Recover External Hard Drive Data on Windows 7

External hard disk drive is the best companion to store backup data from computers. There are vivid brands that produce portable hard drives for various platforms like Windows Mac, Linux, etc. While using removable hard disk on Windows 7 computer, users may encounter various errors or unexpected situations that end up in data loss.

Consider a real-time scenario here – Assume that you had connected external hard disk to your Windows 7 system to carry out some crucial task like partitioning or repartitioning. However, the process was dismissed as external drive unexpectedly got detached from USB cable. When you reconnect external hard drive it didn’t show up on your Windows 7. This troublesome situation may block you from accessing data saved on portable hard disk. Apart from this, some other reasons for losing data from external hard drive on Windows 7 are:

  • Format errors caused due to file system corruption will make data stored on external hard disk inaccessible
  • Partition damage on portable hard drive due to resizing or impact of third party applications installed on it
  • Connecting external hard drive to virus infected system can corrupt external drive due to virus, or malware intrusion
  • Abrupt removal of portable hard disk from Windows 7 system while transferring between portable hard drive and computer
  • Erasing data from external hard drive due to accidental format or reformat without taking backup of its data

If you have faced any of these instances and suffered data loss from external hard disk drive on Windows 7, then try using reliable data recovery program to extract each and every file.

External hard drive data recovery software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software can excellently bring back all types of files from portable hard drive on Windows 7. This tool can retrieve Microsoft Office documents, archives, executable files, program files, movies, RAW images, songs, folders and everything from removable hard drives. It is also possible to get data from corrupted, damaged, inaccessible, unrecognized or failed external hard drive having FAT32, FAT16, ExFAT, NTFS, ReFS and NTFS5 file systems by using this tool. It is regarded as best software to recover files from USB and external hard drives manufactured by HP, Toshiba, SanDisk, Transcend, Verbatim, Samsung, Maxtor, WD, Seagate, etc. Other than Windows 7, this tool can be used for retrieving data from external hard drives on Windows 8, 8.1, XP, Vista, Server 2003 and 2008 OS based computers.

Steps to rescue data from portable hard drive on Windows 7:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery program on your Windows 7 computer
  • Before running this program, connect your external hard drive using proper USB cable to this computer
  • In main screen switch to “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option based on data loss scenario on external hard drive
  • Next screen shows all drives associated with Windows 7 computer, choose the one that represents externally connected victim external hard drive
  • Further you can choose the file types to recover or by clicking on ‘Mark All’ / ‘Skip’ button you can select all file types by default
  • Then software scans entire external hard drive to rescue data within short time span
  • Recovered data will be short listed in two view modes – ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’
  • Preview required media files recovered from portable hard drive
  • Later save these recovered files to any location on Windows 7 system hard drive or to any other external storage device except same external HDD

Tips to Consider:

  • Follow safe ejection option to disconnect external hard drive from Windows 7 computer
  • Do not format external hard drive until it is necessary and there is proper backup of required data from drive

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