Have you lost your precious files from Western Digital Elements 2TB external Hard Drive due to formatting? No need to panic, until the lost files are not overwritten with new data, you have fair chances of recovery. Make use of a best file recovery software i.e. hard disk partition recovery tool for recovering your lost data, using which it is extreme simple to undelete files from formatted WD hard disk drives. With the powerful recovery engine, it retrieves lost files from formatted, reformatted and inaccessible hard drive partitions efficiently. You can undelete more than 300 different file types from formatted WD and other brands of HDDs using this recovery application. Also, it supports file recovery from USB HDD, FireWire devices, memory cards, iPods etc. It is available for both Windows and Mac machines to recover lost data.
Accidental formatting a hard drive or HDD partition is one of the most common reasons for losing files from Western Digital portable hard disk drives. Prior to formatting any digital storage device, it is good to take the backup of necessary files but sometimes users unknowingly or forcefully format their WD hard drives without taking the backup. In order to help those who have lost precious data from WD hard drives due to formatting, experts have designed disk partition recovery tool. Employing this tool, you can easily retrieve lost data from corrupt portable Iomega Helium hard drive partitions and other brands of HDD.
Formatting WD Elements external hard drive does not mean that you have lost all your stored files. Until the lost files are not overwritten with new data, you can recover them at your own. Formatting just marks the files as deleted and the hard drive sector where the file was kept as free to store new data, but the actual data stored in the file remains intact until the hard drive sector is used for storing new files. Using recovery software, it is very simple to recover files from hard drive sectors. With this application, you can also undelete deleted files from NTFS partitions of Dell Inspiron Duo laptop hard drive. Its powerful recovery engine scans the hard drive and retrieves raw data from the hard disk drive sectors.
Disk partition recovery software also facilitates user to recover deleted NTFS partition from hard drive. This tool is an advanced file recovery application designed to restore lost folders from accidentally formatted WD portable hard drives. It is an easy to use recovery application developed with powerful recovery algorithms. Employing the utility, even a novice user can recover lost files without facing complications. It recovers files along with their names and folder hierarchy. Recovered data can be saved to any digital storage device which is accessible to the computer in which you are performing recovery. Mac users can also utilize this tool to recover lost media files from MacBook Air running with OS X Mountain Lion and other Mac operating system.
Steps to recover files from formatted WD external drive:
1. Launch the installed trial version of recovery software. Welcome window appears with different recovery options as shown in Fig 1. Select "Recover Partitions" and then "Formatted/Re-formatted Recovery".
Fig 1: Welcome Window
2. Software asks to choose the drive or partition from where files need to be recovered as shown in Fig 2. Select the formatted partition and click on "Next" button.
Fig 2: Select Formatted Partition
3. Upon completion of recovery process, you will get list of recovered files. Select a file from recovered list and preview it as shown in Fig 3.
Figure 3: Recovered File Preview
4. If you found that the software has done perfect job, purchase the full version and save recovered data.