"Today, I bought a new Samsung external hard drive for data storage. I want to use it to backup data stored on my PC's hard disk because I want to reinstall operating system. However, I wrongly formatted the Samsung external with many important folders on it. Can I recover those folders from the Samsung external after formatting?"
"I received unformatted error message on my Samsung portable hard drive when I plug it to my computer. I do not know if I can format it because I am afraid that I will lose everything stored on the external after formatting. However, I do not know how to access an unformatted external hard drive if I don't format it. Can anybody tell me how to get back files from a Samsung external hard drive without formatting when it reports not formatted error?"
If you are bothered by the data loss problem on your Samsung external hard disk, you can use the read-only data recovery software. This data recovery software has the function of restoring from external hard drive when you format it by mistake or due to other reasons. In order to getting all lost files, you should remember not to write new data to the formatted Samsung external because new added data may overwrite the original data and make it unrecoverable. As the lost data is not overwritten, you can use iCare data recovery software to restore it after quick format or full format. This data recovery software supports to recover all kinds of files such as images, documents, videos, music and more.
Step1. Insert the Samsung external hard drive to your computer. Download and install the data recovery software. Launch the software and choose a recovery module.
Step2. Choose the formatted Samsung external so that the software can scan it for lost data. You only need to wait when the software is scanning.
Step3. You can preview the found files after scanning. Then, you can choose the files you need and save them.
In some situations, you may mistakenly format your Samsung external hard drive when you plug it to your computer. If you do not have any backup, you may lose all kinds of files on your Samsung external after formatting. As a matter of fact, if you do not write any new data to the formatted portable hard drive, you have a good chance to restore the files lost due to formatting. Only a data recovery utility is needed to restore lost files from formatted external hard disk drive. The read-only data recovery software enables you to recover data after full format or quick format. It can be compatible with all types of Samsung external hard disk and other brands of portable hard drive like Seagate, Western Digital, etc.
The data recovery software also allows you to recover files from other Samsung media. For example, you can recover files from Samsung memory card, restore files after formatting pen drive and more.
What to do when system asks you to format your Samsung portable hard drive before you can use it? Will you lose all important data after formatting an unformatted external? Is there any other way to access an unformatted portable hard disk without formatting it? You may have lots of doubt. However, in fact, problem can be resolved by relying on the read-only data recovery software. The data recovery software can deep scan the unformatted external hard disk and extract all kinds of files off the drive. In order to fix the not formatted error, you can format the Samsung external when data is retrieved successfully.
Formatting Samsung external by accident and external HDD requires formatting are the most common reasons for Samsung portable hard disk data loss. In addition, you may format your Samsung external due to some other possible reasons:
1. Samsung external hard disk is infected with virus
As a PC user, you may be quite familiar with the threat of virus. When your Samsung portable hard drive is attacked by virus, what will you do? Many people would like to format the device to erase virus. As a matter of fact, formatting usually cannot erase virus permanently and completely. Therefore, when your Samsung external is infected with virus, you had better run anti-virus software rather than formatting the external HDD.
2. Formatting external HDD to erase the drive
When more and more data is stored to your Samsung external hard drive, it will have less and less free space. When an external HDD is nearly full but you still want to save more data to the drive, you may move all important data to another device and then format the external HDD to erase everything on the drive. However, after formatting the external HDD, you realize that some important data is lost because you have not moved it to another storage media.
Recover data now! If you want to recover files from other Samsung device, you can also rely on this data recovery software. For example, you can restore photos from Samsung SD card after formatting, recover deleted data from Samsung camera, etc.
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