How to Get Data Back from External Hard Drive

How to Get Data Back from External Hard Drive?

External hard disk can be referred as the hard disk that is portable. They are easy to carry along, easily upgradable and capable of storing data for a long time without the use of any power supply. Therefore, the external hard drives are used to store backup files. However, there are certain critical situations where data from the external hard drive may be lost. In such situation, most of users thinks about how to get data back from external hard drive. The main reason behind external hard drive data loss is formatting, partition corruption etc.

Consider a practical scenario, where you may get some strange kind of error message while accessing the external hard drive on your computer saying "The file or directory is corrupted or unreadable". You will be shocked to see this message because you have stored important files or stored backup files in it and you want to get data back from external hard drive anyhow. What to do when the external HDD itself is corrupt!!

When such practical inevitable conditions occurs to you, don’t lose your heart!! You still have the chance to get data back from external hard drive. Usually the data in the external hard disk will be still there in their original location, but you cannot access them with your OS. The only thing you need is effective tool like Data Disk Recovery software to retrieve the inaccessible files from the external hard drive. This tool also helps you to revive dead hard drive or external drive data.

The various causes for deletion of data from external hard disk are:

  • MBR corruption: The Master boot record is used to start the operating system installed in the external hard drive. Therefore, any corruption or damage in the MBR would result in corrupt external hard drive partitions.
  • Virus attack: There are various types of malwares like viruses, worms that can severely affect the drives in the external hard drive. These viruses spread through mails, internet etc. then can also get affected by using external hard disk in different computers.
  • Power outages: Repeated abrupt or improper shut down of the computer due to power outages while the external hard drive is operating on the computer can corrupt its partitions.
  • Human errors: Certain human errors like accidentally deleting important files from the external hard drive will result in data loss. Abrupt removal of external hard drive while the file is being transferring between the external hard drive and the computer can also corrupt the file system of the external hard drive hence resulting in partition corruption in the external hard drive.

However, the files inaccessible in the external hard drive can be easily found using Data Disk Recovery software until and unless they are not overwritten. This has powerful built in algorithm that helps you to search files and rescue HDD data on Mac and Windows OS within few minutes. This tool can restore hard disk after partition table corruption due to impact of any recently installed software. The application is specially designed to deal with any sort of data loss scenarios on hard drive whether it is simple deletion or complex critical partition corruption scenario. It also helps user to get data back daya from external hard drive after quick format. If you want to restore all data from external drive after quick formatting, follow this link:

Note: Click on and use this software to restore data from damaged hard disk.

Steps to save deleted files on external hard disk:

Step 1: Connect the external hard drive to your computer then launch it and select "Recover Drives" as shown in fig A.

How to Get Data Back from External Hard Drive - Main Window

Fig A: Main Window

Step 2: Select the external hard drive from logical drives list as shown in fig B.

How to Recover Data from External Hard Drive - Select External Hard Drive

Fig B: Select External Hard Drive

Step 3: The recovered files from external hard disk can be viewed in "Data Type" view as shown in fig C.

How to Restore Data from External Hard Drive - Recovered Data

Fig C: Recovered Data

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