External Hard Disk Data Recovery

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In todays world there is great demand for data storage that is why external hard drives have become important part of your life. External HDD contains all your data i.e. each file you have written, digital photos you have taken, your favorite movies, songs, programs, official documents and so on. You will be totally troubled when you are unable to access or accidentally deleted data from your external hard drive. There is nothing worse than losing one’s important data due to some unexpected situation. Don’t panic, luckily there are several ways to get back external hard disk data until lost external drive data is not overwritten and when it is not prone any sort of physical damages. External hard disk recovery is the best approach to undelete data from external hard drive that is lost/deleted under any given reason. This software has the ability to recover around 300 different file types from external hard disk by using its powerful scan engine.

External hard drives are extensively used as backup storage drives to save your critical data. Like hard drives, you can store plenty of data on external hard drives too as per user requirements,  which are portable and known as best backup device available today. They are connected to computer whenever there is a need for data transfer between external hard disk and PC. However, data loss has become a serious issue faced by users all over the globe due to one or other problem.

What are the different reasons for data loss from external hard drive?

  • Accidental Deletion: There are more possibilities of you deleting important data by using “Shift+Delete” keys by mistake while deleting some redundant data from external hard drive. Improper usage of Cut and paste commands for moving files between computer and external hard drive can result in deletion of important data.
  • Formatting: External hard drive partition might get wrongly formatted rather than any partition on the hard drive of your PC. Incorrect formatting causes inaccessibility of external hard drive data by showing the error messages like “Drive not formatted, Do you want to format it now”, “unrecognized file system”, etc when you try to access data from it. You need to format drive in order to overcome this problem and hence end up losing vital data from external hard drive.
  • Reformatting/Re-partitioning: when you reformat/re-partition your external hard disk without taking a backup, then you lose entire external hard disk data. If you encounter with errors during the process of  file system conversion i.e. reformatting and re-partitioning errors while creating a new partition on external hard drive will lead to loss of data.
  • External Hard Drive Issue: Bad sectors, MBR corruption, virus attacks, file system corruption, hard drive internal problems, and other problems can lead to crash or dead external hard drive thereby causing external hard drive data loss.

Precautions to take after data loss from external hard drive:

Stop using your external hard disk drive immediately once you realize that you lost valuable data from it due to any of the above mentioned reasons. Because adding/saving further data can result in overwriting of deleted data space with new file content. If deleted data space gets overwritten by new data, it is not possible to recover deleted data back from external hard drive by using any professional software. Connect and remove your external hard drive from a computer in a proper manner. Always scan your external hard drive to get rid of harmful viruses, malware and spyware. Download and install external hard disk recovery tool on healthy computer and connect your external hard drive as the secondary storage drive to it. Select it from the list of recognized storage drives and carry out data recovery process in few basic steps as shown by its interactive graphical interface. If satisfied with the recovery results go ahead for buying full version of the software for saving recovered files

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External hard disk data recovery software:

  • It is designed by a team of data recovery experts to recover lost/deleted data from external hard drive like official documents, photos, videos, songs, emails, RAW images, etc from external hard drive.
  • This drive recovery software is built with advanced algorithms to scan the entire external hard drive for restoring lost data from deleted, formatted, reformatted or corrupted partitions in few mouse clicks.
  • You can recover Toshiba portable hard drive data after MBR corruption and supports all popular external hard drive brands like Western Digital, Seagate, Hitachi, Maxtor, LaCie, Samsung, SanDisk, Transcend, etc., at your fingertips
  • Drive recovery tool can be used to recover data from  SATA, SCSI & IDE type of hard drive and external hard drive types. It performs data recovery from external USB drive, FireWire Drives, flash memory cards, and iPods with ease.
  • You will be able to recover data from crashed or dead external hard drive when it has bad sectors. You can view list of recovered files once the data recovery process is completed.
  • Using this you can recover drive data on Windows 7, XP, Vista, Server 2003 & Server 2008 and Mac Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion Operating systems. Click this link for more info on Windows 7 http://www.recoverdrive.net/windows-7.html.

Steps to retrieve data from External hard drive:

Step 1: Download and install recover drive tool on healthy Windows computer to retrieve data from External hard drive and then launch the software. A new  window appears from where you need to select “Recover Files” option among the 3 options to retrieve External hard drive data files as shown in Figure 1.

Recovering Data from External Hard Drive - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main screen

Step 2: Select “Deleted Files” option or “Lost Files” option from the next window to restore data from external hard drive that has been deleted or lost as shown in Figure 2.

Recovering Data from External Hard Drive - window that displays option to recover deleted or lost files

Figure 2: Select Data Recovery Option

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Step 3: A window is displayed with the list of connected storage devices like hard drives, memory cards, USB drives etc. Select External hard disk drive and click on “Next” button to retrieve deleted/lost data from external hard drive as shown in Figure 3.

Recovering Data from External Hard Drive - Recover external drive selection screen

Figure 3: Select the External Hard Drive

Step 4: Now, View files that are recovered from external hard drive under Data View option  as shown in Figure 4.

Recovering Data from External Hard Drive - Preview screen

Figure 4: Recovered Files from External Hard Disk

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