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How to Recover Data from External Hard Driv?

Have you even have the same question? Don’t worry! In this article, it is clearly explained the reasons why data loss occurs in external hard drives and ways to recover data from the external hard drive after losing or deleting.

Most Possible Reasons for Data Loss in External Hard Drives:

Even though external hard drives are the safest place to store important files and folders, we may often encounter external hard drive data loss situations. And, it will surely help if we learn the exact causes about how data gets lost or deleted in external hard drives. So, here are the basis grounds for external hard drive data loss.

  • Virus attack (through infected computer)
  • Accidental file deletion
  • Unplanned formatting of external disk
  • Portable disk file system structure loss, corruption or damage
  • Unexpected system shutdown, power failure or application failure while accessing external drive
  • Disk partition structure damage or corruption
  • Ejecting external drive abruptly (without safety measures)

Any of the above situation (or kind of) or other unknown reasons is hazardous to data stored in external hard drives. And, when the files are missing or deleted from external hard drives we need to follow proper guidelines to restore the data safely.

How to Restore Data from External Hard Drive?

Caution: Once you notice there is a data loss in external hard drive, stop using the drive immediately. Don’t do any operation that overwrites the lost or deleted data.

3 Ways for External Hard Drive Data Recovery:

If you need to securely restore data from an external hard drive, follow any of your selected methods explained below and get the data loss problem solved.

Method 1: Restore External Hard Drive Data from Backup

If you have any backup of lost or deleted external hard drive data, find it and restore files from it. If you are a Mac user, check the Time Machine backup once for lost or deleted external drive files.

If you are a Windows user and enabled an auto Backup feature, then look at the backup drive you have and restore your external hard drive data.

Method 2: External Hard Drive Data Recovery Services

There are various professional hard drive data recovery service centers. Find the nearby one and get your data retrieved by recovery experts. But, these services are somewhat expensive and time-consuming.

Method 3: Use Data Recovery Software for External Hard Drive

Professional external hard drive data recovery software can help you to restore data from external hard drives with less time. And, Hi5 Partition Recovery Software is one such program suggested by most of the industry experts, since it can efficiently restore data from external hard drives, which is lost or deleted due to accidentally formatting external hard drive, unintentional deletion, virus attack etc.

It helps to restore data from all kinds of external hard drives such as Seagate Backup Plus, Buffalo, WD, Toshiba, SanDisk etc. The program is compatible with all versions of Windows 10/8/7/XP etc. and Mac edition is also available. The tool has a simple interface and offers technical assistance at free of cost. Thus, using this recovery tool you can effortlessly recover external hard drive data on your own.

3 Steps to Restore Data from External Hard Drive:

Download and install Hi5 Partition Recovery software on a working computer. Connect the external hard drive from which you want to recover data to this system.

Step 1: Launch Hi5 Partition Recovery Wizard and select Partition Recovery option, then choose the attached external drive from the list and go Next.

Step 2: The tool scans the drive and shows you all files present on the external hard drive.

Step 3: Mark files you want to recover, Preview media files and Save recovered data to a new location (not on the same external disk).

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