"Please give me some help for data recovery off formatted Seagate HFS+ portable HDD. I formatted my Seagate HFS+ external hard drive unintentionally. I tried to download some format recovery software for data recovery, but some software is not compatible with HFS+ file system and all software I have tried failed to recover what I need. So I am wondering if there is any other solution for data recovery after formatting Seagate portable HFS+ hard disk drive. If you anyone knows solution, please give me a clue."
Seagate external hard drive is able to work on Windows PC or Mac computer as a storage media or backup drive. Usually, a Seagate external hard drive that has HFS+ file system is used on Mac OS for data storage, backup or transferring because Windows OS does not support HFS+ format. Sometimes, you might format a Seagate portable HDD HFS+ disk by mistake. Although there are many differences between Mac OS and Windows OS, it is the same that data will be erased immediately when you format HFS+ disk on Mac OS. Then, can you recover HFS+ disk data after formatting Seagate external HDD? The answer is positive!
After formatting Seagate HFS+ portable hard drive, you can use iCare Data Recovery to perform format recovery. It is a read-only data recovery program, so iCare Data Recovery does no harm to the external hard drive during data recovery. With help of this format recovery software, you are able to recover everything you need. Please pay attention that this software only works on Windows OS, so you need to connect the Seagate HFS+ portable hard drive to Windows PC to perform data recovery after formatting. You can follow the step-by-step guide below to recover files from formatted Seagate HFS+ portable hard drive:
Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on Windows computer. Launch the software and then select a scan mode.
Step2. You need to select the Seagate HFS+ external hard drive for scanning. Then, you only need to wait patiently before scanning is completed.
Step3. You can preview the lost files after scanning and then save the lost data to another drive.
Everything happens due to some reasons. You might format your Seagate external HDD HFS+ disk due to many reasons. Here are some possible reasons that you may format your Seagate HFS+ external hard drive:
1. Format Seagate HFS+ external hard drive by mistake
2. Format Seagate external HDD HFS plus disk due to RAW drive error
3. Format Seagate portable HFS plus hard disk due to virus infection
4. Format Seagate HFS+ hard drive due to system reinstalling
5. Format Seagate external HFS+ hard drive because it contains bad sectors
6. Format Seagate HFS+ removable hard drive due to other reasons
Formatting error is a kind of error that can occur on a Seagate external HFS+ hard drive or other devices. Usually, when system reports disk drive not formatted error on your Seagate external hard drive, its file system will convert from HFS+ to RAW. As you know, RAW file system is neither recognized on Windows OS nor Mac OS. This is the reason why many people will choose to format their external hard drive when it runs into format error. If you format a Seagate external HFS+ HDD due to RAW drive error, iCare Data Recovery provides a chance to help recover lost data before you write new data to the formatted drive.
Usually, we advise not to format Seagate HFS+ portable hard drive when it asks to reformat due to RAW format error. It does not mean that formatting will cause further data loss and lead previous data to be unrecoverable. The reason why you had better not format the Seagate external hard drive is to prevent you from writing new files to the disk drive after formatting. Although formatting does not cause data to be lost forever, new data will overwrite the previous lost data and make it unrecoverable.
Seagate hard drive HFS+ HDD got formatted due to mistake or not formatted error? Usually, a hard disk drive is formatted into HFS+ file system in order to make Mac OS recognize it normally. If you format a Seagate HFS+ hard disk drive in some situations, iCare Data Recovery also provides easy way to help rescue lost data. You can use this data recovery software to undo format the Seagate HFS+ hard disk drive and get back everything you need to recover. This data recovery software has the function of previewing found files before recovering them, so you can check if you want to recover all found files.