How to Quickly Recover Data from Formatted SSD Drive

Want to recover data from formatted SSD? Let a professional data recovery tool help you scan the SSD and find lost files.


By Lena / Updated on November 2, 2022

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How to recover formatted SSD

I formatted my SSD because I had problems with my pc. Is it possible to recover data from formatted SSD? I have so much important stuff on my SSD. Thanks for the help.

- Question from Reddit

SSD, solid-state drive using flash memory as a storage medium so it offers faster read speed than traditional hard disk drive (HDD). However, just like traditional hard drives, SSDs are also prone to corruption.

System crashes, virus attacks, slowdowns, etc. can all force you to format the SSD. In addition, you may accidentally format the SSD sometimes. However, there is no way to unformat the SSD once it’s completed. How to recover data from formatted SSD when you do not have a backup? Keep reading to learn more.

Can you recover data from formatted SSD?

In short, it’s possible to recover data from formatted SSD or recover data after Secure Erase as long as the data have not been overwritten.

After the format, all the files on SSD are marked as deleted files, waiting to be overwritten by new data. The files are invisible but they are still on the SSD. You cannot see them but you can let the data recovery tool help you scan the SSD and find all deleted files.

To improve the chances of recovering data from an SSD, please stop using the SSD as soon as possible after format. That’s to say, please do not reinstall the operating system or perform any operation on it. You can connect the formatted SSD to another computer and perform the restoration.

How to recover data from formatted SSD

As mentioned before, data recovery software is needed if you want to recover data from SSD after format. MyRecover is recommended here. It’s one professional data recovery tool designed by AOMEI, the leading benchmark of the data security industry.

Main Features of MyRecover

● Supports Data Recovery in Various Situations. System crashes, accidental deletion, virus attacks, disk formatting, etc.
● Supports Any Kind of Disk-based Storage Media. SSD, HDD, USB flash drive, external hard drive, SD card, etc.
● Recover Any Types of Files in Original Format. Documents, texts, pictures, videos, audios, emails, compressed files, etc.
● Highly-Compatible. Supports NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, ReFS in Windows 11/10/8/7. (Compatible with 64-bit and 32-bit OS.)
● High-Speed. With an advanced scan engine and robust data recovery algorithm, ADR for Windows can find and recover deleted or lost data at a very high speed.

You can click the download button below to get ADR for Windows and let it help you recover data from formatted SSD. It’s free to scan SSD and you can recover data up to 30MB each time. If necessary, you can upgrade to the Pro version to recover unlimited data and get 24/7 Technical support.

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Steps to recover SSD data after format

Step 1. Launch ADR for Windows on computer > Select the formatted SSD and click Start Scan.

Start Scan

Step 2. The tool will scan your SSD via Quick Scan & Deep Scan. Quick Scan aims at finding deleted data, while Deep Scan searches other lost data.


Step 3. Check the scanning result when the scanning is complete > Choose the deleted data or lost files that you want to restore > Click the Recover button > Select a destination to save your files.


You can recover any file during the scanning process. That’s to say, once you find the files you want to recover, you can select them and click the Recover button to recover them.

Bonus tip: how to backup your SSD drive

There is no 100% guarantee that you will get your data back every time. Data loss is unpredictable. The best way to prevent data loss is to back up SSD regularly. If you don't have time to make backups on time, let free SSD backup software help you.

AOMEI Backupper, the backup software developed by AOMEI, can help you backup and clone SSD to any storage locations that Windows detects like HDD, external hard drive, USB flash drive and NAS. You can set a Schedule Backup to let Backupper automatically backup your SSD or important data daily, weekly, monthly.

Steps to backup SSD

Disk Backup

If you do not want to backup the entire SSD, you can click File Backup to backup important files and folders.

  • Click Add Disk to select the SSD.
  • Specify the location and click Start Backup.

Start Backup

Final words

That’s all about how to recover data from formatted SSD. Your data is still on the SSD, you just can't see them. In this case, you can let ADR for Windows help you scan your SSD and find missing files.

But keep this in mind, you won't always be lucky enough to get your lost data back. Don’t forget to back up your important data on SSD with FoneTool. In this way, you won't have to worry about data loss anymore.

Lena · Editor
Lena is an editor of AOMEI Technology, she covers backup & restore,hard disk & partitions management and cloud files transfer and so on for AOMEI. She enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. She loves traveling, eating, reading and so on. She takes most of time with her family when she is not working.