Recover External Hard Disk Data

Best External Hard Drive Data Recovery Software

Most of the users will be in assumption that external hard drive is the safest place to store their valuable data. However it is not correct always!! There are numerous situations that can make you to suffer from huge loss of data from your external hard drive. You might have saved years of critical files related to business such as Word documents, presentations, Excel spreadsheets, emails, Zip archives, photos, videos, audio files, downloaded programs and lot more files. Losing valuable data from external hard drive will definitely leave you in restless state. Don't panic when you face such tough times, data loss is unavoidable in some cases. You need to look for secondary backup source or else try to find some feasible solution to get back your external data in reliable way. There are many data recovery tools available to help you to overcome this issue, but it is very essential to select best software among them. You can employ a wonderful external hard drive data recovery utility to recover data from external hard drive in few simple steps. This hard drive recovery tool will scan your entire external hard drive to search for deleted files using their unique file extensions and has potential to restore around 280 different file types.

However you can take some precautionary steps to avoid loss data from external hard drive in future. Scan your external hard drive using some effective anti-virus program to prevent data from getting corrupted or lost and try to keep backup of your external data on some other drive. You should stop using external hard drive soon you realize that you have lost important data from it, because saving new files may result in overwriting deleted file space on external hard drive. When files get deleted from external hard drive they are not permanently erased, only its allocation information is removed from file system marking deleted file space as reusable. Hence deleted files are unseen from system interface and this free space can now be used by new files to save its content. When deleted file space is replaced by new files it will result in permanent deletion of external hard data. So you need to run hard drive data recovery software before deleted file space is overwritten, otherwise it is tough to get back lost external hard drive data even by professional data recovery software.

What are common facts that can lead to loss of data from external hard drive?

Accidental Deletion: You may select important files instead of unnecessary files by using "Shift+Delete" key combination when you connect external drive to computer for accessing data. Improper execution of Cut & Paste commands, unintentional deletion of files from Windows Command prompt can result in external hard drive data loss.

Formatting/Reformatting: When you format or reformat your external hard drive to get rid of problems like corruption, formatting errors, raw file system, etc without taking data backup, then you going to lose entire external hard drive data. You may also format external hard disk partitions by wrongly selecting it rather than hard drive partitions.

Partition Errors: Creating new partitions on external hard drive by relocating available space or by using Windows Disk management utility can cause some errors. In case you delete some existing partition on external drive by using any third party tools either by intention or by mistake, you end losing data from external hard drive

External Hard Drive Problems: External hard drive may become inaccessible due to corruption on account of various problems. Virus/malware/spyware attacks, file system errors, formatting errors, crashed external hard drive and so on may damage your external hard drive, making it inaccessible and results in loss of data.

Other Errors: Improper removal of external hard drive from computer, incomplete file transfer due to sudden system shutdown, power failures, etc might bring about data loss from external hard drive. In such situations, if you want to recover intact files without formatting your hard drive, then also this application will help you. To know more about this rescue operation, follow this link:

Hard drive data recovery tool can be used to restore data from external hard drive in all the above mentioned scenarios. It uses advanced algorithms to identify and recover lost files from lacie external hard drive and other popular USB hard drive brands. You can recover data from SATA, ATA, SCAI, IDE hard drive types and supports various hard drive brands such as Seagate, SanDisk, Transcend, Kingston, Toshiba, Western Digital, Lexar, etc. It supports recover data from crashed external HDD because of bad sectors or other reasons. With the help of this utility you will be able to restore photos from external hard drive such as USB drive, iPod, memory card, etc. In addition it can recover data from formatted, reformatted or corrupted FAT and NTFS partitions. It works well on all modern operating systems including Windows 7, XP, Vista, Windows 2003 and 2008. With help of this software, it is possible to carryout external hard drive data recovery on Mac OS X Lion, Snow Leopard and Leopard.

Steps to recover lost data from external hard disk drive on Windows OS:

Step 1: Download and Install the demo version of the software on your local system to which the affected external drive is connected and launch the software by double clicking on the desktop icon. Once the software gets launched, select "Recover Partitions / Drives" option from three available options seen in the main screen.

Recover External Hard Disk Data  - Main Window

Figure 1 : Main Screen

Step 2: Once you are done with it, click on "Partition Recovery" option in order to recover deleted / lost partition or Select "Formatted/Reformatted Recovery" to retrieve data from formatted or reformatted partitions on hard dirve.

Recover External Hard Disk Data  - Recvoery Mode Selection Window

Figure 2 : Select Appropriare Recovery Mode

Step 3: After that, select the affected external HDD from which you have lost all your stored data. Click on "Next" button in order to continue with the recovery process.

Recover External Hard Disk Data  - Drive Selection Screen-Shot

Figure 3 : Select External Drive

Step 4: Immediately after this the software will start its recovery process. As soon as the recovery process gets over, you can use the Preview option in order to preview the recovered by right clicking on any recovered file before restoring external drive data to your system.

Recover External Hard Disk Data  - Preview Window

Figure 4 : Preview Recovered Files


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