Software to Restore External Hard Drive Partition

“I have an external hard disk on which I backup all my vital data. Recently I thought of repartitioning this hard disk and used some third party application to accomplish the task of repartitioning. But, during the process the drive was accidentally removed from the system that dismissed the process of repartitioning. Later, I noticed that one of the old partitions was grayed out and was inaccessible. How to access the files saved in it? Can anyone please guide me on partition recovery procedure so that I can get back all my vital files?”

External hard drive is the most frequently utilized storage media among computer users for portability of huge data. There are various manufactures of removable hard disk drives that occupies today’s digital era like Sony, Seagate, Western Digital, Toshiba, Buffalo, etc. Its huge storage capacity can hold various types of files such as Office files, presentation files, media files, program files and so on. Also, external hard drive can be partitioned into different sectors similar to internal hard drive on system. However, there are certain circumstances in which partitions on external HDD will become inaccessible or missing and render severe data loss. For all such situations of partition loss, here is an appropriate solution. Before knowing about recovery of portable hard drive partition let us go through few reasons that result in loss of partitions from external hard disk:

  • Virus infection: Many times connecting an external hard disk to virus infected system can result in corruption of any particular partition on the drive causing its inaccessibility
  • Partition Table corruption: If partition table that holds important information about all the partitions of external drive is corrupted due to any logical error then no data will be accessible from partitions
  • Accidental / wrong deletion of a partition: When any partition is unexpectedly erased from external hard drive that is connected to system, then it gets completely removed from the drive
  • File system corruption: If the file system of an external hard drive partition is damaged due to errors while converting the file system then that partition may become corrupt
  • Format errors: If any errors occur while formatting a partition then partition becomes unreadable and thus its data will not be accessed
  • Other Reasons: Making use of partitioning tools to create / resize the external hard drive partitions, use of third party defragmentation tool, errors during reformatting, abrupt removal of external drive while read / write process is in process, etc. can all result in loss / missing of partitions from the portable drive

Way to extract lost / deleted partitions from external hard disk:

If removable hard drive partition is lost and your data is in vain then do not get upset, as the partition can be easily retrieved with the help of proficient partition recovery tool. This is because of the fact that, deleted / lost partition data is still present on the drive until it is overwritten with new data. So, when data loss occurs from any hard drive, without making delay employ Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool to extract the inaccessible data from the drives.

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool is one of the best and efficient data retrieval software that can be used to restore files like documents, spreadsheets, presentation files, image files, songs, video clippings, etc. from all types of hard drives i.e. SATA, ATA, PATA, SAS, SCSI, IDE, etc. With the use of this utility, one can effortlessly experience complete external hard drive partition recovery from various hard drive brands like Toshiba, WD, Seagate, Samsung, etc. that are formatted with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS5, Ex-FAT file systems. Also, the software is capable of finding data from other storage devices including memory cards, Memory Stick, system drive, USB flash drive and many others on major Windows OS based comuters (Vista, XP, 7, 8 2003 and 2008).

Procedure to regain portable hard disk partitions:

  • Connect your external hard drive from which partition has to be recovered to a Windows PC
  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery and install it on the same system
  • Follow the provided instructions and run the utility
  • Next window provides two options i.e. “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Click for “Partition Recovery” option and proceed next
  • Further, select the drive that represents external hard disk connected to the system
  • Next, select required file types that you wish to recover or by default all file types will be selected
  • By clicking on next, the tool scans the drive and provides a list of recovered files from missing / lost partition
  • Then select required files, target destination location on your Windows system and save those files

Precautions to be aware of:

  • Do not save the recovered files on the same removable drive from which data was lost
  • Follow proper procedures while performing read / write process on external hard drives
  • Do not delete files from external drives as it won’t get stored in Recycle Bin
  • Maintain regular backup of required information in multiple storage devices

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