un·​for·​mat·​ted ˌən-ˈfȯr-ˌma-təd How to pronounce unformatted (audio)
: not formatted
unformatted text
an unformatted document
specifically, computing : not prepared for storing data in a particular format
an unformatted flash drive
It's extremely powerful, and can recover files from almost any device (even if it's unformatted). Nick Francesco

Examples of unformatted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Disconnecting and reconnecting showed the drive was unformatted and empty. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 17 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unformatted was in 1966

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“Unformatted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unformatted. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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