Recover Files from WD Hard Drive

As, there is a continuous growth in the digital media technology, all this information must be stored somewhere. And of course! Hard Drive must be the most commonly used storage media which is also the integral part of a computer. Western Digital, one of the famous and largest hard drive producers in the industry. It is specialized in both internal hard drive and external hard drives. It provides high performance hard drives named Western Digital Hard Disk Drive. Western digital hard disk is a non-volatile storage device used to store digital information and data on rapidly rotating platters with magnetic surfaces. Western Digital Products are widely praised for their stability, consistency, high capacity, high speed and good compatibility. However, despite its undeniable high quality, deletion or loss of data is always unavoidable, as it’s inevitable for many other digital storage products.


But, to recover western digital hard drive, Hard Drive Recovery Software is the best and favorable choice as compared to the complicated and time consuming manual data recovery service.


Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion & Mavericks)


Common Scenarios that lead to deletion or loss of files from Western Digital Hard Drive:


  • 1. Human errors like unintentional deletion or loss of files containing important information from your Western Digital Hard Drive.
  • 2. When you connect Western digital hard drive to your machine that is virus infected, then viruses may transfer into your WD hard drive. Downloading files from the internet, attaching virus infected emails etc are the common ways through which virus enter your system and thus, makes your files inaccessible from WD hard drive.
  • 3. Inappropriate removal of Western Digital Hard Drive when connected to your system, sudden power failure, uncertain system shutdown while copying or transferring files from Western Digital Hard Drive to your system.
  • 4. When you connect your WD hard drive to your system, error message like: “The drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” Under this situation, if you click “No” the files remain inaccessible on your WD hard drive but, if you click “Yes” of course the drive will be free of format errors or corruption but deletion or loss of all your files from your WD hard drive takes place.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

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To recover western digital hard drive from any of the situations mentioned above, Hard Drive Recovery Software must be the first choice as said before. This software recovers all kinds of files such as audio, pictures, videos, documents etc. It can also recover RAW disk drive files and also RAW file types. It offers greater and effective way to recover data from hard drive having bad sectors i.e. if you cannot view files due to bad sectors, then this application creates disk image of it by skipping the bad sectors. Apart from western digital hard drive recovery, this software supports to recover SATA hard disk drive files, IDE and SCSI drives. This software is compatible to recover western digital hard drive on all latest versions of Windows and Mac operating systems.


Steps for Western Digital Hard Drive Recovery using Hard Drive Recovery Software:


Step 1: Download and install the demo version of the software and Run the software, 3 options are displayed. Select "Recover Drives" and then select either “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery” based on your requirement for western digital hard drive recovery.

Recovering Files from Western Digital Hard Drive

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Now, you will find a list of drives select your drive (i.e. WD hard drive) from which you need to recover files and click on “Next” button.

Recovering Files from Western Digital Hard Drive

Figure 2: Select Drive

Step 3: Once the scanning process is completed, you can view recovered files in two different views i.e. “Data View” and “File Type View” using “Preview” option and then save the recovered files to your desired location on computer.

Recovering Files from Western Digital Hard Drive

Figure 3: Recovered files list

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

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