“I have installed Windows 8 OS on my Acer laptop and even stored huge amount of my personal and professional data on its hard drive including media files, applications, documents, spreadsheets etc. But yesterday, when I tried to access my Acer Windows 8 data, I encountered with an error message saying that “You need to format the disk before you can use it.” Due to this error, I am unable to access and even to extract my important data from that respective drive/partition. So can anyone guide me how to recover Acer Windows 8 data?”

Other than this error, you may also face different kind of error message like “Drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” This type of error messages will usually be displayed if your system hard drive is corrupted or damaged. Acer Windows 8 hard drive may get failed or corrupted due to several reasons. Once hard drive gets corrupted, then it results in huge amount of data loss from it. However, you don’t have to get worried about Acer Windows 8 recovery!! Why? Because, by using any third party application you can easily come to know how to recover Acer Windows 8 data.

But in order to successfully restore Acer Windows 8 data, you need to select a best and reliable application like Acer Data Recovery Software. This recovery application has been built with advanced scanning programs that scan entire drive to retrieve Acer Windows 8 data within couple of minutes. Other than Acer Windows 8 recovery, this utility can also be used for Acer Iconia Tab recovery in order to recover lost or deleted data from its internal and external memory (SD card). Now before knowing how to recover Acer Windows 8 data, have a look at few common scenarios that leads to loss or deletion of data from Acer Windows 8 computer.

  • If more number of bad sectors resides on your Acer hard drive, then you won’t be able to perform read or write operation on it. So, bad sector leads to huge amount of data loss from your Acer Windows 8 computer.
  • If you encounter with some errors while converting the file system, then it may leads to damaged file system. So as a result if damaged file system, you may lose access to your Acer drive which results in data loss from it.
  • Unintentionally or intentionally formatting an Acer drive without any backup may cause data loss from your Acer Windows 8 system.
  • You may lose data from Acer Windows 8 system due to loss or deletion of its hard drive partitions.

There might be other reasons that can cause data loss or deletion from Acer Windows 8 system such as virus attack, interrupted data transfer, improper partitioning, accidental deletion, failed defragmentation process, power surge, use of unreliable third party applications etc. In order to overcome from all these issues or to easily get back Acer Windows 8 data you can utilize Acer data recovery software.

Acer Data Recovery is a perfect and highly advanced utility which has been suggested by industry experts to restore Acer Windows 8 data. It is easy, safe and fast recovery process to recover lost or deleted data from your Windows 8 system. Other than Windows 8, it also supports other Windows OS. This recovery tool can easily restore data from non booting drive, external hard drive, Pen drive, memory card, FireWire drive etc. This recovery application can also be run on various Mac OS like Mac OS X, Leopard, Mountain Lion, etc. It has an ability to perform data recovery from FAT, NTFS, ExFAT, HFS and HFSX drives/partitions. It is capable to restore 300 file types including images, music, videos, spreadsheets, documents, RAW files etc. It can fix all issues related to Acer storage devices. It can be used to recover data from RAID partitions. This tool has Preview option using which you can view recovered data prior to restoration. The restored data can sorted based on name, date, size and file type. To visualize a real-time preview of how data can be recovered using this reliable software, you can watch this YouTube video, else go through the below mentioned steps.

Detailed information to recover Acer Windows 8 data:

Step 1 - Download and install demo version of this tool on your Windows computer. Run the application and select "Recover Drives" option from the main window as illustrated in Figure 1. Then, Select "Partition Recovery" or "Formatted / Reformatted Recovery" option to perform Acer Windows 8 recovery.

Recover Acer Windows 8 Data - Main Window

Figure 1: Main Window

Step 2 - Choose the Acer Windows 8 drive from the list and click on "Next" arrow button as illustrated in Figure 2 to start scanning and recovery process.

Recover Acer Windows 8 Data - Select Drive

Figure 2: Select Drive

Step 3 - Once done with the scanning process, you can "Preview" the recovered data as in Figure 3. If satisfied with the results, then go with the licensed version to "Save" recovered data.

Recover Acer Windows 8 Data - Preview retrieved data

Figure 3: Preview Retrieved Data