How to Recover External Hard Drive Data in An Efficient Way?
There is no doubt that external hard disk drive (for shot, External HDD) brings great convenience for people to store massive important data. Western Digital is a world-known brand, which means Western Digital My Passport Essential external hard drive is widely used by millions of people all over the world. There is no surprise you are also one of them. But what if the pictures, videos, music and files you saved on the external hard drive erased by human error or by accident? In this case, you might be worrying about losing your data. However, here is the good news, external hard drive data recovery is possible.
If the external hard drive is still detected by your PC, you can recover data from external hard drive yourself. If it is mechanical damaged (hardware problem), then you can do nothing but take it to the experts. Right here is a easy to operate guide to perform external hard drive recovery.
The Very First thing you should do is, leave the external hdd alone. Stop using it to transfer or save files and so on. Because anything you do is possible to ruin the data you can't afford to lose and can't be recovered by any means.
The most efficient and fast way to recover files from external hard drive is taking usage of external hard drive data recovery software. There are far more options for PC users. External Hard Drive Recovery is your best choice. Lost data due to virus attack, corrupted partition, drive crash, system sabotage, etc. can be retrieved easily with it. It can backup partition table and restore deleted, formatted, reformatted, corrupted or damaged partition table as well. If you are Mac users, use the Mac version - Mac External Hard Drive Recovery.
Here is how to operate this program to recover external hard drive data.
How to Recover Data from External Hard Drive in Windows 7, 8, XP, Vista?
- Step 1: Install External Hard Drive Data Recovery on your computer, select one of four recovery mode according to the reason you lost your data. When you want to recover deleted data, "Delete Recovery" is available. After you format your external hard drive but need files back, "Format Recovery" is just the exact choice for you. You lost your data caused by corrupted partition table then choose "Partition Recovery". Other reasons for data loss on external HDD, please select "Raw Recovery".
Here takes delete recovery for example. Choose the drive letter of your defective drive to start scanning the whole drive to look for your missing files by click on "Scan".
- Step 2: All the recoverable files are listed. Select the files you need to recover after previewing.
- Step 3: Choose a destination path folder to store the recovered data. (Make sure your recovery drive has enough space for the contents of your failed drive. And do not save your data in the detective drive. )
Part 2: How to Recover External Hard Drive on Mac OS X?
External Hard Drive Recovery for Mac is available if you are using Mac OS X. Install it on another partition rather than the one where you deleted your data. Here are the following steps.
Step 1: Select "Lost File Recovery", and choose the volume where you deleted data located.
Step 2: Click "Scan". All the recoverable files will be displayed.
Step 3: Select the files you need to recover after previewing.
Step 4: Click "Recover" and save the recovered files. Don't save them on the external hard drive.
Done, you have recovered data from external hard drive. To prevent data loss, you had better get one more storage device to backup your data.
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