How to Recover Files from External Hard Drive Without Formatting?

How to recover files from external hard drive without formatting? Actually, I have 500 GB external hard drive and last week I thought of upgrading the operating system of my computer and copied all the files of my system to my external hard disk. Later, after successful installation of operating system, I connected my external hard drive to copy those files, I encountered an error message stating “Disk in the drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?”. I am worried a lot, as the files saved in the external hard drive are very important and I don't have a copy of those files. Now, how to recover files from external hard drive without formatting? Please can anyone suggest me a best way to get back all my files from external hard drive? Thank you…!

External hard drive is a portable storage device, which most of the computer users usually use to backup their large number of files before formatting or while installing or reinstalling the operating system in their desktop/laptop. However, when this hard drive is corrupted due to any reason, then the error message as mentioned above is quite common. If you are a victim of such worst case, then straightaway download USB Hard Drive Recovery software and run it. It scans your entire external hard drive with its outstanding scanning algorithms and recovers all your files within few clicks. After recovering all files, it allows you to preview all the recovered files in Data Type or File Type View. In order to save them in the destination location, you need to purchase the complete edition of the software.

There could be various reasons for the occurrence of this type of error message. One of the most common reason behind this error message is severe virus infection to your external hard drive. If severe viruses and malwares have infected your external hard drive, then when you connect such virus infected external hard drive to any system, you may face this type of format error message.Sometimes a virus attack may result in deleted partition or invisible partition.

Improper usage of external hard drive can also cause this type of error message. Some users, at some circumstances, in hurry eject their external hard drive from the system in non safety mode, that too during copying files from system to it or vice versa. This may result in the external hard drive file system corruption. For any storage drives, file system is very important to manage files. If the file system itself gets corrupt, then the occurrence of this error message is guaranteed.

If there is any error while formatting or while upgrading the file system of the external hard drive, then it may lead to the corruption of the hard drive. If you try to access your external hard drive files by connecting it to your system, you may end up with such format error messages.

No matter whatever may be the reason behind format error message, you will come across severe data loss. In such situations, to restore external hard drive data without formatting, you need to rely on USB Hard Drive Recovery tool. It has an outstanding scanning algorithms, which assists in recovering over more than 300 types of files including images, videos, audio files, PowerPoint files, Word documents, spreadsheets, PDF files, etc. In addition, anyone of you can make use of this software to restore lost partition from USB hard drive, corrupted partition, formatted partition with greater ease.

This advanced toolkit supports data recovery from external hard drive without formatting on both Mac and Windows based machines. Using this tool, one can effortlessly recover data from Seagate FreeAgent external hard drive, Western Digital, Buffalo, Transcend, Toshiba, and other brands of external hard drives. Moreover, it has potential to recover files from external hard drive without formatting, which are formatted with HFS, HFSX, NTFS, FAT16, ExFAT, and FAT32 file systems. It even supports data recovery from various types of hard drives such as SATA, IDE, PATA, and SCSI.

Steps to recover data from external hard drive without formatting:

Step 1: Download and install USB Hard Drive Recovery tool on your computer and run the software. Now select "Recover Drives" from its main window as shown in figure 1.

How to Recover Files from External Hard Drive Without Formatting - Main Window

Figure 1: Main Window

Step 2: Select USB external hard drive from the list of logical drives as shown in figure 2.

How to Recover Files from External Hard Drive Without Formatting - Select USB External Hard Drive

Figure 2: Select USB External Hard Drive

Step 3: Finally, you will see the list of recovered files which will be shown as in figure 3.

How to Recover Files from External Hard Drive Without Formatting - List of Recovered Files

Figure 3: List of Recovered Files

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