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 drive 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.

Instructions to recover deleted files from external hard drive:

Step 1:Download and install the free edition of External Hard Drive File Recovery Software on your system. Now plug the external hard drive to the computer. Now, launch the software, and choose Recover Partitions option from the main screen. Now click on the drive representing the external drive from the list of available drives, and hit Scan button.

Recover Deleted Files from External Hard Drive - Main Window

Step 2: Now, the software starts scanning the drive to find deleted & lost files from the drive. The progress of the scan will be displayed on the screen.

Recover Deleted Files from External Hard Drive - Recovery Mode Selection Window

Step 3: Upon the completion of scanning & recovery process, a list of recovered files are displayed on the screen. You can view recovered files in File Type View, and Data View

Recover Deleted Files from External Hard Drive - Drive Selection Window

Step 4: Before saving the recovered files, you can preview each of the recovered file to ensure that the software has recovered your files. Just double-click on the respective file, or right-click on the file, and click Preview option to preview the file.

Recover Deleted Files from External Hard Drive - Preview Window

Step 5: At last, if you are satisfied with the recovery results of the software, then activate the license key, and save the recovered files at the desired location of your choice.

Recover Deleted Files from External Hard Drive - Preview Window

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