The major causes of data loss on an external hard drive are virus attacks, unexpected system power off, accidental deletion of files, and failure of critical file system structures. To avoid data loss, back up your data from the external hard drive regularly. Follow the method for how to Recover Data from External Hard Drive.
Recovering data using the command prompt(cmd) method:
f:\>attrib -h -r -s /s /d*.*and press the enter key to view all the data on the external drive.
To recover the lost data on your damaged external hard drive, try using a third-party software like diskinternals partition recovery, easeus data recovery, etc.
If you have lost your important files from your external hard drive, you can recover them easily. To know how, read, and proceed with the quick, simple methods discussed below.
Using the trash bin folder:
The guided instructions discussed below will help you to recover data from a corrupted external hard drive using command prompt.
chkdsk g /fcommand. Here g is the drive letter. Replace it with your drive letter.
If the external hard drive that contains important data has crashed, and you wish to recover them, perform the steps given below.