"How do I recover data from a Western Digital external hard drive? Is it possible through some Western Digital data recovery software, or is it advisable to get it done through professionals? " – Quora user.
Western Digital hard drive, provided by Western Digital and often shortened as WD hard drive, is a famous storage device that can be used to backup, share and store data. But the data it stores can be lost due to many wrong operations including accidental deletion, formatting, etc. Is it possible to recover deleted data from Western Digital hard drive? This article will show you how to perform Western Digital data recovery.
If you've backed up the data of your Western Digital hard drive, you can easily restore them from backup. If not, then you need Western Digital hard drive data recovery software to get back all the lost data. After I tried several WD data recovery software including Cisdem Data Recovery, Wondershare Data Recovery, MiniTool Data Recovery, Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery, I found Cisdem Data Recovery could recover my lost data with competitive price.
Cisdem Data Recovery is an easy-to-use Western Digital data recovery program that can be used for different data loss situations on a Western Digital hard drive. It can recover lost or deleted photos, videos, documents, audios, archives, and package from your Western Digital hard drives. It also allows you to do below things:
Cisdem Data Recovery offers free trial for you to find deleted or lost files and it is available on macOS 10.8 or above. Download it below and perform Western Digital data recovery on your Mac.
Before I show you how to perform WD data recovery, here are some useful tips that could help you recover data from WD hard disk:
1. When you find data lost from your WD hard drive, stop adding any new files to it.
2. Don’t install any WD data recovery software on the disk where you lost your data, avoid overwriting the lost files.
3. After recovery, please save the recovered files to another storage device for safety.
4. If you are a Windows user, please try Recuva. It allows you to perform WD Data Recovery on Windows.
Step 1. Click above button to download Cisdem Data Recovery and install this Western Digital data recovery on Mac. Connect your WD hard drive to your Mac and open this WD data recovery. Choose a suitable recovery solution. If you are not sure which solution to choose, you can choose Advanced Data Recovery which will take a bit more time than Basic Data Recovery.
Step 2. A new screen appears where you will see the partitions of the local hard drives and external storage devices. Choose your WD hard drive. Press “Scan” button and it will scan the entire WD hard disk to find out all data on the disk. Wait patiently till it finishes scanning.
Step 3. You can preview files during scanning. Upon completion of scanning, this WD data recovery software will display all the recoverable files and categorize them as Photo, Document, Archive, Video, Audio and more. You can highlight each file from the left pane and preview it on the right. Then select the files and hit “Recover” button to save recovered data on another hard disk.
Cisdem Data Recovery works excellently in dealing with the trouble of recovering data from any storage devices. Download it below and get this cost-effective Western Digital Data Recovery software to recover all lost data from your WD hard drive.
Jose has been a member of Cisdem since 2012. He specializes in reviews, how-to guides, top lists, etc. on PDF, data recovery and multi-media. On his spare time, he likes to travel or challenge some extreme sports.