Does these questions occur frequently? "External hard drive not formatted, do you want to format it now?", Computers, if it happenes, it will be a predicament for you. I bet that only few user have never met this problem. Sometimes there's a saying that the external hard drive is not ready or Windows cannot recognize it. When the external shows unformat, it may keep you away from its inside files.
Sometimes when virus attacked your PC,you may meet such kind of situation. If you press format, you may lost your data, but the most difficult questions is that you can not even format it, what't a pity. So now, you should leave this question to data recovery sofeware.
A forum post give us a description: " I'am using my computer to raed my external drive, but one day, problem occur, when I plug it in, Windows cannot recognize it, at the same time, it says that my external drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now? Yes or No? Is this a sign of virus?
Here's the analysis: the external hard drive is trying to access, or the data has been damaged, the Windows can't raed it, when this occurs, the only thing you need to do is to leave it to iCare Data Recovery which is able to restore data off not formatted external usb.
If you choose to format it, all problem will be done, but the panic thing is that you will loss all your data, and the most tough question is that you even cannot format it, for this situation, you just need to use iCare Data Recovery to help you, even you have little knowledge of computer. This data recovery software also allows you to recover data from USB pen drive when it says not formatted error.
Next we will talk about how the iCare Data Recovery step by step.
Step1. Plug the not formatted external hard drive to pc on which you have installed the software. Open the software and choose Deep Scan Recovery.
Step2. Select the portable hard drive that has error and the software would search it.
Step3. You can see all files after scanning and then save them.
You can format the external HDD after using iCare Data Recovery for file restore. Windows was unable to complete format external HDD if it contains too many bad sectors or has some other error. In this situation, you can check bad sectors in advance before formatting it.
How to recover photo from memory card using iCare Data Recovery? You can also follow the steps above to perform memory card photo recovery by using this data recovery software. Generally speaking, you can recover photos after formatting SD card, mistakenly reformat CF or deleting from any memory card.
The not formatted error can also occur on memory card. When connecting the card to your computer, Windows may reports that memory card has RAW format when use CMD CHKDSK. If so, you should stop using the card and use iCare Data Recovery software to extract files off the RAW memory card.