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How to Recover Data after Accidentally Converting External HDD into Recovery Drive?

What is a recovery drive is and why is it used?

As the name suggests, a recovery drive is a drive which performs recovery. It helps you troubleshoot and fix problems with your PC even when it does not start. It also allows you to reinstall Windows in worse cases. To be able to do this, it contains the necessary system files for reinstallation.

You should understand that when creating a recovery drive, the entire drive is formatted, which means you will lose all data on the drive.

What happens when you accidentally converted external hard drive to recovery drive?

Suppose you are playing around with your hard drive, it is accidentally converted to a recovery drive. Or you use media creation tools and suddenly realize that your drive has been converted to a recovery drive? What happens in that case? Even before you think of making a backup, the drive will be formatted, which means data is lost. You are now worried and wish there was an undo option!

If you are in such a situation, do not worry! There are tools like Remo Recover which can recover data from formatted drives.

In order to understand how it works, it is important to know formatting erases the addresses to a location where data is stored. The actual data is still present on the drive. But you cannot access it because the pointers to your data are missing. Hence, data recovery is possible from formatted drives and Remo Recover makes use of this mechanism.

In order for recovery to be successful, make sure you don’t use the drive which was formatted.  Doing so will overwrite new data on space old files occupied making recovery difficult.

More on Remo Recover

Remo Recover is a great tool to recover data from formatted and re-formatted drives. In addition to recovering files from your external hard drives, it can also be used with USB’s, memory cards and other storage devices.

The software can also be used to recover data from hard drives with bad sectors. A disk image is created and this image is used to recover files.

In some cases, partitions on the drive may get deleted or go missing due to virus attacks or improper partitioning. In such cases, Remo Recover acts as a wonderful partition recovery tool. It supports recovery from FAT 16, FAT32, NTFS file systems etc. The software also supports if your drive uses RAID arrays. If you encounter partition loss, you can find detailed instructions to recover data from NAS RAID 1 here.

All major brands of hard drives such as Seagate, Samsung, Western Digital etc are supported. The software is available for both Windows and Mac users.

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