How to Recover Files from Second Hard Drive?

“It reads simple, but plenty of files and folders stored in my second hard drive become inaccessible when I ejected it from Windows PC for no reason. While trying to plug out some cable from CPU, I mistakenly disconnected my second hard drive cable that I configured with Windows desktop. I think, now I should pay for my negligence. Please someone help me in restoring files from my second hard drive?"

Sometimes, user who is using second hard drive in place of internal hard disk to expand storage space in computer may come across situation as discussed previously. Even though, your second hard drive support hot swapping (Functionality that allows user to connect or eject peripherals without shutting down the system), forceful or improper ejection of second hard disk leads to file system corruption and make it data unreadable. Other than this issue, files may go missing or get remove from second hard drive in many more events such as:

  • Files from second HDD are also lost if there is any disruption like abrupt power loss, sudden system shutdown or logical errors while transferring files from second hard drive to other storage components
  • Accidental formatting is also considerable cause for removal of files and folders stored in second hard drive
  • As second hard disk drives become more aged, it may under risk of formation of bad sectors. Bad sectors or bad media spots on second hard drives usually blocks access to data stored in respective sector this eventually resulting in data loss
  • Second hard disk corruption is also a main reason for loss of data preserved in it. Corruption on second hard drive occur due to malicious virus / malware attack, mishandling, etc

Irrespective of disaster data loss situation, lost or erased files can be restored back from second hard disk by relying on precise hard drive retrieval software.

Second hard drive recovery software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool is optimum solution to restore files and folders from second hard drive on Windows computer. This program is capable to bring back MS Office documents, PSD files, compressed files, program files, media files and lot more files from second hard disk in less duration of time. It has amazing scanning mechanism which assists you in retrieving erased or missing files from second hard disk after formatting, corruption and other issues. This tool support file restoration from second HD with hard drive interfaces like IDE, SATA, PATA, SCSI, USB, FireWire and others. This hard disk data recovery software can be easily installed on Windows system having Windows 2003, 2008, Vista, XP, 7, 8 and 8.1 operating systems.

Steps recover files from second hard drive:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool to a healthy Windows desktop / laptop
  • Connect second hard drive to that Windows PC
  • Run the installed program and follow on screen procedure
  • “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” options will be displayed in main screen
  • Click on any option based on data loss scenario with second hard drive
  • Then, this application shows list of physical storage devices associated with that computer
  • Choose second hard drive from where files are to be restored and click “Next”
  • Subsequently, this software scans second HD and displays all recoverable files from it
  • You can verify retrievable files and folders using “Data View” and “File Type View” options
  • Switch between these two views types and choose files which you would like to restore back
  • At last, browse for destination location on Windows system to save rescued files


  • Don’t save any new data on second hard disk drive after data loss
  • Check twice before formatting any drive in Windows system having second hard drive
  • Regularly backup important second hard drive files on multiple storage devices