Recover Files from Corrupted External Hard Disk

Recover all of your files from a corrupted external hard disk with Remo Recover. Download the hard drive recovery software for free, and get your files back from corrupt hard drive in three easy steps - Scan -- Select -- Save .


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Damage to hard drives are always difficult to use both in terms of reading and writing data. Whenever your hard disk can get corrupted you might as well encounter data loss. Regardless, you can extract files from a broken external hard drive. Learn how to retrieve files from an external hard drive by reading the completed information given below.

Can I Recover Data From Corrupted External Hard Drive?

Yes, you can retrieve data from corrupted external hard drive. Your external hard drive could have got corrupted due to virus infections, bad sectors, or physical damage due to heat. In any such case gaining access to the files becomes difficult due to improper functioning or complete failure of the drive. However, the only best possible solution to recover data is by using a professional external hard drive recovery software.

Corrupted external hard drive recovery software - Remo Recover!

In order to recover data from these drives, many third party hard drive recovery tools are available, but among them, Remo Hard Drive Recovery software is a fantastic choice to recover data from corrupt hard drive without formatting. You can recover files from corrupted external hard disk or recover data from RAW hard disk easily by utilizing Remo Recover software. This data recovery tool performs a quick scan of the corrupted drive and recovers all your files in couple of minutes. Moreover, it works on a read-only mechanism, hence the originality of your files are maintained even after recovery.

Remo Recover is a complete data recovery package that provides a solution for all your data recovery needs. Using this tool, you can also restore data from unallocated drive, formatted drives and re-formatted hard drives.

How To Retrieve Data From Corrupted External Hard Disk

Step 1: Run the software on your machine and select Recover Partitions option from main screen. Then, the tool shows all the physical and logical disks available in the system. Choose the physical external hard disk and click Scan button

How to retrieve files from corrupted external hard disk - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: Now, the software scans the external hard disk to find all its partitions. Once scanning is done, it shows all its partitions. Choose the corrupted partition which you want to recover and click Scan button to start the recovery process

Recover Files from Corrupted External Hard Drive- Select Appropriate Partition

Figure B: Select Appropriate Partition

Step 3: Remo Recover will now scan the corrupted partition to extract all its data. Once scanning is complete, it shows all the recovered files in Data View, and File Type View

Corrupted External Hard Disk Recovery - Recovered Data View

Figure C: Recovered Data View

Step 4: At the end of the recovery process, you can preview the recovered files by right clicking on the file and selecting Preview from the displayed options.

Extract Files From Damaged External Hard Drive - Preview Recovered Files

Figure D: Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: Finally, if you are satisfied with the recovery results, then purchase the complete version of the tool and save the recovered files, as the demo edition doesn't allow to save the files

Restore Corrupted External Hard Drive - Save Recovered Data

Figure E: Save Recovered Data

Interesting features of Remo hard drive recovery software

  • All brands of hard drives like Hitachi, Buffalo, SanDisk, Seagate, Toshiba, Western Digital and the like are supported by Remo Recover
  • The software is available in both Windows as well as Mac versions, that is compatible on all Windows and Mac operating systems includingb the latest Windows 10, and macOS High Sierra
  • In addition to recovery from external hard drives, the software also supports file recovery from other storage devices like USB flash drives, SD cards, and other external devices
  • If bad sectors are present on your drive, then Remo Recover creates a disk image by skipping the bad sectors, from which you can recover the data
  • Supports all file systems like FAT 16, FAT 32, exFAT, NTFS, HFS, HFSX, etc.
  • Likewise, it also contains an option that will help you to view the recovered file before you save it to any location. Take advantage of the demo version and learn how to recover files from corrupted USB flash drive, memory cards, and other storage devices to evaluate the recovery results. If you are convinced with the outcome, you can buy the software and restore all your files.

Precautionary steps to prevent corruption and data loss in external hard drives

  • Cultivate the habit of taking backup of essential files
  • Use UPS system
  • Follow proper procedure while ejecting external HDD
  • Invest in a reliable anti-virus software in order get rid of virus attacks on your system's or external hard drives