Recover data from Western Digital Caviar External Hard Drive

“I have Western Digital Caviar external hard drive in which I have backed up important files and folders. I am very much impressed by its performance and features. But my problem is, I have sold my old MacBook and bought new one. I have connected Western Digital Caviar external hard drive to my new MacBook to transfer data from backup. But while the transfer process was going on, my MacBook got shut down improperly as a result of low battery. After charging when I clicked on my external hard drive, it displayed format error. The files were not even being transferred to my MacBook. Can anyone tell me how can I get back data from Western Digital Caviar external hard drive?”

Many Western Digital Caviar external hard drive users post this kind of question in certain forums and seek help. If you have faced similar situation then do not worry. This is the best place where you will get answers for all your questions. Many users are under the impression that once they lose files, it can never be recovered. But the sweet truth is, one can restore data from Western Digital Caviar external hard drive with the aid of data recovery software. But before you download it to recover your files; let us have a look over the situation that leads to lose data from Western Digital Caviar external hard drive. Following are few:

  • You may accidentally format Western Digital Caviar external hard drive when Mac OS displays an error message to format it
  • If you connect Western Digital Caviar external hard drive to virus infected system then viruses will enter into your Western Digital Caviar external hard drive and delete few files from it
  • Sometimes you may accidentally delete important partition from Western Digital Caviar external hard drive while trying to resize it
  • Data from Western Digital Caviar external hard drive may also get erased as result of sudden power failure, software malfunction, improper system shut down etc.

However, the above reasons do not matter if you have Western Digital Caviar data recovery software. Therefore without making any delay download software named Yodot Mac Data Recovery. This software can effectively scan Western Digital Caviar external hard drive and searches lost data from it. With the utilization of this application you are able to recover files like documents, photos, videos, music and many more from present in Western Digital Caviar external hard drive. If you are not finding the file that you are looking for, then it will allow you to add file types and hence helps to recover it.

Steps to recover data from Western Digital Caviar external hard drive:

Download Yodot Mac Data Recovery software and install it to your Mac computer. Go here. Now, connect your Western Digital Caviar external hard drive to it in order to start the recovery of files. Run the software to know about the recovery steps. On the main window you will find two options namely, “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”.  Choose any one out of two options. The software checks and displays all the drives present in your Mac machine. Click on the drive that represents your WD My Book drive. Click on external drive to go further. The application now starts scanning and displays all the deleted and lost files from WD My Book portable hard drive. Choose the files that you want to recover and click on “Next” to continue. Preview files before storing it to the desired location. At last save recovered files in a desired location.

Recover Data from Formatted Partition

Partition means dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units. In Mac OS, the partition is referred as Volume. People prefer partitioning the hard drive in order to install multiple operating systems. Other than OS, you can also store various documents, presentations, music, images, video files and many more on the partitions. But there are some situations, where you format the partition and face data loss situations.

Few of the common situations that results in formatting partitions on Mac hard disk are explained below:

  • Sometimes intentional formatting of the storage device is required to make it free from viruses or corruption. To get rid of viruses you might use anti-virus, however many a times the antivirus fails to remove viruses or other malwares. In such case you must format the partition to get rid of those viruses
  • While carrying out reinstallation process, it asks you whether you want to format the existing partition. Without noticing, if you give command to format the partition then it gets formatted leading to data loss
  • Sometimes you format your Mac partition accidentally, for example you wanted to format your D: drive. But in a hurry you selected E: drive and formatted it
  • You also need to format your Mac partition, if you want to convert your file system from one to another. Which results in data loss

After facing these situation people generally feel that the data from the formatted partition is permanently gone. However, not exactly even if you are data is not visible, you can still get it back using a good data recovery software.

There are several recovery software’s available online that helps you recover formatted partition from Mac. But choosing the right one should be your first priority. Yodot Mac Data Recovery software helps you perform formatted partition recovery on Mac. It not only recovers formatted partition but also assist in recovering lost partition. It is a trustworthy software that helps to recover all your files safely and quickly. But before you use this software, make sure you stop adding any new data to the formatted drive or partition in order to avoid overwriting. This software is very friendly that can assist you in getting back files without any complications. Follow all the steps given below in order to recover data from formatted partition

Download the software and install it to your computer. Press here to download. Once the installation gets completed run it to see the steps involved in the recovery process. You will see two options provided on the window. “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”. Click on “Formatted/Reformatted” option to move further. The application will scan and show all the physical drives present on your system. After you select physical drive, the software starts scanning and displays the partition present in it. The software again starts scanning and displays the recovered files from the formatted partition. Make use of the two view types “Data type” and “File type” which makes your recover process easier. Preview the files before saving and save recovered files to your desired location like external hard drive, CDs or DVD.

Data Recovery after System Restore

A System Restore is a feature present in Windows operating system which allows the Windows OS to go back to its factory settings whenever an event such as system malfunctions or failure happens. This is one of the effective methods to fix damaged registry. However sometimes after performing system restore, all personal files, media files and documents goes missing, and users try many ways to recover these missing files.

