Accidentally Format WD My Passport HFS+ External Hard Drive

"I accidentally formatted WD my passport HFS+ external hard drive and erased all data on this disk drive. I have tried several data recovery programs, but they failed to search all lost files. Can somebody tell me how to recover formatted files from external hard drive WD HFS+ disk?"

Accidental formatting is just one of common mistake that many users may make. In fact, some users may run into other situations to format their WD my passport HFS+ external hard drive. For example, many uses will find themselves in a dilemma when facing following problems:

  • WD my passport shows not formatted error with RAW file system on Mac
  • WD my passport external is attacked by virus
  • WD my passport portable HFS+HDD contains bad sectors

Some people will format the WD my passport HFS+ external hard drive when they encounter the similar problem above because they have no other choice in order to access the drive. However, they may find that they are in another difficult situation that there is nothing on the formatted external.
Today, we would like to introduce solution and share tips for data recovery when you format WD my passport HFS+ external HDD either by mistake or due to other reasons.

Data Recovery after Format WD My Passport HFS+ Disk by Accident

iCare Data Recovery is a data recovery program which provides an easy solution for data recovery after formatting external hard drive like WD My Passport or other storage media by mistake. This software is able to deep scan the formatted external HDD and search every file lost due to formatting or reformatting. By using this software, you can easily recover all files like images, videos, music, etc. iCare Data Recovery is designed for Windows PC, so you need to connect the WD My Passport external to Windows computer and then follow the guide below to restore data after formatting:

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Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on Windows PC. Launch the software and then select a proper scan mode.

select recovery mode

Step2. You need to select the WD my passport as aim disk and then you only need to wait patiently before the scanning is completed.

wait while scanning

Step3. You can preview files after scanning and then save the lost data to another drive.

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iCare Data Recovery helps recover files after accidentally format WD My Passport HFS+ external hard drive, so you do not need to worry whenever you format your external hard drive by accident or due to other reasons.

WD My Passport HFS+ Portable HDD Format Recovery Attention

WD my passport portable hard drive HFS+ file system is able to be recognized on Mac OS, so there is a possible situation that you may format the WD my passport portable HDD HFS+ disk on Mac OS when you connect it to read or write data. An important point for WD my passport HFS+ portable hard drive format recovery is that you should not write new data to the disk. Every single file you write to the formatted external HFS+ disk might lead previous data to be overwritten, in which situation you will lose the only chance for Western Digital file recovery.

WD My Passport External HDD HFS+ Format Recovery on Windows

Although Windows OS does not recognize HFS+ file system normally, you can perform HFS+ disk format recovery on Windows PC by using iCare Data Recovery. You can plug the WD my passport external hard drive HFS+ disk to Windows OS like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 and then run the free data recovery software. iCare Data Recovery is able to detect the HFS+ external hard drive and deep scan it to search all lost files. This software enables you to restore data from WD my passport external HFS+ disk whether you performed a quick format or complete format.

WD My Passport External HFS+ Disk Format Error

If you want to recover data, do you need to format your external hard drive when it has turned to RAW file system from HFS+ and requires formatting? The answer is no! However, somebody has no idea what to do when meeting the error, so they probably choose to format the external HDD from RAW to HFS+ and hope that their external HDD can restore to previous state. Probably, the WD my passport external hard drive will not ask you to format it anymore after converting it from RAW to HFS+, but you are unable to get back lost data either. When you meet not formatted error on a WD my passport external HDD because it changes from HFS+ to RAW, you can use iCare Data Recovery to recover all needed data from the RAW disk without formatting. This software provides a safe way to recover data without hurting the external HDD.

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