RAW Drive, Formatted Drive Recovery - iCare Data Recovery Pro
Have you ever received the error message like disk in drive is not formatted do you want to format it now? You may receive such kind of error message when memory stick has RAW format or when external hard drive, USB memory stick, etc shows file system. Usually, when any storage media reports not formatted error message, its file system will change to RAW and it will show 0 byte space.
Have you notice the file system of your drive became RAW? Some pc professionals called it RAW drive, or RAW filesystem. When the drive is not readable or accessable, then you will receive the notice: The disk in drive * is not formatted, do you want to format it now?
No matter you did confirm the reformat or not, you can use iCare Data Recovery Pro to get files back with its recovery module - "Deep Scan Recovery".
If you did formatted your drive or not, no matter it is disk drive, camera sd card, flash card, CF card, you can follow the following steps to get formatted drive files back.
Step1. Download, install and run iCare Data Recovery Pro. And you will see a screen with many options of recovery. You can select a recovery module to begin data recovery.
Step2. Select the drive which has not formatted error and let the software scan it for lost files.
Step3. You can preview some files and then you can choose all needed files to recover.
The drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now
You will receive the not formatted error message when CF card is in RAW format or other storage media like USB drive, portable hard drive, etc turns to RAW file system. Here are some users encountering the same problem all related with this not formatted issue. Let's take a look at the cases.
"The disk in drive E: is not formatted. Do you want to format it now"?
HDD in question: External 160GB firewire drive from Maxtor.
O/S: Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows stopped recognizing the data on the disk suddenly while I was trying to fix a sound card resource conflict issue. Prior to this, I could access the drive and the data without any issues. At present, when I try to access the disk/drive, I get the message "Disk in drive E: is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?". Could this be a filesystem driver issue? Because the file system is RAW now. If yes, where can I get the driver from? I think, the drive has FAT32 file system before as the external drives come preformatted under FAT32 and I don't remember changing it. The data on the disk is really important! Please help!
Another same problem:
Two weeks ago, I used my D drive to backup the files and "My Document" placed in C drive. Every week or so, I would backup all files from My Documents on C drive to My Documents on the D drive. Today trying to do the same but got an error message telling me "The disk in drive D is not formatted, do you want to format it now?" I cannot access the files and my backedup My Document files in D rvie. Should I just say yes to formatting it and not worry about it?
Resolution: the two cases are all related with format problem, the right thing to do is to find a recovery software like iCare Data Recovery Pro to recover files from the RAW drive(file system), or even formatted drive. Do not write any new data into the drive before the recovery. The recovery tutorial is listed above to guide you throught the recovery process.
If you receive disk drive not formatted error on an SD card, you can also follow the guide above to resolve the problem. If you accidentally formatted SD card before getting back files, you should not write new data to the card and then use iCare Data Recovery to recover data after reformatting SD card by mistake.
When you encountered the notice: The drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?, we have solutions for you no matter you did confirm to perform the format, or still keep it RAW drive(RAW file system), iCare Data Recovery can help you access your valued files and photos.
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