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How to Recover Data from Portable Drive?


Data loss from portable hard drive occurs due to various known and unknown reasons. The external portable hard drives serve various user purposes. Users use them to maintain the backup of the important files. They are also considered as the best storage drive to transfer large amounts of data. Hence the loss of all such valuable documents, pictures, videos, audio, and other media files proves to be troublesome to any user. Some of the common reasons behind deletion of vital files from the removable portable drives-

  • Abruptly pulling out data cable that connects the external hard drive to the computer or ejecting the portable drive during the file transfer process results in loss of files
  • Portable disk file system corruption makes the data inaccessible
  • Accidental deletion of the files will permanently delete the data from the drive (without redirecting a copy of the file in the Recycle Bin or the Trash folder)
  • Virus or malware infection makes the portable drive go missing or deleted
  • The unintended format or reformat operation completely wipes the portable drive data

How to restore data from portable hard drives?

The data on the portable HD drive deleted/lost due to any of the above-stated instances can be easily retrieved with the help of Recover External Drive software. This tool is designed using special algorithms for effective data restoration from the removable hard drives. The powerful scan engine employed by this utility deep scans the portable disk and extracts all the files from it instantly. Recover External Drive software works in a read-only mode and ensures that original data is not modified upon recovery.

Whatsoever be the reason for data loss from portable hard drive, just make use of Recover External Drive software to perform portable hard drive recovery with ease. It proves to be a one-stop solution by retrieving data upon deletion, formatting, corruption, inaccessibility, etc. Also, this portable hard drive recovery tool is been highly recommended by the industry experts for the restoration of all types of files from the storage drives in a secure manner. One can install this application on any edition of Windows and Mac-based OS.

Remarkable features of the portable storage drive recovery tool-

  • Restores data from system drives, SSD, memory sticks, memory card, USB drive, iPods, and so on
  • Built with a simple graphical interface that helps novice users to perform portable hard drive recovery
  • Facilitates an option to preview the files after applying the scan
  • Compatible with all disk file systems- FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, HFS, and HFS+
  • Works with all brands of portable hard drives- Western Digital, Seagate, Iomega, Hitachi, Transcend, LaCie, Maxtor, Samsung, Adata, etc.

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Simple steps to recover data from portable drive

Step 1: Install the Recover External Drive software on your system. Then connect the portable drive from which the data is to be restored.

Step 2: Open the program and click on the Recover Partitions option.

Step 3: Locate the removable portable drive from the list of available drives and click on the Scan button.

Main Window

Fig A: Main Window

Step 4: The progress of data restoration from portable HDD will be displayed on a new window.

Scanning in Progress

Fig B: Scanning in Progress

Step 5: Confirm the data recovery by the list of files recovered under Data View and File Type View layouts.

List of Restored Files

Fig C: List of Restored Files

Step 6: Preview any of the file items in the list. Continue to mark the files/folders for saving.

Preview Recovered Data

Fig D: Preview Recovered Files

Step 7: Specify the desired drive location to save the data retrieved from the portable drive. Press on the Save icon.

Saving Recovered Data

Fig E: Save the Recovered Data

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