How to Recover Data from Seagate Expansion 500GB External Hard Disk?

“My 500GB Seagate Expansion hard drive was working fine without any issues, but yesterday it suddenly stopped working when it was connected to system. Hence I tried connecting this external hard drive to other computers, but it didn’t work and I also changed the USB cable to check but it was useless. When Seagate external hard drive is connected to system the light present on it will glow but PC is not detecting it. I need to retrieve data present on it. They‘re very important to me and I have no other backups, please help me!!! Thanks in advance.”

This is not only the situation where data loss happens from your Seagate Expansion 500GB external hard drive. There are several other reasons due to which data loss takes place on external hard drive, they are listed below:

  • Accidental deletion of essential data from external drive
  • External hard drive file system corruption
  • Unintentional formatting of Seagate expansion external hard drive
  • Severe virus or malware infection on external HDD
  • System malfunction or error while external drive is processing

You don’t have to be too worried about it. In these entire situations your external hard drive will be logically damaged but not physically and you do have a chance to regain data from Seagate Expansion external hard drive only on logical damage. As long as data is not overwritten by new data on your external drive, it is still recoverable with any of the external hard drive data recovery program.

Seagate External hard drive data recovery tool:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is an outstanding data retrieval tool that is specially designed to regain lost or erased data from Seagate Expansion 500GB external hard drive. In addition to this, it also recovers data from internal hard drives of Mac OS X computer and other portable storage devices. The application can quickly retrieve data from HFS+, HFSX, FAT, NTFS and extFAT drives present on physical hard drives. It recovers data from formatted or re-formatted volumes on both internal and external hard drives of Mac desktop and laptop. You can also use this software to get back your data from MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and other devices that use Macintosh operating system.

How to use Yodot Mac photo Recovery software on Mac OS X system?

  • First connect your Seagate Expansion 500GB external hard drive to Mac machine
  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool on the same Mac machine on which Seagate HD is connected
  • Run the software to start recovery process and follow the instructions present on screen
  • The main screen will display two options i.e. “Volume Recovery” or “Formatted/ Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select the appropriate option based on data loss situation associated with your Seagate Expansion external hard drive
  • The software scans your entire Mac machine and displays all logical volumes present in system, including your Seagate external hard drive
  • Select Seagate external drive volume from which you need to retrieve data and click on “Next” option
  • In next window you can choose a particular file type or simply press “Skip” option to select all file types by default
  • The application will display all the recovered data from selected external hard drive volume and you can preview them in “Data View” or “File Type view”
  • Use “Save Recovery Session” option to save the scanned information
  • Finally save the recovered data to your desired destination (and not on the volume from which you retrieved data)

Useful Tips:

  • Try to avoid connecting your Seagate Expansion 500GB external hard drive to virus infected Mac computer
  • Don’t unplug your Seagate external hard drive during read or write process
  • Don’t use any third-party tool to create new volumes on your Seagate external hard drive

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