"I have stored all my precious pictures, favorite movies, contact information and some other types of data on my Toshiba external HDD. However, I deleted all those files by accident just now when plugging the external to my PC. I thought I can restore those files from Recycle Bin, but the problem is that I cannot find any deleted file in Recycle Bin. Are the files permanently deleted? How to recover deleted files from external hard drive Windows 10?"
"I accidentally formatted a Toshiba portable hard drive. I would like try any method as long as it can help me restore the deleted files because they are really important to me. The deleted files include some wedding pictures and videos, documents and more."
No matter what happened to the data on your toshiba hard drive, deleted files by mistake, formatted toshiba hdd by accident or toshiba hard drive is not working, the first thing you should do is to stop using the external; especially you cannot add any data to it.
Then, only a read-only data recovery software - iCare Data Recovery is needed in order to undelete files. The data recovery software enables you to restore deleted files such as pictures, videos, music, documents, etc from Toshiba ssd or portable hard drive whether you delete them by accident or due to other reasons.
Steps to Restore Files off Toshiba External Drive
Step1. Connect the Toshiba external hard drive to your computer. Download and install the data recovery software. Run the software and select a recovery module.
Step2. You need to select the Toshiba external hard drive as scanning device. Then, you only need to wait when the software is scanning for lost data.
Step3. When the scanning is completed, you can preview photos and documents. Then, you can choose all deleted files and save them.
When you delete files off your Toshiba external HDD, they are not permanently deleted. However, system will mark the space where stored the deleted data as empty, so that you can save new data. The deleted files will be permanently deleted when the space was occupied by new add data. In other words, files will not be permanently deleted until you write new data to overwrite them. As long as the original data is not overwritten, you can use the data recovery software to retrieve it.
Although the data recovery software can help restore deleted files off Toshiba external hard drive as long as the original data is not overwritten, you should make sure the Toshiba external is not physically damaged. If the Toshiba portable hard drive is physically damaged, you still cannot recover deleted data.
If your toshiba hard drive is damaged, or when you want to repair bad blocks on toshiba external hard drive, you may use chkdsk /f /r /x to repair the disk.
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Last updated on Nov 28, 2023