Recover pictures from external hard drive
I have about 50 GB of pictures and an iTunes library on my external drive, which is appearing as an un-partitioned space in Windows. I was just wondering is there a tool that can help in recovering those files.
Lost or deleted pictures can be recovered as long as they have not been overwritten by other information. DO NOT save any new data to the external drive as writing new data to the drive lowers the chances of recovering the pictures, music and other lost data. Regardless of what caused your photos and iTunes library to be lost, you can recover deleted pictures from your external hard drive quickly and easily.
The simplest and easiest way to recover your lost files is to use Picture Recovery software. Recovery software profile includes full range of robust tools for data recovery that will deep scan any storage device, find deleted and damaged files and then present them with the option of resaving. Lost or deleted digital picture files on a memory card or hard drive can be easily recovered using Picture Recovery software. Recovery Tool is easy to use recovery tool that ensures absolute recovery of lost or deleted pictures, images, videos and graphics from all popular storage devices.
Download and install Picture Recovery software on the PC to which your external hard drive has been connected. Run Photo undeleting tool and scan your external hard drive. Follow the instructions in the recovery guide below on how to recover deleted/lost pictures, audio and video files by using Picture Recovery software. Moreover, it can easily restore MMC flash card deleted pictures with utmost ease and safety.
Step 1: When you run Picture Recovery software, a wizard screen will open and present you with a list of drives, select the external drive from which you need to recover data and click on Next button (See figure a).
Note: If the drive you are looking for is not listed in the list of drives, then click on Refresh drives. This will detect recently connected drives and display it in the list of drives in the application main window
Step 2: The next wizard screen gives you a choice to select the “File Types” that you are trying to recover. Select an individual file type or may also select all files by pressing “Select All button” and press the “Next” button to continue (See Figure b).
Figure b: Select file types
Step 3: When the “Next” button is pressed the scanning is commenced. After the scan is completed the application will display a list of all found files and folders in a tree format. (See Figure c)
Please Note: You can double click on the found file to preview before recovering or, you may right click on the selected file and select “Preview” option from the menu.
Figure c: Found files and folders
Step 4: The next and final step in recovery process is to restore found data to a safe location. Select the data you wish to recover or click Root folder to select all the data and click on save button. As you click save button, a window to select destination location. You can also preview the data as shown in Figure d.
Figure d: Select destination location
Select the destination location. Check if you want to save your data in compressed form and click on OK button. As soon as you click OK button, the program starts saving the data to selected destination location and will pop up a message once saving is completed, intimating the same.
After you have lost/deleted important data remember NOT to use the drive further and follow the above procedure as soon as possible for your best chance of successful data recovery.