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How to Restore Data from External Hard Drive

Posted by Tracy King to Storage Media Recovery 2016-08-15

Summary

In this article, we will introduce you reasons why data loss in external hard drive and solutions to recover data and files from external hard drive after deleting or formatting. Free download best hard drive recovery software here and follow to see how to recover data from external hard drive in 3 simple steps now.

Reasons for Data Loss in External Hard Drive

Nobody could make it absolutely safe to our external hard drive, we may encounter external hard drive data loss problems. And it does help if we know the exact reasons about how we get data loss in external hard drive.

  • 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 will need to find solutions or data recovery software to restore data from external hard drive.

How to Restore Data from External Hard Drive?

  1. Note: 1. Once finding there is data loss in external hard drive, stop making any operation which will overwrite data.
  2. 2. Don't attempt to restore data from external hard drive by opening and checking on your own, unless you're willing to give up on the external hard drive.  Because it requires special dust-free, static-free environment to recover deleted files from external hard drive.

Here below is a tutorial video about how to restore file and data from external hard drive and you may directly follow to get your lost external hard drive data back now:

Two methods for external hard drive data recovery

If you need detail guide and specific solutions to securely restore external hard drive data, you can selectively follow either method offered below to get your problem solved now:

Method 1. External hard drive data recovery services
It can be extremely expensive, however, charging anywhere from $500 to $2,500 for service.

Method 2. Restore data from external hard drive with external hard drive data recovery software

Professional external hard drive data recovery software can help to restore data from external hard drive due to accidentally formatted external hard drive, deleting data or trapped in virus attack. Here EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is highly recommended. It supports to restore data from all kinds of external hard drives such as Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT FIPS, LaCie Euel, Seagate Backup Plsu, Buffalo MiniStation, CalDigit T4 etc.

3 Steps to 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 RAIDUSB driveSD card, memory stick, etc.

This software makes it simple to restore data from external hard drive under Windows 10/8/7/XP etc. Only three steps will do.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the disk storage location where you lost data and click "Scan".

select a location and let the software scan lost data

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.

Scan the selected partition to restore data from external hard drive

Step 3. Choose the file(s) you want to recover by file types from the scanning results. 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