Recover Deleted Files from E Drive

“Hi, I had connected external hard drive to my computer detected as E drive. I had to transfer few files onto E drive but there was not enough free space on it when compared to the size of files that I had to save. So, I deleted few files from the E drive. After deletion, I realized that I do not have other copy of deleted files. I had deleted the copy which was there on my computer hard drive few days back. What can I do now to get back those files from E drive? Please help me with a solution. Thanks in advance...”

Above may be the situation with you while using your E drive. External hard drives when connected to PC, takes drive letters as “E”. When data is deleted from E drive, you will not find them in Recycle Bin as they are external drives and files deleted from only internal drives will be stored in the bin. If deleted files contained any important information then you will lose them. But do not lose hope as there is a way to get them back. You can recover deleted files from E drive using deleted file restoration software. You may delete files from E drive in various scenarios. Some are as given below.

  • Formatting: Formatting E drive deletes data from entire external hard drive. When formatted, the record of all files saved on E drive will be erased from file system of the drive
  • Deleted while scanning: When E drive is scanned for viruses and other threats by anti-virus software then the files which are infected or which are not recognized by the tool get deleted
  • Sudden shutdown: Suddenly when system shuts down, files on E drive may get deleted. Therefore you should be careful enough to avoid such circumstances
  • Cut Paste failure: When you Cut and then Paste a file, the files will be moved to new location. If Cut Paste fails then selected files will be deleted from E drive

Above mentioned are the most common cases when files are deleted from E drive. If you come across any situations like above then you can use Yodot File Recovery software to get restore deleted files from E drive on your Windows computer.

Startling features of E drive file recovery software:

File Recovery tool helps you to retrieve deleted files from E drive on your computer. It has simple interface and has capability to get back data from external hard drives formatted for different file systems like NTFS, NTFS5 and FAT. You can scan for all file types saved on external hard drive as the tool supports recovering different file types like Word files, PDFs, excel sheets, photos, videos, audios, etc. It not only supports deleted file restoration but also lost data retrieval from different Windows OS like Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows server 2003 and Windows server 2008.

Simple steps to retrieve deleted files from E drive:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery software and install it on your PC
  • Connect external hard drive to the computer and run installed utility
  • You will get main screen of the tool, from where you need to select “Deleted File Recovery”
  • Then select E drive which is the external hard drive icon and click on “Next”
  • The program starts scanning E drive and displays the result on screen in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Select the ones that you want to preview and click on “Preview” option
  • Save them on a computer drive by browsing the location and clicking on “Save” option


  • Do not use external hard drives on computers which do not have compatible file system
  • Keep E drive free from viruses by scanning it using anti-virus software regularly

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