How to Restore Data from External Hard Disk

External hard drives are the best means of data storage. But, they are not exempted from data loss crisis. So, even if you are finding ways to recover files from the external hard drive in an easy manner then this page will surely help you.

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External hard disk drives are one of the outstanding device, which has evolved a huge impact on data storage technology. These external hard disks are plug and play devices, which can be easily accessed on any of the systems. you can store a large amount of data on external hard disk, as the storage capacity of these devices ranges from 250 GB to 4 TB. With this kind of storage capacity, what if you lose important files or entire data from your external hard disk? Definitely, you are going to ask why I will lose data from my external hard drive.

Well, however careful we are, unexpected incidents lead us to unforeseen problems. In case of external hard drives, you may lose data due to one or the other reasons like,

Human error: While performing some task on your system, you accidentally delete files from portable disk and later you come to know that, you have done the mistake which you should never do; since you can’t find the deleted data even in Recycle Bin. Apart from this, blunders will happen like, improperly ejecting the external hard disk, interrupting the data transfer process etc.

Bugs in programs: Usage of faulty software or applications which are error prone, tend to perform unexpected events on the system and results in data loss.

Bad blocks: Presence of bad sectors on your external hard disk, makes the stored data on it inaccessible.

Induced virus: Sometimes, hazardous malware may enter into your portable drive when connected with a virus infected system.

Formatting/reformatting: Choosing the wrong external hard disk instead of actual drive/partition for formatting/reformatting while installing/reinstalling Operating System.

Above described are the major causes for data loss on external hard drives. And, you may find much more reasons for it. But, you don’t have to struggle in case, you are suffering from data loss and finding ways to recover external hard disk data; since, here is the solution for your problem…

Yes, you heard it right, now you can easily restore data from external hard disk which you have lost due to any reason.

Retrieve external hard disk data using Remo Recover:

Remo Recover is an ideal recovery tool that is capable of restoring external hard disk data like audio files, video files, image files, and other documents in less time. This software supports data recovery from any brands of external hard disk like Seagate, Transcend, Western Digital, Samsung, etc. It supports all the latest versions of Windows Operating System like Windows 10, Windows 8 & 8.1, Windows 7, Vista, Server 2003 & 2008, XP, etc. The tool supports data recovery from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, exFAT, HFS, and HFS+ file systems.

Significant features of Remo Recover:

  • Easy to download and install on any Windows computer
  • Simple to use, as its handy interface instructs you throughout the recovery process
  • It also supports restoration of data from formatted/reformatted, inaccessible, corrupted, crashed, and unrecognized hard disks
  • Ability to recover deleted, lost, missing and corrupted data from external hard disk, internal drive, SD card, memory card, USB, pen drive and more.
  • Allows you to preview the recovered data before saving it to your storage device
  • Comes with an option “Save Recovery Session”, which will help you to skip re-scan process after activating the tool
  • Provides an excellent technical assistance and also available in Mac compatible version

How to Recover Data from External Hard Disk?

Step 1: Connect the external hard drive to a working computer in which you have installed the software. Launch Remo Recover and click on "Recover Partitions" button from the main screen. Next, you will see the logical and physical disk drives available in the system. Choose an appropriate disk and click "Scan" button

Recover Formatted Data - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: Next, the tool will scan the disk to find all its partitions that are present currently and were present before formatting the disk drive. Once it completes scanning the disk, it shows all its partitions with their file systems. Choose the formatted partition which you want to recover and click Scan button to start the recovery

Restore Formatted Data - Choose Accidentally Formatted Partition

Figure B: Choose The Required Partition

Step 3: Then, it scans the formatted partition to extract all its data. Upon the completion of scanning and recovery process, it shows the list of recovered files in Data View, and File Type View

Retrieve Formatted Files - Recovered Data View

Figure C: Recovered Data View

Step 4: Finally, the tool will allow to preview the recovered files and allow to evaluate its recovery results before saving. To preview a file, right-click on the file, and choose Preview option

Restoring Formatted Data - Preview Recovered Files

Figure D: Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: At last, if you are completely happy with the recovery results, then buy its full version and save the recovered files at the location of your choice

Regain Formatted Files - Save Recovered Data

Figure 5: Save Recovered Files

Precautions that you should take to avoid data loss:

  • Always use reliable anti-virus program to protect your data against virus intrusion
  • Regularly backup your important data on two (at least) different locations. So that you can easily restore them back during data loss events
  • Never eject the device before you see "Safe to Remove Hard drive” message


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