Western Digital external hard drive corrupted and unreadable need recovery or fix and repair, recover data from Western Digital external hard drive due to not recognized in laptop, not working, not showing up, power failure, logical corrupted, not detected in bios.
Western Digital has many external hard drive series, such as Western Digital my Passport, Western Digital Elements Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0, Western Digital my book External Desktop Hard Drive, Western Digital my Passport Ultra, Western Digital SiliconDrive, Western Digital VelociRaptor and so on.
The first case about Western Digital external hard drive corrupted or unreadable is error message: the file or directory is corrupted and unreadable external hard drive.
Sometimes, when you connect an external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card or other data storage devices into your pc runs Windows 7/10/8/XP/Vista, Windows OS prompts error message: “Drive X: is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.” If you check the file system of the device, it shows as RAW file system. “X (C, D, E, F, G, H, I, etc.) is not accessible, The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable” is a pop-up message usually showing on various storage devices such as Western Digital External hard drive etc.
When “The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable” error message happens, you can not access your storage device and data loss at most times.
Use CHKDSK or reformatting are the best ways to fix the error.
But, you still recover data first.
So, to solve this case, three keys:
1, Use data recovery software to recover data.
2, Use CHKDSK to check the device.
3, Reformat the drive.
Other Western Digital external hard drive corrupted or unreadable reasons, the common reasons are: external hard drive says it needs to be formatted with the error “you need to format the disk in drive“, insufficient power supply, file system corrupted, damaged Western Digital external hard drive partition, system errors, logical damage, etc. To fix or repair corrupted or unreadable Western Digital external hard drive, first need to exclude pc or windows system settings error, or Western Digital external hard drive device driver problems, need to reload, or Device Manager to hide the device, need to open, or bios Set the Western Digital external hard drive device disabled.
This kind of system problem, in the pc manual and other information can easily find the guide. Second, for any data storage device, including a Western Digital external hard drive, if there is a problem, the first thing to do is to restore the data, backup data, because for almost everyone, The files in the data storage device are more important than the device itself.
How to use Aid file recovery software to recover data from corrupted Western Digital external hard drive?
“undelete” to recover deleted files from Western Digital external hard drive after Virus attack, Recycle bin clear, disk cleanup, Press shift del by mistake, permanently empty recycle bin, shift delete, accidentally deleted by a mistake.
“unformat” to recover data from formatted Western Digital external hard drive after quick format, full format, accidentally formatted, reformatting, High-level formatting, Low-level formatting.
“Recover partition” to recover data from Western Digital external hard drive partition changed or corrupted or deleted
“Full Scan” to recover data from unreadable Western Digital external hard drive after showing an error, display as raw file system, unformatted, unknown partition, unpartitioned, needs to be formatted.
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