External Hard Drive Data Recovery

External HDD Data Recovery Software

In order to have backup and store large amount of data away from the computer, most of us prefer using external hard drive. It is mainly used to store important data like office files, account details, favorite audio video files, movies and so on. Since external hard drive is a portable storage device, they are utilized to store data, which are needed to carry with somewhere. This external storage device now offers the high level to safeguard the data stored on it. Even though it is designed specially to store data safely, you could fail in some situations to prevent data loss from external HDD. Then how will your restore files from external hard drive? In such cases external hard drive data recovery can be performed by making use of reliable and efficient NTFS drive recovery software.

Some of the major reasons, which cause data loss from external hard drive, are mentioned below:

  • Improper ejection of external hard drive from the computer can results in corruption of external HDD and all stored data becomes in inaccessible form.
  • Most of the time after connecting an external hard drive to the computer, you may get error message like “the drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now”.  Then if you continue with format option, all data from the external hard drive get erased resulting in huge data loss.
  • The database on external HDD may get corrupt when the computer is turned off improperly due to power failure or when the operating system crash. Therefore, before turning off the system, make sure that all running applications are closed.
  • Files from the external hard drive may get corrupt due to virus attack. So, in order to avoid such data loss situations, it is highly recommended to download and install the quality antivirus software in your computer.

You may also lose data from external hard drive due to partition corruption, Windows registry corruption and other unknown reasons. If you have lost data due to any reason that is related to software, you can easily recover all lost data by making use of reliable file recovery software.

However, to recover data from external HDD first you need to find that the cause for data loss is software related or not. To find this problem, plug in your external hard drive to the USB port and check whether the drive activity indicator blinks up or not. If it blinks, there is no need to worry because it is a software related problem and it can be solved easily, using high quality hard drive recovery software.

This tool scans complete hard drive to identify and recover all types of files based on their unique signature. You can use this tool to recover files from hard drives like SATA, SCSI, IDE, etc. It can recover all deleted folders and files quickly from the hard drive. As long as you have this software, no need to worry about how to restore deleted partition files or how to recover partition table when corrupted. You can also use this software to recover lost photos of different file formats on all the latest versions of Windows operating system. With the help of this tool one can also perform deleted file recovery from USB drives, FireWire drives, flash memory cards, etc. Employing this tool it is effortless to restore corrupted NTFS HDD data on Windows operating system. You may also surprise to see its capability to recover deleted files from Recycle Bin and formatted hard drives. You can restore deleted files from NTFS file system as well as from FAT16, FAT32 file system by using this software. The demo version of this software is also available, so, you can obtain it, in order to estimate hard drive recovery before purchasing full version of this tool. Using this software one can easily recover files from WD passport or any other type of hard drive.

Step to recover data from external hard drive:

Step 1: Launch the installed demo version of recovery software to perform external hard drive data recovery. Welcome window will appear with different recovery options as shown in Figure A. Select Recover Partitions/Drives from main menu option.

Retrieve Deleted NTFS Partition on Windows 7 - Welcome Window

Figure A: Welcome Window

Step 2: Now choose the Partition Recovery option from the next screen shot to restore data from the partition of the external HDD.

Retrieve Deleted NTFS Partition on Windows 7 - Select Partition

Figure B: Select Partition Recovery

Step 3: Software scans the external HDD and displays the partion. Select the partition from which you need to restore data as shown in Fig C.

Retrieve Deleted NTFS Partition on Windows 7 - Recovered Partition Files

Figure C: Select Partition

Step 4: Software starts scanning the selected partition of your external HDD and displays the recovered data. You can evaluate the recovered results using preview option of the software as shown in Fig D.

Retrieve Deleted NTFS Partition on Windows 7 - Recovered Partition Files

Figure D: Recovered Files