04-23-2012 08:40 AM - edited 04-23-2012 08:55 AM
I had a WD My Book Essential that is the 1TB USB 2.0 external hard drive. For some reason, I plugged it to the computer and it says, do I want to format. I told it no and I can't access the drive. I then accidentally formatted the drive and all my data are lost. I tried using third party recovery tools like iCare, wondershare, and Stellar Phoenix to recover the data but the only thing that I can recover are the WD manual files.
How do I go about recovering the data from the external hard drive in this case?
04-24-2012 11:52 AM
04-26-2012 12:41 PM
Ontrack® EasyRecovery™ Professional
The above recovered EVERYTHING I had on a 3tb MY BOOK ESSENTIAL that displayed the "do I want to format" message.
In my case I did NOT format the drive
TOOK A LOT OF HOURS but the software recovered everything with "g" ( good? ) quality!
Since you say you formatted your drive I can't say it would have the same result for you.
Do the trial version as it will show you what it found after it does a scan of your drive. If it finds what you want you then need to pay for the software in order to transfer your files to another drive!