doesn`t actually erase anything.
So when people end up formatting their hard drive, they eventually loose hope and don`t even try to Recover data from formatted hard drive. Thinking no one can restore the data is wrong, the files are merely flagged as being available to be over written with new information.
Unfortunately despite constant growing use of storage media, data loss remains a common problem to users. General causes of data loss includes hardware or software failure, power surges, software glitches (including virus infection) or simply human errors.
A disk format can be started by mistake for example while formatting selecting the wrong partition or immature handling of the storage media. Format process creates a vacant file structure on the storage and overwrites any information below. If file system type overlaps, it destroys the existing file system structure by replacing it with a new one. If file system types differ- then structures may be written in different location and can destroy user’s data.
Sometimes hard disk may create some problem while starting or accessing any specific file. It is recommended not to take any action by yourself.
Luckily, the data that don`t get overwrites can be recovered from formatted hard drive.A data recovery software serves to recover data from a formatted hard drive with optimized results..Generally data recovery operation starts with scanning the whole drive for possible recoverable information and adjoining structures of a damaged file system.
Maxtor Data Recovery is designed to serve File Recovery from damaged or formatted disks. This is a robust tool, works on the simple principle of scan and retrieve. The tool supports to recover data from formatted hard drive on different versions of Windows like Windows 2003, 2008, 7, XP, Vista and Windows 8. When it is about Mac systems, it can recover data on Mac OS X 10.5.x and above versions including Mountain Lion and Mavericks.The app will not just recover data from Maxtor OneTouch 4 mini external hard drive not recognized on Windows 7, but also will recover data from corrupted & formatted Maxtor 3200 external hard disk with ease.
The application supports to get back data from hard drive having bad sectors. It will create disk image files and later recover data from those sectors by using images as reference. This tool is Capable of recovering data from external storage devices that are not recognized by the systems. Even supports data recovery on systems with different file systems like FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS5, HFS+, etc. This software is also capable of recovering data from Maxtor external hard drive as well as from various brands of external hard drive such Seagate, Samsung, Transcend, Hitachi, Western Digital, etc. Facilitates to compress and save the retrieved data in order to save the disk memory space. It can restore data on computers of different hard drives like SATA, PATA, SCSI, IDE, etc.It also has the ability to retrieve data from other external storage devices like pen drives, memory cards, FireWire, shared storage devices, etc comfortably.
Data recovery chances depend much on the actual cause of data loss and further user's actions. To get maximum data recovery result it's strongly recommended to stop any write access to the storage and run data recovery software immediately.
Step 1: Download and install the free version of Maxtor Data Recovery tool on your PC. After successful installation, launch the software. In the Main Screen, select “Recover Partitions” option. Then, the tool shows all the logical and physical disk drives available in the system. Choose the formatted drive from where files has to be recovered, and click "Scan" option
Step 2: Now, the software scans the selected partition to regain it's files back. Wait for the scanning to get complete.
Step 3: Upon the completion of scanning process, a list of recovered files are displayed. You can view the recovered files in Data View, and File Type View.
Step 4: Finally, at the end of recovery process, youc an preview the recoverable files by right clicking on the file and selecting Preview from the displayed options.
Step 5: At last, if you are satisfied with the tool, then activate the license key of the tool and select the destination drive to save the recovered files.
You can also learn the entire recovery process by watching the video tutorial.