You have backed up important data to WD My Book external hard drive and formatted the Volume whose speed has decreased due to virus infection. After formatting the Volume, you thought of copying files to Mac from Western Digital My Book hard drive. But as the transfer process was commencing, your system got switched off due to unknown reasons. After switching it on, you considered continuing the transfer process, but the files were missing from WD My Book drive. You opened the Volume in which you have moved files but it contained only half of your data, other half was missing from it. In that case what can be done to get remaining data from WD My Book? Where will you search for those files? Can you get it back by applying any method? Off course you can!!! If you search online, you will get many recovery tools and by utilizing any one of them, you can restore your lost data from WD My Book.
Western Digital My Book is one of the standard external hard drives that have been preferred by many Mac users nowadays. This hard drive is packed with huge disk space of 2TB to make sure that you never run out of storage for your wide collection of files. One can carry this drive everywhere they go. Even though it has many good features, you might come across problem of data loss from it. It might happen in various ways. Some of them are given below:
- Inadvertent deletion of files from WD My Book when connected to Mac machine which refuse to move to Trash as files deleted from external hard drive doesn’t get stored in Trash
- Connecting WD My Book to the system that is virus infected may results in transmission of viruses from infected Mac machine to the WD My Book
- If you forcefully shut down the system when the files from WD My Book is in use then you may lose those files
- Accidental formatting of the WD My Book volume leads to lose entire data present in it
After losing files from WD My Book, you may regret for not taking precautions about the data present in it. But instead of feeling bad, you have to look for the perfect solution and the accurate way answer on how to restore data from WD My Book is recovery software. Therefore it is advised you to download recovery software such as Data Recovery software.
Mac Data Recovery is the most preferred recovery software which can be utilized to restore data from WD My Book. This software offers greater and effective way to retrieve data from not only WD My Book but other external drive such as Western Digital My Passport, Seagate, Iomega, Lacie Rugged Mini etc. If you cannot view files due to bad sector, then the application creates disk image of it by skipping the bad sectors and hence helps to recover data from hard drive having bad sectors.
The steps to restore files from WD My Book are given below:
Download Mac Data Recovery software and install it to your Mac computer. Now, connect your WD My Book portable hard drive to it in order to start the recovery of files. Launch the software to know about the recovery steps. On the main window you will find two options namely, “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”. Select any one out of two options. The software checks and displays all the drives present in your Mac machine. You can also see external drive i.e. your WD My Book drive. Click on external drive to go further. The application now starts scanning and displays all the deleted and lost files from WD My Book portable hard drive. Choose the files that you want to recover and click on “Next” to continue. Preview files before storing it to the desired location. At last save recovered files in a desired location.