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Recover Files from Corrupted External Hard Drive

Updated on Nov 15, 2018 by Abby Haines to Storage Media Recovery


Lost all data saved on corrupted external hard disk? Get the best hard disk data recovery software from EaseUS will to restore files and data from corrupted external hard drive with simple clicks now.

The fact that external hard drive becomes corrupted is not entirely uncommon, owing to the inevitable wear and tear that impairs the functionality of the moving parts within the drive. Corrupted external hard drive recovery with free software can become your best choice when you failed first to recover data from a dead hard drive using the options in your computer's operating system.

How to Recover Files from the Corrupted External Hard Drive

External hard drives are used almost universally in our daily life because we could store, transfer our important files with convenience and quickness. While we enjoy the advantage they bring to us, we also encounter the trouble they make, because data loss in an external hard drive cannot be avoided. For example, delete files accidentally, corrupt of external hard drive and other physical reasons all will lead to data loss.

So how to recover files or data from the corrupted external hard drive? Relax! EaseUS data recovery software is designed to perform hard drive recovery and recover lost files from all data loss situations. It supports to recover data back from a local hard drive, external HDD, memory cards and more. Windows file recovery such as to recover deleted files from Windows 8 can also be made by EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Right here you can try the best hard disk recovery software to restore all lost data from the external hard drive with below tutorial video now.

Recover Files from a Corrupted External Hard Drive with EaseUS Hard Disk Recovery Software

If you still don't know how to recover data from a corrupted hard drive with above video, relax and you can apply this software by following below step by step guidelines to get lost files back from corrupted external hard disk now:

Step 1. Choose the external hard drive

Since you're going to recover data from the external hard drive, run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and under the External Devices tab, choose the exact drive where you lost data. Click Scan.

select external hard drive

Step 2. Scan for lost data

The software will start immediately to scan all over the selected drive for all lost data. During the scan, you could see more and more data showing up in the results.

scan external hard drive

Step 3. Preview and recover data

After the scan is over, check the scan results for the desired data. You can preview the file by double-clicking on it. Click Recover and choose another location to save the recovered data.

preview and recover data

How to Prevent the External Hard Drive from Corrupting

What may cause your external hard drive corrupted? Here below are some tips that may cause your drive corrupt and you can follow to prevent storage devices such as external hard drive from corrupting now:

  • Store the external hard drive away from direct sunlight.
  • Never unplug an external hard drive while files are being accessed because this will corrupt its data.
  • A magnet will erase all data on an external hard disk, so keep them far away.