Seagate External Drive Data Recovery

Abby Haines Updated on Jul 04, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


Easy-to-use and efficient Seagate external hard drive recovery software helps you find, get back and restore files from Seagate external hard drive that was deleted, formatted or even inaccessible with simple clicks.

About Seagate external hard drive

Seagate external hard drive gives you instant capacity, speed, and convenience in an ever-increasingly mobile environment both at work and at home. With it, you can take your favorite photos, music, movies, documents, even games on the business trip or on vacation. But sometimes when Seagate external hard drive fails to work or files in it disappear, things can become quite terrible. So you'd better learn Seagate external drive data recovery solution.

At this moment, only a powerful Seagate data recovery software can rescue your lost data, otherwise, you may lose them forever.

How to recover files from Seagate external hard drive

Recover data from Seagate external drive is as simple as ABC if you holding an efficient data recovery tool on your hand. Here we recommend EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It can help you find and get back deleted, formatted or even inaccessible data from Seagate external drive with simple clicks.

First, connect the Seagate external drive to the computer and make sure that it can be recognized by the computer. Then follow the steps below to perform external hard drive recovery and recover data from external drive:

By going through three short stages, you can easily find lost data on a Seagate external hard drive. 

Step 1. Under the "External Devices", you should see the Seagate external hard drive showing up after it's correctly connected to your computer. Select the drive and click the Scan button.

select your seagate external hard drive and click scan

Step 2. Soon, the software will find more and more data and display the data in the scan results.

scan the lost data on the seagate external hard drive

Step 3. You can use the Filter feature to quickly locate some specific file types in the results. Select the target files and click the Recover button. 

select files and click recover

Except for external hard drive data recovery, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can be also applied to restore deleted files from hard drive. It is easy and you can try it by yourself. Good luck!


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Frequently Asked Qusetions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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