Recover Data from External Hard Drive WD

Recovering Data from External Hard Drive WD

If you need to Recover Data from External Hard Drive WD, there are many applications such as EaseUS, Recuva, FonePaw, and so on to get the job done. The steps are similar for all these applications. The guidelines given below will walk you through the data recovery process when using the FonePaw application on your computer.

  • Connect the WD external hard drive to the computer on which you have installed FonePaw.
  • You can download FonePaw Data Recovery from the manufacturer’s site for your computer’s OS.
  • Launch the FonePaw application and view the icons on the dashboard.
  • Click the type of files that need to be recovered by clicking its corresponding radio button.
  • Then, choose the WD external hard drive from which the files are to be recovered. It will be located under the Removable Drives section.
  • Click the Scan button and wait for FonePaw to scan the WD external hard drive. After the WD external hard drive is fully scanned, the scan results are displayed on the screen. Choose the files on the scan result. Click the checkboxes beside all the files you want to recover.
  • Now, click the Recover button at the bottom of the FonePaw application screen. Choose the destination folder for saving the files recovered by FonePaw and click OK.
  • There is another method to Recover Data from External Hard Drive WD from the computer’s command prompt. Here are the steps to perform the data recovery through it.
  • Make sure your WD external hard drive is connected to the computer through a working USB cable.
  • Press the Windows and R keys at the same time on the computer when viewing the desktop screen. The Run application is executed.
  • In the Run application search field, type cmd, and then click OK.
  • The command prompt window opens on the screen. Type the following word string: ‘attrib -h -r -s /s /d [letter of the drive such as C, D, or E]:\*.*’ (Make sure you do not enter the quotes.). Press the Enter button
  • After typing this word string and pressing Enter, the selected files will be recovered from the WD external hard drive.

How to Recover Deleted Photos from WD External Hard Drive ?

  • Photos can get deleted from the WD external hard drive because of many reasons. This can include accidental deletion by the user, virus/malware attack, disk format, and so on.
  • These files which are deleted from the WD external drive cannot be retrieved from the Recycle bin on your computer since the deletion bypasses the Recycle bin. However, you can restore the files on the WD external drive by using software such as Recuva, EaseUS, Yodot Photo Recovery, etc.
  • The guidelines given below will help you to Recover Data from External Hard Drive WD by using Yodot Photo Recovery.
  • The first step in this recovery process is to get Yodot Photo Recovery. You can get this recovery application from the official manufacturer’s site and install it.
  • Ensure that the WD external hard drive is attached to the computer on which you have installed Yodot Photo Recovery.
  • Launch Yodot Photo Recovery on the computer and then view the two options on the application’s home screen.
  • Choose the Deleted Photo Recovery option from the screen, and then the partition drives will be displayed.
  • Select the WD external hard drive and then click the Next button.
  • Yodot Photo Recovery scans the WD external hard drive for the deleted photos and displays the scan result.
  • Choose the File View or Data view tab according to your convenience. Click the checkboxes beside the files to be recovered and then click Recover.
  • Set a destination folder on the Yodot Photo Recovery application screen to Recover Data from External Hard Drive WD. Click OK.

How to Recover Data from Damaged WD External Hard Drive ?

Recover Data from External Hard Drive WD

How to Recover Data from Broken WD External Hard Drive ?

  • First, download the Remo recovery software on your system by specifying the OS version.
  • Run the software setup file and install the recovery application on your computer using the prompts that are displayed.
  • Launch the Remo software on your system. Select the Recover Drives option from the home screen of the application.
  • Choose the WD external drive on the next page that opens and wait till the scan procedure is over to Recover Data from External Hard Drive WD.
  • The list of files or images that were recovered from the external drive will be displayed on your screen.
  • Each file has a checkbox beside it. Highlight the checkboxes of the files that you wish to retrieve.
  • Assign a location to save the files and tap OK. The retrieved files will be stored to the specified folder in a few minutes.

Recover Data From Corrupted Wd External Hard Drive

  • You can recover the files from the corrupted WD external hard drive using the iCare Data Recovery software.
  • Connect the corrupted hard drive to the computer using a USB cable.
  • On the Select Scan Mode screen that appears first, you have to select the Deep Scan Recovery process that will help you recover files from the hard drives.
  • Choose the WD external hard drive that you have connected from the next screen.
  • Click the Next button Recover Data from External Hard Drive WD. After performing a deep scan process on the drive, the retrieved files or images will be displayed on your computer's screen.
  • Preview the data or files and choose the list of files to be recovered.
  • Tap Next and select a folder or drive to store the retrieved files. Make sure not to store the files in the driver from which you recovered it.