Recovering Data from External Memory

Nowadays every individual prefer storing their important data on computer hard drive. As they store more and more data in it, more space will be occupied and memory space becomes comparably low to store new data. So in order to increase computer’s memory, users prefer usage of external memory. It refers to external storage devices such as external hard drives, USB drives, jump drives, memory sticks and many more which plug directly into computer’s USB port or micro drives. External storage memory is also called as secondary memory or backing store which allow you to save large quantities of data.

However, have you ever wondered whether your data saved is safe on external storage memory? You cannot predict what might happen to storage device which acts as external memory. Following are few situations that can make you to lose data from external memory:

  • Inappropriate Way of Removal: To remove any external storage device you should consider removing it only after clicking on “Eject” option or hitting over the USB icon from task bar. If you carelessly remove external memory then it might harm files or file system of external storage device resulting in missing of data present in it
  • Partition Creation: You may prefer to create partitions in order to organize and effectively manage your data when external memory of your storage device is more. However if you use unreliable partition creation tool then existing partition will be damaged and show error message at the time of accessing data from it
  • Hard Drive Crash: In case your hard drive crashes when you have connected external storage device to it then data saved on external storage memory can become inaccessible or gets lost
  • External Threats: If you choose external storage device to download any file from unauthorized website, then viruses might transfer to it and delete few files without any notification

Prevention is better than cure, so if you do not wish to lose your data even after facing any of the above situations, then you should safeguard your data by creating backup using Windows backup feature or directly copying files from external memory to any other safe location. Failing to do might make you a victim of data loss situation.

External memory data retrieval software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is the most used software by corporate as well as home users who have lost their precious data from external memory such as external hard drives, memory cards, iPods, USB drives, SSD drives and more.Irrespective of cause and size of lost data, this software will help you to regain them without compromising with its quality. It is tested for all file types, so you can restore any file types whether it is included or not included in the file type list shown by software. The user interface provided by this recovery software is very good and you will easily understand each and every step from beginning till end. Besides this, you can evaluate start time and elapsed time of scanning by just seeing the screen. This data retrieval application itself differentiates deleted and lost data by providing Red Cross mark over the files and folders that got deleted. Also you can download free version of the software to recover data from external storage as well as internal storage i.e. hard drive of your computer to check whether it successfully recovers your data or not.

Procedure to rescue files from external memory:

  • Connect external storage device to your computer and wait till it gets detected
  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on the system in which you have connected the external storage memory device
  • Once you run the software you will find two options on the screen which are “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Hit on any option to move further and then choose physical hard drive from the list
  • As soon as you choose physical drive; software starts scanning and display logical drive from it
  • Choose logical drive and proceed further by hitting on “Next”
  • Mark on required files and ignore rest of them and later preview recovered media files for confirmation
  • Finally save recovered files from external memory to desired location on your computer or any other external storage drive

Helpful Tips:

  • It’s good to have backup of your crucial data on any external storage device
  • Always update your anti-virus application in order to safe guard your system against virus or other spacious program
  • Take some assistance from your computer vendor if hard drive has some physical issues

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