Unformat Seagate External Hard Drive and Recover Data

Christina updated on 2021/4/16 to Data Recovery

how to unformat Seagate external hard drive

How to unformat Seagate external hard drive if the drive is formatted or corrupted? The unformat software can help you easily unformat the drive and extract the files properly from the drive.

Donemax Data Recovery is one of the best unformat software that can help you recover data. It can recover photos, videos, documents, audio, or other files from a formatted or corrupted Seagate external hard drive. What’s more, the software can help you recover deleted files or lost files in any other cases.

When do you need to unformat Seagate external hard drive?

When do you want to unformat Seagate external hard drive? Mostly, if the file system of Seagate external hard drive is changed, then you will try to unformat the drive and get back the files on the drive. Here are some cases in which the system on Seagate external hard drive will be lost or damaged.

  • Reformat Seagate external hard drive by mistake.
  • Seagate external hard drive shows not formatted error.
  • Seagate external hard drive becomes raw.
  • Cannot access Seagate external hard drive in explorer.
  • Seagate external hard drive is not recognized or not showing up.

In these cases, you will want to unformat the Seagate external hard drive, and also get back the files with the original folder structures and filenames of the data from the drive. Don’t be panic, with reliable and professional unformat and data recovery software, you can do it easily.


How to unformat Seagate external hard drive?

To unformat Seagate external hard drive, you need to use professional software. Donemax Data Recovery can unformat the drive and extract the files properly and save them to another drive. Then you can access and reuse your files again.

Here are the steps to unformat the hard drive and recover the files from the Seagate external hard drive that was formatted or corrupted.

Step 1. Connect your Seagate external hard drive to the computer and run the software. You can see the connected drives in the software and please select the Seagate external hard drive.

how to unformat Seagate external hard drive

Step 2. Click the Scan button, the software will scan the drive deeply to unformat the drive and search for the files from the drive.

how to unformat Seagate external hard drive

Step 3. After the scan is done, you can then find the files system was unformatted with the original folders and filenames. You can then check and choose the files to recover.

how to unformat Seagate external hard drive

Note:
1. After formatting the drive, please don’t add data to the drive to avoid further damage to the lost data.
2. If the drive is corrupted or inaccessible, don’t format or do other changes to the drive.
3. Don’t save the recovered files back to the same drive.

How to avoid formatted data being recovered?

As you can see, if you formatted a drive, it’s very easy to unformat and recover the files. You may want to format a drive and wipe the data permanently. If you don’t want the formatted data to be recovered by any means, you can try to erase the drive permanently with Donemax Data Eraser.

This tool can erase the Seagate external hard drive or other drives. After erasing the drive with the software, you cannot recover data from the drive with any data recovery software.

First, please connect your Seagate external hard drive to the computer. Run the data wiping software and change to Erase Hard Drive option. Choose the drive that you want to erase. Please ensure to check and choose the correct drive to wipe. Click the Erase Now button to wipe the drive. It will take some time to finish the process.

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