How to Recover Data from Seagate External Hard Drive?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Have you deleted any data from Seagate external hard drive by mistake? We all could face the data loss issue either due to known or unknown reasons, such as accidental deletion, hard drive formatting, virus attack, sudden power failure, hard drive crash, bad sectors, etc. When files are deleted from your Seagate portable hard drive, they will not be put to the Recycle bin or Trash bin on your PC or Mac. So you can’t find them from there or put them back. It seems no way to get back the files once deleted from an external hard drive. In fact when you deleted or formatted files or data from portable hard drives, the data will not be erased on your portable hard drive immediately. Only they become invisible and vulnerable, because the deleted files are now rewritable by new files. If you save any new files to the external hard drive, those previously deleted files can be easily overwritten. So is there any way to put back or retrieve the deleted files from Seagate external hard drive? Yes, but you need a special designed data recovery software. In an earlier guide, we showed you the steps to recover files from computer hard drive and portable hard drive. Again we will be using the same data recovery solution to help those who lost data on their Seagate portable hard drives.

seagate portable hard drive

Before we proceed to the data recovery from Seagate portable hard drives, you need to download and install the data recovery software on to your Mac or PC at first.

How to Recover Data from Seagate Portable Hard Drive?

Step 1. Connect Seagate hard drive to computer

Connect your Seagate external hard drive to PC or Mac via the USB cable that comes with your portable hard drive. When you buy an external hard drive, a USB to USB cable should be included in the package.

Step 2. Run Data Recovery on your computer

Start the data recovery software on Mac or PC, you will see a quick wizard to help you recover data from portable hard drive quickly by answering a few simple questions. See screenshot below.

data recovery software wizard

You can choose to follow the recovery wizard or switch to the Standard mode to recover data. In this demo, we will switch to the standard mode to retrieve lost data from Seagate external hard drive. Under the standard recovery mode, you can find three recovery options as displayed below. You can choose any of the suitable one to continue to data recovery.

computer hard drive data recovery

Right under the partition list, you can also find two options to scan all or deleted files. If you want to recover only deleted files, choose the second option. It can save you a lot of time as it will ignore those existing files on your portable hard drive.

Step 3. Select your Seagate external hard drive

When your Seagate portable hard drive connected to computer, it will shows up a removable hard drive on your computer. You can select the Seagate portable hard drive in a partition list screen like this.

select Seagate external hard drive to recover

Step 4. Scan and recover deleted data from Seagate portable hard drive

The scan of your external hard drive takes a while. If it takes too long, you can go back and try to enable the recovery of only deleted files. You can also switch to the recovery wizard you will have the chance to narrow down the search and recovery of specific file types.

recover data from Seagate external hard drive

When the scan completes, all found data and files will be put into different categories, such as Archive documents, Audio & music, Documents, Graphic and images, Videos and movies and so on. More than 550 file formats are supported. The lost files can be saved to your internal hard drive on computer or Seagate external hard drive itself. However we strongly recommend you export and save the deleted, formatted, or lost data from Seagate external hard drive to your computer hard drive at first. You can put them back on to the portable hard drive only when you have recovered all files lost.

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This data recovery program can also be used for many other different devices. For example, you can use it to recover data from SD card for mobile phones or digital cameras. You can also use it to retrieve deleted files from USB drives. Sometimes when your computer hard drive suddenly became as RAW hard drive, you can also use it to recover data from the RAW hard drives.[/vc_column_text][dt_gap height=”20″][dt_testimonials type=”slider” padding=”20″ column_width=”370″ number=”12″ orderby=”date” order=”desc” category=”data-recovery-testimonials”][/vc_column][/vc_row]