How do I recover data from my Toshiba hard drive?

Answered by Tom Adger

To recover data from a Toshiba hard drive, follow these steps:

1. Choose a recovery mode: When you launch a data recovery software, you will typically be presented with different recovery modes. Select the “External Devices Recovery” mode, as this is specifically designed to recover data from external storage devices such as Toshiba hard drives.

2. Select the Toshiba disk: Once you have chosen the recovery mode, you will see a list of hard drives connected to your computer. Locate your Toshiba hard drive from the list and select it as the target disk for recovery.

3. Scan the hard drive: After selecting the Toshiba disk, initiate the scanning process. The software will start scanning the drive to search for lost or deleted files. This process may take some time, depending on the size of the hard drive and the amount of data stored on it.

4. Preview and select the files to recover: Once the scanning is complete, the software will display a list of recoverable files. You can preview the files to ensure they are intact and select the ones you want to recover. It is recommended to select all the important files and folders to avoid missing any crucial data.

5. Choose a recovery location: After selecting the files, you need to choose a location where the recovered data will be saved. It is advisable to choose a different drive or external storage device to avoid overwriting any existing data on the Toshiba hard drive.

6. Start the recovery process: Once you have selected the recovery location, start the actual data recovery process. The software will begin recovering the selected files and save them to the specified location. The recovery time will depend on the amount of data being recovered.

7. Verify the recovered data: After the recovery process is complete, navigate to the chosen recovery location and verify that the recovered data is intact and accessible. Open a few files to ensure they are fully recovered and usable.

It’s crucial to note that if your Toshiba hard drive has physical damage or is not detected by your computer, it may require professional assistance from a data recovery service. Attempting to recover data from a physically damaged drive without proper expertise can lead to further damage and data loss.

Remember to regularly back up your important data to prevent potential data loss situations.