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Recover Data from WD Elements Hard Drive

Updated on Oct 23, 2018 by Abby Haines to Storage Media Recovery


EaseUS disk data recovery is the best tool for WD Elements data recovery. With it, you can easily recover your lost images, videos, audio files, documents, etc from WD Elements hard drive.

How do I retrieve data from WD Elements external hard drive

I bought a 500GB WD Elements external hard drive two years ago and used it for data backup. I have stored about 50 folders with many valuable files including family pictures, favorite videos, working documents and important emails on it. But yesterday, I accidentally deleted two folders when I connected it to my computer for data transfer. Would someone be able to tell me how I can retrieve my lost files? I need to figure out a reliable WD Elements data recovery solution as soon as possible. Please help! 

WD Elements data recovery overview

Western Digital Elements is a popular external hard drive storage which is widely praised for its stability, consistency, high capacity, high speed, and good compatibility. It is frequently used by people to back up their data with important information. However, like many other portable external hard drive, unexpected data loss on WD Elements disk is always unavoidable. The disaster can be caused by various reasons such as accidental deletion, disk formatting, file system corruption, virus attack, etc. When you, unfortunately, encountered such a situation, you don't have to be too worried about it. The fact is that the lost files can be fully recovered with a powerful WD Elements hard disk data recovery software before overwritten by new data. So our suggestion for you is to stop using your WD Elements external hard drive immediately in case of data recovery failure. 

Steps to recover data from WD Elements hard drive with EaseUS disk data recovery

EaseUS disk data recovery is a third-party professional software that enables you to recover WD Elements data from all data loss cases in an easy and risk-free way. Multiple types of files including images, videos, audio files, documents, text files, etc can all be retrieved. Now you can follow the guide below to start your WD Elements data recovery job. 

Step 1. Choose the WD hard drive to scan

  • Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Western Digital hard drive data recovery after installation.
  • Locate and right-click on your WD hard drive partition under the "Hard Disk Drives" list or under "External Devices" list if it's an external hard drive that is connected to your computer/laptop.
  • Click the Scan button.
select your WD hard drive and click scan

Step 2. Preview files in the scan results

  • You can choose to preview pictures, documents, videos or audio files the software has found by means of different view panes on the top right corner under the Search bar.
scan the lost data on the WD hard drive

Step 3. Select files and recover

  • Choose the wanted files you'd like to restore and click the Recover button in the below-left corner. Do not save the data to the original WD drive again. It's going to cause data overwriting.
select files and click recover