Recover Files from External Hard Drives

I have lost my files from the external hard drive!

“I have just accidently "cleaned” my external hard drive using fdisk while trying to clean the flash drive. I wasn’t aware of the consequences of using fdisk, now I have lost all my external hard drive files. But I need to know if there is a way to recover the files from it. Please Help.”

This is the common issue while working with external hard drives. Are you stuck in the same or similar situation? If yes, then don’t worry, just stay calm. I know, when such unbearable situations happen, you become more tensed and distressed. There is nothing to worry, your data is not lost and it is still there. When you clean the drive, only the partition table data will be lost and your data will still be there. Of course, you will not be able to view or access your files. However, you can recover them. You can use Remo Recover to perform the external hard drive file recovery, which can restore your files completely from your external hard drive.

When you clean your hard drive or any device using fdisk or any other utility; your data will not be cleaned only the entries in the partition tables will be cleared. But your data will still be intact until and unless new file or data is stored. Remo Recover (Windows / Mac) is designed with excellent algorithms, which can go deep inside your drive and get your files back within minutes.

Why and how you lose your external hard drive files?

You can find many scenarios in which you lose your files from your external hard drives. It can be accidental or sometimes even intentional. Some of the common scenarios are as explained below:

  • Formatting or Reformatting the drive without taking the backup of the files stored on your external hard drives
  • External hard drive corruption, due to severe virus infection or some unknown reasons
  • Error message like "the disk in drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?" occurs when you try to access your files on your external hard drive
  • Improper partitioning or re-partitioning of the drive, leading to inaccessibility of the files stored on your drives
  • Removing the external hard drive abruptly or switching off the system while transferring or using the external hard drive, makes your files inaccessible
  • Presence of bad sectors on your external hard drive as a result of mishandling it
  • Deletion of files either accidentally or intentionally (thinking that they are unwanted) also results in loss of files on your external hard drives

All these are the common reasons that led to the loss of files from your external hard drives. In case you have lost files in any of the above or due to any unknown reasons, you can use Remo Hard Drive Recovery tool to reclaim your files easily.

Strengths of Remo Recover (Windows / Mac):

Remo Recover (Windows / Mac) is known for its skills and abilities. It comes in handy in any data loss situations mentioned above or even others which might have missed. In case you want to recover from Toshiba or Western digital external hard drives, Seagate or Buffalo drive, you have Remo Recover which supports wide range of all available external hard drive brands. Even in case of file types don’t worry about the files type or formats, it supports recovery of more than 300 different types and formats of files. Also, it has the ability to recover files from hard drive and from different partitions such as FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, HFS + or HFSX in few simple mouse clicks.

Additionally, it supports recovery of data from SATA / SCSI / IDE hard drives, SD, XD, MMC flash memory cards, external USB drives, iPods, FireWire Drives and other devices. not only reclaiming your files you can also find the specific file after recovery using “Find Tool” based on the date, creation date, extension, size and file name. it is also compatible with all various versions of both Windows and Mac operating systems including Windows 8 and Mac OS X 10.8 i.e. Mac Mountain Lion.

Unique features of Remo Recover:

Remo Recover is flooded with new features and is also updated to support the latest technologies. Its main aim is customer satisfaction, which it has already achieved with its following features:

  • The GUI of Remo Recover has been updated to metro-styled GUI to support even the touch-enabled devices
  • It provides options called “Save Recovery session” and “Open Recovery Session”, to avoid re-scanning of the drive while you use its trial version
  • Able to identify more than 300 types of files even after recovery on the basis of the file’s unique signature
  • Can reduce the time consumption and memory utilization by using “Select File Type” (limits the scanning process only to a particular file type) and “Compress files” (after recovery you can compress the files and save)

4 Steps to Recover Your Files from External Hard Drive

Step 1: Download the Remo Recover software and install it on your PC

Step 2: Launch the software and select the drive representing the external hard drive, from where data needs to be recovered

Step 3: Software scans the drive and after which you can view them.

Step 4: Preview each one of them and save them at any location of your choice.

For more details about the recovery procedure, view this video: