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Recover files from corrupted external hard drive

2016-08-16 16:26:04 Posted by Abby Haines to Storage Media Recovery

Summary:
Hard drive got corrupt and all data in it are lost? Do not worry! This article introduce a reliable solution to recover files from corrupted external hard drive with data recovery software.

The fact that external hard drive becomes corrupted is not entirely uncommon, owing to the eventual wear and tear that impairs the functionality of the moving parts within the drive. Corrupted external hard drive recovery with free software can become your best choice when you failed to first recover data from dead hard drive using the options in your computer's operating system.

Data loss from external hard drive

External hard drives are used almost universally in our daily life because we could store, transfer our important files with convenience and quickness. While we enjoy the advantage they bring to us, we also encounter the trouble they make, because data loss in an external hard drive cannot be avoided. For example, delete files accidently, format, corrupt of external hard drive and other physical reasons all will lead to files lost.

Tips:

  • Store the external hard drive away from direct sunlight.
  • Never unplug an external hard drive while files are being accessed because this will corrupt its data.
  • A magnet will erase all data on an external hard disk, so keep them far away.

Recover files from corrupted external hard drive

EaseUS data recovery software is designed to perform hard drive recovery and recover lost files from all data loss situations. It supports to recover data back from local hard drive, external HDD, memory cards and more. Windows file recovery such as to recover deleted files from Windows 8 can also be done by EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Step 1. Connect the corrupted external hard drive to PC, launch EaseUS data recovery software, select the drive and click "Scan" to search for all the lost and existing files.

Recover files from corrupted external hard drive - select to scan the specific disk

Step 2. A quick scan will start first. After it completed, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

Recover files from corrupted external hard drive - run quick scan and deep scan

Step 3. After scan, preview all the listed recoverable files (only Word documents, text, photos and emails are supported) and choose those you want. Finally, click "Recover" button to retrieve them back from the corrupted external hard drive. Here, you'd better save all the recovered files on a different drive or device in case of data recovery failure.

Selectively recover files from corrupted external hard drive