“Hi there, I recently brought the Western Digital external hard drive for taking backup of my system, it has worked brilliantly. However, yesterday, while accessing data on the WD external hard drive suddenly my system has stopped operating and upon reconnecting it I’m unable to access data. I run Windows 7 OS and it notifies me that I have connected a new device, and identify it as a WD external hard drive. Moreover, when I look in My Computer or Disk Manager I can see the WD external hard drive connected to PC, but it’s not allowing me to access the data saved on it. When I Google this issue I came to know that my WD external hard drive has got crashed. If anybody is aware of any resolution for this kind of drawback, kindly suggest me!!!”

If the external disk drive gets detected by Windows and it doesn’t enable you to access files, otherwise you get a popup message stating that the drive must be formatted. It means that the external disk drive file system must be crashed. If this is your situation, you might have a question on your mind like how to recover data from a crashed WD external hard drive? Don’t worry!!! You are at the right place; you can easily recover data from a crashed WD external hard drive using the reliable Western Digital Recovery Software. You can even use this Western Digital Recovery tool to recover data from the damaged WD hard drive.

Some of the common reasons for crashed WD external hard drive are:

  • Abrupt removal: An abrupt removal of the WD external hard drive from PC during a read/writes process can crash your WD drive file system and make your drive as well as data inaccessible. In addition, one can make use of this award-winning software to get back Western Digital Caviar Green external hard drive data lost due to accidental formatting, virus attacks, etc. To grab more information, simply click here http://www.westerndigitalrecovery.net/caviar-green-data.html.
  • Improperly Formatting: If users don’t have a proper idea about formatting the WD external hard drive, then there might be a big problem. Having less knowledge about the format process and then initiating format procedure on WD external hard drive can sometimes leads to a hard drive crash.
  • Third-party applications: Usage of the third-party application for creating new partitions on WD external hard drive can sometimes make your external hard drive crash, which causes serious data loss.

In order to increase possibilities of crashed WD external hard drive data recovery, better that you stop adding any new data presently when you lose files from WD external hard drive. Once you add new data to the drive then it'll overwrite the files that you just needed to recover from the WD external disk drive. Hence, it's advised to use Western Digital Recovery tool as soon as possible to recover data from a crashed WD external hard drive.
Western Digital Recovery is a good data recovery tool that helps you to recover data from a crashed WD external hard drive. This software can easily recover data from a crashed WD external hard drive as well as other portable storage devices even after formatting or re-formatting the drive for multiple times. The recovery application has an advanced scanning algorithm that scans each and every block of a crashed WD external disk to retrieve lost or erased data. The recovery program has the power to retrieve lost FAT or NTFS partitions after partitioning the WD external hard drive for many a times. You can even use this application to recover data from Western Digital HD on Mac. To know more about it, refer to this link: http://www.westerndigitalrecovery.net/mac.html.

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Steps to recover data from a crashed WD external hard drive:

Step 1: Launch this software to open the main screen and select Recover Drives option to recover data from a crashed WD external hard drive.

Recover Data from a Crashed WD External Hard drive - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select the WD external hard drive and then click on Next to start the data recovery process.

Recover Data from a Crashed WD External Hard drive - Select WD Hard Drive

Figure 2: Select WD Hard Drive

Step 3: At last when scanning is completed, restored data can be viewed in Data View/File Type View.

Recover Data from a Crashed WD External Hard drive - Restored Data

Figure 3: Restored Data

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