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How to Recover Data from Seagate External Hard Drive?

Aug. 17, 2013 11:01 am / Updated by Bobby Hills to Computer Tips
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Seagate external hard drive gives us instant capacity, speed and convenience in an ever-increasingly mobile environment at both work and at home. We can store favorite photos, music, movies, documents, even games on it. when Seagate external hard drive stops working or files in it are lost, it will be more serious than losing a necessity in our daily life. Fortunately, we can get them back with Seagate file recovery tool. The tutorial below tells you how to recover data from Seagate external hard drive.

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If data was just deleted from Seagate external hard drive, things will be much easier. Connect Seagate external hard drive with external USB hard drive adapter to a good working desktop or laptop. Download or purchase Seagate data recovery software like Card Data Recovery. Use the software to scan the drive and recover deleted data.

If Seagate external hard drive can be recognized but there is a message that you have to format the disk before using it. In this case, try to plug the external hard drive into another computer to see if it gives the same error message. It would be good to know if it's isolated to one computer only. If it gives the same error message, you have to format it first and then use Seagate file recovery software Card Data Recovery to retrieve files in the formatted drive.

If Seagate external hard drive not be detected, things will be complicated. If that happens, you should go to "Control Panel" -> "Administrative Tools" -> "Computer Management" -> select "Storage Disk Management". The drive should be listed in the physical pane at the bottom if it is connected as a mass storage device. It is possible that the file systems on the drive have become corrupted, in which case it would show up in this pane, but not in the upper pane with logical volumes. If it shows up here, you can right click on the empty space to take an appropriate action: format it or add a drive letter. Format it may cause losing all data in it, however, you can use Card Data Recovery to help you recover formatted files from it.

If the drive does not show up in Computer Management, that means the drive is not physically connected to the machine as storage device. You can remove the external hard drive and connect it to another new PC with proper USB to see whether it can be detected by it or not. If not, you have to ask the help of Seagate recovery center to get back lost data.

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