Restore Western Digital External hard drive files on Windows 7

 

Have you deleted or lost files from Western Digital external hard drive on Windows 7?

Some things on your hard disk are more valuable to you like music which you purchase online that costs money. Photos and videos captured using digital cameras are irreplaceable. Word documents and some business report for which you have spent a lot of time to create. Additionally, many system files that are essential to run Windows 7 also reside on your hard drive. If those files get messed up then your computer may stop working. Therefore, you would not want to lose any of those data due to any technical problem or for your mistake. In order to protect your data against data loss, you must have preferred external hard drives to keep backups. Thereby, you can restore them from your backup copy stored on external hard drive in case you lose the originals on your hard drive. Among all the brands of external hard drives, Western Digital external hard drives are more preferable as it provides greater storage capacity.

Even though, external drive provides greater convenience, it also brings the unpredictable threat. You accidentally delete some files from external hard drive and later when you realize that the file has been accidentally erased, you will try to search it in Windows 7 Recycle Bin. But, you will fail to find the file deleted from external hard drive in Windows 7 Recycle Bin. This is because, the files that are deleted from external hard drive does not move to Recycle Bin instead they bypass the Recycle Bin resulting in a loss of files. Additionally, there are some other common scenarios in which you may lose your files from external hard drives. Still there is no need to worry since you can undelete FAT32 files as well as deleted data from the NTFS partitions. You can get here additional resources, to know more details on how to undelete FAT32 files.

Transferring files from external hard drive to remote sites: If you need to transfer large amount of data to remote sites then external hard drive is only a practical solution. If you were transferring files using CUT and PASTE commands and suddenly the system loses power then you may encounter a loss of files which are being transferred.

File System corruption: Like internal hard drives, an external hard drive also uses the file system to manage and organize files. A file system may get corrupted due to many reasons like virus attacks, system shutdown, improper system shutdown etc. If the file system gets corrupted then all your files become inaccessible resulting in data loss. Severe corruption of file system may cause the hard drive to crash. In such situations use external hard drive recovery software to retrieve data from crashed external hard disk.

Accidental format of external hard drive: you might have accidentally formatted the external hard drive volume and lost an access to the data stored on external hard drive. This is because, when external HDD is formatted, all data stored on external hard disk is deleted resulting in data loss.

Luckily, there is a way to get back all your lost or deleted files from external hard drives by using External Hard Drive Recovery Software. This software can help you in recovering accidentally deleted or lost data from Western Digital external hard drives. Before using this software, make sure that you have not copied or saved any files on the external hard drive from where you lost the files. This is mainly because, overwritten files cannot be restored using any file recovery utility. So, if you save or copy any files then the old files that already exist on the external hard drives get overwritten with new files resulting in permanent data loss.

External Hard Drive Recovery Software can recover different type of files deleted or lost from Western Digital external hard drives. It has the capability of restoring audios, videos, images, documents etc from accidentally formatted or reformatted external hard drives. It recognizes files on the basis of their unique signature and then recovers those files in an easy way. Additionally, it also restore data from Iomega Desktop portable hard drive, Hitachi, Samsung, Sony, HP external hard drives etc. It can retrieve files from external HD on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 Operating System.

Simple steps to restore files from Western Digital External HDD on Windows 7

Step 1: Download and launch External hard drive recovery software. As you launch the software, a main window appears, Select “Recover Files” option from the main screen and then either select “Recover Deleted Files” or “Recover Lost Files” option from the next screen.

External Hard Drive File Recovery - Main Window

Step 2: Select Western Digital External hard drive and then click on “Next” option to start the recovery process.

External Hard Drive File Recovery - Drive Selection Window

Step 3: Once the data recovery process is done, you can, view files recovered from the Western Digital External hard drive.

External Hard Drive File Recovery - Preview Window

Tips: In order to avoid data loss in future, you should take a backup of your valuable data and store it on 2 or more than 2 storage devices so that, if one storage device fails due to any reasons then your data will be safe on another drive. Make use of effective antivirus program to keep your system virus free. Always disconnect removable storage device i.e. externla storage device using "Safely Remove Hardware" icon.

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