Your PC running Windows 10 says not formatted error do you want to format it now? Not formatted error alert is a common error that could occur on every Windows computer, which usually results in data loss. You may run into not formatted problem on an external hard drive, memory card, flash drive, etc when connecting the device to your Windows 10 PC. Or you can also encounter the disk drive not formatted error on an internal hard drive partition on Windows 10.
Tip: Do not hurry to format the drive which asks to be formatted because any improper operation might cause data to be lost forever.
You save all important data on your memory card, portable hard drive, USB drive or hard disk drive, but it says needs to be formatted with unknown reasons in Windows 10? In this situation, the useful advice for you is not to format the disk. Instead, you can use data recovery software iCare Data Recovery to perform a deep scan on the device which needs to be formatted. This data recovery software allows you to restore data from any device when it is not accessible and asks to be formatted in Windows 10. You can refer to the following steps to get back files from Windows 10 partition when receiving not formatted alert:
Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on computer. Launch the software and choose a scan mode.
Step2. Select the partition that reports not formatted error and wait the software to scan it.
Step3. Preview files when scanning is completed and then save the needed data to another partition.
Usually, a memory card, USB thumb drive or pen drive shows FAT32 file system when you connect it to your Windows computer, while an external hard drive or hard disk shows NTFS or FAT32 file system. However, if you get disk drive is not formatted do you want to format it now message on any device, its file system usually turns to RAW. What is more, the Capacity, free space and used space will change to 0 byte accordingly.
"My computer with Windows 10 OS prompted an error message saying disk drive is not formatted. Meanwhile, hard drive shows RAW file system and becomes inaccessible. How do I get back files from hard drive in Windows 10?"
"A partition needs to be formatted on Windows 10. When I attempted to fix the problem by running CHKDSK, it said CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives. What to do next?"
"External hard drive is in RAW format on Windows 10. How do I convert RAW to NTFS without formatting?"
When Windows 10 pops up not formatted do you want to format it now message again, please remember to stop performing any further operation on the partition. iCare Data Recovery is capable of recovering files that have not been overwritten. Free download the software now!