Why Does My Flash Drive Says Unformatted

"Why does my flash drive say unformatted when plugging it to my computer? My PC running Windows XP OS alerts flash drive is unformatted and needs to be formatted. I do not want to do this since I have some precious data on this flash drive. Is there a way to rescue my data off the unformatted flash drive?"

"I need to use my flash drive, but it says unformatted error and converts to RAW file system from previous FAT32. What will happen if I format the flash drive? Can I unformat flash drive if I quick format it from RAW to FAT32? What can I do if formatting will lead all data to be lost forever from this flash drive?"

"My flash drive disables me to access any data stored on it because it says flash drive is unformatted. I am not aware of the reasons for the unformatted error on my flash drive, but I really want to get back all files stored on this inaccessible drive. Can anyone tell me how to rescue files off an unformatted flash drive? I also want to know how to make the flash drive usable again for data storage."

Flash drive is very useful and convenient when you want to look for a good solution for data storage, transferring or backup. However, you also take a big risk saving all important data to a flash drive. A flash drive might say unformatted error and requires formatting, which will prevent you from copying or writing any data.

Data Recovery When Flash Drive Is Unformatted

How to fix an unformatted flash drive and recover data on the flash drive? You can use iCare Data Recovery which is a read-only data recovery utility specially designed for Windows users to recover different kinds of files when they meet data loss problem due to unformatted error, RAW drive error or other problems. You can rely on iCare Data Recovery to recover data from flash drive such as SanDisk, Transcend, Kingston, Toshiba, etc. Follow the steps below to recover files off unformatted flash drive:

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Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on computer. Launch the software and select scan mode.

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Step2. Choose the RAW flash drive and then wait during scanning.

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Step3. When scanning is finished, you can preview data and then save the lost data to another drive.

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Do you feel very upset since you do not know the reason why your flash drive reports unformatted? Now, with iCare Data Recovery, you will no longer worry about data loss even if you are unable to access your flash drive which says unformatted. This software is available for recovering deleted files from USB flash drive, recovering formatted flash drive and recovering data off unformatted flash drive.

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