"Last time when I was in Rio, I took part in the famous Carnival there with my boyfriend and we took a lot of interesting photos there. About one week ago, one of my friends asked me to show her the photos. However, it turned out to be inaccessible and the PC can not read the data on the drive. And the PC suggested me to format the external hard drive for reusing it again. I need help and if any one of you know how to recover deleted files from external hard drive, please let me know. Thank you!"
With the popularity of external/removable hard disk drive, people are used to store their personal or business data on the external hard drive. The external hard drive certainly brings much convenience in our daily life.
However, a survey from a data recovery company shows that data loss in the external hard drive takes the largest portion. That is, the way to restore data from external hard drive is much needed. Certainly, a handy external free hard drive recovery software will be highly recommended to help recover data from external hard drive.
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition can recover files lost due to deletion, format, raw , virus attack, system crash etc on all types of external hard drive from Apricorn, Lacie, Seagate, Sandisk, Western Digital, Toshiba, Buffalo, CalDigit, Promise Technology, iStorage, Transcend and others. And it also supports to restore data from hardware RAID, local hard drive, USB drive, SD card, memory card, etc.
This powerful data recovery software offers direct solutions to tackle with complex data cases like Western Digital external drive file recovery. You need first connect the external hard drive to the computer.
Watch the video tutorial to make a quick external hard drive recovery
Or, follow a more detailed guide to recover data from external hard drive
Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the file types you want to recover. Select the external hard drive and click "Scan" button.
Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.
Step 3. After scan, you can preview all the listed recoverable files one by one and select out those you want. Then, click "Recover" button to get them back once. Here you should save all the recovered files on another disk to avoid data overwriting.
1. Connect your external hard driv to your computer.
2. Press Windows key + R key and type cmd in a search box, click "OK". Now you should've opened cmd.exe program.
3. Type "attrib -h -r -s /s /d drive letter:\*.*" (don't conclude quotation marks) and hit Enter.
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