External HDD That Doesn't Work - Recovering data from HDD

External hard disk doesn’t work often means that the external hard disk cannot be detected or cannot be accessed. An external disk might can’t work normally anymore in some situations.

Possible reasons that external HDD doesn’t work:

  • The external hard disk has bad sectors
  • device is corrupted due to virus attack
  • The file system disk is RAW

Recover Data from External HDD When It Doesn't Work

When external HDD doesn’t work, you should make it clear if it is physically damaged. Only if the device is not physically damaged, you can get back data with iCare Data Recovery when it stops working normally. This professional data repair tool help you to recover data from external hard drive if it is not recognized or detected by computer or when it is inaccessible because of disk error. You can recover files off all types of external hard drive easily with a few steps. This data recovery software supports almost all Windows PC to recover different formats of files in batch. The program also allows you to restore files from corrupted USB pendrive.

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Steps to Recover Data from External HDD

Step1. Install and start iCare Data Recovery. Plug the external hard disk drive and select proper recovery.

select recovery
Step2. Choose the external hard disk drive and scan it

select drive
Step3. preview files and choose which to recover

recover files

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Why iCare Data Recovery

When you want to recover data from an external hard disk drive that doesn’t work, iCare Data Recovery is a good choice. As specialized data recovery utility, it has various advantages, which include:

  • Recover data from Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba, Samsung external HDD and more
  • Supports all Windows PC including Windows XP, Windows 7/8, etc
  • Allows you to recover deleted excel files, pictures, audio files, video files, documents, emails, etc
  • Enables you to deep scan your device for lost files
  • Allows you to preview files to evaluate the quality
  • 100% risk-free and easy-to- use

External HDD Not Showing up in My Computer

When connecting external HDD to PC, it might not be able to show up in "My Computer". If you cannot find your external hard disk in "My Computer" when connecting to your PC, the first thing you need to do is to go to "Disk Management" to check if it can be detected there. When external disk is not showing up on your computer, use iCare Data Recovery to fix the files off the device. No need to worry that your computer cannot detect the external hard drive, iCare Data Recovery can deep scan the device to find out files on the drive.

External HDD Stops Working Suddenly

You are transferring files from your external hard disk drive, but all of a sudden it stops responding with unknown reasons. You end the task by pressing Ctrl +Alt + Delete keys. However, when you try to open the external hard disk drive again, it stops working and disables you to access files on it. What should you do in such a situation? If you still haven’t found a useful way to get back inaccessible files when your external hard disk drive stops working, iCare Data Recovery is a good choice to help with data recovery from dead external hard drive, corrupted external hard disk drive or external hard drive suffers others disaster.

Micro SD card stops working normally in digital camera? If you meet the similar problem on your micro SD card due to not formatting error, you can also rely on the this tool.

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