Guide to Restore Data from External Hard Drive

In this article we will introduce knowledge about data loss in external hard drive and the method to restore data from external hard drive.

About Data Loss in External Hard Drive

Hard drives, especially external hard drives are used almost universally in our work, study and learning, because we could store, transfer our important data with convenience and quickness. We enjoy the advantage they bring to us, but we also encounter the trouble they make, because data loss in an external hard drive cannot be avoided.

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Nobody could make it absolutely safe to our external hard drive, we may encounter following situations,

  • Virus attack.
  • Accidental file deletion or format.
  • Critical file system structures loss or corruption.
  • Unexpected system shutdown or application failure.
  • Partition structures are damaged or lost.
  • Damage due to a power failure or surge.
  • Unknown reasons.

Any of the above situations is dangerous to our data stored in external hard drive. So we should often backup our important data, or else we should expend energy to restore data from external hard drive.

Method to Restore Data from External Hard Drive

Once finding there is data loss in external hard drive, we should stop any operation which will cause overwriting. The faster we perform data restore, the more chance we get to restore data from external hard drive. Also we shouldn't attempt to restore data from external hard drive by opening and checking on our own, unless we're willing to give up on the external hard drive, because it requires special dust-free, static-free environment to restore data from external hard drive.

We could choose external hard drive data recovery services, which can be extremely expensive, however, charging anywhere from $500 to $2,500 for service. Here is an alternative to restore data from external hard drive, which is using external hard drive data recovery software.

External hard drive data recovery software provides us the best solution to restore data from external hard drive, whether we've accidentally formatted external hard drive, deleted data or trapped in virus attack, external hard drive data recovery software can help us restore data from external hard drive. Here EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is highly recommended.

Steps to Restore Data from External Hard Drive

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the file types you want to recover. Then click "Next" button to move to the next step.

Choose the file types you want to recover from external hard drive

Step 2. Select the disk where you lost your data and click "Scan" button, the software will quickly scan the selected disk to find all your target files. If you lost your partition, select "Lost Disk Drives" and "Scan" to continue the recovery process.

Scan the selected partition to restore data from external hard drive

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.

Preview and restore data from external hard drive

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is professional external hard drive data recovery software, which could help us restore data such as files, photos or emails from external hard drive and other media such as internal hard drive, hardware RAID, USB drive, SD card, memory stick, etc. under Windows/2003/XP/Vista/2008/Windows 7/Windows 8.

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