How to Recover Data from Corrupted WD External Hard Drive

Are you wondering if it is possible to recover data from corrupted WD external hard drive? As a matte of fact, many people have such kind of doubt. Here are some related cases:

"Hello! How can I recover data from corrupted WD external HDD? I have a WD external hard drive which contains various kinds of files, but recently I met a problem with the WD external. When I plug it to my PC, it can show as an external device in My Computer. However, when I click the external HDD and attempt to access files inside, Windows Operating System will say the disk drive is corrupted and cannot access the drive. I want to know why Windows reports such kind of error message. How can I fix the problem that external hard drive is corrupted and get back all files inside?"

"My WD portable hard drive stops working normally since system reports disk drive not formatted error when I connected it to my PC. How can I recover data from the WD portable HDD that is not working?"

Recover Data off Corrupted WD External HDD

If you are unable to access your WD external hard drive when it is corrupted and shows different kinds of error message, you should stop using the external. Especially, you cannot add new data tot the corrupted external hard drive. Then, you can employ iCare Data Recovery to extract files off the corrupted WD external drive. This data recovery software is able to scan the corrupted WD external hard drive and then display all found files in a list so that you can recover them. By using this software, you can recover all types of files such as pictures, office files, music, videos and more from Western Digital external hard drive when it is corrupted. One advantage of this data recovery software is that it enables you to preview some found files such as images and office files.

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Steps to Recover Files from Damaged Western Digital Portable Hard Drive

Preparation: Download and install iCare Data Recovery on your computer. Plug the WD portable hard drive to your computer and run the software.

Step1. Select proper scan mode after launching the software.

select recovery mode

Step2. Choose the WD portable hard drive as target drive and let the software scan it for lost files.

wait while scanning

Step3. You can preview found images and office files. Then, you can select all types of files you need and save them to another storage media.

preview found photo

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WD USB Hard Drive Is Not Working on Windows

As you know, USB hard drive is usually used for data storage or data transferring. You need to connect your WD USB HDD to a computer so that you can write or read data on it. If you want to perform data recovery from WD portable hard drive when it is not working, you also need to connect it to a computer. iCare Data Recovery is compatible with almost all Windows Operating System, so you can plug your WD external hard drive to a Windows PC to perform data recovery when it stops working on Windows. Generally speaking, the data recovery software can work on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 / 8, etc.

The Bottom Line for Data Recovery from Corrupted WD Removable Hard Drive

How can you recover data from corrupted WD external hard drive? You may be unable to access your WD external hard drive when it is corrupted, so you need to rely on data recovery software to perform file recovery. iCare Data Recovery enables you to retrieve files off corrupted Western Digital removable hard drive as long as the disk is not physically damaged, so it is necessary to protect your WD removable HDD from being physically damaged before data recovery.

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