Western Digital External Hard Drive Recovery

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Have you ever had an experience of hard drive failure? Losing essential files such as income tax records, favorite movie files, audio and image files stored from your Western Digital Hard drive can be devastating. So it is always advised to maintain a proper backup of all your important data, as you never know when your Western Digital HD may get crashed thus, resulting in huge data loss. If you have not maintained a proper backup of your important data then, to perform Western Digital external hard drive the recovery you need to make use of reliable unformat drive the recovery software.

Western Digital external HDD is the latest designed portable hard drive used by both Mac and Windows the users. Western Digital HD is a pocket-sized drive and very lightweight. Western Digital is one of the most popular companies and leading producer of storage devices like hard drives. Western Digital Company basically manufactures internal, external and networking storage hardware devices. Even though these Western Digital storage devices are very reliable at some point of time, they do crash and data stored in it becomes inaccessible or lost.

Few common scenarios leading to loss of data from Western Digital HDD are mentioned below:

  • Hard drive partition corruption: Data loss might occur when the partition gets corrupt while trying to install multi-operating system on Western Digital hard disk. Also, if the file system of the WD HDD gets corrupted due to any third party programs or some viruses such as malware, spyware, adware etc., then it results in data loss.
  • Unintentional Formatting of Drive: Accidentally formatting the wrong partition. If you have one dynamic drive named audio and another as video. You wished to format audio partition but by mistake the formatted video partition. This scene could lead to huge data loss from WD hard disk. In such cases, you must be wondering how to recover data from the formatted hard drive.
  • Reformatting the Drive: When you re-format the drive i.e., changing file system from FAT to NTFS or vice versa. In such circumstances, there are chances of losing all your files, if the process of re-formatting is halted or incomplete due to any disturbance.
  • MBR Corruption: MBR (Master Boot Record) is situated in the first sector of hard drive that tells your system which partition of your hard drive contains Operating system. When the MBR gets corrupted, you may encounter error messages like “Error loading Operating system”, “Invalid partition table” or “Operating system missing”. Once the MBR gets corrupted, it does not allow you to boot your Operating system, as a result, your data may become inaccessible resulting in data loss.
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Unformat drive the recovery software helps you to recover lost or deleted data from corrupted and the formatted WD hard disk. This software supports both FAT and NTFS file system. This powerful the recovery software can recover your data from lost/missing partition, the formatted, re-the formatted partitions and re-partitioned drives in Windows operating system. It supports all versions of FAT file system i.e., FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32 to recover data. One can use this tool to successfully retrieve data from laptop hard drive after unexpected data loss due to accidental formatting drive/partition on the laptop during the operating system re-installation or dual OS installation to upgrade it to a newer version or due to OS crash.

Other than hard drives, this software can restore data from the formatted pen drive and also other brands like Transcend, SanDisk, Kingston. Even it also supports the recovery of deleted or lost or corrupted NTFS partitions. If you want to recover data form corrupted USB drive just make use of this application which can also recover files from the formatted memory card in just a few mouse clicks. Other than recovering the files from external hard drive it can also perform data the recovery on the formatted hard drives of popular brands like Hitachi, Buffalo, Fujitsu, Iosafe, Iomega, Samsung, Seagate and many more. You can try the trial version of this software which is freely available on the internet. Once you are satisfied with the recovery result, go ahead and purchase the full version of this software. You can later activate the software and then load previously saved the recovery session to restore your lost files.

Follow the steps given below to restore files from Western Digital external HDD:

Step (i): Install and launch the software, when main window pops up select "Recover Partitions/Drives" option as shown in Figure 1.

Western Digital External Hard Drive Recovery - Main Screen

Figure 1: Home Screen

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Step (ii): Since you have to recover files from the formatted WD HDD, click on "Formatted/Re-Formatted Recovery" or "Partition Recovery" option. Software will detect and display the list of available drives as illustrated in Figure 2. Select the WD drive from which you would like to recover data and click "Next".

Western Digital External Hard Drive Recovery- Select Drive

Figure 2: Select WD External Hard Drive

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Step (iii): Software scans the WD hard drive and you can view the list of recovered files.

Western Digital External Hard Drive Recovery - Recovered Data

Figure 3: Recovered Files

Step (iv): Select one recovered file and right click on that file and then click on "Preview" button. You will get a preview of the recovered file.

Western Digital External Hard Drive Recovery - Preview Recovered File

Figure 4: File Preview

Step (v): If you are well satisfied with recovered results, buy the licensed version of the software and save recovered files to intended drive.

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