How to Cancel a Format in Progress in Windows

You may format storage device (including computer hard drive, SD card and USB flash drive) sometimes to fix the device issues, or you just format it before using. However, accident may happen when you choose to format your drive by mistake. This is really terrible. On this occasion, you will wonder how to cancel a format in process immediately.

In fact, this problem is about how to stop format fs=ntfs command prompt. As usual, you have chance to cancel a format process by using some Windows built-in tools, such as Command Prompt , Windows File Explorer or Disk Management. Due to various programs you are taking, the methods to cancel a format process are different. Here, we provide you with this useful tool, with which you can have a try no matter you are using computer hard drive or portable drive.

How to Cancel Hard Drive Formatting in Windows 10/8/7 Completely

Before performing formatted data recovery, you’d better stop using the formatted drive immediately for fear that new data could occupy data on the formatted drive. And then, we think you need to find a piece of third-party free data recovery software to help you recover formatted files. MiniTool Power Data Recovery is the recommendation.

Initially, you are suggested to download the Trial Version of this software, and then install it on your computer to guarantee that the lost data can be scanned. If so, please follow these steps to recover formatted data from the computer hard drive.

Step 1: Open the software and enter This PC interface. Then, you can choose the formatted drive to scan by clicking the Scan button to start.

Step 2: It will take a while to finish the scan depending on the volume of the formatted drive. Just take your time. By default, the scan result will be shown by path. You can find the wanted data by searching each single folder. Step 3: As the Trial Version of MiniTool Power Data Recovery doesn’t allow you to save files, if you want to recover all your needing files, you need to update it to a full edition. The Personal Deluxe will meet your requirement if you are a personal user. After paying and getting the license key, you can register the software immediately. In the end, check the wanted files and press the Save button to save them to another safe drive.

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