Data Recovery from External Hard Drive

“Hi, I recently purchased a Transcend StoreJet 500GB external hard drive. Then I moved all my movies, pictures, and several other files from my desktop computer's internal hard drive to this drive. But last day, while re-arranging files on that external drive, I deleted some movies from it. I did this by thinking that my internal hard drive still contain those files. Frankly saying, I became panic by thinking that I lost that files forever. One of my friend’s told me that, I can resolve this issue by using an advanced data recovery tool. Now, I want a similar solution to get data back data from external hard drive since I cannot afford such a data loss. Can anybody suggest me a recovery tool for resolving this?”

In these days, there is a huge increase in the number of people who use an external hard drive as an additional data storage medium. One of the main advantages of external hard drives is their portability nature which allows you to carry an external hard drive anywhere you go. There are numerous external hard drive brands like WD, Toshiba, Transcend, Seagate, Samsung, Dell, etc. in the market.

Protection of data will be the primary concern of almost every user who use an external hard drive. However, data can get deleted or lost due to lot of reasons from an external hard drive. It may include reasons which you might have never thought about. It is the time to analyze some of such reasons.

  • Deletion of Files: Unlike internal hard drives, files deleted from an external hard drive using “Delete” key, will not get stored in Recycle Bin or Trash. Instead it gets deleted permanently. There are many users who are still unaware of this. You have to use a recovery software to restore data from external HDD in such situations.
  • Drive Formatting: Probably, this may be the most catastrophic data loss situation faced by an external hard drive user. A typical external hard drive contain at least 250 GB of storage size. Imagine you have stored more than 100 GB of files in such a drive and performed accidental formatting on it. Within a matter of seconds, all your data will get lost.
  • Data Loss due to Drive Corruption: An external hard drive can get corrupt due to various reasons like abrupt removal of drive without using safely remove option, bad sectors, third party tools and so on. You will face difficulties in accessing data if you encounter such a drive corruption. Sometimes, you may get a format error after connecting your external hard drive on a Windows system. It will insist you to format your external drive for using further. If you are getting such an error, don’t worry; there is a way to get back data from your drive in such situations. You can continue reading, if this really matters to you.

Apart from this, there are many other reasons which can result in data loss from an external HDD. You cannot get data back data from external hard drive in such a situation by using any internal mechanism present in Windows or Mac. But you can do it with the help of powerful Data Recovery Tool. This tool supports external hard drives produced by all popular brands like Toshiba, WD, Seagate, HGST, Transcend and more.

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Some Remarkable Features of this Data Recovery Tool

  • This tool supports 3.5 inch external drives which require power adapter as well as 2.5 drives which can fit in a pocket.
  • It can recover files from an external hard drive even it is not mounted properly.
  • All essential type of files such as Word documents, spreadsheets, ZIP archives, PDF files, images, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and much more can be effectively restored using this tool.
  • It is also possible to get back lost data after repartitioning hard drive with this tool on either Windows or Mac computers.
  • This tool supports external hard drives formatted with different types of file systems like FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, HFS, HFS+, FAT16, to restore external HDD data.  
  • You can use this tool on various types of external hard drives which uses interfaces like eSATA, USB 2.0, Thunderbolt, FireWire, and USB 3.0

Steps to Get Back Data from an External HDD

Step 1: At first, connect your external hard drive with your computer. Download the demo version of this tool on your computer by clicking “Download Now” button and install it. After installing, launch the software by double clicking on its desktop icon. Home screen of this tool will now appear as shown in Figure 1. Select “Recover Drives” option from it to restore your external HDD files.

Get Data Back Data from External Hard Drive- Home Screen

Figure 1: Home Screen

Step 2: Select "Partition Recovery" option from the next screen.  You will see a list of drives/partitions in the third screen as in Figure 2. Select your external drive from which data has got lost or deleted.

Restore Data from External HDD- Select Drive

Figure 2: Choose External Hard Drive

Step 3: After a deep scanning, recovered files will be displayed. You can preview each and every file as shown in figure 3, in case you have any doubt in the chances of recovery. If you are satisfied with recovery results, you can purchase the full version of this tool to “Save” recovered files.

Restore External HDD Data- Preview Files

Figure 3: Preview Files

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