Extract Data from Western Digital My Passport Edge

Western Digital Corporation is one of the largest hard drive manufactures in the world. It is specialized in manufacturing both internal as well as external hard drives. The popular Western Digital external hard drive these days includes My Passport Edge, My Passport Essential, My Passport Essential SE, WD Elements Portable, WD Elements Portable SE and so on. Some of them have functions like automatic data backup, but some are not. If you lose data from WD My Passport Edge external hard drive unexpectedly and do not have backup, then you need data recovery utility to restore them back. Read the information provided in this page to learn how o restore data from Western Digital My Passport Edge external hard drive.

There are many reasons which lead to data loss from Western Digital My Passport Edge external hard disk, such as:

  • Mistakenly deleting essential data from WD My Passport Edge external hard drive and not able to find them in the Mac trash
  • Forgetting to backup very important files before formatting any volume on WD My Passport Edge
  • Western Digital My Passport Edge external hard drive gets corrupted due to sudden power failure or system crash
  • Virus or malware infection on WD My Passport Edge external hard drive can erase files or make data inaccessible
  • Data might get removed from WD My Passport Edge external hard drive due to transfer errors while moving files to other storage devices

If you have backed up data of WD My Passport Edge external hard drive, you can easily restore it or just copy it to your disk. If not, then you need efficient WD external hard drive data recovery software to restore lost files and folders from WD My Passport Edge portable hard drive.

WD external hard drive recovery tool:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is a well-known drive data recovery utility specifically built with advanced scanning algorithms to restore lost data from WD My Passport Edge external hard drive due to any reason. Apart from WD external hard drives, this recovery software is strong enough to retrieve data from internal hard disk of Mac system other portable storage devices. It recovers data from formatted or re-formatted volumes on both internal and external hard drives of Mac desktop and laptop. This application is very simple and can be used by every individual to restore their precious data erased from any storage media on Mac computer. It effectively works on versions of Mac operating system such as Mac OS X Leopard, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Lions and Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

Procedure to restore data from WD My Passport Edge external HDD:

  • First connect your Western Digital My Passport Edge external hard drive to Mac system
  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool on the Mac system to which you connected WD My Passport Edge external hard disk
  • Run the application to start recovery process and follow instructions present on screen
  • In main screen, you will get two options i.e. “Volume Recovery” or “Formatted/ Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select the appropriate option based on data loss scenario occurred in Western Digital My Passport Edge external hard drive
  • The software scans the entire Mac computer and displays all drives including the WD My Passport Edge external hard disk
  • Select the appropriate external hard drive from which you need to retrieve data and click on “Next” button
  • In next Tab you can choose a particular file types or simply press “Skip” option to select all file types by default
  • The recovery application will display all restored data from selected external hard drive and you can preview them either in “Data view” or “File Type view”
  • Use “Save Recovery Session” option to save the scanned information, so that you can avoid rescanning the WD My Passport Edge external hard disk
  • Finally save the recovered data to your desired destination location (and not to the same portable drive from which you restored data)

Useful Tips:

  • Its good to have backup of your precious data on other storage device
  • Don’t use any third party application for making partitions on your WD My Passport Edge external hard disk
  • Better scan your WD My Passport Edge external hard drive when it is plugged to computer