How to Recover Files from Western Digital external hard drive?

 August 27, 2014      

When your computer hard drive gets belly up with thousands of files, need of memory space becomes a crucial issue since you cannot save desired files further without taking a chance by removing old files. An external hard drive is the best solution to the above problem because you can save your desired files from computer disk to this storage media. Western digital is the most popular brand that offers highly reliable, durable and high performance external hard drives with high storage capacity. It is widely accepted external storage drive among Mac users to save back up of large size files. However, while using this external HDD, data loss is a commonly observed mishap for Mac users. Let’s see where you may lose important files from WD external HDD:

  • Formatting WD external hard drive mistakenly when it is connected to the system
  • Wrong selection of files while choosing some unwanted files from Western Digital external drive to remove
  • Occurrence of  bad sectors in WD external hard drive may prevent access to the files saved over there
  • Files may get missing or erased from Western digital external hard drive after crash, power surge, file system corruption and virus attacks
  • Abrupt ejection of the WD external HDD during the file transfer operation or when data is being read or written

What is the best solution to restore WD external hard drive files?

Whatsoever is the reason for loss or deletion of files from WD external hard drive, you just need to launch the Yodot Mac File Recovery tool on your Mac system and problem gets resolved in a short while. This is the best application comes with user friendly wizard to offer easy and secure file recovery from Western Digital external hard drive on Mac OS X. Additionally, you can take advantage of this utility to restore pictures, videos, audio files, program files, documents etc from corrupted or inaccessible external hard drives of popular brands such as Hitachi, Maxtor, Buffalo, HP, Seagate, Toshiba, Samsung and many more. It is designed to support file recovery from external hard drives on Mac OS X mavericks, Lion, Mountain Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard etc.

Use following steps to extract files from WD external HDD

Connect your Western Digital external hard disk to your Macintosh computer -> Press here to download Yodot Mac File Recovery program to the same computer -> Install the downloaded application and launch it to open main screen -> Main window comes up with two options i.e. “Deleted File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery” -> Choose any option according to the data loss accident -> Now this application shows a list of all volumes mounted to the Mac system including your WD external hard drive -> Select the volume representing WD external HDD and click on “Next” option -> The recovery utility scans the WD external hard drive and displays all recovered files in either “Data View” or “File Type View” -> You can view restored files with the preview option -> Finally, select desired location on the Mac system to save retrieved files and click on Save button