What is error - Flash drive is not formatted

"Flash drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?" - is this error comes up to your flash drive when you are trying to access files in flash drive connected to your PC? You may run into this flash drive not formatted error for many kinds of possible reasons like flash drive was corrupted by virus; boot sector is damaged...

Flash Drive cannot be Formatted

What's worse, it happens that even you want to format the flash drive when it reads not formatted error the usb flash drive still cannot be formatted.

As we know when we bought a USB flash drive like mp3 player, mp4 player, pen stick, external USB drive etc., they are already ready for data storage which is different from hard disk drive. USB flash drive is not needed to format before storing files. So the not formatted notice is an error that USB flash drive often has after data storage for many kinds of reasons.

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Solution - Recovering files off not formatted flash drive

What can we do when a flash drive says disk drive is not formatted error message or when it cannot be formatted or even reformatted? To recover files off not formatted flash drive shall be your first consideration. To recover files from the flash drive, we recommend raw drive recovery software iCare Data Recovery Pro, a professional recovery utility for the case.

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iCare Data Recovery is able to undelete files from USB flash drive, or recover data from reformatted hard disk, removable hard disk, memory card, pen drive, flash card, SanDisk sd card, ... It restores all deleted files after format no matter regular format or quick format you executed on a drive. The software rescues files even you formatted the drive twice. Download a demo now to search files!

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Steps to Retrieve Data from not formatted flash drive

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Step1. Connect the unformatted flash drive to your computer. Download and install the data recovery software. Launch the software and select a recovery option.

select recovery
Step2. Choose the not formatted flash drive and then the software will scan it. You just need to wait when the software is scanning.

select drive
Step3. You are allowed to preview found pictures and office files after scanning. Then, you can select the files you want to recover and save them.

recover files

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Flash drive not formatted, reformatted solution

Flash drive not formatted?
Can't formatted your USB flash drive?
USB flash drive cannot be read?
When you want to open your flash drive, you are asked to format the flash drive?

Flash drive not formatted error is a kind of common problem that we may meet in our daily life. Sometimes when we want to open the Flash drive, there might be some problems, that is, if you want to open it ,there's a letter saying that you must format your Flash drive, but if you press Format, there will be a letter saying that Flash drive not formatted
This occurs frequently, but don't worry, there's a way to help you dealing with this problem
iCare Data Recocery Software is able to solve Flash drive not formatted error problem, USB pen drive not formatted error, etc.

We always store a lot of things in our Flash drive, it's very convenient, but sometimes we also will meet some problems to open the Flash drive, if we have iCare Data Recovery Pro, things will change, you don't need to worry about this problem for ever.

Here are some similar questions.
USB Flash drive gets not formatted error..
USB Flash drive need to be formatted..
USB Flash drive cannot be read, need to be formatted..

Apart from data recovery from unformatted flash drive, iCare Data Recovery is capable of recovering files from unformatted CF card. For unformatted CF card file recovery, the only thing you need to pay attention is that you had better not format CF card before data recovery.

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Here is a user's experience who has met the Flash drive not formatted error problem and he has settled the problem under the help of iCare Data Recovery Pro.

I have bought my USB Flash drive for almost two years, it works well all the time, but nowadays I meet a problem that is the Flash drive not formatted error. I still remember that day Iwant to find some imformation from my USB Flash drive, but the problem is that it cannot be opened, it said that if I want to open it, I must format it, bue when I press format, it doesn't work and there's a letter saying that Flash drive not formatted error. I turn off my computer many times, but it's still useless.
After a friend of mine told me that iCare Data Recovery Pro is able to settle this problem, I download it to have a try, To my surprise, all things were done.
iCare Data Recovery Pro has really done me a favor.

If you met the similar error on your memory card like memory card  warns not format message, how to recover photos from memory card without formatting? Can you still get back photos after formatting SD, XD, CF? Well, you can also get back files and fix the error by following the guide above.

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