Recovering Data from Unformatted XBOX Hard Drive

"There were some issues with my Xbox hard drive, so I removed the hard drive and replaced it with old internal hard drive that was present in one of my systems. The drive got detected and after that, when I clicked on one of the partitions, I got an error message, i.e. the drive is in unformatted and cannot be accessed. The last time I left the drive, it was working fine, but now I don't know why it is not accessible and what it is the reason for unformatted hard drive? Can anyone please tell me how to get out of this issue and what does unformatted hard drive really mean?"

What is the actual meaning of the term unformatted hard drive?

Certain times, your system pops out error messages indicating that the drive is unformatted. This may be the result of an attempt to read the partition table information from the hard drive and getting back different information other than the expected data. This unformatted hard drive is resulted in most of the cases due to data being overwritten or somehow the drive has been damaged. In such case, you cannot view data present in Xbox.

What to do at this point of time?

Well, there is no need to get tensed. Yodot Hard Drive Recovery program can get back files from unformatted Xbox hard drive only if the information present in it is not overwritten. Take a look at some of the features that of hard drive recovery tool that provides valuable assistance

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is the most recommended application to rescue files from Xbox hard drive that is showing unformatted error when the drive is being accessed. This utility is included with powerful recovery techniques that carries out data retrieval process without any trouble. Once files are restored, user can view them using File Type View or Data View option which provides easy way in finding desired data. Apart from Xbox hard drive, if you have quick formatted NTFS hard drive or other partitions from Windows system and need to rescue important data, you can make use this application that provides complete support in all data loss cases. Installation of the software can be carried out easily on all latest versions of Windows operating systems like Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

Guidelines to get back data from unformatted Xbox hard drive on Windows system:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery application in the system by logging in as local system admin
  • Once installation process gets completed, user can run the program and follow the on-screen steps
  • Using main screen option click on Partition Recovery and then move on to next window
  • Select partition from where files have to be restored and carry on to next screen
  • Mark all the data that needs to be rescued and then initiate scanning process
  • Upon completion of recovery, restored data can be viewed
  • At-last save the files to known destination location as applicable to user

Tips to keep in mind:

  • Follow proper procedure while connecting / ejecting Xbox
  • Always scan Xbox hard drive before connecting it to the system to overcome virus threats
  • Regularly check Xbox hard drive for presence of bad sectors

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