How to Unformat Hard Drive on Windows 7?

Christina updated on 2021/3/9 to Data Recovery

Unformat Windows 7 hard drive

Summary: unformatting Windows 7 hard drive means recovering all files from a formatted hard drive on Windows 7. Just download the best Windows 7 unformat software - Donemax Data Recovery. It can help you completely recover lost data from formatted Windows 7 hard drive, memory card, USB flash drive, digital camera, external hard disk drive, etc.

Format hard drive on Windows 7

There are many reasons behind formatting hard drive on Windows 7. Such as:

  • Format a hard drive to quickly delete all data on it.
  • Format a hard drive to remove virus infected files or stubborn documents.
  • The computer asks you to format a hard drive so that the hard drive can be used.
  • The hard drive is formatted by third-party disk formatting software.

Basically, there are 2 types of format: Low-level format & High-level format. Both of the two disk format methods will delete all data on the hard drive and rebuild file system on the hard drive. Low-level format means you create something new to overwritten all the files that used to occupy the area in the actual structure. High-level format is a process of creating logic structures and it can be divided into 2 types: quick format and full format. Full format uses the chkdsk command to scan the bad sector and remove the table while quick format just removes the table.

Is it possible to unformat a hard drive on Windows 7? Actually, yes. But, after formatting the hard drive, don’t put new files to the formatted hard drive in case the lost data on the formatted hard drive would be overwritten by new files. In this article, we will show you an easy way to unformat a hard drive on Windows 7 whether the hard drive is formatted by Low-level format method or is formatted by High-level format method.

Unformat Windows 7 hard drive without backup

Donemax Data Recovery is a safe, reliable and easy-to-use disk unformat software for Windows 7/11/10/8/Vista. It can help you easily unformat Windows 7 hard drive and recover all lost data from a formatted hard drive. Now, just follow the steps below.

Step 1. Download and install Donemax Data Recovery on your Windows 7 computer. Don’t install this software on the formatted hard drive.

Step 2. Just run Donemax Data Recovery on your Windows 7 computer, then it will shows all hard drives and external storage devices on this PC. Then select the formatted Windows 7 hard drive to start data recovery.

Unformat Windows 7 hard drive

Step 3. Donemax Data Recovery offers deep scan technology to scan the formatted hard drive. Click on Scan button to scan the formatted Windows 7 hard drive and find all lost files.

Unformat Windows 7 hard drive

Step 4. Once the scan is completed, you can preview all recoverable files. Then select the wanted files and save them. Before getting all files back, don’t save the recovered files to the formatted hard drive.

Unformat Windows 7 hard drive

Whatever reasons for you to format your Windows 7 hard drive, the first and most important thing you need to do is to backup the hard drive. Otherwise, you’ll lose all the files or have to unformat the hard drive to restore the files on the hard drive. If you haven’t backed up the hard drive before formatting, then you have to unformat it. Donemax Data Recovery is able to help you completely recover lost data from a formatted hard drive on Windows 7. It also can help you recover formatted USB flash drive, memory card, portable hard drive, etc.

This powerful data recovery software not only can help you unformat hard drive on Windows 7, but it also can help you recover deleted files, restore lost hard drive partition, etc. Download it here:


If you want to permanently wipe all data before you sell your old Windows 7 computer, you should use data erasure software to help you format and wipe your hard drive. Check full guide here: wipe Windows 7 hard drive >>

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