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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 A: Launch the software, and choose a module to restore data from external hard drive according to method of data loss. "Deleted File Recovery" is for deletion recovery, "Complete Recovery" is for format recovery and some other kind of data loss, and "Partition Recovery" is used when partition is lost or deleted.

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Step B: Select the file types you want to recover and choose the partition where there is data loss and click "NEXT" to start searching.

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Step C: Choose and preview the lost data that we want to restore and select a directory to save them.

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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