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How to Recover Files from Crashed External Hard Drive

My Seagate external hard drive has crashed. When I connected it with my computer, it is recognized as a USB device under hard disk. I cannot open it. It was told as an unknown device. I am using a Windows computer and I want my external hard drive data back. Is there any way to recover data from my crashed external hard drive? Many thanks.

This is really an annoying problem. Since your external hard drive can still be recognized by computer, you can recover crashed external hard drive data with a third-party data recovery program. Wondershare Data Recovery, or Wondershare data recovery for mac is a choice for you. It enables you to recover data loss due to hard drive crash, system error and accidental deletion. All you need to do is to scan your crashed external hard drive with this program to check how many files you can recover.

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Part 2: How to Recover files from Crashed Hard Drive

Here we recover files from external hard drive with Wondershare Data Recovery for Windows. Mac users please get the Mac version and perform the recovery in similar steps.

Step 1. Select file type to recover files from crashed external hard drive

Select the type of files you want to recover from hard drive. Select the option "All File Type" to start.

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Step 2. Select your crashed external hard drive to Scan Data

The program will list all local partitions and external hard drives in your computer. You just need select your external hard drive and click "Start" to continue.

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Step 3. Check the recoverable files and recover them selectively

After the scanning completed. All found contents will be displayed in categories. Check file names to see whether they are what you have lost or not. For image files, you can even preview them.

Then you can select files you want to recover and click "Recover" to save them to your computer. lease do not save the files to your external hard drive where they were lost before.

Note: After recovering files, we highly suggest you fix your external hard drive for future use.

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About Crashed external hard drive data recovery:

If data in your crashed external hard drive is logically damaged, it is impossible to recover it. This is also why Wondershare Data Recovery offers a trial version. This trial version can help you to check how many files you can recover and check whether files found by it are what you want to retrieve or not.

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