Unerase Documents from Portable Hard Drive

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks)


Nowadays, many portable hard drive users are suffering from file deletion issues. But, the good news is that all erased documents can easily be retrieved back, if you follow the right procedure. In this case, the key point which you have to follow for recovering erased documents from portable hard drive is that you should immediately stop using your portable hard drive after data loss mishap.

The internal storage memory of portable hard drive acts similar to that of system hard disk. When user performs “delete” operation on portable hard drives, it does not erase document from the portable drive permanently, it only flags the area where documents were stored as free. In such situation if you add any new data on your portable drive, the new files occupies the free space and overwrites the file, making them irrecoverable. That is why it always adviced to not use your portable drive after data loss.

If this guideline is followed then by using drive recovery software it is pretty easy to recover erased documents from portable hard drive. Drive recovery application uses advanced algorithms to scan and search for your erased document from portable hard drive. It not only help you in recovering you erased documents from portable hard drive, but even allows you to retrieve picture file from your system hard drive. Here www.recoverdrive.net/pictures.html you will get complete information about picture recovery. Before going through the recovery steps, let us have a look at some common data loss scenarios due to which documents may get delete from portable hard drive.

  • Human Faults: Human errors such as unintentionally erasing a document file or folder using "Shift + Delete" key combination is one of the main reason for document deletion from portable hard drive
  • Interruption While Transfer Process: Documents and other files from portable hard drive are also deleted, if there is any interruption such as power surge, improper system termination occurs while transferring files from portable hard disk to computer or vice versa
  • Format: Formatting is another operation due to which documents files are erased from portable hard drives, usually format operation is performed to overcome problems like virus or corruption
  • File System Conversion: File system conversion is a process where the file system of portable hard disk is changed from one file system to another. Documents from portable hard drives are also deleted if you perform this operation without backup
  • Mishandling the Portable HDD: Using your portable hard disk on more than one operating system platform, ejecting your hard disk while copying or moving process leads to complete file loss from portable hard disk

Don’t worry, if you have erased your document from portable hard drive due to any of the above mentioned reasons because as mentioned earlier drive recovery application will help you to recover erased documents. This software supports various brands of portable hard drive such as WD, Buffalo, Iomega, Transcend, Seagate etc. User can even use this tool to perform Toshiba portable hard drive recovery after MBR corruption.

Drive Recovery software is a powerful utility which you can use to recover erased documents from portable hard drive; the tool easily recognize and retrieve files such as Word documents, Spreadsheet, text files, PowerPoint, photos, songs, videos and many other files in short amount of time. Moreover, this software not only restores data from portable hard drive, but also retrieves data from storage devices such as iPods, memory cards, PC hard disk USB drives, music players, pen drives and many more. And, in any instance your portable HDD or computer hard drive gets corrupted, even then recover drive tool comes handy. For further assistance on how to get back lost data from corrupted hard drive, click over the given link http://www.recoverdrive.net/corrupted.html.

It is simple to run this application on all famous versions of Windows operating system like Windows 7/Vista/XP and many more. Refer this site http://www.recoverdrive.net/windows-7.html if you want to recover erased documents from portable hard drive on Windows 7 based system. Furthermore the software is available for free trial download using which you can evaluate the performance of the software and if satisfied then you can go for the licensed version.

Tips:

  • Avoid removing your portable hard drive during transfer process
  • Backup you’re important documents from portable hard drive before performing file system conversion or format operation
  • Don't connect you portable hard drive with already infected system

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks)

Simple Steps to Recover Erased Documents from Portable Hard Drive :

Step 1: Download and install this software, from the main screen select "RECOVER FILES" option among the 3 options to retrieve documents from portable hard drive as shown in the figure 1.

Recover Erased Documents from Portable Hard Drive- Main Screen

Figure1: Main screen

Step 2: Select "RECOVER DELETED FILES" option from the next screen to restore erased documents as given in figure 2.

Recover Erased Documents from Portable Hard Drive - window that displays option to recover deleted or lost files

Figure2: Select Recovery Option

Step 3: The tool scans and displays all the drives present in your system even the external drives i.e. your portable hard drive. Select portable hard drive and click on Next button as shown in the figure 3.

Recover Erased Documents from Portable Hard Drive - USB drive selection screen

Figure3: Select Portable Hard Drive

Step 4: The application scans and displays all the deleted files from the portable hard drive. Select the files which you want to recover. You can use the Preview option to view the files before saving.

Recover Erased Documents from Portable Hard Drive - Preview screen

Figure4: View Recovered Files

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks)

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