Recovering Data from USB and External Hard Drive

USB and external hard drives are most used removable storage devices in present days. These external storage components are platform independent and support sharing of huge amount of data among various computers with fast data transfer rates. With USB and external hard drive, it is very easy to carry lot of files and folders wherever you want. Even, one can protect their essential data from unauthorized access by setting password to USB and external hard drives.

The only drawback that is faced by USB and external hard drive users is unforeseen data loss or removal. As accidentally or intentionally deleted files from USB and external hard drive will not get stored in temporary folders like Recycle Bin or Trash, it will become annoying situation when user erases data from USB and portable hard drives due to unexpected reason. In few situation using USB and external storage devices on unknown systems or devices leads to harmful virus attacks and result in corruption issues and logical errors. This subsequently tends to huge amount of data loss from USB and external hard drive.

Along with these factors, data may go missing from USB and external hard disk due to interrupted data transfer, RAW file system, mishandling of the device and other causes. If your valuable data from USB and external hard drive get lost due to any of these reasons, then make use of relevant data retrieval tool such as Yodot Hard Drive Recovery.

USB and external hard drive data recovery software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software is resourceful and trustworthy data restoration tool, which can efficiently recover data from USB and external hard drive on Windows system. It can get back missing or erased data from USB and external hard drive due any critical reasons. This application has built with advanced technology and simple GUI, which helps to retrieve data without any troubles. You can restore wide variety of file types such as MS Office files, PDF files, video files, photo files, music files, application files and many more. This tool supports recovery of data from all sorts of USB and external hard drives formatted with FAT 16, FAT 32, ExtFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. This utility can successfully recover data from USB memory based storage drives such external hard drives, USB drives, SSD drives, Fire Wire drives, memory cards, etc on Windows computer. This program is flexible with different versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems such as Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003.

Steps for extracting data from USB and external hard dirve:

  • Connect your USB or external hard dirve to a Windows desktop or laptop
  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery program to that Windows system
  • Launch the installed application and track instructions available on-screen
  • From main screen select “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery” options based on data loss scenario that you have met with USB or external hard drive
  • Now software displays all the partition and device drives present in that Windows computer
  • Select device drive the represents your USB or external storage device from where you have to restore data and click on “Next” option
  • The software scans the selected USB or external hard drive and shows list of files and folders from that device
  • Mark the files and folders that you want restore back
  • At end, browse for the destination location to save rescued data on system or other removable storage device; not to the same USB or external storage device to avoid data loss)

Notable Tips:

  • If you store new files on USB and external storage device after data loss, then it will reduce the chances of data recovery; so, do not store new data on USB and external HD
  • Backup valuable data of USB and external storage device on system hard drive
  • Avoid using USB and external hard drive on unknown or virus infected systems in order to prevent virus attacks

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