Accidentally Format WD My Passport External Hard Drive

"I accidentally formatted WD my passport HFS+ external hard drive and erased all data on this disk drive. I have tried several data recovery programs, but they failed to search all lost files and couldnt perform the hard drive recovery. Can somebody tell me how to recover formatted files from external hard drive WD HFS+ disk?" How to do a hard drive recovery?

No matter HFS+ wd disk or htfs wd portable passport drive, accidental formatting is just one of common pain that many users may suffer. In fact, some users may run into other situations for example,

  1. format WD passport external hard drive by mistake
  2. WD my passport shows not formatted error with RAW file system on Mac/Windows
  3. WD my passport external is attacked by virus
  4. WD my passport portable HDD contains bad sectors...

recover files from hard drive

Some people will format the WD external disk by mistake or format it when they encounter the similar problem above because they have no other choice in order to access the drive. Today, we would like to introduce solution and share tips for data recovery when you format WD my passport external HDD either by mistake or due to other reasons.

Data Recovery after Format WD My Passport Disk by Accident

iCare Data Recovery Pro is a data recovery program which provides an easy solution for data recovery after formatting external hard drive like WD My Passport or other storage media by mistake. This software is able to deep scan the formatted external HDD and search every file lost due to formatting or reformatting. By using this software, you can easily recover all files like images, videos, music, etc. iCare Data Recovery is designed for Windows PC, so you need to connect the WD My Passport external to Windows computer and then follow the guide below to restore data after formatting:

download data recovery software

Step1. Download and install iCare Data Recovery on Windows PC. Launch the software and then select a proper scan mode.

select recovery mode

Step2. You need to select the WD my passport as aim disk and then you only need to wait patiently before the scanning is completed.

wait while scanning

Step3. You can preview files after scanning and then save the lost data to another drive.

preview found photo

iCare Data Recovery helps recover files after accidentally format WD My Passport external hard drive, so you do not need to worry whenever you format your external hard drive by accident or due to other reasons.

WD My Passport Portable HDD Format Recovery Attention

No matter hfs+ file system or ntfs/fat32 on WD my passport portable hard drive HFS+ file system, an important point for WD my passport portable hard drive format recovery is that you should not write new data to the disk.

Every single file you write to the formatted external disk might lead previous data to be overwritten, in which situation you will lose the only chance for Western Digital file recovery.


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