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 hard drive might stop working normally in some situations.

Possible reasons that external HDD doesn’t work:

  • The external hard disk has bad sectors
  • External hard disk is corrupted due to virus infection
  • The file system of External hard 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. As long as the external HDD is not physically damaged, you can get back data with iCare Data Recovery when it stops working normally. This data recovery software allows you to recover data from external hard drive when it cannot be recognized or detected by computer or when it is inaccessible due to disk error. You are able to 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 data recovery software also allows you to restore files from corrupted USB pendrive.

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Steps to Recover Data from External HDD

Step1. Free download, install and run iCare Data Recovery. Plug the external hard disk drive and select proper recovery option to begin data recovery.

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Step2. Choose the external hard disk drive and the software will scan it for lost files. You need to wait when the software is scanning.

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Step3. You can preview the found files after scanning. Then, you can choose the files you want to recover and save them to a different partition.

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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 software, iCare Data Recovery 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 the external hard drive 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 hard disk drive is not showing up on your computer, you can use iCare Data Recovery to retrieve files off the external hard drive. You don’t need to worry that your computer cannot detect the external hard drive, iCare Data Recovery is able to 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, bad sectors or other reasons, you can also rely on the data recovery software to get back lost files.

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