Data Recovery Software for External Hard Drive

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File system can be defined as a data structure which is used by the operating system to store information regarding the folders and files on the hard disk. Windows OS supports internal hard drives, external hard drives, floppy disks, CD's, memory cards, DVD's and other external USB drives. The supported file system varies according to the storage device types. For e.g., Floppy disks and USB flash drives support FAT file system whereas internal and external hard drive uses FAT and NTFS file systems. External hard drives are mainly used to have additional storage capacity. Now-a-days external hard drives can store up to 4TB data and behave like internal hard drives. The external hard drives can also be partitioned. But sometimes while using the external hard disk you may end up losing some important data. In such case, you should perform data retrieval using effective data recovery software for external hard drive. Before knowing in detail about the data recovery software for external hard drive, you need to understand some common data loss scenarios in external hard disks.

Common Data Loss Scenarios in External Hard Drive:

  • Unintentional actions: Data may get deleted from the external hard disk because of some unintended actions such as removing wrong file while trying to remove some other files applying Shift + Delete keys, formatting the external hard drive accidentally etc.
  • Improper Formatting: Formatting/reformatting the external HDD in the absence of proper data backup can lead to data loss situation. Not having data backup while re-installing the operating system will also lead to loss of data from the external hard drive.
  • Overwriting the data on external hard drive: External hard drives are also used for back up purpose and for saving the disk images. Sometimes by mistake you may save the data onto the external hard drive twice, and after that realizing it on the half way of the overwriting process and thus aborting the overwriting process. This may result in incomplete overwriting process.
  • Unexpected Reasons: Data in the external hard disk may be lost because of some unexpected situations like instant power surge or forcible shut down while data transfer is not yet completed.
  • Due to Malware: Spyware are the main reason behind external hard drive corruption. The complete external hard disk can be damaged because of Virus attack, leaving the data stored inside inaccessible.
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To avoid data loss from external hard disk you should always have proper data back up before formatting/re-formatting the external hard drive. If you have already lost data from external hard drive, then you need to follow certain precautions to avoid permanent data loss. Make sure that you are not using the external hard drive to save any new data unless you restore lost data from it. This will nullify the chances of the lost data getting overwritten.

To carry out data restoration on external hard drive Data retrieval tool is the perfect data retrieval tool. Some features of this tool which will play key role in data recovery are described below:

This data recovery software for external hard drive helps you in retrieving lost data from NTFS formatted partitions. Apart from NTFS file system, it also supports data retrieval in different types of FAT file system such as FAT16 and FAT32. This is the best hard disk data restore tool which efficiently retrieves data from different types of hard disks such as SATA, IDE and SCSI. With the help of this data recovery software it is possible to recover data from deleted partition, lost partition or inaccessible partition in quickspan of time. It also restores data from the brands of hard drives such as Western Digital, Samsung, Toshiba and Seagate. This advance utility also retrieves lost data from external hard drives, memory cards, USB flash drives and FireWire drives etc. This utility can also be used as Windows 7 data restoration software.

You may also encounter data loss from external drives due to the presence of bad sectors. Bad sectors are created due to virus attack, cross linking of files. These sectors are marked as unusable by the disk utility software, so you cannot access the data residing on these sectors. This results in data loss if you have stored some important files on these sectors. In such situations make use of data recovery software to retrieve data from bad sectors of the external hard disk. If you want to know more about data recovery from bad sectors of external HDD, visit the link: http://www.datarecovery-software.net/bad-sectors.html

Steps to use data recovery software for External Hard drive:

Step 1: Download and install the free version of Data restore utility and launch it on your system. After launching click on "Recover Partitions/Drives" to restore your lost data from the external drive as shown in Figure 1

Data Recovery Software for External Hard Drive - Main Window

Figure 1 : Welcome Screen

Step 2: Choose "Formatted/Re-Formatted Recovery" option after that as shown in Figure 2

Data Recovery Software for External Hard Drive - data recovery selection window

Figure 2 : Select data recovery option

Step 3: After this, a new windows will appear where you need to select the affected logical drive. As soon as you are done with selecting the affected drive, click on "Next" button in order to start the scanning process as shown in Figure 3

Data Recovery Software for External Hard Drive - drive selection window

Figure 3 : Select affected drive

Step 4: You can check the restored data after the scanning is over as shown in Figure 4. On the basis of the restored data you can evaluate effectiveness of the software

Data Recovery Software for External Hard Drive - preview window

Figure 4 : Preview restored file

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