How to Recover Files from Western Digital Hard Drive
Western Digital (also called WD) has been famous for hard drive manufacturing for years, solid WD drive quality has won a lot of praise among its users. However data loss regarding WD external drive are rising day by day and put WD data recovery in great need. Here are some common reasons both human errors and technical errors that may put WD external HD users at great panic.
- Files accidentally got deleted from WD drive when connected to PC.
- Formatted Western Digital passport without copies backup.
- WD drive suddenly stopped working and won’t let read or access.
- Corruption happens to WD external due to improper operation such as computer power off or plug out from PC improperly.
- WD dive bad sectors and occur the message “the disk in drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?”.
- Partition lost from WD drive or some partition errors.
- More data loss scenarios on Western Digital hard disk drive.
How to Achieve Western Digital Hard Drive Data recovery
When you accidentally meet some of the situations mentioned above, the first thing you should do is stop using the WD drive as soon as possible. DO NOT save, edit or write more data on it. Then try recovering the files off it with a WD data recovery software immediately.
It is an easy yet powerful file recovery program which does comprehensive data recovery. Whatever you suffer WD data loss from, as long as the lost data are not overwritten, chances of WD data recovery can be very high if you perform the right steps and act as fast as possible. The program supports Western Digital drive such as Elements 2TB Desktop External, 1TB My Book 3.0 USB HD, My Passport 500GB external, Caviar WD 400 SATA hard drive etc. The PC version is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP while the Mac version supports OS X 10.5 or above including latest OS X Mountain Lion.
Recover Files from WD Hard Drive – Step by Step
Here is a step-by-step guide for Windows users to recover lost files from WD drive on their own. Mac users can also perform recovery with similar steps available from WD recovery for Mac.
STEP 1: To start with, connect your Western Digital hard drive to your computer that installs the WD recovery tool. Then open the software.
STEP 2: Choose "Drive Recovery" and highlight your WD drive that shows on the program and click a recovery mode to continue. Now the software will start to scan the disk to look for lost files. You’ll have to wait patiently if the WD drive volume is large in the scanning process.
STEP 3: After the scanning process is over, there will be a lot of files found which are right lost from your WD drive. Preview them and click Recover button to get them retrieved. Note: this function is only available under registered version.
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