How to Recover Data from Western Digital/WD Hard Disk

Best free Western Digital hard drive repair tool - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition supports to restore lost WD data by simple clicks. Download this free software and perform Western digital recovery with ease.

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We are going to talk about Western Digital/WD disk recovery and how to recover data easily from a Western Digital hard drive with it. You can download this freeware and follow the guide below to do hard drive recovery.

About Western Digital(WD) Hard Disk Drive

With the continuous growth in digital media availability, all information must be stored somewhere. And of course, the most commonly used storage media must be the hard drive which is also the integrant part of a computer. One of the famous hard drive producers is Western Digital. As one of the largest hard drive brands, it provides high-performance hard drives. WD HDD is a non-volatile storage device that stores data on rapidly rotating platters with magnetic surfaces.

If you are using a Western Digital hard disk, data recovery knowledge is quite necessary. Data loss happens every day and everywhere.

Why Perform Western Digital (WD) Disk Recovery

Most Western Digital hard disk drive users must be troubled if they lost their data.

  • Accidental deletion or format

Sometimes, it is necessary to format or delete the partition when we reinstall the operating system. But, some people would wrongly format or delete the wrong partition due to carelessness. Only to find the useful and precious data were gone after a few quick clicks.

  • Other unexpected data loss situations

Far more than that, virus attack, power failure or partition corruption, and more would also cause data loss disaster.

When it comes to Western Digital disk recovery, third-party data recovery software must be the first choice. Compared to the complicated and time-consuming manual data recovery service, this choice is better. 

It only takes you minutes to restore WD data. Also, it is compatible with all Western Digital hard disk drives like My Book Pro, My Book, WD Elements, My Book Studio, etc.

How to Use EaseUS Western Digital (WD) Disk Recovery Freeware

EaseUS file recovery software is designed to retrieve data from Western Digital, Samsung, and other hard disk drives easily. It enables you to do deleted recovery, format recovery,  or partition recovery effectively. You can also use this freeware to retrieve data from the lost FAT16, FAT 32, NTFS, EXT2/3 partition.

Step 1. Choose the WD hard drive to scan.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, locate the Western Digital hard drive and click "Scan".  Let this program fully scan the WD hard drive and don't stop it in midway. 

select your WD hard drive and click scan

Step 2. Preview lost files in WD hard drive from the scan result.

After the scan, you can choose to preview files like pictures, documents, videos or audio files from the scan result in "Deleted Files", "Lost Files". "Filter" or "Search" can also help you find lost WD hard drive files via file types, names and even extensions.

Preview found WD files

Step 3. Select and restore found WD hard drive files.

Choose the wanted files you'd like to restore and click "Recover". Do not save the data to the original WD drive in case of further data overwritten.

select files and click recover
Important
Western Digital encrypts the data in external USB hard drives like the"My Book" or "Passport" drives. If the USB-to-SATA interface board fails (which contains an encryption chip), then your chance of recovering the data with a simple "undelete the files" program is zero. You cannot just remove the drive from the USB box and connect it to a desktop machine with SATA cables because the data is still encrypted, even if you did not set a password. Before you take actions, make sure that your WD disk is not one of these types.

What Else EaseUS Can Do for You (Bonus Features)

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard continuously gets good reviews and ratings since its release, why not download it now. It would be a must-have hard disk recovery freeware. It has these features:

  • Recover deleted, formatted, and inaccessible data in different data loss situations.
  • Recover photos, audio, music, and emails from any storage effectively, safely and completely.
  • Recover data from the recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera, and camcorder.

Get this freeware and recover 2 GB data. If you have more data, upgrade to the trial version - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional.

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