How to Recover Photos from External Hard Drive?

Nowadays, many users make use of external hard drive to store photos, videos music and lots more. It acts as the best media if you want to store huge amount of data. External hard drive stores your valuable data and adds a considerable level of safety and security. If you are a professional photographer then you may prefer to store photos in external hard drive in case the internal memory of your computer is out of space. But do you know how long photos remain safe in your external hard drive? Situation may become worst and you might lose entire photos from external hard drive. Hence it is recommended to keep backup of important photos in 2 or 3 different places. But in busy schedule, you may forget to backup important photos. Under such situation when you encounter photo loss, it will put you in a state of worry.

To explain about photo loss, let us consider a situation wherein you were moving photos from external hard drive to your computer in order to save them as a backup copy. But when the transfer process was going on, you have mistakenly removed external hard drive assuming that the photos have been transferred. After realizing, you have reconnected external hard drive to the computer to transfer those photos once again but for your surprise all photos were missing from your external hard drive.

What can be done in such situation? Are the photos lost forever? Definitely not!!! You can easily recover photos from external hard drive with the help of photo recovery software. But before you go further to download the application, let us have a glance over the common situation that makes you lose photos from external hard drive. There are plenty of reasons and below mentioned are few:.

  • Accidental deletion: Sometimes you may accidentally delete few important photos from external hard drive when it is connected to your computer. Deleted photos do not get stored in Recycle Bin and hence makes you lose them from external hard drive. You need to use external hard drive deleted file recovery software in that case
  • Virus intrusion: If you connect your external hard drive to the system that is infected with the viruses then the external hard drive may also get infected with the viruses. In such case, viruses corrupt the file system of external hard drive and makes it inaccessible
  • Power Failure: In case your computer gets shut down due to power failure at the time you are viewing or transferring photos from external hard drive to your computer then there may be the possibility of losing photos from external hard drive. Go here to restore data lost while trasferring from WD my passport to computer or vice-versa
  • Unintentional formatting: While disconnecting external hard drive from your computer, you may mistakenly click on “Format” option instead of “Eject”. This will result in losing not only photos but other files present in your computer

Even though you face any of the above situations, you can restore photos from external hard drive with the help of external hard drive file recovery software.

Important features of the software:

External Hard Drive File Recovery is an excellent recovery tool which has been specially developed to recover photos from external hard drive. It will thoroughly scan external hard drive and search for the photos which you have lost as a result of accidental deletion, formatting, virus attack, power failure so on. This software can be used to restore photos from Toshiba, HP, Transcend, Kingston, SanDisk external hard drive etc. on both Windows and Mac computer. During recovery process it does not alter original quality of the photos and hence retains it quality even after recovery. Moreover, you can preview media files like photos, videos and songs before saving retrieved photos to the desired location. The steps involved in the recovery process are so easy that a person with less technical knowledge can restore photos from external hard drive without any difficulties. You can even use this tool to retrieve files from external hard drive on Mac computers.

Steps to recover photos from external hard drive

Step 1: Download and install the software. Launch the software, and select “Recover Photos” option from the main screen and then either select “Recover Deleted Photos” or “Recover Lost Photos” option.

Recover Photos from External Hard Drive - Main Window

Step 2: Now Select external HDD and then click on “Next” option to start the recovery process.

Recover Photos from External Hard Drive - Select External Hard Drive

Step 3: Once the scanning process is completed, you can view recovered files from External hard drive by just clicking on "Preview" option.

Recover Photos from External Hard Drive - Preview Recovered Data

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