How Do I Recover Erased External Hard Drive Data

I accidentally formatted my WD Passport 2 TB external hard drive and figured out there are some important files on my external hard drive. Is there any way to help me retrieve these essential files?

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Dany· Answered on Oct 18, 2023

After accidentally formatting your WD Passport 2 TB external hard drive, you should stop using the drive right away since any read/write action might permanently overwrite or destroy erased contents, and even after performing scans through some of the greatest recovery applications available, you won't discover any results. How to restore data from external hard drive? Choosing an external hard drive data recovery product can be a wise choice.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a reliable external hard drive recovery program that can greatly help Windows users retrieve lost data from external hard drives such as WD external hard drives, Seagate external hard drives, and Toshiba external hard drives. Only three steps will be taken to recover lost data on the external hard drive:

1. On your computer or laptop, download and install EaseUS Data Recovery. Your computer should be connected to your WD external hard drive. Start the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and choose the external device from the list of external drives. Click "Scan" to search for deleted data after that.

2. The selected WD external hard drive will be promptly scanned by EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for any data, including deleted, damaged, and existent data. You can select the files with the Filter option.

3. Double-click the wanted files to preview them, then you just need to hit "Recover" to get back your data.

It's also a smart idea to make a second backup of the data on your external hard drive by transferring it to the cloud. Finding a  free backup program is the most popular option for backing up an WD external hard drive.

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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