I have quick formatted a disk drive accidentally, on my daughter's HP laptop. How to UNFORMAT or RECOVER the files from the formatted drive in Windows8. After format I have not used the drive for any purpose.
You can try, and as long as you've not actually done anything to over-write any of the info, then there's some hope. The info is actually still there, all of it. All format does is lie to Windows, telling it that the drive is blank. EaseUS ties to undo the lies and get the truth back.
Is this drive a traditional "spinning" drive or an SSD?
If traditional, and you have not written to the drive since the format, then there is a chance of recovery. However, if it's an SSD it will have already begun the garbage collection process, which will continue to run whenever the drive is powered. This makes data recovery from SSD's highly unlikely, unless a professional recovery service, with SSD experience, is engaged immediately. Expect to pay dearly for this service.