You can better understand the importance of a WD external hard drive if you have saved a large collection of memories of your childhood, college time pictures, favorite music files, e-books or other crucial documents. With WD portable disk you can backup your valuable info and have the option to transport bulk data from system to other with great ease. However, your years collection of information may be lost very easily when you make click on the format button. Whether you format it intentionally or mistakenly, the result is always complete loss of data that was saved on the external HDD. Fortunately, we have got a brilliant solution to set the entire loss in just a few clicks. Read this informative article and learn how to recover the formatted WD external hard drive on Windows and Mac devices.

Circumstances Wherein We Usually Format Our WD External Hard Drives:

  • Whenever you suspect OS is taking much time to perform a read/write operation on the external WD hard drive that it is expected, you may format it.
  • If there are so many useless files or duplicate items, a user may format it to free up disk space and when they realize that few important files were also there, they search for a solution to recover data from USB disk after formatting.
  • Format error is another very common reason for prompting the users to format the drive. After format error, most of users format the drive accidentally.
  • If the USB hard drive is not accessible due to various corruption issues like a file system corruption, bad sectors, virus infection, user may attempt to format WD external HDD to make it free from the corruption issues.

Use This Western Digital Recovery Software to Recover Files from Formatted WD Hard Drive:

In this reference, Western Digital Recovery application is designed with advanced scanning technology to make it a highly effective in recovering data from the external WD hard drive after format. Besides recovering files from a formatted WD external HDD, this tool can also perform data recovery from a broken WD hard drive easily. An easy to use application that comes with brilliant data recovery features and facilitates users to retrieve pictures, videos, songs, Word, PDF, PPT and all other type files from formatted/re-formatted WD hard disk. Similarly, this tool can be utilized to restore lost, formatted or deleted  FAT 32, NTFS, FAT 16, exFAT, HFSX, HFS partitions respectively on Windows and Mac OS X operated systems. It is a completely automated program to recover formatted WD external hard drive. If you are working on Mac system, click on to know how to recover formatted WD external hard drive on Mac OS X. This application not only recovers data from the formatted Western Digital external hard drive but also rescues files from the damaged Western Digital hard drive.

Simple steps to recover data from formatted WD external hard disk:

Step 1: Install this prominent tool in your computer and connect the formatted WD external disk to it. Launch this software and select "Recover Drives" option.

How To Recover Formatted WD External Hard Drive - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select your formatted WD external HDD from the list of logical drives and click on "Next" to start scanning.

Restore Formatted WD External Hard Drive - Select WD External HDD

Figure 2: Select WD External HDD

Step 3: After the scanning is finished, you can see a list of recovered data from formatted WD disk as shown in below figure.

Western Digital Hard Disk Recovery - Restored Data

Figure 3: Restored Data

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