External Hard Drive Document Recovery

Last time on my birthday I took lot of interesting photos with my friends and stored in my favored Sony external hard drive thinking that might be safe for keeping those beautiful photos there. Then I did not backup those great photos. About one week ago, one of my friends asked me show the photos. Then I connected my external hard drive with my PC, it turned out to be inaccessible and the PC can’t read the data on the drive. And the PC suggested me to format the external hard drive for reusing it again. I did not want to do so and I do really need those precious photos. Can I recover documents from external hard drive?

Yes, you can recover documents from external hard drive using proficient Document Recovery Software.



To store computer data using external hard drive is becoming common these days. An External/Removable hard drive is any hard drive which attaches to a port on the outside of a computer case and are extremely useful for backing up computers and for moving data between computers. People of use removal hard disks as they have attractive features such as its large storage capacity, portable in nature i.e. they can be easily carried with you to use and transfer data just by connecting to any computer via cable. Using external hard drives you can share, store and access required information easily.

In spite of its uses, you may face some troubles while using these external hard drives which lead to deletion/loss of documents from external hard drive. You can recover documents from external hard drive using effective Document recovery Software.

Causes Responsible for Documents deletion/loss from external Hard Drive:

  • Documents present in external hard drive will be easily deleted or lost in case it is infected with viruses.
  • Using the same external device on different Operating system like Windows and Mac or ejecting external drive while copying or moving documents might lead to documents deletion/loss.
  • You may accidentally click on “Format” option when Windows prompts you to format it. As a result of formatting, you come across with deletion/loss of documents from external hard drive.
  • Unexpected system shutdown, sudden power failure while transferring documents from external hard drive to your computer might lead to deletion/loss of documents that is being transferred.

    After you face above situation, you will be happy if you find deleted/lost documents in backup copy. But in case backup is not present or the documents you are looking are not present in backup then you can go for an outstanding Document Recovery Software. This software has the potential to restore each and every document from external hard drive. Apart from this, it can recover documents from SD Card, MMC, and Memory Stick flash memory cards. This software does not modify or alter original documents during the recovery process. This software carefully examines documents present in external hard drive and extracts information in minimum amount of time. It can also retrieve documents from flash drive, USB drives and FireWire drives. This software has all the power to recover documents from Recycle Bin on FAT and NTFS file systems. It also supports access document recovery including other MS Office files which have been accidentally deleted or lost from the storage device. It supports document recovery on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and 8 and Windows Server 2003 and 2008. It can also recover documents after reinstalling Windows on your system hard drive due to various reasons within minutes. Hence, It is the best software for retrieving documents from external hard drive. With the help of this software, you can also restore documents from Laptop hard drive without any complications.

    Steps for Retrieving Documents from External Hard Drive using Document Recovery Software:

    Step 1: Download and Install the demo version of the software (Not on to your same external hard drive) and Run the software. From the main screen select “Recover Files” option for retrieving documents from external drive.

    External Hard Drive Document Recovery - Main Screen

    Figure 1. Main Screen


    Step 2: The software scans and displays all the internal and external drives, choose external drive from which you need to recover documents and click on “Next”.

    External Hard Drive Document Recovery - Select Logical Drive Screen

    Figure 2. Select Logical Drive


    Step 3: Now, you can view the recovered documents in two different views i.e., “Data View” and “File Type View”. You can view documents using “Preview” option and "Save" the recovered documents to your desired location on computer.

    External Hard Drive Document Recovery - Save Document Screen

    Figure 3. Save Recovered Documents

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