Data Retrieval from HP Portable External Hard Drive

“I have a HP external hard drive, when I plug it into my laptop it makes the usual sound, the white light on the hard drive blinks and I can hear as well as feel the hard drive buffering. The problem is that my laptop does not respond and it doesn’t show the drive icon on My Computer’s Screen. It does not even show the auto-play option nor shows under drives on my laptop. I have tried connecting my HP portable external hard drive to other system and the problem still remains same.”

As the data present on the system keeps on increasing, we plug in an external hard drive to save data or more importantly use it as a backup source. HP is one of famous portable hard drive manufacturer among the several brands external hard drives available today. With increased data transfer rate, easy plug in option, USB 3.0 port, light weight, this has become user’s most favorite external hard drive. However, entire data backup that was on such excellent HP external hard drive may go missing for any unforeseen cause.

What scenarios lead to loss of data from HP external hard drive?

  • Accidental Formatting: Accidentally formatting partition on HP external drive when connected to system during the partitioning of hard drive can lead to deletion of files from it
  • Abrupt Termination of Data Transfer: Abrupt termination of data transfer can occur if there is sudden system shutdown when your HP portable hard drive is plugged in. Also removing external hard drive when file sharing process is being carried out can lead to valuable data loss
  • Corruption: Connecting HP external hard drive to virus infected system is not recommended as that may corrupt the entire external hard drive’s file system leading to loss of all files and folders present in it

Be it HP or and other portable external hard drive, data loss is sure to occur at any point of time without prior notice. It is very frustrating if data loss occurs in the storage media where you have taken backup all your important files. You can let out your frustration as it is now possible to recover data from HP portable external hard drive using the best hard drive recovery application.

HP portable hard drive recovery tool

With the presence of Yodot Hard Drive Recovery, retrieval of data that is deleted / lost from HP portable external hard drive can be done effectively without facing any issues. With the help of best scanning techniques, data can be rescued from HP portable hard drive in a minimum amount of time. Apart from HP portable external hard drive, user can also use this utility to get back deleted / lost files from internal hard drives, FireWire Drives, memory cards, iPods and other storage drives. Carry out trouble free installation of this portable hard drive data recovery utility on various versions of Windows operating systems like Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Xp, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008. ‘Save Recovery Session’ option present in the application allows users to save the recovery process at any point of time and resume it at later stage without the need to rescan the entire drive again. If, any doubts arise during the data retrieval process, you can approach technical support team who will available round the clock to solve your issue as soon as possible.

Simple procedure to recover data from HP portable hard drive:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool in the system by logging in as local system administrator
  • On completion of the installation process, users can view shortcut icon on desktop
  • Run the program and follow the instructions provided in the main screen of the utility
  • Click on Formatted / Re-formatted Recovery or Partition Recovery option, based on the scenario which has resulted in loss of data from HP portable external hard drive
  • Once the option is selected, proceed to next window and select HP portable external hard drive from the list of drives shown to you
  • After selecting the drive, from the next screen mark the file types that needs to be rescued and initiate the scanning process
  • As soon as the scanning process gets completed, users can view the restored list of files in Data View or File Type View
  • Select the desired type of view and proceed to saving the file on known destination location as applicable to host operating system user

Helpful Suggestions:

  • Avoid abrupt removal of HP external hard drive when read / write process is being carried out
  • Always perform scan before sharing files between HP external hard drive and computer
  • Install upgraded antivirus utility to combat deadly viruses

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