"Can anybody tell me how to recover data from formatted Toshiba HFS+ external hard drive? I bought this Toshiba external hard drive several years ago. I often use this external HDD to transfer and backup some important data on Windows PC. Recently, I bought a iMac, so I wanted to format this Toshiba external hard drive to HFS+ file system in order to make it work on Mac OS. Before formatting it, I transferred all data to my Windows PC. However, after formatting this Toshiba external hard drive, I realized that some data got lost. So I want to look for a solution for Toshiba external hard drive HFS+ disk data recovery after formatting."
A Toshiba external hard drive can be used on Mac OS, but you need to format it to HFS+ file system. If you want format your Toshiba external hard drive on purpose in order to convert its file system to HFS+, please remember to transfer all important data to another drive before formatting. If you forget to transfer data or some data get lost during data transferring, you should remember not to write new files to the formatted Toshiba external hard drive.
You are able to perform Toshiba external HFS+ hard disk drive format recovery by relying on format recovery software iCare Data Recovery. This data recovery software is designed to resolve various data loss problems on different storage devices, so you can use it to recover lost data from Toshiba external hard drive after formatting. Generally speaking, iCare Data Recovery is a read-only data recovery software that helps recover all types of files from Toshiba HFS+ external hard drive or other storage media in different kinds of data loss situations. This data recovery software works on Windows OS, so please plug the Toshiba external HFS+ HDD to Windows PC and follow the guide below to recover data after formatting:
Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on Windows PC. Launch the software and choose a proper scan mode.
Step2. Select the Toshiba external HFS+ hard drive as aim disk and then wait the software to search lost data.
Step3. Preview files after scanning and then save the lost data to another drive.
It is a different situation when you format Toshiba HFS+ external HDD by mistake. When you attempt to format Toshiba external HFS+ hard drive on purpose, you can be careful to transfer all data to another drive before formatting. However, when you mistakenly format the Toshiba external HFS+ hard drive, you might have no chance to transfer any data before formatting. When you realize the mistake, it is too late to prevent important data from being erased by formatting. When you are frustrated by the data loss problem, you can free download iCare Data Recovery to get back all lost files after formatting. This data recovery software allows you to recover files from formatted Toshiba HFS+ external hard drive when you format it by mistake.
HFS+ portable hard drive by accident or on purpose. In addition, there are many other causes which might lead you to format your Toshiba HFS+ external hard drive:
1. Toshiba HFS+ external hard drive requires formatting
If Toshiba hard drive has HFS+ file system, you are able to open it normally on Mac computer. However, sometimes, Mac OS will reports that external HFS+ file system has converted to RAW and requires formatting. If you format a Toshiba portable HFS- hard drive because it became RAW file system, you can use iCare Data Recovery to recover lost data as long as you do not write new data to the formatted disk.
2. Formatting Toshiba HFS plus external hard drive to wipe virus
When a Toshiba HFS plus external hard drive contains virus, you may format the disk drive in order to wipe virus. In this situation, you can also use iCare Data Recovery to rescue lost files after formatting.
3. Toshiba portable HFS+ hard disk drive contains bad sectors
When your Toshiba portable HFS+ hard disk drive has bad sectors, it may cause file system corruption. Sometimes, you may format the external HDD in order to repair bad sectors. In fact, if you can backup data before formatting, you will not run into data loss problem. However, if you did not take any backup, you can use iCare Data Recovery to restore formatted HFS+ disk data.
4. More other reasons for formatting Toshiba external HFS+ HDD
It does not matter why you format a Toshiba external HFS+ HDD, you can always make use of iCare Data Recovery to perform format recovery as long as the previous data is not overwritten.