How to Recover External HDD Data?

“Hi!! Yesterday I have committed a small mistake due to which I have lost entire data stored in my external hard disk. Actually what happened is, I was in hurry to copy few of my project presentation files to external disk. And while doing so it displayed an error message like “You need to format disk before you can use it”. Without thinking further clicked on “Yes” button, which wiped all my data stored on external hard disk. So, if someone who has experienced the same kind of issue and later succeed to recover data from external drive, please share your idea with me. Thanks in advance!!!”

Normally, the above kind of issues might be faced by many computer users who save vital data in external hard disk. Now what one need to think is “how to restore lost data from external HDD?”

In this present digital era, one need not worry about lost files from any storage media. Recovering lost data from any storage device has become simple task now. Before knowing about solution let us know some other errors that gets displayed while using external hard drive:

  • The disk drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?
  • G:\is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable
  • This volume does not contain a recognized file system, please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded and that volume is not corrupted

In all these above situations, one might accidentally format the external drive or data will be in unreadable state due to ext disk damage. Then only solution to get back data from external HDD would be to use hard drive recovery software. To know more information about it go through the below information.

Software to restore data from external HDD:

One can use Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool to get effective results. This program can easily retrieve data from external hard disk that is corrupted or formatted in any condition. It supports to recover all file formats such as images, document files, compressed files, raw files, raw images, PDFs, PPTs, videos, etc. Also, it helps to recover data from usb external hard drive, pen drives, memory cards, etc. that are crashed, damaged, inaccessible and formatted on Windows system. It supports different brands of external hard drive such as Fijustha, Hitachi, Imation, Iomega, Kingston, LaCie, Maxtor, etc with supported file systems. This application is compatible to do external hard drive data recovery on Windows 7 and other versions of Windows such as Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 2003 operating systems.

Procedure to retrieve data from external hard disk:

  • First, connect your external hard disk to a Windows PC and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software in the system
  • Run the application and in main screen click on “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery” button
  • Select the option depending on your data loss situation
  • Find and click on your external HDD that needs to be scanned
  • Upon completion of scanning, it will display list of recovered files in “Data View” or “File Type View”
  • Select the files that you want to get back and click on “Next” option
  • Finally, save recovered file to a desired location

Helpful Tips!!!

  • Once the data is lost from external hard disk, don’t store any data on it further
  • Before clicking on “yes” button, check the error messages displayed for external HDD

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