Reformatted external disk drive usb by mistake? Sometimes the seagate disk would warns not formatted error if you connect it to PC while you have important data there no matter your backup file or your important data without backup. You may also run into mistakenly reformatted an external. What can you do if the Seagate external hard drive is formatted by mistake or when it has not formatted error?
When you mistakenly press the "Format" button and format the Seagate external hard drive, Windows system will mark the external hard drive space as empty. The files stored on the external hard drive will become invisible. At this time, you need to rely on iCare Data Recovery to search for those invisible files and get them back. iCare Data Recovery has a clean interface and it is easy to handle. Even if you don’t have any skill or experience, you can recover lost files from the reformatted Seagate external hard drive efficiently.
Step1. Free download, install and run iCare Data Recovery. Connect Seagate external hard drive to your computer.
Step2. Choose the Seagate external hard drive and so that the software can perform a scan on the selected partition. You need to wait before scanning is finished.
Step3. Once scanning is finished, all found files will be listed on the software. You can preview the found files and recover them in batch.
It is quite easy to format a Seagate external hard drive, but the reasons why you want to format an external hard drive might be various. Usually, you may format a Seagate external hard drive due to following reasons.
1. Format a Seagate external hard drive due to mistake
Just like what mentioned above, it is quite common to mistakenly format a Seagate external hard drive when you are writing files, copying data or moving files. Almost everybody has made such a mistake, so you are not alone. It is often the easiest to recover data from a mistakenly formatted external hard drive because you don’t need deal with other kind of errors on the external drive.
2. Format Seagate external hard drive from RAW to FAT32 or NTFS
FAT32 and NTFS are the main file types that can be recognized by Windows operating system. Sometimes when you plug your Seagate external hard drive to your PC, it may be shown as unknown device instead of an external device. In this situation, its file system may be changed to RAW. Then, you may want to format the external hard drive from RAW to FAT32 or NTFS. There is no doubt that you may convert the file system from RAW to FAT32 or NTFS by formatting, but have you thought of the data stored on the external drive? If you want to fix the RAW drive error without data loss, iCare Data Recovery is the best choice, with which you are able to recover files from the Seagate external hard drive before you format it.
In normal case, it is easy to format a Seagate external hard drive by plugging it into a computer. However, have you ever found that you are unable to format your Seagate external drive? Below are some possible reasons:
1. The Seagate external hard drive is in use.
If you are writing files to the Seagate external hard drive or transfer files, you will be unable to format the external drive. Windows may tell you that you cannot format the external drive because the device is in use by another program. If you want to format the external hard drive in this situation, you just need to close all related windows.
2. The Seagate external hard drive is infected with virus or has bad sectors.
Virus infection can make your Seagate external hard drive corrupted or even destroyed. If your external drive has been infected with virus or has bad sectors, you may also be unable to format the device.
Have you ever used a Seagate external hard drive? Or do you right have a Seagate external hard drive? No matter you use a Seagate external hard drive or other brands of external hard drive, you may format the external hard drive when you connect it to your computer. Imagining: you connect your Seagate external hard drive to your computer and transfer some important to the external hard drive. When you want to move the Seagate external hard drive, you mistakenly press the "Format" option.
When disk was manufacturered by Seagate, it finished low level formatting, and when you install OS, seagate disk was firstly formatted for use, if external, for the first time, they will be asked to initialize for use once you connect them to PC.
When you mistakenly reformatted seagate hard disk, or Windows warns you to format seagate while there are important data inside, you need to download iCare Data Recovery to access seagate formatted data or data that cannot be accessed.
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