Retrieve Data from WD My Passport 1TB External Hard Drive

“Western Digital is famous brand that released many external and desktop hard drives with huge storage space for saving or taking backup of valuable data on both Windows and Mac computers. WD portable hard drives come in many models such as WD Elements Portable, My Passport Ultra, My Passport Ultra Metal, My Passport Air, My Passport Pro, My Passport Studio and many more. Among this, My Passport 1TB external hard drive is one of the commonly used external storage media by most of the users. With regular use, you may delete or lose data from My Passport 1TB external hard drive in unexpected way. Other facts accountable for loss or deletion of data from that WD My Passport 1TB external hard drive are as follows:”

  • Unintentional or intentionally formatting of WD My Passport 1TB external hard drive wipes out entire set of files and folders from it
  • Sudden power loss or abrupt removal of WD My Passport 1TB external hard drive from system when files are being transferred or used can result in missing of data
  • Virus or malware infections are another major cause behind corruption of WD My Passport 1TB external hard drive, in which data saved on it remains inaccessible for use

Go through the below mentioned points when data gets lost from WD My Passport 1TB portable hard drive due to above given reasons:

  • Right click on WD My Passport 1TB portable hard drive, click on properties and then from the Tools tab check for errors on it (through scanning process)
  • Defragment your WD My Passport 1TB external hard drive so that there is decrease in number of bad sectors as a result of which data becomes accessible
  • Perform through scanning of WD My Passport 1TB external hard drive to remove deadly virus or malware threats from it

WD My Passport external hard drive recovery tool:

If the above mentioned techniques don’t work out, then only option left for you is to make use WD My Passport data recovery software called as Yodot Mac Data Recovery. With the presence of advanced user interface, it can assist even non technical users who have seldom used the system to get back lost data from WD My Passport 1TB external hard drive in simple steps. By clicking on ‘Disk Image’ option present in this utility, users can create disk images of WD My Passport 1TB external hard drive to recover data present in consecutive sectors before or after bad sectors. This tool supports data retrieval from all Western Digital external hard drive models that come with various storage capacities and features. For instance, it can recover data lost from WD Elements SE 1TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive, WD My Book Studio, WD My Book Essential, Western Digital VelociRaptor hard drive, Western Digital My Passport Edge, Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB desktop hard drive, etc.

Procedure for getting back data from WD My Passport 1TB external hard disk:

  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool on your system by logging in as local system administrator
  • As soon as installation process gets completed, user can view shortcut icon on desktop using which application can be launched
  • Now, from main screen of the software click on ‘Volume Recovery’ or ‘Formatted / Reformatted Recovery’ option based on data loss issues
  • After selecting desired option, mark the drive i.e. WD My Passport 1TB external hard disk from list of partitions shown to user
  • At last initiate data recovery from WD My Passport 1TB external hard disk by clicking on the Next button
  • Upon completion, user can view the restored list of files in ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’
  • Then user can preview recovered media files such as photos, videos or music files for confirmation
  • Later save selected data to any location you prefer on Mac computer or to any removable storage drive

Tips to Consider:

  • Save recovered data to location other than WD My Passport 1TB external hard disk from where it was restored
  • Always scan your WD My Passport 1TB external hard disk prior to using it on any system to ensure proper antivirus protection
  • Before initiating format procedure on WD My Passport 1TB external hard disk, always check for important data and take backup of it