While external hard drive brings us great convenience in our daily life, it also brings unpredictable risk. Why? External hard drive contains lots of important data, personal or business. When the hard drive stops working or gets accidentally erased, it often brings great trouble to users. Luckily, there are ways available for external hard drive data recovery in many cases.
Retrieving data from external hard drive is not as difficult as many people thought. Read the tutorial below to see how to recover data from external hard drive.
First of all, stop using the external hard drive immediately.
When data is lost, the space used to store data are normally not erased, the system will mark the space as free to use. If new data are written onto the external hard drive, the new data may overwrite the space of lost data, which will make them unrecoverable.
Connect the external hard drive to computer and download data recovery program
Connect external hard drive through a USB port as you normally do, then go to Windows Explorer ( Computer ), and check whether the external hard drive is shown as a drive letter. Purchase or download external hard drive recovery software Tenorshare Data Recovery.
Scan the external hard drive for recoverable files
When you open Tenorshare Data Recovery, you will see a list of drives, select the external hard drive, then press 'Next'. Tenorshare Data Recovery will start scan the external hard drive for recoverable files.
After scan compeleted, ou can see a list of recoverable files. You can select files you want to recover, and then press Recover button to start recovering the files.
There are some external hard drive data recovery software available for your choices. You can search it on the internet to get another one. But whenever you choose a data recovery tool, download it firstly and scan your external hard drive to preview whether it can do as it claims. One more tips, if your hard drive was badly physical damaged and it can’t be recognized by your PC any more, then it is probably dead. And your data can’t be recovered by any software.