HFS+ External HDD Asking to Format

"How to recover data from HFS+ external HDD which asks to format on computer? I am unable to access my 4GB HFS+ external hard drive because it says disk drive is not formatted do you want to format it now. I do not format the external hard drive in order to avoid erasing all previous data. I am looking for a solution to get back all inaccessible files from this HFS+ external hard drive which reports not formatted error. Can anybody share a useful solution?"

"My external hard drive turns to RAW file system from HFS plus and requires formatting on Mac. Can I get back my data if I format this external hard drive from RAW to HFS plus file system? Or what else can I do to fix the not formatted error with all needed data back? Thanks for any help if you can tell me some useful tips."

What do you think about when HFS+ external hard drive asks to format and cannot be accessed? You must want to format it but you are afraid that all data will be deleted due to formatting. Then, what can you do to recover all inaccessible files without formatting HFS+ external hard drive though it wants to format? First of all, stop using this external hard drive. Then, you can make use of data recovery software to recover lost files.

Data Recovery When HFS+ External HDD Asking to Format

It is not the worst situation when an HFS+ external hard drive asks to format, because you still have chance to recover all lost files by using data recovery software. iCare Data Recovery is a read-only data recovery tool for users to recover all kinds of files from HFS+ external hard drive when it becomes not accessible due to not formatted error. This data recovery software has the function of recovering files from an unformatted HFS+ external hard drive. iCare Data Recovery is able to be compatible with Windows OS including Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, so you can plug the HFS+ external hard drive to Windows computer to recover data without formatting it.

Steps for HFS+ External HDD Recovery When Has Not Formatted

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Preparation: Download and install iCare Data Recovery on any Windows computer. Plug the HFS+ external hard drive to the same Windows computer and then run the software.

Step1. Select a proper scan mode after running the software.

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Step2. The software will detect the HFS+ external hard drive as an unknown or RAW device. You only need to select this device and then wait the software to scan it.

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Step3. When scanning is completed, you can preview and save lost files to another drive.

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Portable HFS Plus HDD Wants to Format Turning RAW

Portable HFS plus HDD wants to format and turns to RAW file system? In most case, not formatted error is closely connected RAW drive error. Therefore, it is not a strange thing if you find that your HFS+ portable hard drive has become RAW file system when it requires formatting. In this situation, you only need to remember not to format it and use iCare Data Recovery. Although you are not able to access a RAW drive without formatting, iCare Data Recovery is able to scan the RAW drive in order to search all inaccessible files.

Supported External HDD When HFS+ Disk Needs Formatting

Along with the development of Apple devices, more and more people like to use Mac computer. In order to meet different people’s demand, many brands of external hard drives are able to be compatible with Mac computers. When any brand of external HFS+ hard drive needs formatting on Mac operating system, iCare Data Recovery is able to scan it to search lost files. In a word, iCare Data Recovery supports all brands of external HFS+ hard drive data recovery when it needs to format, so you can use this software to perform Seagate HFS+ external hard drive data recovery when it requires formatting, WD portable, Toshiba, Samsung and more external hard drive recovery when HFS+ changes to RAW.

Can You Convert RAW to HFS+ without Formatting?

When you get external hard drive not formatted error message, some people will believe that the problem is able to be resolved after converting the external hard drive from RAW to HFS+. However, they do not want to format the external HDD from RAW to HFS+, because they believe that there is another way to convert RAW to HFS+ without formatting. Sometimes, Windows says it was unable to complete the format. In fact, there is no other method to convert RAW to HFS+ file system without formatting. In other words, formatting is needed if you want to fix the not formatted error on your external HFS+ hard drive. After formatting portable hard drive from RAW to HFS+ file system, you can continue to use it for data storage, backup or transferring.

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