Recover files from external hard drive

  • Complete and fast external hard drive recovery software
  • Recover deleted files from FAT and NTFS formatted External hard disk drive
  • Comprehensive tool which identifies and recovers up to 300 different file types
  • Recover deleted files from External HDD and FireWire drives

Recover Files from External Hard Drive

With increasing need to data storage, we now-a-days store data on large capacity external hard drives like Seagate FreeAgent, WD Passport, iOmega UltraMax or similar.

Accidentally deleted your important files, favorite movie or photos from the external hard drive? Not able to locate the deleted files in the Recycle Bin? You will not find the deleted files in the Recycle Bin, as files deleted from external devices bypass the Recycle Bin. However, you can still recover deleted files from external HDD using Remo Recover software.


Remo Recover (Windows)

  • File system independent scan ensures fast scanning of the external hard drive
  • Recovers files which are lost due to deletion or formatting of the hard drive
  • Recover external hard drive files deleted using Shift + Delete key combination
  • Sort the recovered files on the basis of name, date, size and file type
  • "Save Recovery Session"  option to avoid re-scanning the entire hard drive again
  • View recovered files using  "File Type View" or "Data View" option

Remo Recover (Mac)

  • Recover deleted files from external HDD, which have bypassed Trash
  • Recover external HDD files deleted using Command + Delete keys combination
  • Supports recovery from iOmega Mac companion, Western Digital MyBook, Seagate FreeAgent Go Mac etc.
  • Recover deleted files based on their unique signatures
  • Fast built-in "Find Tool" to find files in recovered data list
  • Add / edit new signatures for files that are not listed
  • View the recovered data in a Mac finder styled interface

Common scenarios in which files get deleted from the External hard drive

Accidental deletion of files - You might accidentally delete a file from your external hard drive leading to loss of data. When a file is deleted from the external hard drive it bypasses the Recycle Bin on Windows and Trash on Mac, unlike files on the fixed hard drive that go to the Recycle Bin when they are deleted.

Files deleted using combination keys - Files can also be deleted using the Shift + Delete keys combination on Windows and Command + Delete keys combination on Mac.

Files lost due to formatting - Files can also be lost when you format or reformat your external hard drive without having a backup.

Files deleted from Windows Command prompt - Files can also be deleted on Windows using the "del" command from Windows command prompt

How to Recover files from External Hard Drive?

Follow the steps given below, to recover external hard drive data using the advanced scan option,

Step 1: Connect your external hard drive to a computer. Download and install the free to try Remo Recover (Windows) software on that computer

Step 2: Double-click the desktop shortcut or use the Start > Programs menu to launch the application

Step 3: Once you launch the application, the main screen is displayed. Select the "Recover Files" option from the main screen as shown in Figure 1

Step 4: Select the "Recover Deleted Files" option from the screen as shown in Figure 2 to proceed to the next step

Step 5: The drives that are detected are listed as shown in Figure 3. Select the external hard drive from which the files need to be recovered and click "Next"

Step 6: Once you click the "Next" button, the software starts to scan the selected drive as shown in Figure 4

Step 7: Once the scanning procedure is finished, you can use the " File Type View" / " Data View" option to view the recovered data as shown in Figure 5

Step 8: Now, to evaluate the recovery results you can instantly "Preview" recovered files as shown in Figure 6

Step 9: You can save the scanned information using the "Save Recovery Session" option, which can be used when you resume the recovery process as shown in Figure 7

Make use of Remo Recover (Mac) to recover files from external hard drive on Mac

Note: Avoid installing Remo Recover software or saving any recovered files on the external hard drive or partition, which contains deleted / lost data. This may overwrite the deleted / lost data leading to permanent data loss

Note: To recover lost data from formatted / re-formatted partitions and re-partitioned external hard drives you can make use of Remo Recover (Pro) Edition software

Supported External Hard Drive Manufacturers: Apricorn Aegis (Mini, Portable, Max), Buffalo (MiniStation, Metro, Stealth), Fujitsu, Hitachi (Touro Pro, LifeStudio), Imation (Apollo Expert), Iomega, Iosafe (Solo, SoloPro, Rugged Portable), Kingston, LaCie (Rugged USB, Rugged, LittleBig Disk, Starck, Rikiki, Quadra, Little Disk, Skwarim), Maxtor, Quantum, Samsung, Seagate (FreeAgent, GoFlex, Replica), Sony, Toshiba (Canvio), Transcend, Western Digital (Elements, MyPassport, MyPassport Elite)

Supported Devices: External Hard Disk Drives (HDD) - IDE / SATA / SCSI, USB, FireWire

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 (Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Professional, Enterprise), Windows Vista (Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, Enterprise), Windows XP (Starter, Home, Professional, Media Center), Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise), Windows Server 2003 (Standard, Enterprise)

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