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Recovering Data After Formatted Seagate External

In this article, we will tell every Seagate external hard drive users the method to recover data after formatting Seagate external hard drive when important data is stored on the drive.

Data Loss due to Formatting or Reformatting

As a computer user, you may be quite familiar with the function of "Format". In fact, when you format a Seagate external hard drive on your PC, it truly means reformatting because manufacturers have formatted the external hard drive when it was manufactured. An unformatted external hard drive cannot be used on computer. When format reformat a Seagate external hard drive on your computer, it is a process to erase the external hard drive. Without a third-party recovery tool, you are unable to unformat the Seagate external hard drive on Windows computer.

Formatted Seagate External Hard Drive Recovery

A third-party recovery tool for formatted Seagate external hard drive recovery is to perform a scan on the formatted device to search for lost files and list them on the software so that you can restore those lost files. iCare Data Recovery is able to deep scan the formatted Seagate external hard drive to search for any type of lost files including images, videos, music, etc and allows you to recover all of them in batch. If the Seagate external hard drive is formatted by mistake, iCare Data Recovery can scan the external device with a quite short time. As long as the disk space is not occupied by new data, you can recover almost all lost files after formatting.

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How to Recover Data from Reformat Seagate HDD USB Drive

Step1. Free download and install the iCare Data Recovery on your computer. Then connect the Seagate external hard drive to your computer and run the software. Make sure the external hard drive can be recognized as an external device on your computer.

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Step2. Choose the Seagate external hard drive and let the software scan the device for lost files. You need to wait patiently in the scanning process.

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Step3. When the scanning is over, you can preview the found files. Then choose the files you need and recover them.

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Pay Attention Once Seagate External HDD Was Reformatted

A third-party data recovery tool like iCare Data Recovery is just a program that enables you to recover data from formatted Seagate external hard drive before data is overwritten. However, data recovery software is not omnipotent. In some situations, even data recovery software might be helpless, so you should pay attention to some points so that you can restore as much data as possible.
>> Stop writing more data to the Seagate external hard drive after formatting
>> Never format the Seagate external hard drive when it requires formatting on computer
>> Please don’t save the recovered data to the original Seagate external hard drive
>> Take good care of your Seagate external hard drive to protect it from being destroyed

What to Do When Seagate External Hard Drive Cannot Be Formatted

Usually, an external hard drive can be formatted in "My Computer" or "Disk Management", but sometimes it might be unable to be formatted even if you choose the "Format" option. This kind of problem can be caused by many factors. In this situation, it is recommended you to get back data from the external hard drive first. Then you can rely on some format tool to format the external hard drive. When files have been restored, you had better to full format the external hard drive in this situation to check if there are bad sectors. You can also run Windows built-in Error-checking tool to check and scan if there are bad sectors on the external hard drive.

The Function of an External Hard Drive

All external hard drives including Seagate external hard drive are often used to backup and transfer data. An external hard drive is similar to a USB flash drive, but it often has a larger capacity. No matter you want to transfer data or write files to the external hard drive, you often need to connect it to your computer through the USB port. You can take an external hard drive to anywhere easily, so it is much more convenient than a hard disk drive.

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