Recover Deleted Files off Maxtor External

"I deleted a few folders from my Maxtor external hard drive. I made mistake to delete folder off Maxtor external when I intended to delete some files from my hard disk. Unfortunately, I accidentally deleted files from Maxtor external hard disk instead of the hard disk. It frustrated me a lot because I really want to get back those deleted folders. They contain many important files. Somebody said that it is able to run command line to recover deleted files from external hard drive, so does anybody know how to recover deleted data off Maxtor external HDD with cmd?"

"Can I undelete files off Maxtor 500GB portable hard drive on Windows XP? I connected my Maxtor external to my PC to copy some data, but mistakenly I deleted some files off the external. I have made every effort to undelete those files but failed. I will appreciate it very much if anybody can help me undelete external hard drive of Maxtor."

Maxtor External HDD Deleted Data Recovery

You mistakenly delete important files off Maxtor external hard drive? Do not panic! You can use the read-only data recovery software - iCare Data Recovery to restore files after deleting from Maxtor external hard drive. This software supports all capacities of external hard drive from such as 160GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, and more. You can run the software on Windows computer to perform data recovery. This software can work on Windows PC such as Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, 8, 10, etc. No matter how much data you have deleted off your Maxtor external, the data recovery software enables you to restore them in batch.

Steps to Retrieve Files Deleted from Maxtor Portable Hard Drive

Free download the data recovery software now and follow this tutorial to recover deleted files from external hard drive Windows 7 / 8 / 10:

Step1. Plug the Maxtor external hard drive to your computer. Download and install the data recovery software on the same computer. Run the software and select a recovery module.

select recovery mode

Step2.  You need to select the Maxtor external hard disk as scanning device so that the software can scan. You only need to wait during scanning.

wait while scanning

Step3. All found files will be listed there after scanning. You can preview found pictures and office files. Then, you can choose all needed files and save them.

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Download free to start scanning your drive, card with iCare.

Things You Need to Pay Attention for Deleted File Recovery

1. You need to plug the Maxtor external hard disk to your computer properly before you can run the data recovery software.
2. You should be careful to avoid writing any data to the Maxtor external HDD after deleting files.
3. You had better not visit unknown website after connecting the Maxtor external hard disk to your PC. If the website contains virus, your external hard disk may be infected with virus and get corrupted.
4. You can preview some files like pictures and documents when the scanning is completed, but you cannot preview some large files like videos.
5. You can select all files you need and recover them, but you should remember that you cannot save the recovered files to original Maxtor external hard drive.

Shift Delete Files from Maxtor Hard Disk or External

When you delete files from Maxtor hard disk by pressing Shift + Delete keys, Windows system will not move the deleted files to Recycle Bin. Usually, people regard the files as permanently deleted data in this situation. In fact, files are not permanently deleted even if you delete them by pressing Shift + Delete keys. When you delete files from Maxtor external hard drive, you cannot find the deleted data from Recycle Bin whether the files got deleted by pressing Delete key or Shift + Delete keys. The read-only data recovery software can recover files off Maxtor hard drive and external hard drive when you cannot find the deleted data in Recycle Bin. You can undelete pictures, videos, music, emails, etc off Maxtor external HDD or hard disk drive by using this software.

Why Can’t You Write Data to Maxtor External Hard Drive after Deleting?

It is very important that you cannot write new data to the Maxtor external hard drive after deleting files. Why? Every time you write data to the Maxtor external, it will occupy some disk space. If the new added data is right stored to the Maxtor external hard disk space that was used to store deleted data, the original data will be overwritten by the new added data. In this situation, you cannot recover the lost data because it has been overwritten. Therefore, it is often recommended you to stop using the Maxtor external hard drive after deleting files. On the one hand, you can avoid overwriting the original data with new added data. And on the other hand, you can prevent the external HDD from being physically damaged.

Files Were Deleted from Corrupted External

Have you met the problem that your external had drive or pen drive is corrupted and unreadable, so you format the external to fix the error? However, after formatting the external, you realized that all files were deleted due to formatting? Then, is it possible to get back deleted files from a corrupted external hard drive after formatting? Usually, it is recommended you not to format the corrupted external hard drive before data recovery. If you have mistakenly formatted it, you should remember not to write new data to the external and you still have chance to recover lost files by using iCare Data Recovery.

Pay attention: iCare Data Recovery software also helps recover files from corrupted memory card, repair micro SD card not formatted error without losing data, recovery deleted pictures from compact flash card.

About Maxtor

Maxtor Corporation was found in 1982 in California or USA, which was one of the world’s largest hard disk drive manufactures. Maxtor Corporation mainly manufactured hard disk drives and external hard disk drive which were popular among many people. Maxtor Corporation was acquired by Seagate Technology in 2005.

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