Restore formatted PC Disks, Memory Cards & USB

UNFORMAT is a software utility created to solve almost all data loss scenarios due to logical failure. It can recover deleted files on a disk or restore deleted or damaged partitions and volumes. As well as recovers data after using the FORMAT command.

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Active@ UNFORMAT Version 23
February 2, 2023
  • Improved NTFS recovery for volumes having large cluster size
  • Minor bug fixed and improvements
  • Included the latest Disk Editor 23
  • Included the latest Active@ Boot Disk (WinPE base upgraded to Windows 11 22H2)
Updates history

Full access to non-bootable PC

Ability to start non-bootable PC to get exclusive access to the local disks and system

Loads from CD, DVD or USB flash drive

Starts from a CD, DVD or USB flash drive (appropriate BIOS settings required)

Network access

Network access via TCP/IP, network configurator is included

Removable Boot Disk media

Boot Disk media may be removed from the system after successfully booting the system

Multi-boot support

Multi-boot or dual-boot functionality (DOS + Windows)

Data recovery tools

Recovery utilities recover deleted files, or recover data from deleted/damaged partitions

Key Features

Data Recovery

Restores formatted HDD, SSD, USB Flash disks & Memory Cards

Support all file systems

MS NTFS/ReFS/FAT/exFAT, Apple HFS+/ApFS, Unix UFS/XFS/JFS, Linux Ext2/Ext3/Ext4/BtrFS

Any memory cards

Recover accidently formatted memory cards in all cameras, smart phones, MP3 Players, etc.

Support PC HD

SCSI, SATA, eSATA, SSD, NVMe and SAS hard drives

Includes Boot Disk

A complete and functioning computer operating system on CD/DVD/USB disk

Advanced recovery by folder/file

Recovery deleted data with simple and well thought-out interface design

Creates a disk image

In case if data recovery is impossible or scanned repeatedly to try other recovery methods

Advanced scan method

Scans the device or logical drive and finds all partitions

Pricing Table

Please choose the correct version and licensing model according to your business needs


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Includes recovery media: Active@ Boot Disk Lite

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  • Personal license - for non-commercial purposes. The Personal License will be assigned to the individual's name.
  • Corporate license - for commercial use. With a Corporate License the company can use the program in a business, academic, or government environment.
  • Enterprise license - for large corporations and enterprises. It means that you can use software without of any limitations at all company's offices and branches (worldwide).