My 3TB Seagate external hard drive has suddenly informed me that it needs to be formatted. I truly need everything back, and I have 2.8TB worth of files, images, films, and other things on that external hard drive with no backups anywhere.
Dany· Answered on Mar 21, 2023
Firstly, maybe you should know the reasons why the Seagate external hard drive needs to be formatted error happens:
Before you try any fixes, you'd better rescue data from the Seagate external hard drive first to avoid unnecessary data loss. Maybe some files on your external hard drive have already been lost. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can help you find lost files, such as pictures, movies, music, emails, and documents, in three steps:
Step 1. With the EaseUS data recovery program, it is not difficult to recover data from external hard drives. Select your 3TB Seagate external hard drive from the disk list in the app's main window.
Step 2. You can choose a quick scan, and all the lost photos, videos, and documents will appear in the recoverable list. If you remember your lost files' names, you can search for them with the search box.
Step 3. After deciding where to store these recovered files, you can click the Recover button to start the external hard drive recovery
After rescuing the data, you can try the following methods to fix the Seagate external hard drive needs to be formatted error:
Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.
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