A Perfect Tool to Retrieve Files from External HD without Formatting

"I have an external hard drive of 500 GB that holds a lot of important files. Last evening, I thought of upgrading my Windows operating system and so I copied all the vital files to my external hard drive. After the successful installation of the operating system, I connected my external hard drive to my system to copy the backup files. But, I'm shocked to see Windows display the format error message that states- 'Disk in the drive not formatted, do you want to format it now?'. Please suggest me how can I recover files from external hard drive without formatting it? Thank you…!"

Have you too encountered any similar issues like this? Well, you no longer have to worry about losing the data from the storage drive upon encountering - "Disk in the drive not formatted, do you want to format it now?" error with the external hard disk. However, the major reasons that lead to the format error with the HDD could be one of these-

  • Presence of Excessive Bad Sectors: A bad sector is a tiny cluster of storage space – a sector of the hard drive that appears to be defective. If your external hard drive contains excess bad sectors, then you may face this format error message when connected to any system
  • Improper Usage: An abrupt ejection of the external hard drive from the system during the file transfer process will give rise to the disk corruption or the file system corruption. Such damages occurred to the external drive files will give rise to errors in accessing the files stored in it
  • Severe Virus: The impact of the dreadful virus and malware will also prompt you with the error messages to format the external HDD in order to use it further

Here is the excellent solution to retrieve external HD drive data without formatting

The Recover Formatted is the highly proficient tool for unformatting data from the external hard disk drives with ease. It scans your entire external hard drive using its rigorous scanning algorithms and fetches all the files in a very short span of time. This tool effortlessly gets back your data without affecting their original content. The tool can be extensively used to regain data after format or reformat errors with external HDD of any brands (Hitachi, Seagate, Western Digital, Iomega, LaCie, Buffalo, Sony, Samsung, etc.). Moreover, you can utilize this application to retrieve data from system drives, USB drives, SSD, memory cards, and other removable storage drives. See how to recover data from the formatted xD card using this app.

One can run the demo version of this application and preview all the recovered files for free. Then to save the recovered files in your desired location, you need to purchase the complete edition of this software. Recover Formatted software is compatible with all editions of Windows and Mac OSX. Thereby it supports all popular disk file systems including FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, HFS, and HFS+.

Further reading: Learn in detail about how to use this tool to recover data from corrupted partition after disk not formatted error.

Simple steps to recover data from the external hard drive without formatting

Step 1: Run the Recover Formatted software on your Windows system and connect the external hard drive showing format error.

Step 2: On the main screen select the Recover Partitions option.

Step 3: Locate the external HDD that is available in the list of attached drives on the computer. Then press on the Scan button.

Main Window

Fig A: Main Window

Step 4: Wait until the scan on the external hard disk is complete.

Scanning in Progress

Fig B: Scanning in Progress

Step 5: Check for the recovery results under Data View and File Type View panes.

List of Restored Files

Fig C: List of Restored Files

Step 6: Preview the restored file items by right-clicking on them.

Preview Recovered Data

Fig D: Preview Recovered Files

Step 7: Specify the output folder location to save the data regained from the external hard drive.

Saving Recovered Data

Fig E: Save the Recovered Data

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