How to Use Data Recovery

A non-destructive data recovery that enables you to retrieve data deleted, formatted or otherwise lost from PC and removable storage devices.

External Hard Drive Recovery

Recover files from External Hard Drive:

STEP1: Connect the external hard drive to computer and launch Wondershare Data Recovery:

Connect your external hard drive to your computer or laptop then click the Wondershare application icon on your windows desktop or search in start windows bar to launch the Wondershare Data Recovery software.

Connect External hard drive to computer

STEP 2: Select the type of files you want to recover

Select the type of files you want to recover. You can select All Data option, or select a specific type of file such as: Photos/Graphic, Videos, MP3/Audio, Emails, and Office Documents.

External Hard Drive Recovery - enter Wizard Mode

STEP 3: Select a Location to Start Recovering Data

Select the option of External Removable Device, you can see the external hard drive is detected by this hard drive software. Select your external hard drive and click "Start".

select the files to recover from external hard drive

STEP 4: Quick Scan the External Hard Drive

This hard drive data recovery will start a quick scan. After it completed, you can preview the recovered files. If you can’t find your files, go to scan again with Deep Scan.

recover data from hard drive

STEP 5: Deep Scan the External Hard Drive

Select the "Deep Scan" to recover data from external hard drive with complete folder structure. It will take more time than quick scan.

Raw Recovery and Deep Scan options

STEP 6: Preview the recovered files

After the deep scan completed, you can preview all recoverable files from External hard drive. Also, you can switch the File View and Tree View to preview the lost files.

STEP 7: Click Recover to get your Lost Files

Click Recover button to save the recovered file on another disk to avoid data overwriting.

preview the files found in external hard drive recovery


Wondershare Data Recovery - Recover your data safely&completely

  • Recover files in 550+ formats from your computer storage quickly, safely and completely
  • Supports to recover lost files under different situations
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera and camcoders
  • Preview before recovery allows you to do a selective recovery
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS X (Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.10, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.12 Sierra) on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro etc.
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