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Sunday, November 9, 2014

External hard disk raw error need to be formatted

Disk is not formatted; do you want to format it now? Or you have to format the disk in drive O before you can use it. Do you want to format it now? Those are two similar prompt above which means the external hard disk raw error when can not use it normally. In this situation, the file system of the external hard drive will show RAW. It seems that there is no way but to format it if we want to use that drive again. It is right, to a certain extent. But there is another thing need our attention. How to access data saved on that unformatted external hard disk? No matter we format it or not format the raw external hard disk, it seems that we can not view data saved on it previously. Fortunately, we can retrieve data form the raw external hard disk.
How to recover files from the raw external hard disk

Step1. Download the data recovery software and launch it on the computer.

Step2. Insert the raw external hard disk to the exact computer on which the data recovery tool installed.

Step3. Run the data restoration program on the computer and choose the recovery model and target disk to scan.

Step4. Wait some while patiently. We can preview the recoverable files after the scan. Preview them and select the needed to recover.

Step5. Select one of the computer hard disks as the location to store files to be retrieved.

Tips: in order to get all we need back form the external hard disk which is in not formatted error, we should recover needed files at first but not to fix the problematic drive by formatting it. we can format it after all needed contents have been retrieved successfully.

What’s more, except from the external hard disk, we may also get in the raw trouble when use other types of storage devices, such as pen drive. The good news is that we can perform the raw USB stick recovery, unformat external hard disk recovery and so forth.
Memory card turns to RAW and is not formatted? Do not panic! You can also use the data recovery software to restore files from memory card.

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