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Recover External Hard Drive Partition with Free Partition Recovery Software

Updated on Dec 28, 2018 by Daisy to Storage Media Recovery


Professional partition recovery freeware supports to recover lost external hard drive partition with NTFS/FAT/EXT2/EXT3 file systems under Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP and Windows 2008/2003/2000.

An external hard drive is a piece of very useful equipment. It is a type of hard disk drive which is externally connected to a computer with plug-and-play interfaces such as USB.

The function of the external hard drive is the same as an internal hard drive (normal hard drive), while has a lot of advantages: it is portable and it can be operated on a plug-and-play basis, and users can back up or store important data separate from the main internal hard drive securely and safely. In this article, you'll find a reliable and secure data recovery method to recover external hard drive partition when unexpected troubles happen.  

External hard drive partition loss problem

The function of an external hard drive is the same as the internal hard drive, so its construction is also similar to a normal hard drive. That means it can be separated into many disk partitions by writing partition information into partition table.

The partition table could be damaged by corruption, virus, false-operation, incorrect manipulation, hardware problems, etc. Then you may lose the external hard drive partition and even valuable data stored on them. Besides, deleting partitions unintentionally is also a reason of partition loss. Is it possible to recover data from missing external hard drive partition? Of course yes, the only thing you need is to try EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Tips for external hard drive partition recovery

External hard drive partition recovery due to software failure is generally easier with the use of free partition recovery software than physical disk failure. This is because if the disk is physically damaged in some way, then any further disk access may cause further damage. It is difficult for external hard drive partition recovery software to file and obtain important information stored on the disk. So it is better to tell what type of external hard drive partition lost at the beginning.

Recover data from lost or missing external hard drive partition

If you Google "external hard drive partition recovery" or "recover external hard drive partition", you may find a lot of programs could do the job. Here we would like to share an easy way to get all data out of missing partitions with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It is a powerful data recovery software to recover lost all kinds of data even if the partition is lost or missing. Plus, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can also do unformat data from formatted partition, RAW partition, deleted files, or even memory card recovery etc.

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