How to Recover Data after "Flash Drive Not Formatted" Error?

Portable Drive Recovery software is able to recover files from flash drive when it says "not formatted" error. Download and launch the free version of the software to recover and preview the recovered files before you purchase the license. Download and try now!!!

Flash drives are used in every day by people to carry their important work or personal data. The flash drives are a small portable device which helps you to save and share your information in an effective way just by connecting them to the USB port on the computer. Photos, videos, music files, Word documents, presentation files, etc are the most commonly placed data files on the flash drives.

USB flash drives are more prone to loss of the valuable data stored on it under various circumstances. Sometimes when you are trying to access files in flash drive connected to your computer you got an error message “Flash drive is not formatted”. This may result damage or corruption in the flash drive then you need a tool for recovery of a portable flash drive. The real problem starts when you don’t have back up of data stored in the flash drive.

Flash drive is not needed to be formatted before storing files. So the not formatted notice is an error that USB flash drive often has after data storage for many kinds of reasons. Then you need to use the Portable Drive Recovery tool which helps you to restore the flash drive not formatted error message. This software also helps to recover data from a USB hard drive or any other type or portable drives.

Scenarios responsible for the errors message in flash drive:

Accidental formatting of the flash drive: There is a chance of inadvertently formatting the flash drive on the computer while working on its data on the computer or wrongly selecting the flash drive for formatting rather than any logical drive on a computer.

Corrupted Flash drive: Flash drive gets corrupted leaving its data in the inaccessible state as a consequence of file system corruption and the severe virus attacks. Moreover, interruptions/errors during the transfer of files between a pen drive and the computer due to improper system shutdown, sudden power failures and abrupt removal of pen drive from the computer can corrupt pen drive leading to data loss. These instances may also be the reasons behind the corruption of the portable drive. If so, you can make use of this link to recover data: http://www.portabledriverecovery.com/how-to-recover-data-from-corrupted-portable-hard-disk.html.

Formatting error messages: You may encounter the formatting error messages “drive not formatted, formatted it now”, etc when you connect your USB flash drive to the computer for file transfer or data access. These error messages will not let you use the pen drive and access data until and unless you format it.

This type of errors makes the data on the flash drive inaccessible.

Features of the flash drive recovery software:

Steps to recover data from flash drive after not formatted error:

Step 1: Connect the USB drive to the computer or laptop. Now download and install the free demo version of flash drive recovery software. Select “RECOVER PARTITIONS\DRIVES” from the main window.

Portable Drive Recovery - Main screen

Step 2: Select either “FORMATTED/REFORMATTED RECOVERY” or “PARTITION RECOVERY” from the next screen. Then select the drive from where you need to recover data. Then the software starts scanning the drive.

Portable Drive Recovery - Select either partition recovery or formatted / reformatted recovery

Step 3: Once scanning is over you can view the recovered file in the list of “FILE TYPE VIEW/DATA VIEW”.

Portable Drive Recovery - View in file type view

Tips to avoid the error message:


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