External hard drive is used as an alternative to the computer hard drive for storing large amount of digital data, to salvage the data in case of severe corruption to hard drive. However, these external hard drives also are not immune to corruption and gets affected by the corruption making themselves inaccessible. When you connect the external hard drive to your computer for accessing files stored on it, you may encounter some errors called unformat HDD error such as "Disk is not formatted, do you format it now?" or "Please insert a disk into removable drive". These errors are the indication that your external hard drive is corrupted and you have to format it in order to access it smoothly in the future. And as everyone knows, when you format the drive, entire data present on the external hard drive gets deleted leaving you high & dry.
The drive unformat software is specifically developed to unformat disk drive in order to recover all the files and folders stored on the drive. The software scans each bit of a formatted external hard disk drive for the lost & deleted files and upon completion of the scanning process, it recovers entire data from the drive. The software is compatible with various versions of Windows operating system, thus it can comfortably recover HDD data on Windows 7, Vista & XP along with Windows Server 2003 & 2008. This unformat tool has received numerous accolades from various recovery experts and companies for the providing complete recovery of data from the formatted drives including SATA/SCSI/IDE external hard drive and also the computer hard drive.
The above mentioned unformat drive errors occur when your external hard disk drive is corrupted due to several reasons. Virus intrusion is one of the main reasons responsible for the corruption in external hard drive. These virus files may come from the other storage devices such as memory card, USB flash drive, FireWire drive, etc or over the internet when you store data from the internet to your external hard drive. It also gets corrupted when you frequently unplug the external hard drive from the computer while it is in use. This may cause damage to the drive and makes the data unreadable by the host operating system. The abrupt system reboots during read/write process on the external hard drive also leads to corruption in the drive due to which unformat drive errors occur when you try to access the external hard drive. If you want to recover data form corrupted USB drive just make use of this application which can also restore data from formatted memory card in just a few mouse clicks.
This software also works well when you lose all your data from the external hard drive after accidental format of the drive. You may unintentionally format the drive instead of formatting some other drive on the personal computer. Due to this, files get deleted and can be recovered only with the help of our drive unformat software. By making use of rigorous recovery techniques, the software can recover a wide variety of files including text documents, photos, music & video files from the FAT 16, FAT32, ExtFAT, NTFS & NTFS5 formatted external hard drive. It supports file recovery on various external hard drives such as Transcend, Wertern Digital, Seagate and many more. Apart from unformatting external hard drive, the software can also retrieve data from USB drive, memory card and FireWire drive with ease. This tool can even unformat iPod of various models such as iPod Classic Mini, iPod shuffle and iPod nano. In order to restore formatted HDD on Mac OS X you can download free trial version of this application for Macintosh operating system.
Steps to unformat external hard drive:
Step a: Select “Recover Partitions/Drives” on the main window, as displayed in Fig a. Then select “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery” on the next screen.
Fig a: Recover Partitions/Drives
Step b: Select your formatted external hard drive from the list of drives, as shown in Fig b, and click “Next”.
Fig b: Select External Hard Drive
Step c: The software displays a list of file formats to be recovered, select the appropriate ones and click “Next”. Once the scanning process completes, list of recovered files is displayed as shown in Fig c. You can preview a recovered file uising “Preview” option before saving the recovered files to a healthy partition on your computer.
Fig c: Recovered Files List