Retrieve Data from WD My Passport Air

If you have lost files from computer, you can restore that data by using a copy of it which you have backed up on external hard drive. What if you lose data from external hard drive itself? Consider this scenario, “You have the habit of backing up your very important files either personal or work related on WD My Passport Air from MacBook Air. You had connected My Passport Air to your Notebook, to add more data to it. While data was being transferred, the connector was disturbed. When you connected it again, few files were missing.”

If you have used Cut + Paste option to copy files, then you have lost files due to interruption of this process as given in above instance. External hard drives are reservoirs of huge data that can be accessed anytime by connecting to computers. Western Digital has introduced WD My Passport especially for backing up data on MacBook Air. It has ultra slim design, aluminum enclosure, password protection and hardware encryption. When you lose data from My Passport Air, it is really a heart aching thing for you as it might consist of lot of amazing photos, videos, documents, software, etc. Do not panic, you can retrieve data from My Passport Air using suitable external hard drive data recovery software for Mac.

You may also lose data from WD My Passport Air when,

  • Formatted unintentionally: Format partitions on My Passport Air external hard drive causes data loss. You may select this external hard drive by mistake instead of formatting some other drive on Mac system
  • Partition deletion: Partitioning My Passport Air external hard drive can sometimes lead to deletion of partition and you will lose complete data present on it
  • Accidental file deletion: Files on WD My Passport Air may be deleted accidentally by you in a hurry to some other task or while selecting unwanted files to delete

Note amazing features of external hard drive data recovery tool:

Whatever may be the situation of data loss, you can restore data from My Passport Air using reliable recovery software like Yodot Mac Data Recovery software, which helps you to restore files of different types on WD My Passport Air portable hard drive. This utility works for retrieving different file formats like spreadsheets, software applications, photos, movies, music files, etc. This application supports data restoration from even other brands of external hard drives like HP, Iomega, Seagate, Fujitsu, Samsung, SanDisk, Buffalo, etc. on Mac OS X.

Directions to restore data from My Passport Air portable hard drive:

  • Download Mac data recovery software and install it on MacBook Air
  • Plug in WD My Passport Air to Mac Notebook and run recovery program
  • From main screen, select “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” or “Volumes Recovery” depending on data loss scenario
  • Then select drive of My Passport Air from list of drives on screen of software and click on “Next”
  • Select file types that you want to restore and click on “Next” or directly click on “Skip” to retrieve all files
  • Tool starts scanning WD My Passport and displays recovered files in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Save files using on particular location on a drive of Mac computer and save them using “Save” option

Important tips:

  • Cross verify twice before you delete any data permanently from external storage drive
  • Use UPS to avoid frequent power surges that cause data loss