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.
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.
Data stored on the WD external hard drive can be lost due to the below causes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please make sure your Western Digital hard drive has been connected to the computer and can be recognized. Click "Next" button to process.
Select your Western Digital(WD) Elements external hard drive where the data gets lost, and click "Start" button to look for data.
Recoverit data recovery will start a quick scan to search lost data. You can preview some recoverable files after the scan.
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.
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.
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.
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