Portable Hard Drive Data Recovery

Portable hard drive is one of the most common media for storing important data. Nowadays portable hard drives are relatively cheap and can store huge amount of data. Alternatively they can provide a destination for a user to backup their important files to, in case the files stored on their internal storage is lost. But one risk involved is that this portable hard disk can get corrupt at any time. Most portable devices are likely to get corrupted as they are often moved from place to place. Due to this movement, the portable hard drive is prone to get corrupted and the result is, data loss. After losing data, you may ask 'how can I recover my data from my portable hard disk? The answer for this question is quite simple. Use any effective Hard Drive recovery software.

Before knowing much about the recovery software's features, let us know some common data loss scenarios;

  • Incomplete Data Transmission Process: Suppose you have connected your portable hard drive to computer through USB port and looking to move some files from it into computer’s hard drive. Assume that you are using “Cut and Paste” command to move files and unexpectedly your computer gets shut down because of power outage during file transfer. However, this sort of situation will bring about the incomplete file transmission process. There can be chances of losing access from your portable hard drive because of the incomplete data transmission process and hence you may face data loss
  • Format Error: This error can make you lose entire data from portable hard drive. For example you have connected your portable hard drive to computer in order to transfer some files. But as soon you connected, it displayed a message “The drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now”. After this message, mistakenly if you pressed “OK” then it leads to complete data loss from your portable hard drive
  • Virus Infection: A virus can replicate itself and transfer from one storage medium to another. Suppose your computer’s hard drive is having virus and you are not using an updated antivirus software. In this event, when you connect portable hard drive to your computer then the virus might transfer from your computer’s hard drive to the portable hard drive. Under such circumstances, the virus can corrupt the files stored on the portable hard drive and make it inaccessible
  • Accidental Deletion: If you accidentally delete files from your portable hard drive that you did not intend to delete, then you may face data loss from it

No matter how well you take care of your hard drive, the time will come when it will suffer from some data loss problems. The worst thing that can happen is when your back up also fails. Bad as this situation may seem, there is a solution. As said earlier, you can recover it using hard drive recovery software.

About the recovery software

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is one of the leading recovery software which helps you in getting back all the data from Portable hard drive. It recovers all types of portable hard drive such as Seagate, Samsung, Western Digital, Toshiba, Iomega, etc. And if you are not technically skilled besides knowing how to point and click, you will be pleasantly surprised to know how it works. All you will have to do is read the steps and make your choices for hard drive recovery. Hard drive data recovery software works on both internal hard drives and portable hard drive. It is the cheapest, easiest way for you to recover your hard drive data yourself.

Recovery Steps

  • Connect your portable hard drive to computer or laptop
  • Downlaod Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software and once the download process is done, install it and run
  • As soon as you run the software, two options are displayed on the main screen they are “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • As you make your selection, the software will display all the drives present on your system. It even display the portable hard drive
  • Tick on the portable hard drive and press “Next”
  • On the next window you will see a search box on the right hand side, search for the file type you want to recover or else click on “Skip” to select all the file types by default
  • The software starts scanning now. Wait till it finishes
  • As the scanning completes, software displays all the recoverable files in two distinct view types “Data Type” and “File Type”
  • Make use of these view types to view and select the files which you need to recover
  • To perform deep scan make use of “Smart Scan” option
  • Preview the files before you save it to the preferred location
  • At last, save the recovered files on the desired location

Precautionary Measures

  • Do not eject portable hard drive while transferring files to your computer
  • Download an effective antivirus software to eliminate virus
  • Do not add anything on your portable hard drive once you confirmed that you lost data from it
  • Keep your portable device in safe and secure place to avoid data loss