WD My Book Data Recovery

Western Digital My Book is one of the best external hard disk manufactured by WD; the hard disk is so called because the size and the weight of the device is similar to that of a book. The WD external hard disk provides high data transfer, reliable, affordable and very easy to use, it also offers high storage capacity which allows the user to store huge amount of data. In spite of these features, you may also need to face the loss of precious data from WD external hard drives due one or other issue.

Assume that you have been using your WD My Book portable hard disk as a backup device from few months and one fine day the external HDD gives you an error message saying “the drive is corrupt and unreadable”. The computer detects your external WD hard disk but doesn’t allow you to access the files from it. When you open “my Computer” the drive shows as “Local disk D” instead of “My Book K” like it used to. The data which you stored on the WD My Book is unreadable now and can get lost. Losing files due to corruption would be a terrible situation. Apart from corruption, there are many reasons responsible for the loss of data from WD My Book external hard disk.

Some of the main causes for data from WD My Book are:

  • Mistakenly Erasing Files: Erasing a file or folder from you’re My Book external hard disk while deleting unwanted data or other operation is the major mistake committed by lots of users. Here the deleted files do not get stored in the Trash Bin and leads to data loss
  • Formatting Drive: Sometimes, volumes/drives on WD My Book is unintentionally formatted due to mis-operations or intentionally formatted to make them free from corruption, viruses, formatting errors and to reformat volume after file system corruption
  • Other Issues: Creating or deleting a partition of the My Book external hard disk using third party software, improperly removing it when connected to your Mac machine, Power failure while copying or transferring files, corruption to Catalog File or Volume header and many more reasons causes corruption of data and results in huge loss of data

However, need not worry when you lose as a result of any of the above mentioned scenarios, you should make use of Yodot Mac Data Recovery software which helps you in retrieving all your lost and deleted data off your Western Digital My Book external hard disk.

Why to use Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool?

Yodot Mac Data Recovery software is safe, fast and reliable hard drive data recovery software to get back data from your external WD My Book hard disk.  The tool scans and restores files which are lost due to format, corruption or any data loss situation with ease. The software can also be used to retrieve data from other storage devices like desktop and laptop hard disk, memory card, iPods, Pen drives, memory stick and many more.

Steps to restore files from WD My Book external hard disk:

  • Download Yodot Mac Data Recovery application and install the software on a healthy Mac machine
  • Connect your WD My Book hard drive and allow the device to get detected
  • The main screen of the software displays two options, “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select the option based on your data loss situation
  • The recovery application scans the system and displays all the internal and external volumes
  • Select the Volume(WD My Book) from where data need to be recovered and click “Next”
  • Two scanning options will appear from the main screen, Standard Scan and Advanced Scan choose as per the scenario
  • The utility scans the selected Volume and displays both deleted and lost data
  • Choose the deleted and lost files which you need to retrieve back and click on “Next” button
  • The tool also allows you to preview the recoverable files before rescuing
  • At last, save the recovered files to your desired storage drive or even on external storage drives such as CDs and DVDs

Things to Remember

  • If your WD device is not getting detected, then unplug the power cable and reconnect it
  • Don’t use you’re My Book external hard disk, after data loss situation
  • Always backup your vital files from your computer to any external storage device
  • Use an Anti-viral program to remove harmful viruses causing corruption