Day by day the amount of information that we store in personal or workstation computer gradually increases. Obviously, all the stored files in computer will be held in hard drive. Sometimes whenever user faces shortage of space in hard drive or when user wants to backup all his files stored in computer hard drive, external USB hard drives are the preferable storage drives. They are the best storage drives to backup all important files stored in computer hard drives.
In certain occasions when user tries to access the USB drive, instead of opening normally, an error message is popped up stating unformatted drive or format now and makes the drive inaccessible. This might be due to virus infection or improper plug and play procedure. To use such drive further, it is mandatory to format which eventually deletes all the stored files. Since backup drive will be having all most all vital files, losing such data in really unbearable.
Some people believe that it is impossible to restore files from such corrupt external drives. No, files can be retrieved from external drives after getting unformat USB drive error. One best approach to recover files from corrupt USB drives is unformat disk drive file recovery by using appropriate raw data recovery software. They will perform a deep scan of the USB external drive and retrieve lost files with the assistance of various file attributes. Even after getting unformat error they will recover files along with their names. One has to choose efficient data recovery software to retrieve flash drive data.
Most of the times, users format their USB drives to fix some minor errors or to make it virus free, without taking proper backup. Formatting a USB drive erases the stored data, that's why it is always advised to take proper backup of important files and folders before formatting a USB drive. The users who lost important data after formatting USB drive without a backup can use this application to restore lost files. You can also use this tool to retrieve files from formatted pen drive with utmost ease.
Most of the data recovery professionals recommended Unformat Drive for Windows as one such advanced raw data recovery software for Windows based computers. Using this tool, one can recover files from corrupt USB drives and restore pen drive data with in few simple clicks. Even after recovery, it keeps the files in the same stored hierarchy as it was before. This drive unformat tool can comfortably recover Transcend flash memory card and several memory cards of different manufacturers. This much-applauded drive unformat software can easily restore external drive, FireWire drives & other USB drives. Moreover this application is capable enough to recover drive on Windows 7 too to recover lost files.
Simple steps to recover files from unformatted USB drive:
Step 1: Install and launch the trial version of software by double clicking Desktop Icon. Main Window pops up as shown in Figure A. Select "Recover Partitions / Drives".
Figure A: Main Screen
Step 2: Since we have to retrieve files from unformatted USB drive, click on "Formatted/Re-Formatted Recovery". Software will detect and shows the list of available drives as shown in Figure B. Select the USB drive from which you would like to recover files and click on Next button.
Figure B: Select USB Drive
Step 3: Now the software scans the selected USB drive and displays the list of recovered files as shown in Figure C.
Figure C: Recovered Files
Step 4: Select one recovered file and click on "Preview" button. You will get a preview of the recover files as shown in Figure D.
Figure D: File Preview
Step 5:If you are well - satisfied with recovered results, buy the full version of the tool and save recovered files to intended drive.