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How to Perform SimpleTech Data Recovery?

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Jul 17, 2024 • Filed to: Answer Hard Drive Problems • Proven solutions

My SimpleTech 320GB external hard drive stops working all of a sudden. Now when I try to open it, the computer tells me that I need to format it. I can’t format it because there are many photographs on it. Please tell me how I can get my pictures back!

Your problem is mainly caused by a system error. But please relax a little bit. You have a great chance to recover data from SimpleTech external hard drive before you decide to format it. Here is my advice: do not format your drive before you find a reliable SimpleTech data recovery program to retrieve your lost files.

In this article

Part 1. The Best SimpleTech Data HHD Recovery Software

Wondershare Recoverit data recovery software is a very good option for you to recover data from SimpleTech's external hard drive, no matter if data was lost because of formatting, deletion, system error, or other reasons. This trustful tool helps you recover almost every lost file from your SimpleTech external hard drive, including pictures, documents, videos, archive files, audio files, and more.

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Part 2. How to Recover Data from SimpleTech External Hard Drive?

I’ll show you how to recover lost files from your SimpleTech external hard drive with Recoverit Data Recovery for Windows. If you are a Mac user, you can also follow similar operations with the Mac version of the program.

Step 1 Select SimpleTech external hard drive

Connect the SimpleTech hard drive to your computer. Then, launch Wondershare Recoverit, and select the SimpleTech hard disk where you lost your important files, documents, photos, videos, and the like.

select SimpleTech external hard drive

Step 2 Scan your SimpleTech external hard drive

Start to scan the HHD. You can also stop or pause the scanning process whenever you like during the scanning process.

scan the external hard drive

Recoverit data recovery will start a quick scan. If files on your SimpleTech external hard drive are lost because of formatting, you’ll need a deep scan.

Step 3 Preview and recover files from SimpleTech external hard drive

All found files on your SimpleTech external hard drive will be displayed in the window after scanning. You just need to mark the files you want to retrieve and click the "Recover" button to save them on your computer’s partition.

recover the SimpleTech external hard drive

Part 3. How to Fix SimpleTech External Hard Drive Not Showing Up?

It happens a lot that the SimpleTech hard drive is not showing up or recognized on Windows. If it happens to your hard drive, you can continue following the steps below to repair it and make it usable again.

1. Check the Connections: Ensure that the hard drive is properly connected to the computer and that the cables are not damaged.

2. Use a Different USB port: Try plugging the hard drive into a different USB port on your computer to see if it is recognized.

3. Test on Another Computer: If possible, try connecting the hard drive to another computer to see if it is recognized there.

4. Update Drivers: Go to the Device Manager in Windows and check for any driver updates for the hard drive.

  1. Right-click on the Start icon, and select Device Manager.
  2. Expand the Disk drives section. Then, right-click on the SimpleTech hard drive.
  3. Click on the Update driver option. Then, click Search automatically for drivers.
  4. Wait for the update process completes, then restart your computer and check if the SimpleTech hard drive is showing up on your Windows.

update drivers

5. Use Disk Management:

  1. Right-click the Start icon and select Disk Management.
  2. Locate and right-click on the SimpleTech hard drive, select the Change Drive Letter and Paths.. option.
  3. Click on the Add button, then, select a letter here and click OK to confirm the settings.

assign new letter

6. Consider professional help: If none of the above steps work, it may be necessary to seek professional help to diagnose and fix the issue with the hard drive.

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