How to fix external hard drive not formatted error or recover data from not formatted external hard drive?

I have a 1TB external hard drive, when I plugged it into my computer and it's showing that external hard drive not formatted, do you want to format it now.

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When I tried chkdsk on this external hard drive and it is not worked, I got error message: The type of the file system is RAW, Chkdsk is not available for RAW external hard drive. Ho to fix external hard drive not formatted error or recover data from unformatted external hard drive? I just want to get my data back, please help!

The file system of external hard drive has been corrupted, so you got the messsage "External hard drive not formatted" when accessing it in Windows explorer. The Disk Management window shows the external hard drive as either RAW file system or without file system type.

So in this situation, you cannot access external hard drive without third-party recovery software. M3 Data Recovery is an external hard drive recovery software which can easily fix external hard drive not formatted error and recover data from unformatted external hard drive under Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2012/2008/2003.

M3 Data Recovery provides two ways: RAW Drive Recovery and Data Recovery to solve external hard drive not formnatted error. Before solving external hard drive not formnatted error, the important thing you need to remember is: Please don't format external hard drive when Windows prompts "External hard drive not formatted error", otherwise, you will lose the data forever.

Solution 1: Fix external hard drive not formatted error with M3 Data Recovery

Step 1: Install and launch M3 Data Recovery. After that, please select RAW Drive Recovery module.

Step 2: Choose unformatted external hard drive.

Fix external hard drive not formatted error

Step 3: Click Next to scan unformatted external hard drive.

Fix external hard drive not formatted error

Step 4: Check the files in unformatted external hard drive.

Fix external hard drive not formatted error

Step 5: Click "Fix Drive" to fix external hard drive not formatted error.

Solution 2: Recover data from not formatted external hard drive

Step 1: Install and launch M3 Data Recovery. After that, please select Data Recovery module.

Recover data from not formatted external hard drive

Step 2: Choose not formatted external hard drive and click Next to scan the lost data from unformatted external hard drive.

Step 3: Check the found files in not formatted external hard drive and then click Recover to recover data from unformatted external hard drive.

Recover data from not formatted external hard drive