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How to recover deleted files from external/portable/usb hard drive after formatting? This is a tutorial to recover data from formatted external hard disk drive with free hdd format recovery software iCare Data Recovery Pro.

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Recover Files from Formatted External Hard Drive/USB Drive

In this article you may find the following contents related to external hdd format problem:

A. Accidentally formatted external hard drive - already reformatted

1. How to recover deleted files from external hard drive after formatting? -> Use free format recovery software iCare Recovery Pro Free Edition.
2. How to restore formatted portable hard drive with CMD(command line/prompt)? -> no format recovery command prompt is available for repairing/fixing formatted disk drive, use free software iCare Recovery Pro Free Edition do the job.

B. Format error, warns formatting required/needed - not formatted

Is it possible to recover data from hard disk without formatting? How to fix/open/access corrupted (internal&external) hard drive without formatting?

Free download iCare Data Recovery Pro when it requires your disk drive needs formatting, or recover deleted data from formatted external hard disk drive by mistake or accident for free.

How to Recover Formatted Data from External Hard Drive with Free Software


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Download iCare Data Recovery Pro Free Edition to restore external hard drive after accidentally formatting for free so as to get back everything you need including photos, videos, music.

It is understandable how worried PC users will become when they accidently formatted external hard drive. It often happens PC users may format external hard drive by accident because they mistakenly press the Yes instead of No button when the drive was receiving an error message reading "The drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now? ".

PC experts know that for the first time we start using a hard drive, it was already formatted, usually low level formatting. Any later formatting may be performed intentionally or unintentionally by you own. The bad thing happens when you formatted the wrong drive or by accident, and there were lots of valued files, photos stored there. To recover files from a formatted drive, here we performed a tutorial with professional unformat tool iCare Data Recovery Pro.  

Tutorial to Recover Deleted Files from External HDD after Formatting Free Download

Step1. Download iCare Data Recovery Pro. Install and run the program. And you will see a screen with many options of recovery. Go to Deep Scan Recovery.

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Step2. Select the formatted external HDD and wait the program to search lost data.
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Step3. Double click photos and documents to preview. Then, select all kinds of files in batch to recover.
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Formatting usually erases everything on your external hard drive, but it does not mean that the data was lost permanently. As long as the external HDD is not physically damaged and the data is not overwritten by new data, you can use iCare Data Recovery Pro to recover what you need from the formatted external drive.

>> Download the data recovery software and use it to deep scan the external hard drive for data recovery after formatting.

Accidentally Formatted External Hard Drive Windows How to Recover

Format external hard drive on Windows-based computer only makes data invisible. Free download the software is able to recover mistakenly formatted portable hard drive on all Windows.

How to Restore Data from External USB HDD without Formatting?

You usually have such a doubt when an external USB hard drive turns to RAW file system and reports formatting problem. In any situation, you must remember that formatting / reformatting only erases a device, but it will never help recover any data. When involved in data loss problem due to any reason, the most important thing should be data recovery rather than any other operations to fix the problem. Therefore, you can restore files off an external hard drive that asks to reformat without needing to format it.

Please free download iCare Data Recovery Pro for an unformatted USB hard drive recovery, which would recognize the external as a RAW device and scan it to show all inaccessible files.

Repair USB hdd using formatting

You can restore files from USB hdd without reformatting it, but you have to format the external disk to repair the formatting problem. In most of time, format is able to be completed in Windows Explorer or Disk Management.

Retrieve Hard Disk using CMD

You can run cmd and type chkdsk: *: / r to fix the external without formatting it (* is the drive letter of the external disk showing on pc).

Supported Information for Portable Hard Drive Recovery after Reformatting

Supported data loss situations

iCare Data Recovery is dedicated to various kinds of data recovery. It is easy to use, no jargon inside. Only a few clicks, you can get your data back from a formatted external drive. Besides unformat, it still can do undelete, recover drives reading RAW, recover files lost due to partition lost, virus infection, SHIFT+DELETE data loss etc.

Supported different brand/capacity of Portable hdd

iCare Data Recovery supports unformat files from external hard drive larger than 500GB. All types of external hard drive brands like Toshiba, Iomega Prestige, Western Digital, Maxtor hard disk, Seagate, etc.




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