External Hard Drive needs to be Formatted Error Fix

Due to its many advantages, external hard drives are widely used. And most importantly, they are mainly used to backup important files and folders. So, on connecting the external drive to the system, when an error message pops up saying – “You need to format the disk in the drive before you can use it”, it leaves you worried. You have many crucial files stored in the drive, and going ahead with the format will erase all of them.

Of course, you don’t want to format the hard drive. But you have no other option to get access to the files present in it. Worry not, we tell you some of the methods you can try out to fix hard drive needs to be formatted error.

  • Connect it to another USB port to see if files can be read
  • Restart your computer and see if this fixes the error message
  • Run CHKDSK to see if there are any errors on the hard drive and try to fix it

In spite of trying all these, if the error message still exists, then you have no option but to go ahead with the format. Worried? Well, you don’t have to. Here is a method by which you can get back data from the external hard drive without formatting. Hi5 Partition Recovery software helps to recover data from hard drive without formatting.

Restore External Drive Data without Formatting:

Hi5 Partition Recovery tool scans the entire external hard drive deeply and recovers data from it without the need for formatting. All your important documents, photos, text files, videos files, presentations, ZIP files, and other files will be recovered from the drive. Along with this, the application can also restore data from formatted external drive.

Guide to Retrieve Hard Drive Data without Formatting:

  • Download Hi5 Partition Recovery Software on your system, and install it. Run the software after installation.
  • Connect external hard drive to the system, and select “Partition Recovery” option from the main screen, followed by clicking “Next”
  • Select the drive from which you have to recover data. Choose the appropriate drive and click on “Next” button.
  • After the completion of recovery process, the recovered data will be displayed. Preview the retrieved files and save them on a destination that you prefer.

Apart from recovering data from hard drive, Hi5 Partition Recovery software also helps to get back files from the corrupted drive, RAW drive, repartitioned the drive, and so on. Even files from other storage mediums like memory cards, pen drives, FireWire drives, etc., can be recovered by this tool. Also, data from corrupted partition, reformatted, deleted, or missing partition will be retrieved.

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