Western Digital Corporation is one of the largest hard drives manufacturers in the world. It is specialized in manufacturing both internal as well as external hard drives. The Western Digital hard drives are in a term called WD external hard disk. Users usually use this WD USB hard drive to store their important data, files, and many other documents. Due to its lightweight and compatibility, users can carry this WD external hard drive with their important files or data wherever they go.
However, there are some cases where your Western Digital USB hard drive cannot be opened or encounters an error message when trying to access it. Due to which you may lose all your important data stored in the WD external hard disk. There are different situations you might encounter and need to recover lost data from your WD external hard drive, such as:
- Accidentally formatting the WD external hard disk without taking backup of the essential data.
- Mistaken deletion important files from the Western Digital hard drive and not able to find them in recycle bin folder
- WD external hard disk corruption that makes precious data inaccessible due to a sudden power surge or system crash
- Virus or malware infection on the Western Digital USB hard drive erases some of your precious files or data stored in it
- File loss from WD external hard drive due to interruptions during file transfer
Western Digital HDD asks to format: When you connect your USB drive to the computer to access USB drive files, it may throw an error that is "Disk in drive is not formatted. Format it now?", after which you might end up formatting USB drive. Such kind of format error messages pops up because of improper ejection of the USB drive when it is in use. system. On the other hand, you might accidentally format the Western Digital hard disk while attempting to format other logical partitions.
If you have backed up data of the Western Digital USB hard drive then you can simply restore it or copy it to your hard drive. If you don't possess a legitimate backup then you need to use the efficient USB recovery software to revive Western Digital USB hard drive data. This tool enables you to undelete USB drive files that got erased or lost due to various reasons.
WD data restoration is now made simple
USB recovery software is specially designed and developed by data recovery experts to recover data that is lost or deleted from Western Digital USB hard drive even after formatting or re-formatting the hard drive. It has an advanced scanning algorithm that scans each and every block of the WD external hard drive and recovers all your precious data. Apart from WD external hard drives, this recovery software is strong enough to retrieve data from broken USB flash drive, the internal hard disk of the computer and other portable storage devices. This application is very simple and can be used by every individual to recover their valuable files and folders erased from any of the storage media on the computer.
Steps to recover data from Western Digital USB hard drive are:
Step 1: Download, and install the free version of USB Recovery Tool on your system, plugin Western Digital USB hard drive to the computer, and launch the software. Then, from the Home Screen, choose Recover Partitions option, and then choose the drive representing the USB drive from the list of available drives, and hit Scan button to initiate scanning process, as shown the figure 1.
Figure 1: Home Wizard
Step 2: Now the tool starts scanning the USB drive to find its lost, and deleted data, as shown below in figure 2.
Figure 2: Select WD USB Drive
Step 3: Upon the completion of the scanning and recovery process, it displays the list of recovered files. You can view the recovered data in two views- Data View and File Type View as shown in figure 3.
Figure 3: List of Recovered Files
Step 4: Before saving the recovered files, you can preview each of the files by right-clicking on the respective file and choosing Preview option to ensure safe recovery of the files as shown in figure 4.
Figure 4: Preview Recovered Files
Step 5: If you are satisfied with the recovery results of the software then activate the license key and save the recovered files at the location of your choice as shown in figure 5.
Figure 5: Save Recovered Files