Extract Pictures from WD External Hard Disk

Western Digital is a well known brand for delivering cost effective and durable external hard drives that can hold huge amount of data. People use WD external hard drives to serve different purpose such as to extend computer storage capacity; to save essential data as back up or to transport thousands of large size files such as movies, projects, photos, music collections etc. Many users prefer this storage device to keep their lovable pictures safe from various data loss accidents that are common while working on computer. However, there are instances when people get their valuable photos deleted from WD external hard drive too. This tutorial is to provide you the simplest way of retrieving deleted pictures from any WD external hard drive.

How pictures get deleted from Western Digital external hard disk?

  • Virus Intrusion- Viruses are clever programs that have strong tendency to erase files from any storage drive. Furthermore, many users delete photos and other virus infected files after finding them severely corrupted
  • Accidental Deletion- User may delete few valuable pictures or a folder containing all photos from WD external hard disk due to wrong selection
  • Format Error- Many users get their favorite photos deleted on Western Digital hard drive after they encounter format error and attempt formatting
  • Third Party Tool Action- Third party apps like anti-virus program drive defragmenter etc may delete pictures and other files randomly on WD external hard drive without notifying users

Don’t be surprised if you find some photos are not there on WD external hard drive after virus corruption or in Recycle Bin, even if you have deleted any photo with simple Delete option. Like other removable storage devices, if you deleted any file on external hard drive, it will simply get erased bypassing the Recycle Bin. Hence there is no manual procedure to restore deleted or lost images from Western Digital external hard drive. Therefore you stop saving data on that WD external drive when you come to know about photo deletion and try rescuing them with third party picture recovery tool.

Photo recovery app for WD external hard disk!

Yodot Photo Recovery is the most trusted application to carry out successful deleted photo recovery from Western Digital external hard drive. It is a read only and risk free program that uses smart scanning methods to restore shift deleted pictures or after virus attacks, accidental formatting and other file deletion eventualities happened while using external hard drive or other storage media such as USB drive, memory cards, SSD drive etc. This software can retrieve lost or deleted photos of all popular file type such as DNG, TIFF, PNG, BMP, JPEG, GIF, SR2, CR2, RAW, RAF etc from WD as well as from other external HDD brands Seagate, Hitachi, Iomega, Maxtor, Samsung, Transcend, SanDisk, Kingston, etc. You can use this easy to use application to undelete pictures from WD external hard drive on both Windows and Macintosh computers.

Simple procedure to get images from WD external HDD

  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery application to your system and complete the installation process
  • Plug your Western Digital external hard drive to the same computer
  • Launch the software to initiate the picture recovery procedure
  • As the main wizard gets explored, you can see two different recovery modes i.e. “Deleted Photo Recovery” and “Lost Photo Recovery”
  • Select the “Deleted Photo Recovery” option and let the software start scanning
  • In next step, you will get all the partitions and drives displayed on the screen
  • Select your externally connected WD hard drive and click on “Next” option
  • The application scans the selected WD external hard drive thoroughly and displays all the restored pictures in “File Type View” or “Data View”
  • Preview required image file and finally save estored image files to your desired storage location (not to the same WD external hard drive)

Valuable Suggestions!

  • Keep additional copy of important pictures to your computer hard drive or external storage media for back up
  • Cross check images you have selected to delete to avoid accidental deletion
  • You can make your WD external hard drive write protected if is containing precious photos
  • Scan WD external hard drive with an efficient anti-virus program to save your images from destructive viruses