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Recover data from external drive

DELETED ALL FILES ABOUT 700G from my external 1TB DRIVE WHILE TRYING TO PARTITION THE DRIVE ON DISK UTILITY. IF I HAVEN'T EMTIED MY TRASH YET WHERE IS THE DATA. CAN YOU HELP ME PLEASE, MY WHOLE LIFE IS IN THE DRIVE, ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASEA. THANK YOU

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The best way to recover lost data from external hard drive is to follow some external hard drive data recovery guide, you may take a look at this one that helped me before

how to recover files from external hard drive

hope this help you get back lost files.

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Have you put anything new into the drive after the files were deleted? If yes, the chances of file recovery will be reduced than usual. If not, you can recover the files even all of the files were deleted.

But you'd better make sure of this: After file loss happened, stop using your device like your external drive or your computer (the device is where your files were lost from.)

This is a post you may need if you want more details about data recovery no matter you lose your files from your computer hard drive or external drive: http://www.uflysoft.com/data-recovery-ma...

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Partition a hard drive often causes data loss and I would advise to stop any further use of the HDD because any read/write operation can overwrite the deleted data. Here are the list of data recovery software which you can choose from.

  • Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery - free preview of files, real recovery is paid (99 USD)
  • Data Rescue 3 - free preview of files, real recovery is paid (99 USD)
  • FileSalvage free preview of files, real recovery is paid (99 USD)
  • DiskDrill - free preview of files, real recovery is paid (79 USD)
  • Nice To Recover - free preview of files, real recovery is paid (69.95 USD)

Make your choice wisely.

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There are several 3rd party applications that may recover some or all of the data. I have used: DataRescue 3. The great thing about it is that you can try it for free to see what data is able to be "rescued". If, after having seen what can actually be rescued, you actually want to save the data, then you can pay for the password that will enable the actual recovery function. I prefer it over TechToolPro 6. Some of these I haven't tried.

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Several steps to recover a Dead Hard Disk

1.Inspect the hard drive for damage.

2.Replace the cable. Plug the hard drive in with a new cable that you know works and try again. Note that an IDE drive will need a flat-ribbon cable.

3.If you have a PATA (IDE/EIDE) drive, switch drive pin settings.

If it was “slave” or “cable select,” set it to “master.”

Plug it in alone without any other device on that port and try again.

4.Try other IDs and/or another PCI controller and try again. If you don't have another controller, a PCI card that adds ports to your computer, just change the ID.

5.Plug it into an external drive adapter or external drive case (i.e. USB) if you have one.

If it does not spin up, try pulsing the power to the drive by turning on and off the external power to the drive motor until it does start to spin.

6.Connect the drive into another computer and try again. If this works, it is possible that the motherboard is at fault and not your hard disk.

7.Try to dislodge the actuators.

Power the drive down.

Slap it on a table on one of its side edges. Do this fairly gently – perhaps hard enough to crack an egg. If the fault is the actuators that actually move the head back and forth this might break it free enough to actually become "unparked" and hopefully allow you to recover your data once the drive will spin up.

Note that if you do this with the drive spinning, it may destroy the drive.

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It is not impossible for you to recover data from external drive.

Once your external drive can be picked up by your computer, you can use a Data Recovery software to recover the lost files with great ease.

The one I'd love to recommend to you is Hodo Data Recovery software.

It is easy to handle with simple steps: download - connect- scan- recover.

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"I am skeptical if data went to trash. From an external source the data is deleted without going to trash. It is always recommended to backup HDD data before partitioning it as segregating the drive shifts HDD blocks from on to another place. Get a copy of data recovery software. I would recommended either of the below:

http://www.stellarinfo.com/mac-osx-recov...

http://www.cleverfiles.com/

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You can try minitool power data recovery ?MiniTool Power Data Recovery contains five data recovery modules - Undelete Recovery, Damaged Partition Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, Digital Media Recovery and CD & DVD Recovery. Each data recovery module focuses on a different data loss scenario

It can recover deleted data from the Windows Recycle Bin, restore lost data, even if the partition is formatted or deleted, restore data from a corrupted hard drive, virus infection, unexpected system shutdown or software failure. It supports IDE, SATA, SCSI, USB hard disk, memory card, USB flash drive, CD/DVD, Blue-Ray Disk and iPod

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Would you like to recover data from external drive, I suggest an advance or professional software, you can use Kernel for Digital Media Recovery Tool. This software efficient to recover damage, corrupt, virus affected. It can supports all digital device and storage media like Pen Drives, Flash Cards, Thumb Drives, Memory Sticks, Micro Drive, MMC Cards, XD Cards and Hard Disks, Zip Disks, SD Cards and Mini Disks. Get more details click here : http://www.digitalphoto.freedatarecovery...

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Hey,

The chances of recovering the data you want go down significantly if you keep accessing the drive you are trying to recover from. Adding and removing more data can corrupt the data of the data you are trying to recover from. To maximize your chances, don't save or download anything you don't need.

Download a recovery software

There are programs available that can potentially recover those data from you. Just like Wiserecovery. It is highly recommended and mostly used deleted data recovery software. It is equipped with advance tools and latest technologies, that allows PC users to get back the erased content. It can also easily work over various image file. You just need to download it on your PC, after installing this tools you can benefit from it.

Read more>> http://www.wiserecovery.com/articles/Sim...

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Hello,

I don’t know whether it is proper to share my experiences here. Honestly, about two weekends ago, I did have encountered the similar Seagate hard drive document loss troubles caused by accidental format. All my work documents got cleaned. In order to rescue them back, I did also searched and tried many data recovery tools found over the internet.

And, some free data recovery tools really gave me some success, like:

Recuva http://www.piriform.com/recuva - free and fast

iCare Data Recovery Free https://www.icare-recovery.com/ - 100% freeware and useful to take most of my lost files back

PhotoRec - free, but, the interface is difficult to operate.

PC Inspect Recovery – free and useful

Overall, if you are also stuck in such hard drive data loss issues, also go search for data recovery software to take chances.

Hope my answer also can help anyone over there.

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H,

You may use professional windows data recovery tool to restore your damaged, corrupt, inaccessible data of any file format from any internal or external hard drive. You should try the free version before opting any utility to recover your damaged file.

Recomended Vendors - SysInfoTools & Stellar

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