USB Flash drive is blank not formatted

Last updated on 2/01/2019

Does these problems occur on your thumb drive that asks/requires formatting?

usb not formatting errorPen drive said you need to format the disk in drive before you can use it


Due to virus attack/infection, usb was not removed properly, USB flash drive would report/show not formatted error in raw filesystem and ask formatting when there was inside data inaccessible, sometimes it says that the drive is not ready, sometimes it says/shows USB flash/thumb/pen drive is raw, and ask for format? If you formatted it, your data will become inaccessible without special software. No matter you formatted it or not, you may start free recovery with iCare Data Recovery Pro Free Edition.


>> Fix RAW USB Drive Not Formatted

Try iCare Data Recovery Pro Free Edition to retreive inaccessible files from an USB flash drive/stick/disk which reports blank/raw not formatted error when you attemp to access it.

iCare Data Recovery Pro can help for recovering data from not format usb thumb drive/stick.

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This useful data recover program is a free efficient utility, it can help us with different kinds of data lost problems like flash stick data deleted by mistake, usb became unrecognized, usb stick not formatted error, usb flash drive not formatted error, all these problems can be solved by iCare Data Recovery Pro.

If you meet the USB drive not formatted error, just turn to iCare Data Recovey Pro for help.

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Steps to Recover Data from not formatted usb flash drive

Step1. Connect the thumb drive properly to PC. Start iCare and select a mode for best recovery results.

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Step2. Select your usb to be processed as aim and start to search files.

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Step3. When the software display all files, you can preview photos or documents. Then, choose the files and save them.

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USB Flash Drive RAW Format

Sometimes you plug your USB flash drive in, the system will tell you that the drive is not ready or the drive is not accessible, at this situation, you need to check out that the physical connection is right, if it's right, but you still cannot read the data, it comes the USB formatted error, at this occasion, don't touch any keyboard, leave it to the data recovery software for USB drive.

How to Deal with the USB Not Formatted Problem?

As mentioned above, when USB drive reports not formatted error, it will show RAW file system. if you have this problem, what you need is a data fix utility for file restore. Then, you can format your USB to repair the unformatted problem.

When USB flash drive has format problem, you will find that its file system will turn to RAW. Usually, the reason why a flash drive shows RAW format and asks you to format it is that the file system is damaged due to attack from virus , bad sectors and other reasons.

You can download the iCare Data Recovery and install it on your computer to retrieve files from the RAW flash drive.

How to Access RAW USB without losing data

You ask such a question probably because you meet some problem when trying to format the drive to fix RAW to FAT32. It is difficult to fix disk format error without formatting to repair its file system . Here, we would not talks too much about the problem that USB drive cannot be formatted becuase another article shares detail

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What is USB flash drive on earth?

USB flash drive is a kind of transfer, it has a capacity ranging from 64MB,128MB, 256MB…2G, 4G… It can store a lot kind of files such as RIFF, GIF, TIFF, JPG/JPEG, BMP, PNG, mp3, mp4 and so on…there's no doubt that it's a very useful transfer, but sometimes, problem will occur.

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