Are you wondering if there is any solution for data recovery from WD my passport hard drive after deleting? Do you know any way to recover data after format WD my passport HDD by mistake? What can you do to deal with the problem that WD my passport hard disk says not formatted error showing RAW file system? How to resolve the problem when WD my passport hard disk partition is not showing on computer? Whether you meet the similar data loss problem on Windows computer or Mac PC, it is possible to get back the lost files.
Windows is an operating system that is almost compatible with all personal computers, so it is a quite common problem to lose data from WD my passport hard drive on Windows computer. Here is something you can do for WD my passport hard drive data recovery on Windows operating system:
1. Restore deleted files from Windows recycle bin
If you mistakenly deleted files from WD my passport hard drive, you have good chance to restore deleted data from recycle bin before emptying it.
2. Recover data from backup drive
If you accidentally empty recycle bin or files did not go to recycle bin since you mistakenly format the WD my passport hard drive or it shows any error message and becomes inaccessible, you can check if it is possible to restore data from backup drive. On the one hand, you can check if you have made copy of important data from WD my passport HDD to another storage media like external hard drive, pen drive, USB flash drive, etc. And on the other hand, you can check if you have backed up the WD my passport hard drive through cloud storage application. You can retrieve all lost files as long as you can find the backup data no matter you mistakenly deleting files, formatting WD hard drive or even the WD hard disk drive is corrupted or damaged.
In addition to Windows operating system, many people like to use desktops or notebooks developed by Apple Inc. All Apple computers support Mac OS, which is different from Windows OS. When you delete files from WD my passport hard drive on Mac, you can also undelete the files before emptying the Trash on the Mac. However, if you formatted WD my passport HDD or the HDD says any error message on Mac, you can try following methods to recover data:
1. Recover WD my passport hard drive data from iTunes backup
Usually, you may backup your WD hard drive with iTunes backup, so that you can easily get back everything from iTunes backup when data got lost due to any reason.
2. Retrieve files from WD my passport HDD with iCloud backup
iCloud provides Mac users with another solution for data backup. As long as you set up to backup your WD hard drive through iCloud, it will automatically backup data when your computer is connected to network. With iCloud backup, you can restore data even if the WD my passport hard drive is physically damaged.
Data recovery software is usually the final chance to restore lost files, so you can use iCare Data Recovery Free, a free and read-only data recovery tool, to recover lost files when you do not have any backup after losing files from WD my passport hard drive. If lose data on Mac WD hard drive, you have to remove the HDD out of the Mac OS and insert it to a Windows computer since iCare Data Recovery Free is only compatible with Windows operating system. If you lose data from WD my passport hard drive on Windows, you can follow the steps below to successfully recover data from WD My Passport hard drive:
Step1. Free download and install the software on your Windows PC. Launch the software and choose a proper scan mode.
Step2. Select the WD my passport HDD as aim disk and wait the software to scan.
Step3. Preview files after scanning and save the lost files.