People started using portable hard drives more and more often as they serve the purpose of backup storage device to store their valuable data files. You might have stored each file you have written, work reports, favorite photos, movies, music collection, games, software files, MS Office documents and the list goes on. Also as name indicates, portable hard drives are utilized to store data which need to be carried anywhere with you. You just need to plug in external to the port outside the computer to access or transfer data from external hard drive. Portable hard drives are designed with advanced features to safeguard your data from getting lost.
People usually assume that portable hard drives are safest place to keep their important data. But just imagine what if you lose your valuable stuff from portable hard disk that you have saved from years? You will go crazy due to this unexpected data loss. Losing critical data is heartbreaking for anyone. In fact things like that often take place. So how do you manage to restore files from external hard drive? Also there are no manual methods available to retrieve portable hard drive files!!! The only way is to take the help of some reliable third party tool such as file recovery software to rescue and restore files off portable hard drive in secure way.
There are many incidents where you end up losing files from portable hard drive. Suppose when you wanted to delete one file, you may delete the whole folder by mistake. Even though you used Delete key, files are not moved to Recycle Bin in this case. This is because, only the files deleted from computer hard drive using Delete keys will get stored in Recycle Bin. But same will not happen when you delete files from external hard drives. Moreover incorrectly using cut and paste commands for transferring files between computer and portable hard drive and antivirus scanning external hard drive can lead to deletion of files. So don’t worry about how to get back deleted files from portable hard drive? Just make use of file recovery software to undelete files in few mouse clicks.
Sometimes when you connect external hard drive to your computer, it may be recognized by OS, which displays the connected portable drive with a letter. But when you try to access files from it, you may encounter an error message like “The file or directory is corrupted” or “Drive is not formatted, format it now”, etc on computer screen. It mainly happens when portable hard drive is logically corrupted or damage of the internal data structure employed to store files. The causes for this could be harmful virus infections, file system corruption, software errors, power failures at the time of data access, file system conversion errors, partition table corruption, etc.
You may also lose files from portable hard drive after corruption, repartitioning of portable hard drive, defragmentation failure, etc. However, you need not worry! Irrespective of the cause for loss of files, you can still get back files from portable hard disk by using effective file recovery software. This software can easily retrieve lost files after partitioning errors within a couple of moments. Check out the given website myfilerecovery.net/recover-files-lost-after-partitioning-error.html for further details about file recovery from partitions after errors. Before using this tool you have to stop using your affected portable drive for saving new files as it might reduce chances of data recovery from it. Moreover, new files which are saved onto external hard drive may occupy the disk space where lost files are stored in days, weeks or months depending upon the free space available on external drive. Once new files overwrite the deleted or lost files on portable hard drive, you lose them permanently.
File recovery software for portable hard drive
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Follow the simple steps to recover files from portable hard drive:
Step 1: Download and install the file recovery software on healthy PC, connect the affected external drive to it. Launch the software; main window displays three file recovery options. You need to select "Recover Files” option as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 : Main Window
Step 2: Now it displays two options "Recover Deleted Files" and "Recover lost Files". You select "Recover Lost Files" to retrieve deleted, lost or missing files from portable hard drive and click on "Next" as shown in figure 2.
Figure 2 : Select Recovery
Step 3: In the next screen shot you need to select the drive that is portable hard drive, from which you need to recover files as shown in Figure 3 and click Next button. Then it starts scanning the external hard drive.
Figure 3 : Select Portable Hard Drive
Step 4: Once the scanning is done recovered data displays in "Data View" or "File Type View" as shown in Figure 4. To evaluate the results you can "Preview" recovered files instantly. Then you have option to save the scanned files using "Save Recovery Session" option, which you can use when you purchase the software and use the “Open Recovery Session” option to load previously scanned files.
Figure 4 : Recovered Data List