Western Digital Disk Recovery: How to Recover Data from Western Hard Drive

No matter why you lose data from WD Elements, Recoverit makes it possible to recover them. Get through this article and learn how to recover data from WD external hard drive.

Nov 18,2019 • Filed to: Answer Hard Drive Problems • Proven solutions

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  • Part 1. How to Recover Data from Mac Hard Drive
  • Part 2. How to Fix Corrupted Hard Drive on Mac

Can I Recover Files from Western Digital External Hard Drive?

"I have a 500 GB WD Elements external hard drive. I have about 40 folders with many valuable files on it. This morning when I opened it I found that more than 10 folders were disappeared. I’m also sure that I haven’t deleted any of them. Would someone be able to tell me how I can recover files from a WD Elements external hard drive? I will appreciate any help you'd be able to extend. Thanks."

Well, system error can be the main reason for your folder disappearing. However, you don’t have to be too worried about it. My suggestion for you is to stop using your WD Elements external hard drive and look for an external hard drive recovery software utility to help you immediately. Because as long as your lost folders have not been overwritten by new data on your drive, you can possibly retrieve them with a WD Elements data recovery program.

Part 1. The Best Western Digital Hard Drive Recovery Software

Recoverit data recovery is a Western Digital disk recovery tool that enables you to recover WD Elements data in an easy and risk-free way. Files on your WD Elements external hard drive might be lost because of your accidental or intentional deletion, drive formatting, virus attack or system error, and this program is just what you need. It recovers all file forms from your WD Elements external hard drive, including images, videos, audio files, documents, txt files, etc.

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Your Safe & Reliable Hard Drive Recovery Software

  • Recover lost or deleted files, photos, audio, music, emails from WD Elements hard drive effectively, safely and completely.
  • Supports data recovery from recycle bin, hard drive, memory card, flash drive, digital camera and camcorders.
  • Supports to recover data for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash under different situations.

Data loss scenarios on WD hard drive

Mac hard drive failure recovery Data stored on the WD external hard drive can be lost due to the below causes.

  • WD Elements not working or detecting
  • Lost partitions from WD external hard drive
  • Delete files unintentionally or mistakenly
  • Format Western Digital Elements without data backup
  • Corrupted WD Element hard drive due to system crash
  • Power outage or computer shutdown during files transfer
  • Malicious virus attack and malware infection from the computer

No matter whichever data loss scenario occurs, you are empowered to recover data from Western Digital Elements hard drive, as long as you get Recoverit Data Recovery.

Part 2. How to Recover Data from Western Digital Hard Drive

1. Watch the Video for Western Digital Disk Recovery

This video tutorial is intended to aid you in recovering data from Western Digital external hard drive. Watch the 1-minute video and retrieve data back.

2. How to Perform Western Digital Disk Recovery

Download and install Recoverit Data Recovery on your computer, launch it and follow the next steps to scan your WD Elements hard drive to perform Western Digital Disk Recovery.

  1. Select "External Devices Recovery"
  2. With Recoverit hard disk recovery, please select a data recovery mode. To recover data from Western digital disk, you can select "External Devices Recovery" mode to start.

    select external devices recovery

  3. Connect Western Elements hard drive
  4. Please make sure your Western Digital hard drive has been connected to the computer and can be recognized. Click "Next" button to process.

    connect western hard drive to the computer

  5. Choose the connected WD Elements drive
  6. Select your Western Digital(WD) Elements external hard drive where the data gets lost, and click "Start" button to look for data.

    connect western hard drive to the computer

  7. Scan the Western Digital hard drive
  8. Recoverit data recovery will start a quick scan to search lost data. You can preview some recoverable files after the scan.

    quick scan lost data from western hard drive

  9. Deep scan the external hard drive
  10. If you cannot find your files, you can go to scan again with "All-Around Recovery" mode. It will scan and search more files from Western hard drive, but it will take more to complete the scan.

    deep scan with all-around recovery

  11. Recover files from Western Digital Elements external hard drive
  12. 1After the scanning, the found contents on your WD Elements external hard drive will be displayed in the window. You can check whether your lost files can be recovered or not from file names.
    2Then you just need to mark the files you want to recover from WD Elements external hard drive and hit the "Recover" button to save them to your computer.

    recover files from Western Digital elements disk

Note: To avoid recovered files from being overwritten, please do not save them back to your WD Elements external hard drive during the recovery process.

Do you need to recover data from other makes of external hard drives? Check out these pages and get the external disk recovery solutions.

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