How to Recover Deleted Photos from External Hard Drive

I'm attempting to recover over 4,000 photos from a Western Digital 1TB external hard drive. As they were being put into specified folders on my PC, they were removed using highlight and then the delete button. The SSD they were moving failed, and no one seems to be able to recover anything from it. I've already used the control panel to view the drive's recycled bin, but I only found two folders of things I deleted months ago, none of which I've recently erased. Any recommendations?

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Dany· Answered on Feb 22, 2023

You can retrieve deleted photos from the hard drive in various ways, depending on how you lost them.

If you remove photographs from an external hard drive, then they will not be placed in the Recycle Bin. As a result, in the case of an external hard drive, the normal deleted and permanently deleted scenarios are the same. The easy manual solution will not work in this users scenario.

Suppose you can't find the photos in Recycle Bin or format your hard drive to delete the photos permanently. In that case, the professional EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the finest technique for photo recovery, which is the most effective solution for users who have lost their pictures. It allows you to recover deleted pictures in various image file types, including JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF/TIF, BMP, PSD, ORF, RAF, MRW, RAW, and more.

Using data recovery software to recover photographs from a hard drive is the most cost-effective method, but it is not the only one.

As you may be aware, the command prompt can also be used for data recovery. If you lost files on external storage devices, connect to your computer first and launch Windows' command prompt. If necessary, use your administrator account and password to log in.

  • Use the "Win + R" keys to launch the Command Prompt window.
  • Type cmd, then press the "Enter" key.
  • Type the following command lines and hit "Enter" each time: chkdsk F: //f - Y - F - F:\\ attrib -h -r -s //s //d *.*
  • (Replace the "F" with your Seagate external hard drive.)
  • Wait for the procedure to finish before closing the window with the exit.

Aside from using CMD, you can also try to extract photos from a hard drive by visiting a data recovery service center and requesting assistance from manual data recovery services, which is significantly more expensive than other alternative methods.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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