Tool to Recover Lost Data from Portable Hard Drive

Do you know how to recover lost files from portable hard drive? If no, then read this article. Nowadays portable hard drive is widely used to store, transfer and take backup of files, which will be useful for future use, from computer drive. Though portable hard drive is not very important part of computer, it is most important to you. Why? Because it contains complete data of your stuffs like images, songs, movies, work related vital files, confidential folders and many other useful things.

Like any storage device, file loss can occur on portable hard drive too. Let us consider a scenario that you are moving files from your friend's laptop to your portable hard drive. Later you may notice that the process was taking extra time than usual so you thought to abort the process. You pulled the drive abruptly to end the task. You would later find that all files are disappeared from portable hard drive.

Data from removable hard disk can be lost in various scenarios like:

  • While formatting system HDD you might unintentionally select portable hard drive and format it, which will wipe entire files saved on it
  • Sometimes due to formatting error, intentionally you may have to format portable hard drive to resolve the errors
  • Change of file system from NTFS to NTFS5 on portable hard disk without taking back up, will remove all data present in your external drive
  • Virus or malware infection on portable hard drive is another cause for data loss
  • Other problems like sudden system shut down, OS malfunction, hardware conflict, OS conflicts, etc. might occur at any point of time due to many reasons. As resulting portable hard drive data becomes inaccessible

Unfortunately, many user do not possess back up of data from portable hard drives and suffer data disasters when unexpected situations strikes them. In such situations, there is only one option to get back lost data, i.e. with the help of reliable data recovery software.

Utility to restore lost files from portable hard drive:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is ultimate tool to bring back lost as well as deleted files from portable hard drive on Windows computer. It scans entire hard drive sector by sector using advanced scanning technology to rescue files from it. It has ability to locate files on corrupted, formatted and unreadable drives and retrieves files safely. It can extract more than 300 types of files from both internal and external hard drives with SATA, RAID, IDE / PATA, ATA, SCSI and other interfaces. It helps to recover files from formatted thumb drive, memory card, SSD drives, iPod, etc. It has ability to regain data from drives formatted with ExFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16 and FAT32 file system. This utility is compatible on various versions of Windows operating system like Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

Steps to rescue lost files from portable hard drive:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool on healthy computer
  • Connect portable hard drive to healthy system through proper USB cable
  • Launch the software after complete installation and wait till main screen opens
  • Now, hit on 'Volume Recovery' or 'Formatted / Reformatted Recovery' option according to data loss from portable had drive
  • Then, choose drive which represents externally connected portable hard drive
  • Later, mention file types to recover files from portable drive or click on 'Mark all' button and continue
  • Allow the utility to scan selected drive; when it ends look for retrieved data in 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • View all restored files one by one using 'Preview' option
  • Finally, save files to secure location on host computer hard drive or any other external storage device but not on same portable hard drive


  • Keep your portable hard drive free from virus to protect data from it
  • Don’t add new data to portable hard drive after data loss scenario