How to Recover Deleted Files from External Hard Drive?

External hard drive is used to save files in it and you can connect it to computer when you want to access the data. You can view or move files from external hard drive. You can be fear free of data loss from your system as there will be a copy of data moved by you to external hard drive. But while using external hard drive, you may come across some adverse situations. Suppose you are trying to move files from any drive on computer to external hard drive and unable to do so. You are getting an error that there is no sufficient free memory space on external hard drive. So, you might have deleted few files from external hard drive. You might realize the importance of file after deletion. You regret that you might have checked the files properly before deletion. Your hurry might lead to mishaps which consume more time to overcome the situation.

How to recover deleted file from external hard drive? You hardly keep data on storage device after copying it to external hard drive. What can be done in that situation? The deleted files have bypassed Recycle Bin also and there are no chances of recovering deleted files from external hard drive by you. Do not worry, as you can use external hard drive deleted file recovery software to get back deleted files.

Before you know to recover deleted file from external hard drive, let us know about few scenarios in which hard drive data may get deleted when it is connected to Windows system.

Scenarios in which files are deleted from external hard drive:

  • Formatting: When you want to delete entire data from external drive at a stretch or want to detect bad sectors on it then you format external hard drive. Formatting deletes record of files stored on external hard drive. You can retrieve files from formatted drives easily.
  • Changing file system: File system can be changed by reformatting the external hard drive. After reformat, all files on external hard drive will be deleted.
  • Deleted while scanning for viruses: Viruses may enter external hard drive and corrupt files on it. You need to scan your files using powerful anti-virus software. Sometimes, after scan process, files get deleted by anti-virus program.

Whatever might be the reason behind deletion of external hard drive data, you can perform deleted file recovery from external hard drive using the best tool like External Hard Drive Recovery. With the help of this software, you can also recover verbatim portable hard drive and all other popular brands of external hard drive data in short duration of time.

Features of External Hard Drive File Recovery software:

External Hard Drive Recovery software helps you for recovering deleted files from external hard drive on your PC. It has effective scanning mechanism for recognizing files of up to 300 formats in different categories like documents, photos, videos, etc. Not only you can carry out deleted file recovery from external hard drive but also lost file restoration. This utility helps you to restore data from Iomega external hard drive, Transcend, Seagate, SanDisk, etc. brands. The program supports data recovery from external hard drive on Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows server 2003, Windows server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It supports data retrieval from drives with NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT on external hard drive. This tool has different version for Mac users using which you can restore mac drive files. Visit this site http://www.externalharddrivefilerecovery.com/mac.html for more details.

Simple steps to perform deleted file recovery from external hard drive:

Step 1: Download External Hard Drive Recovery software and install it on your PC. Connect external hard drive to the system. Run the tool and select “Recover Files” option from the main screen as shown in Figure 1. Then select “Recover Deleted Files” option to recover deleted files from external hard drive.

Deleted File Recovery from External Hard Drive - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select icon of external HDD and click on “Next” as shown in Figure 2., to initiate recovery process by the software.

Deleted File Recovery from External Hard Drive - Select External Hard Drive

Figure 2: Select External Hard Drive

Step 3: After scanning, the files will be listed in “Data View” and “File Type View” as shown in Figure 3. Save them on a computer drive using “Save” option.

Deleted File Recovery from External Hard Drive - Recovered Data List

Figure 3: Recovered Data List

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