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?"

"It seems that my Western Digital hard drive is corrupted because it is not detected by Windows when I connect it to my computer. How to recover data from WD external hard drive which is not detecting?"

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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 to the corrupted external hard drive.

Then, you can employ iCare Data Recovery Pro 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.

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.

download data recovery 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

Also read: How to recover permanently deleted files from WD usb disk [3 free tools]

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 the wd external hard disk is not working and corrupted, you may fix it with 6 free tools. Here are how to get it fixed.

Also read: wd external hard disk repair [6 free ways]

The Bottom Line

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. It is necessary to protect your WD removable HDD from being physically damaged before data recovery.


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