How to Recover Deleted Folders from External Hard Drive
Data loss could happen
People start to use external hard drive more and more often. Just look at my roommate: he puts all his favorite movies, E-books, and personal information on his external hard drive. Although I know why he likes the drive so much, I wonder if he goes crazy when all data on the drive is lost. Even if he wouldn't go crazy, losing valuable data is heartbreaking. You can just imagine what if you lost all your years' favorite collections.
In fact, things like that could take place. When he wanted to delete one file, but accidentally deleted the whole folder; when he quickly pressed 'Shift + Del', but found that there wasn't any backup; or the file was gone due to other people's mistake operations, and then he lost the data. How to do folder recovery?
Easy way to recover deleted folders
When this happens, what comes out in our mind is a data recovery. That's to say, using a data recovery to recover deleted folder sounds a great choice, such as Wondershare Data Recovery, a professional and reliable data recovery program with high quality and security. With just 3 steps, you can recover your deleted folders quickly and efficiently, and no tech-skills needed. if you are a Mac user, please choose the Data Recovery for Mac (available for Mavericks), which does the same.
Tips: DO NOT install the program on the source partition where you're going to recover lost data.
Step 1. Connect your external hard drive to the computer and launch the data recovery. Select Lost File recovery for Windows users or Deleted File Recovery for Mac users.
Step 2. Select the hard drive and begin to scan.
Step 3. After the scan, preview and check the recoverable files and begin to recover.
Here you can freely switch between the "File Type" and the "Path" of the file. The "File Type" classifies files into clear categories like photos, video, audio, documents, email, etc., while the "Path" presents you files as the original location on your computer.
The only thing you need to pay attention is: Don't save the recovered files to the space where you lost your files previously, just to be safe consideration.
What you should know: You may know the fact that lost data isn't wiped permanently, until new data overwrites it. What you should keep in your mind is that don't save any new data to the place where you lost vital data, or the lost data will be overwritten by others, which makes it difficult to recover deleted folder.
Video tutorial of folder recovery