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"Recently, I ran into a problem accessing my Seagate 500 GB External Hard Drive. Everytime when I try to read it, Windows 10 says that my external hard disk is not formatted and asks me if I want to format it. This is really annoying! How can I fix external hard drive without formatting? Becuase I dont want to lose my data?"

Format error is one of the vital factors for data loss on hard drives. When system shows error like “External hard drive not formatted error, are you sure to format it now?” then all your files on that drive is in vain if you lack for proper backup. Do you really need to reformat the external hard drive so to get it resuable again?

Every external hard disk needs to be formatted to prepare the media for use with a particular file system. In this case, this nees to be formatted error happens when your hard disk hasn't been prepared for use with your OS or it has been damaged and the data can no longer be read. So you may risk at losing your photos, videos, songs, documents, and other files from external hard disk when you see the external hard disk not formatted error.

How to fix "external hard disk not formatted" error

We will show you a straightforward way to fix external hard drive not formatted error and get all importatn data back. Fortunately, the data on this error showing hard drive is not yet lost or erased. So, with the use of professional data recovery product, it is possible to retrieve all the files. Download Data Recovery Software for Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000.

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Step 1. Connect the external hard disk to computer. The memory card should shown as a drive letter (e.g. E:) in Computer.

Step 2. Run external hard disk recovery software Asoftech Data Recovery, and then select external hard drive letter (e.g. E:), and then press button "Next" to start scan the external hard disk.

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Step 3. You will see files shown one by one. Select the ones you want, and click "Recover" to save them.

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If steps above does not work, you can do a quick format of the external hard disk in computer (right click the external hard disk, and then choose format... and in the format settings dialog, check "quick format" option). After format complete, you can run again Asoftech Data Recovery and use it to scan the external hard disk and recover files. Steps will be same as above.

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