Lost Files on My WD Passport Hard Drive, Help

"I have been using a WD My Passport external hard drive for two years. It's a backup drive that stores all my personal files. Recently, the system reminds me of hard drive not formatted error every time when I connect it the computer. And one time I mistakenly choose "yes" when it asked me if I want to format the hard disk. The result is that the WD My Passport hard drive is formatted and I lost almost 500 pictures and 200 video files. Is there any program can help me recover data from WD My Passport hard drive after format?

WD Passport Data Recovery Software Free Download

Whenever your data is lost on a WD My Passport hard drive, please don't worry! It is possible for you to get them back with a fast and efficient data recovery program. EaseUS EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a professional file recovery software that can help you effectively recover data from a WD passport with a few simple steps in all data loss cases. 

 Download for Win Recovery Rate 99.7%
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How to Recover Data from WD My Passport Hard Drive

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is good at hard drive recovery and partition recovery. It supports 250+ types of files including pictures, videos, documents, emails and audio files. And, other than hard drive data recovery, this professional software also performs well with memory card recovery. Now you can download its trial version for the first try. The trial version uncovers all the data recovery features in the full version, including hard drive scan and files preview.

Step 1. Scan the hard drive partition

Select the drive on your hard disk where you lost or deleted files. Click "Search for Lost Data" and let EaseUS data recovery software scan for all lost data and files on the selected drive.

select a location and scan hard drive

Step 2. Check the results

When the scan completes, you can apply the "Filter" feature or click the "Search files or folders" option to find the lost files on the hard drive.

Find and preview all lost hard drive data

Step 3. Restore lost hard drive data

Select wanted files that you lost on the drive and click "Recover" to save them to another location.

💡Tip: You can restore data on the local disks, external hard drives, and also the cloud storage.

Restore lost hard drive data.

For simple file deletion and hard drive formatting, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard performs so well, and the successful recovery rate is pretty high, up to 99.73%.

However, many WD hard drive owners are facing serious data loss issues on problematic hard drives. Fortunately, as long as the Windows system can detect your WD hard drive in Disk Management (to access Windows Disk Management, go to My Computer/This PC - Manage - Disk Management), no matter what the state is, you can still apply EaseUS software to rescue files.

The commonly seen WD hard drive problems include:

  • Hard drive file system becomes RAW
  • Windows asks the hard drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now
  • Hard drive is not accessible, corrupted, damaged and bad sectors were found.

 Download for Win Recovery Rate 99.7%
 Download for Mac Trustpilot Rating 4.7

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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