How to Recover Video Files from Formatted Hard Drive

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I’m sure you’ve been dredging the internet to find a viable solution to recover your video files from the formatted hard drive, isn’t it? I’ve been in that position and used Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery to restore my videos. Therefore, I’m sharing my thoughts about Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery and the benefits of using it.

My smartphone was running out of space as I have had several HD movies and recorded some videos on it. To cater to the request of the storage space, I purchased a Seagate 1TB external hard drive and transferred all the video files on it, but I accidentally formatted it and lost all the data stored on it. In my quest to recover the video files, I tried Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery software and leveraged its key resources to recover my video files.

Prerequisites Required: Choose the right software

Making the right choice was never easy as the internet is overwhelmed with several third-party applications which claim to recover video files from the formatted hard drive; therefore, making it quite difficult to progress with any of the applications. Somehow, I decided to go with Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery software and downloaded its free version to authenticate its functionality.

The good feature about its free version is that if you’re able to preview the deleted video files, then you can go with the paid version and recover video files from the formatted hard drive.

It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

If able to preview your deleted files, then opt for the product, else seek other alternatives.

A Time and Money saving feature.

Recover Lost or Deleted Files

After viewing my files, I instantly hit the buy button and brought the product. The software has all the necessary features that an ideal photo recovery software should possess.

The first thing that caught my attention was its minimum specifications requirement. With 1 GB RAM and 100 MB free space, the software can easily be installed without eating up the system’s hard drive space.

Here’s how I recovered video files from the formatted hard drive —

You can recover your deleted/lost videos from the internal/external hard drive, USB sticks, memory cards, etc.  Connect the storage device to the system and run Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery. Once you execute the software, click on Recover Photo, Audio & Video to recover the desired Video files from the connected storage media

Figure 1 represents the Home screen of the software

Figure 1 represents the Home screen of the software

The software lists all the connected storage media. You can select the desired drive and start the scanning process.

Figure 2 represents the list of connected drives

Figure 2 represents the list of connected drives

Note: You can select specific file format or specific region (starting and ending sector) to make the scanning process faster. Click Advanced Settings and specify the settings.

Figure 3 illustrates to choose specific file format

Figure 3 illustrates to choose specific file format

Figure 4 shows the starting and ending sector of the file

Figure 4 shows the starting and ending sector of the file

With its robust scanning algorithm, the software scans the drive for the deleted/lost data. The scanning process might take some time depending on the file size and the condition of the storage device. In my case, it took approximately half an hour to scan the whole drive.

Figure 5 illustrates the scanning process

Figure 5 illustrates the scanning process

Once the scanning process is over, the software lists all the recoverable files. You can even change the view of the file list. Select the files that you want to recover and hit the Recover button and save them to the appropriate destination.

Figure 6 illustrates files found on the drive

Figure 6 illustrates files found on the drive

Its Striking Features:

  • Supports a wide range of file formats
  • Recovers from a specific region on storage media
  • Supports RAW Recovery
  • Supports Unicode file recovery
  • Support for MXF movies, Three Camera model of HD-MOV, Adobe EPS (Mac) and Adobe EPS (Windows).
  • Supports scanning of 2 terabytes of storage space
  • Can add new file headers to list of supported formats
Sum and Substance

It is imperative to scrabble through reviews before buying a recovery software. You need to testify the software’s functionality and check if the software befits your needs and requirements. . More important, backup your valuable data, and also have a reliable solution at your disposal.

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery is a comprehensive tool to recover video files from formatted hard drive as it makes data recovery process straightforward and manageable.

The only downside of the software is that it recovers data from its own created images and not from an image created by other third-party applications, but its features and better performance overshadow this shortcoming.

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