Q: I used to use a partition to store photos only. However, when clearing computer hard drive, I formatted the partition by mistake. Those photos are very important for me. How can I accomplish photo recovery from formatted partition?
A: Please don't worry! There are two solutions. One is resorting to professional data recovery companies if you can afford the fees. They can recover formatted photos easily. The other is using data recovery software. Here we recommend MiniTool Power Data Recovery. It is multifunctional. If your lost photos are no more than 1GB, it will provide free photo recovery service. No matter which one is taken, you should not store any new photos to the formatted partition, or the original photos may be overwritten and can not be recovered any more.
MiniTool Power Data Recovery
MiniTool Power Data Recovery can be downloaded from the official website https://www.powerdatarecovery.com/. After installation (please don't install it to the formatted partition), launch it. The following interface will be shown.
"Damaged Partition Recovery" is used to recover data from formatted partition and "Digital Media Recovery" is earmarked for photo recovery, video recovery and audio recovery. They are both able to recover formatted photos. We'll introduce them briefly.
Click "Digital Media Recovery" module. The following interface will be shown.
Select the formatted partition and then click "Full Scan" button to scan it. Then the following interface will be shown.
All lost digital media files will be shown. Please find and check the photos that will be recovered and click "Save Files" button to store them to another partition.
The operations of "Damaged Partition Recovery" module are a little complicated. Click the module and the following interface will be shown.
Select the formatted Partition and click "Full Scan" button (there will be many kinds of data shown. Here, we can click "Advanced Setting" button to set file formats in advance, which will reduce the influence of irrelevant files, as shown in the picture).
Then the following interface will be shown.
Select the desired partition and click "Show Files" button. The following interface will be shown.
Find and check the photos that will be recovered and then click "Save Files" button to store them to a safe location.