Recover Deleted Files off WD External

"I have a Western Digital (WD) external hard drive which contains many important pictures and programs. I want to know if I can undelete those pictures and programs from my WD external hard drive with any method. If anybody had the similar experience, please tell me the solution. Thanks for any help!"

"How to recover permanently deleted files off a WD external hard drive on Windows 7 PC? I delete some files off my WD external hard drive, but the deleted data was not moved to Recycle Bin on the PC. I think those files have been deleted permanently, but I need to get them back. Is there any way to recover the deleted files form a Western Digital external hard drive under Windows 7?"

Solution for WD External Disk Deleted Data Recovery

Files will not be permanently deleted from your Western Digital external HDD before you write new data to overwrite the original data, so you still have chance to restore the mistakenly deleted files by using a read-only data recovery software - iCare Data Recovery. The data recovery software can scan your WD external hard drive and search for lost data. Before recovering those found files after scanning, the software allows you to preview some files such as pictures, word files, etc. No matter how much data you have deleted from your Western Digital portable hard drive, the software enables you to recover all of them in batch.

Steps to Restore Deleted Photos Videos off Western Digital External HDD

Step1. Connect the WD external hard drive to your computer. Download and install the read-only data recovery software. Launch the software and choose a recovery module.

select recovery mode

Step2.  Select the WD external hard drive as aim disk so that the software can scan for lost files. You only need to wait when the software is scanning.

wait while scanning

Step3. You can preview the found pictures and office files when scanning is completed. Then, you can select all files deleted from your WD external and save them to another storage media.

preview found photo


Download free to start scanning your drive, card with iCare.

Accidentally Delete Data off WD Portable Hard Disk

One of the most common situations is that you might mistakenly delete important files off your WD external hard drive. You may choose several files and want to transfer them to another device, but accidentally you delete those selected files. Even worse, you may mistakenly delete all important files stored on your Western Digital portable hard drive in some situations. Anyway, things are not so terrible as you think. When deleting files off an external hard drive, only the file name and entries to the file have been deleted. So you cannot see those files anymore after deleting. In this situation, what you need to do is to avoid writing any new file to the external hard drive because it may overwrite the deleted data. In addition, you also need to avoid the external hard drive from being physically damaged. As long as the Western Digital portable hard drive is not physically damaged and original data was not overwritten, you can use the data recovery software to perform data recovery.

WD External File Recovery on Windows XP / 7 / Vista

External hard drive is often used to save and share data. No matter you want to write data to your Western Digital external hard drive or move data from the external, you need to connect it to a computer. The read-only data recovery software can work on Windows PC like Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Vista to scan your Western Digital external HDD for lost files due to deleting. This data recovery software can restore deleted photos videos and other types of data from Western Digital external hard drive or hard disk drive on Windows platform.

WD External Disk Is Erased due to Formatting

When you delete files off WD external HDD, only the selected files will be deleted. However, you may accidentally format Western Digital portable hard drive and erase everything on the external. Then, is it possible to restore lost files after formatting an external hard disk? The answer is yes! After formatting your Western Digital external hard drive, the first thing you need to do is stop using the external drive and run the data recovery software. The read-only data recovery software enables you to retrieve files lost due to deleting and formatting and other reasons such as not formatted error, virus infection, bad sectors and more.

If you meet data loss problem on other storage media, you can also use iCare Data Recovery. This software allows you to recover corrupted memory card photos, deleted photo recovery from phone SD card, unformat hard drive, and undelete files, etc.

About Western Digital

Western Digital external hard drive is manufactured by Western Digital Corporation, which was founded in 1970. The head office of Western Digital Corporation is in California of the Unite States. Western Digital Corporation also manufactures hard disk drive, which is world famous.
The read-only data recovery software allows you to restore data from all types of Western Digital external hard drive and hard disk drive.


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