I’m not sure how this happened, but I went to plug in my external WD My Book hard drive and it only showed like 32 GB and it is a 1 TB. I was able to detect that there is lost and raw files and the hard drive has partitioned itself. How, when, why? That is what I would like to know, but there is a large amount of files on the lost/raw files that I can preview that I need. Is there a free data recovery software/company out there that would be able to help me?
Currently, WD does not have a data recovery software.
Online you should be able to find a data recovery software like a free trial that might show you your files.
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It’s strange that your drive partitioned itself on its own and there is no specific technique defined to find the cause of this issue. But yes you can recover your data from RAW format drive by using a free data recovery software presented by Stellar. This tools allows to recover data at free upto 1GB limit but beyond this you need to pay for the software upgraded version.