Probably, you can format an external hard disk on purpose when you want to erase the disk quickly. However, after formatting you find that some important files are lost. In addition, you may format an external hard disk by mistake in some situation. It sounds ridiculous to make such kind of mistake, but things like that might happen without attention. Moreover, you may wonder if you should format your external hard disk when receiving disk not formatted error alert. It seems like that questions about external hard disk not formatted error are quite frequently asked by people. Whether you format it or not, it is not so easy to get back the files when encountering this problem.
Now, with iCare Data Recovery, things will become much easier. No matter you format your external hard disk due to mistake or other reasons, iCare Data Recovery makes it quite easy to retrieve lost files. This data recovery software will serve as a professional format tool, with which you can search for any type of lost file after formatting your external hard disk. It doesn’t matter you want to retrieve family photos, interesting movies, favorite music, or documents, folders, etc, iCare Data Recovery enables you to get all of those files in batch. Apart from recovering files from external hard drive, this data recovery software also helps recover files from formatted pen drive, hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, etc.
Step1. Free download and install iCare Data Recovery on your PC or laptop. Connect the external hard disk and run the software. You need to select a recovery option to begin data recovery.
Step2. Choose the formatted external hard disk, and the software will perform a scan on the selected device for lost files. You just need to wait in the scanning process.
Step3. After scanning, you can preview the found files. Then you can select the files lost due to formatting and save them to a different partition instead of the original device.
As mentioned above, you can format an external hard disk due to different reasons. Here are some attentions that might be helpful.
1. When external hard disk is formatted by mistake or on purpose, the data will be erased immediately after formatting but you can still access the external hard disk. In this situation, you should not write new files to the formatted device because it may overwrite the lost files. It is impossible to recover data that has been overwritten.
2. When you receive disk not formatted error message on your external hard disk and wonder if you should format it, the files are still on the disk but become inaccessible. In this situation, you should remember not to format the external hard disk before getting back lost files. You can perform format after recovering data.
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Being professional data recovery software, iCare Data Recovery works effectively and efficiently to help you recover lost files from formatted external hard disk after full / quick format. In fact, iCare Data Recovery is not only format recovery software, but also it is able to help you recover data when lost due to other reasons like deleting and RAW file system, etc from other storage devices like memory card, hard disk drive, flash drive, digital camera, mobile phone and more.
iCare Data Recovery software can also help recover files from micro SD card when you run into micro SD card not formatting error or format it by mistake.
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