How to Perform Toshiba Hard Drive Recovery for Free

Daisy updated on May 19, 2020 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


It only takes three steps to recover Toshiba hard drive data. Select the Toshiba HDD, click the scan button, and recover wanted data. It is easy to retrieve files from a Toshiba hard drive. Follow this guide for Toshiba HDD recovery.

Toshiba Hard Drive Recovery Overview - What Is Toshiba HDD

A hard drive has been the dominant device for secondary storage. They have been widely used in general computers since the early 1960s. As of 2019, all of the world's hard drives are manufactured by just five large companies. They are Seagate, Western Digital, Hitachi, Samsung, and Toshiba. Toshiba Corporation is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation. It is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of many products. For example, HDD, laptop,  Internet-based solutions and services, and more. And boasting its reliability, the Toshiba hard drive is widely spread around the world.

How to Recover Data from Toshiba Hard Drive (Free)

If your Toshiba hard drive encounters any of the issues above, don't be panic. As long as your Toshiba hard drive is not physically damaged, you can perform Toshiba hard drive recovery with EaseUS file recovery software to recover lost data. This professional data recovery software can do the following things:

  • Recover data after format, accidental deletion, or system crash.
  • Support almost all HDD - Seagate SATA, Toshiba MK serial/Canivo, WD Elements SE, LaCie, and more.
  • Recover more than 1000 types of file types.
  • Supports Windows XP - 10, Windows Server 2003 - 2019.

Video Tutorial on Toshiba HDD Recovery:

Although Toshiba hard drive is highly spoken of, you may encounter problems like inaccessibility or total loss of data stored on it. If you are in an urgent situation, follow the video, and perform Toshiba HDD recovery.

Follow the steps to restore Toshiba Hard Drive Data:

Step 1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, choose your HDD partition (according to its drive letter or partition label) where you lost data and click "Scan".

select your hdd and click scan

Step 2. When the scanning finishes, find lost HDD files in "Deleted Files" or "Lost Files" and double-click to preview them.

You can also use Filter or Search for quick access to your lost files via file types or file names. 

scan the lost data on the hdd

Step 3.  Select all the desired items, files and click "Recover" to save the found HDD partition data to another safe location.

select files and click recover

Other Tips to Restore Toshiba HDD Data on Windows 10/8.1/8/7

Here are a few common tips you could try to recover lost data from a Toshiba hard disk drive:

1. Access the Device with Another PC

If your laptop or desktop computer is not able to access your Toshiba hard drive files and data, you can connect it to another computer. If you can access the hard drive but cannot access your data, owing to accidental deletion or formatting, probably the best thing you could do is stop writing any new data to the hard drive.

2. Recover Deleted Data from Recycle Bin

If you lost data from your Toshiba hard disk drive, then go to Recycle Bin and restore it to your PC.

Step 1. Open Recycle Bin on your PC.

Step 2. Double-click on the file you want to restore, and select "Restore".

3. Use Toshiba Recovery Utility

Some Toshiba laptops include the Toshiba Hard Drive Recovery Utility, which is stored in a special partition on the hard disk drive, along with the system files. This utility can be used for the ‘recovery’ of the hard disk drive to its original factory state. Hold down the 0 (zero) key. You will see 3 options:

  • Restore the original factory image (recommended).
  • Restore partition C: of HDD without changing the current partition size (Advanced option).
  • Restore the image to C: partition with user-specified size (Advanced option).

Choose any of the options and continue with the easy process.


The extra solutions above are simple but have many limitations. Unless the hard drive is severely physically damaged, perhaps the best way to repair the drive would be to format it. Therefore, to recover your lost data, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard must be your first choice.

What Causes Toshiba Hard Drive Data Loss

Data can get lost from Toshiba hard drive easily. If you do not have a backup of your files, you need to recover Toshiba data. Here are some common causes for Toshiba hard drive data loss. 

  • Accidentally deleted files by shift + delete keys.
  • Hard disk corrupted due to virus attack, power failure, etc.
  • Hard drives were formatted accidentally.
  • System crash or application failed.
  • Hard drive structures were damaged or deleted.

Toshiba Hard Drive Recovery FAQs

With the help of the Toshiba recovery tool, you can get back lost data easily. If you still have questions, read these related questions to get additional help.

How do I restore my Toshiba hard drive?

Steps to Recover Data from a Toshiba Hard Drive:

Step 1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, choose your HDD partition where you lost data, and click Scan.

Step 2. When the scanning finishes, find lost HDD files in Deleted Files or Lost Files and double-click to preview them.

Step 3. Select all the desired items, files, and click Recover to save the found HDD partition data.

What does HDD recovery mean?

Hard drive recovery is the process of recovering data and restoring a hard drive to its last known good configuration, after a system, or hard drive crashes, or is corrupted or damaged.

How do you fix a hard drive failure on a Toshiba laptop?

Go to Settings, click on Update, and security. Tab on Recovery, select Advanced Startup, and click Restart now...Full Guide

Why is my internal hard drive not detected?

The BIOS will not detect a hard disk if the data cable is damaged or the connection is incorrect. Serial ATA cables, in particular, can sometimes fall out of their connection. Be sure to check your SATA cables are tightly connected to the SATA port connection.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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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