At first, you must know that a data storage device like hard drive stores data on disk which are managed by partitions. When you add new data into the partition, the data is added to the directory structure and when you restore system, these partitions are restored to the mode when it was backed up; hence the file pointers to those files are disappeared while the data is still on the hard disk.

If you have backup of files you lost then you can retrieve them back by following the below procedure:-

  • Insert your backup disk
  • Run “Control Panel” via Start Menu
  • Choose “System and Maintenance” option
  • Under “Backup and Restore Center” click on “Restore files from backup option and then click on “Restore files””
  • Restore files from your recent backup or from an older backup and click “Next”
  • At last, choose the option to restore all your files

However if you don’t have a backup of the lost files, no need to panic! There are other ways to recover those files back with the help of a data recovery software.

Tips: If there are files lost after system restore, please stop using the hard disk and make sure you do not write any data to the hard disk.

If the backup method fails then as mentioned above, data recovery software will help you retrieve the lost files, Yodot Hard Drive Recovery (Windows) is an efficient and powerful tool to perform data recovery after system restore. The tool recovers lost and deleted data from all kinds of hard disks interfaces such as IDE, SATA, SAS and etc and it supports all file system including FAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, and exFAT. More to this the tool recovers data from all other storage devices such as the external hard disk, iPods, music players, pen drives, USB drives, memory cards and etc. Press here to download the software

How Yodot Works?

Download the software and install it to your desktop / laptop->Launch the software and follow the given steps->Select “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted” based on your data loss scenario->The application scans and displays all the drives present on the computer-> Select the partition / drive from where data is to be recovered and click on “Next” button->The tool scans again and displays all the recoverable files from the selected partition->Choose the files which are to be recovered-> Browse for the destination location to save your recovered files, although not to the same partition or drive from where you are recovering from-> The application also allows you to save the retrieved files on to any external storage device such as hard disk, pen drives and even on optical storage devices such as CDs and DVDs

 

Recover Data From Mac Lion

Mac is the most popular operating system nowadays; its popularity is because of its unique features like high security and reliability. Mac OS is further divided into two categories such as Mac OS Classic family and Mac OS X operating system. Mac OS X allows your system to maintain many background processes without slowing down your user applications. The different types of file system used by Mac are HFS, HFS+ and HFSX. Due to its advanced features many users prefer upgrading their Mac OS to Mac OS X Lion. But like any other Mac machines data loss happens in Mac Lion also. In such situation you have to use some third party recovery tool to recover data from your Mac Lion system.

Some of the situation that leads to data loss from Mac Lion are as follows:

  • Accidental deletion of important files or emptying Trash leads to data loss
  • Data loss also occurs, if power failure happens while working on your system
  • Sometimes accidental formatting of  storage devices such as hard disk, external storage devices or your memory card results in loss of data
  • The Volume header stores information related to sector address, Mac Volume, such as Volume size, file system type and lots more, In case the Volume header gets corrupted, then entire Volume becomes inaccessible and the files on that Volumes are lost

Here are few tips that would help you to prevent data loss from your Mac OS X Lion

  • Always maintain proper data backup before formatting any Mac Volume. You can easily restore it if you are in need
  • While deleting any file having size larger than its Trash size, try to delete it in parts so that after deletion you would find it in the Trash
  • If you have already lost important data from Mac Lion then stop using that particular storage device and use some recovery tool in order to get in back

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is a software that can assists you to recover data from Mac Lion. It recover lost photos, video, documents, and archive files from any Mac-based hard drive or external hard drive, iPod, USB drive, SD card, digital camera, mobile phone, and MP3/MP4 player, due to accidental deleting, formatting, virus infection, improper operation, unexpected power surge, and other unknown reasons. With the free trial, you can preview all your recovered photos, videos, music, documents etc prior purchasing this Mac Data Recovery. So without making any delay you should download the software. But in case the entire hard drive is formatted or the OS is corrupt or if you are not able to boot the system due to some problem, then you need not download the software to the same Macintosh. Download the software to some other Mac machine and connect the affected hard drive to that new Mac system.

Follow all the steps to that are mentioned below:

First of all download Yodot Mac Data recovery application to your computer system and install it. Click here. Run the software and follow the instructions that you can see on the main screen. You will find the two options on the main screen, i.e. “Volumes Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”. Select the option, according to the situation. Once you select the option, the software displays all the drives that are present in your Macintosh. Now, choose the hard disk from where you lost the data and thus the software displays all the volumes present on that disk. The next window displays two scanning techniques. “Normal Scan” for simple data loss situations and “Smart Scan” for more complex data loss scenarios. After that you to choose the file type to be recovered or just click on the option “Mark All” option for complete recovery. Once the recovery process ends, it will show all the files that are recovered. For easy selection you may use the two different view types or the “Show Deleted” option. Preview the files before saving them to confirm that you have selected the right one to recover. Finally save the recovered files in the location that you prefer. But make sure that you save it in different location from where you are recovering to prevent overwriting.