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Sunday, November 16, 2014

USB drive needs to be formatted error

Some times we may meet such a disappointed thing that can not use the USB drive, which means that the USB drive needs to be formatted before we can use it. The prompt may be USB drive is unformat do you want to format it now? Running CHKDSK, it says CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives. In that case, it seems we have no choice but to format that problematic USB drive if we want to keep using it. The good news is that though we have to format that drive, we do not need to worry about data saved on it previously. Actually, we can restore those files from the unformatted USB drive and then format it.
How to recover inaccessible files from unformat USB drive

We just need five steps to get what we need back from the USB drive which is not formatted. Here are they as follows:

Step1. Download and install data recovery software on the computer on which the raw USB drive to be connected.

Step2. Connect the USB drive not formatted to the exact computer.

Step3. Run the data recovery tool on the computer and then choose the recovery model and target disk to scan.

Step4. Wait a while and then preview the recoverable files in the list after the scan. Pick up the files need to be restored to recover.

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

Except form the USB drive not formatted error, namely USB drive raw problem, when we encounter other storage devices problem such as external hard disk raw problem. Pen drive raw trouble, and others, we can also ask data recovery program for help.

Tips: please remember that do not format the unformat storage devices immediately if there are files need to be recovered on them.
The data recovery software is helpful for data recovery from memory card / stick when it needs to be formatted. You can use the software to recover files even if you have mistakenly formatted memory card before data recovery. This software supports to recover files from formatted SD card, XD card, CF card and more.

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