How to Recover Files from Corrupted External Hard Disk?

Best Way to Recover External Hard Drive

If you are looking for additional storage space for your system, then external portable Hard Disk is the best choice. Portable external HDD provides a new backup solution for your favorite audio, video and image files. It is a small external hard disk with a capacity of 1TB and has a high transfer bit rate. There are cases when your external hard disk gets corrupted due to reasons like hard drive crash, file system corruption, virus attack etc. So in these scenarios, to recover files from corrupted external hard drive you need to use of proficient external HDD recovery software.

External hard disk is manufactured by different companies and has several different models that are available in a variety of capacities. External HDD are specifically designed to be small, lightweight and portable so that you can easily carry your files with you wherever you go. External hard disk is an excellent storage device as it does not require any external power and runs silently.  In spite of these many features, sometimes, due to file system corruption, you may not be able to access the files stored on your External hard drive, thus resulting in data loss.

Some common scenarios under which the external HDD might get corrupted are highlighted below:

  • File System Corruption: External HHD files may become inaccessible due to file system corruption. If you have tried to convert the existing file system of the external drive to any other file system for example while converting the file system from FAT to NTFS. If the conversion process is interrupted due to some errors, then this leads to file system corruption resulting in huge data loss.
  • Re-partitioning the External hard drive: Drive repartitioning is the process of the rearrangement of the disk spsce. It's required when you want to create or delete or change the space management on the external hard drive.
  • Unintentional deletion of Partition: You may accidentally delete or format external hard disk partition. As formatting process results in deletion of each and every file from your external drive, you will lose all your data stored on external hard drives.

No matter how the external hard drive is corrupted, the files present on it until and unless they are overwritten with some new data. So, you can easily access inaccessible files from hard drive, using high-quality external hard drive recovery software.

External hard drive recovery software is a fastest data recovery utility, which is able to recover lost, formatted or deleted partition. This software also has an ability to recover lost data even after re-installing windows operating system. FAT16, AFT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExtFAT are the different file systems supported by this software. This tool can restore Buffalo external HDD files, Iomega HDD, Kingston HDD, Seagate HDD and other famous brands of external hard drives. Moreover, you can take advantage of this ultimate tool to revive portable Samsung drives. This software has an ability to recognize and recover all types of file based on their unique signature. If some files are not listed, then you can also add or edit the signatures for files. This software is simple, easy and safe to use. You can retrieve files from external hard disk on Mac OS X Lion after accidental formatting of the disk by pressing format option or due to interruption during read / write process. This software will easily recover photos from external hard drive such as USB drive, iPod, memory card, etc.

Follow the steps given to recover files from external HHD:

Step 1: Download and Install the demo version of the software on your local system to which the affected drive is connected and launch the software by double clicking on the desktop icon. Once the software gets launched, select "RECOVER PARTITION/DRIVES" option from the main screen.

External Drive Recovery  - Main Window

Main Screen

Step 2: Once you are done with it, click on "Partition Recovery" option in order to recover data from the portable external hard disk.

External Drive Recovery  - Recvoery Mode Selection Window

Select Recovery Option

Step 3: After that, select the affected drive from where you have lost all your stored data. Click on "Next" button in order to commence the recovery process.

External Drive Recovery  - Drive Selection Screen-Shot

Selection 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 data before restoring it to your system

External Drive Recovery  - Preview Window

Preview Recovered Files


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