Question about Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320 GB External USB (WDE1U3200N) Hard Drive
Don't be panic. you can try some data recovery software. You can see
It tells the steps how to perform data recovery.
If above does not work, you may have to format the external hard drive (use quick format), and then use above mentioned software to scan again the external hard drive and recover your files.
Posted on Oct 28, 2012
People often feel panic when I see this. If I format the drive, will I lose all my data? If not, how could I get access to my files?
My take is that you may have to format the drive and then use recovery software to recover your files.
Here's some information about file recovery, think you need to take a look, very useful
Posted on Nov 18, 2012
You can first retrieve your data from it by using a data recovery program.I have succeed to recover data from formatted external hard drive with Tenorshare data recovery.It can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data you accidentally formatted. You can download a trial version of it and scan your hard drive for free to check out whether your data can be recovered.http://www.any-data-recovery.com/index.htm
Then you can format it to check out whether it can be recovered.Luck!
Posted on May 31, 2011
Try "Kernel for FAT and NTFS" data recovery software to recover data, You can get it from http://www.windowsdatarecovery.com/ and follow the steps :
1. Get the HDD out of the external casing.
2. Connect the HDD to the Other system as External drive
3. Then run data recovery software on it will take time for the scan to be completed.
4. After scan completed u got d list of files ready to be recovered
5. Recover the files you want to recover.
Posted on Jun 01, 2011
Such external hard disk not formatted error problems often happen due to some virus-infection issue, hard disk unsupported file system issue, hard disk logical damage and more. Hope your external drive state is not too bad.
And now, in order to rescue your not formatted USB hard disk files, you'd better stop doing anything else to this drive and merely plunge it to your PC. And then, let external drive data recovery software to scan it deeply.
And, at last, wait and see whether all your preferable drive information is still recoverable.
Read more data recovery details here:
How to recover data from external hard disk that is asking to format
Learn to recover drive data after encountering drive not formatted error
Save everything important on different drives well all the time to avoid similar hard disk data loss troubles.
Posted on Aug 27, 2015
Have you tried this external hard drive on another computer? Also get the same not formatted error?
OK! If so, your external drive must have some drive errors or problems.
To take your desired drive stuffs, firstly, do not format this drive and also do not add anything new on this drive to cause farther drive data loss.
Secondly, plunge it to your computer with its USB cable and use drive data recovery software to take desired data back as much as possible.
Know anything about data recovery technologies? If not, simply read below articles to get more clues:
How to recover data from not formatted external drive
How to take data back from external drive that needs formatting
Posted on Feb 12, 2015
Hey, never panic! Your inaccessible drive information is really possible to be restored with data recovery software.
So, do not format this drive and also place no new stuffs on this drive in case of farther data loss.
And then, pay much attention to choose proper data recovery software that often can scan your drive deeply and rescue found files back as many as possible, like: http://freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/02/external-hard-disk-format-recovery.html
No matter what happens again, always prepare drive data backups well.
Posted on Feb 11, 2015
Hard Disc Data Recovery is not an easy job I can suggest you to visit a professional before its too late, don't experiment on the HDD and get it to an expert.
Posted on Nov 10, 2014
1). Do not format this drive, if you still
want to save your data completely. The formatting process always may increase the
difficulty of successful data recovery and cause data loss for you.
2). Do not save anything new on this drive in case of data loss.
3). Download a drive data recovery freeware to save your wanted data back successfully at first and then format this drive to fix its problems.
Not all these data recovery freeware listed online is proper for your drive. You'd better select a most suitable one based on your needs.
Here is an unformatted hard drive data recovery freeware for you:
Note: Do not forget to format this drive after completely get back your data.
Remember to back up everything important on different drives in the future.
Posted on Aug 21, 2013
You had better backup the data before recovery. however, If you can not backup your data, you have to rely on data recovery program to get back formatted data after formation. Use Card Data Recovery, it can recover data from formatted WD hard drive.
Posted on Nov 14, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You can use Norton partition magic to format the drive without data loss. Follow the instruction on how to save your partition. Here is a link to download the software:
Norton Partition Magic (8.8MB)
WARNING: Use the above provided software at your own risk.
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
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