Jan 072012

Western Digital Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of hard drive in the world. It specialized in both internal hard drive and external hard drives. The popular external hard drives these days including WD Elements Portable, WD Elements Portable SE, My Passport Essential and My Passport Essential SE. some of them have the function of backup automatically, but some are not. If you lost data unexpectedly, and do not have a backup, you need WD hard disk drive data recovery software to help you restore them.

The commonest scenario about losing data in WD hard disk

  1. Deleted important files while connect it to PC,
  2. Mistakenly formatted WD passport essential without backup,
  3. Eject or powerful off WD drive improperly to cause corruption of it,
  4. Error message like “the disk in drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?” occurs,
  5. Partition lost from WD passport essential or some partition errors.

Why the lost data can be recovered?

When you deleted files from WD hard drive or accidently formatted it, the data in it is not deleted permanently. Unlike computer that you can find deleted files in recycle bin or trash bin, WD hard drive will bypass them. However, the data is still in the drive, only not visible and accessible. And their space can be available for other files. If they are not overwritten by other new data, you can still restore files on WD hard disk drive.

How to recover WD hard drive data?

If you can’t get your data in your backup or format the WD hard drive, a third party WD disk recovery program is necessary, here you can try Card Data Recovery. It has two versions: Card Data Recovery for Windows and Card Data Recovery for Mac. They are dedicated to service windows and Mac users. The following tutorial tells you how to recover data with them.

Step1. Download WD data recovery software. Connect the WD hard drive to PC with USB, usually with USB 3.0, which helps spending up transformation very much.
When WD hard drive is detected by the PC and appears as a drive letter, launch the software, click “scan” to scan deleted files in the hard drive, and you can see all lost data listed in the task list with file signature.
Click “Recover” to retrieve the lost data or you can preview them before recovery.


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