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Published on 23 Oct 2013 | over 4 years ago

How to Fix Error "You Need to Format the Disk in Drive"

Hello Guys,
Today, we will see how to recover data after getting error message "You need to Format the Disk in Drive before you can use it".

Most of us get this error message when we try to access our external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card on the computer.

Now, I will show you what you can do when you get this error.

First connect the affected drive to your computer.

Then, right-click on it to open Properties.

Under the Tools tab, you have different options. First use this option to fix any file system errors. After this, you can try defragmenting your corrupted drive which might have fragmented over the time.

Then, check again whether the drive is accessible or not. If not, then first you need to use any data recovery software to recover the data & then format the drive to make it

Here, I will show one such software, you can get this at the site "drive-recoverysoftware.com". Download it from here & install on your computer.

Upon launching, you will get this screen.

Select Recover Photos option here.

Then, choose Recover Lost Photos module.

From this list, choose your corrupted drive.

Mark the file types from the list, if you know or else use Mark All option.

Software starts the recovery process & upon the completion, gives back a list of recovered data.

That's it. Choose the required files/folders from the list & hit Next.

Finally, give the location to save the files.

Software saves your data on the preferred location.

So, this is how you can get back your data even after getting the error message.

Then, to make your drive accessible, you can format it later.

Thanks for watching this video, you can get the software at the link mentioned in video description.

Good Bye.
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