Consider this scenario – you have hundreds of Giga Bytes of important data stored on your 1 TB external hard disk drive. The data contains your favorite movies, lots of pictures, songs, softwares and huge amount of work related data. One day, in order to access some data from that hard drive you connect it to your Mac PC, and nothing happens. Probably the external drive is not getting detected by your computer or even if it’s getting detected, it’s showing the device as empty. What do you do now? What steps should you take in order to recover data from WD 1TB external hard drive data?
Read on to know the steps should you take in order to restore data from WD 1TB external hard drive. Before assuming that your external hard drive is damaged or the data from it is permanently gone, try these steps to ensure the device is properly connected.
First Step: If the external hard disk drive is not being detected by your computer, replace the connector cable of the hard drive and try accessing it. Then try accessing the external hard disk drive data through another computer and check if the problem is solved or it still persists.
Second Step: If you’re not able to find the missing data or you have unintentionally deleted files by yourself, you have to perform WD 1TB external hard drive data recovery with the help of a powerful data recovery tool like Remo Recover.
The steps to perform WD 1TB external hard drive data recovery are mentioned at the bottom of the page along with its respective screenshots which will help you to retrieve data from WD 1TB external hard drive. Before that, let’s put some light on possible causes that could cause data deletion on your external hard disk drive.
Physical damage: Intense heat, water, physical damage, dust, etc. pose a serious threat to a hard disk drive. So make sure you take right preventive measures in order to maintain your hard disk drive safe from these things.
Logical failure: Any damage or corruptions at the file structure or software of the external hard disk drive due to various reasons can cause data deletion. In most cases a normal re-booting of the external hard disk drive can solve this problem.
Accidental damage: Accidental or unintentional data deletion is one of the most common causes of data deletion. You know how to avoid accidental data deletion.
Viruses and Malwares: A 1 TB external hard disk drive can contain large amounts of important data. Using your external hard drive on multiple platforms and untrusted computers causes virus and other malicious softwares to spread in to the hard drive volume. So maintain it virus-free by using any reliable and sufficient Antivirus tool and also by avoiding its use on untrusted devices.
WD 1TB external hard drive data restoration using Remo Recover:
Remo recover multi-utility data recovery tool can restore any data from an external hard disk drive. Data can be recovered from external hard drive that is unmountable / formatted / corrupt easily using Remo Recover. Data from other hard drives with RAID configurations to can be retrieved too. Data recovery from WD 1TB external hard drive is an easy task when done with Remo Recover tool.
Steps to perform data recovery from WD 1TB external hard drive using Remo Recover:
Step 1: Download and Install the free trial version of the software. Connect your WD external hard disk to the Mac computer and launch Remo Recover software. You will see the main window with three options as illustrated in figure 1. Click on "Recover Volumes/Drives".
Figure 1: Main Window
Step 2: From next window, select appropriate recovery option as illustrated in figure 2.
Figure 2: Select Option
Step 3: Select WD external hard drive and click on "Next" option as illustrated in figure 3.
Figure 3: Select WD External Hard Drive
Step 4: Once the scanning process gets completed, a list of recovered data from WD external hard drive is displayed as illustrated in figure 4.
Figure 4: List Recovered Data from WD External Hard Drive