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Recovery Method for Lost Formatted Mobile Hard Disk Files

Synopsis 【Released November 22, 2019 by uncutdata data recovery】

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Recovery Method for Lost Formatted Mobile Hard Disk Files

The mobile hard disk helps users to exchange data between computers. It has the advantage of large capacity, small size, high transmission speed, convenience, safety and reliability. It plays an indispensable role in work and life. But when we are using it, many users will still feel the trouble besides the convenience. If there is a problem with the mobile hard disk, it will cause the files stored in it to be damaged or lost.

Tip: The common reasons that mobile hard drives can't be used

Insufficient power supply: The mobile hard disk is connected to the computer by a USB interface. During its work, the mobile hard disk needs to consume a certain amount of power. Note: When using a mobile hard disk of 10GB or more, solely using the USB cable to power the hard disk may cause abnormal operation due to insufficient power. In this case, an external auxiliary power supply is required.

Drive does not match: The mobile hard disk needs to be connected to the computer to be read. Drivers and the system may have problem and conflicts. Note: After pressing F8 to enter safe mode and then exit. Select restart or shut down and reboot, you can enter normal mode (fix the registry). If the fault persists, use system disk to repair it. Open a command prompt and type SFC /SCANNOW and press Enter key. Insert the original system disk to repair the system and it will automatically do the comparative restoration.

The USB cable is different. When using a mobile hard disk, the unsafe exit and the direct plugging and unplugging may cause the USB flash drive to be unusable. Therefore, it should be noted that use the short the USB cable as possible as you can. Except for the original connection cable, it is not suitable to connect the extension cable. What's more, you should choose the USB interface behind the chassis to connect to the computer, not the interface in front of the chassis.

These reasons may cause the mobile hard disk to be unreadable and the file cannot be read. You can try to solve it through system operation. And how about failed recovery because of your own operation?


“I have a Seagate mobile hard drive. I use it to connect data on different computers to each other, which is of great convenience for me. But in the case of a misoperation, I formatted the files of the hard disk. I can't find the important missing files for work especially the videos inside. I need to know how to format the files on the mobile hard disk."

This is a question that one of the hard disk users has when encountering a problem, and you may have also encountered a file loss problem. Then here is a detailed way to help you solve the problem of lost mobile hard disk.

Recover your mobile hard disk files with UnCutData Recovery Software

UnCutData Recovery Software, an all-in-one free data recovery software for different loss situation. Only three simple steps to efficiently and efficiently restore your files lost due to formatting.

According to the detailed recovery software operation teaching pictures, anyone including who do not understand the software at all can operate.

Step 1: Enter the software to choose the format of the lost data.

First of all, please open the UnCutData Recovery Software, which is presented in front of you is the data format selection interface.

There are two lines of icons below representing different file formats for you to select. In this case, you need to select the file in the video format and then check the third icon from the left of the first line.

When the check is done, a small circle with a check mark will appear in the lower right corner of the icon. At this time, you can click the “Next” button on the right, as shown below.

Step 2: Select the mobile disk where the video was originally located.

At this point, you enter the disk selection interface. All you need to do is to select the disk where the lost data was originally located. Find the drive letter of the mobile hard disk in "My Computer", check the corresponding disk.

Please select your mobile hard disk. After selection, a small circle with a check mark will appear at the far right of the mobile hard drive name line. At this time, you can scan your mobile hard disk by clicking the "Scan" button at the top right, as shown below.

Scanning process: Scanning the disk

Scanning your mobile disk takes a certain amount of time. The length of time is determined by the number and size of files stored on your mobile hard disk. The larger file and the more complex type will take the longer scanning time, and vice versa. This is shown below.

Under normal circumstances, if your mobile hard disk capacity is below 1T, it takes only 5 minutes to complete the entire scan of the entire memory card. Please wait patiently.

Step 3: Select your lost mobile disk file for recovery

Once the scan is completed, you can browse through all the files on your mobile hard drive through the left side of the interface.

You will need to browse the contents of the scanned mobile hard disk, find your mobile hard disk file and select it. Then click the "Recover" button in the upper right corner, as shown below.

This is the result of a fast scan that can quickly restore files for you, saving a lot of time, but may not scan out the deep files.

If you don't find the files you need to recover, you don't need to worry. Another deep scan provided by UnCutData Recovery Software will help you solve the problem of not being able to retrieve the files. Although it takes a little longer but can find more deep and detailed files.

How to deeply restore the files of the mobile hard disk? Click on the yellow "Deep Scan" button on the top of the interface. UnCutData Recovery Software will scan for you deeply. Please wait patiently, as shown below.

Once the deep scan is completed, find your lost teaching photos, select and click the "Recover" button. And they will return to you in perfect condition, as shown below.

Tip: Please do not set the recovery path to your mobile hard disk. Otherwise, the original data may be overwritten. If you need, set the path to the internal computer disk and import the file to the mobile hard disk after the recovery is completed.

Through the above three simple steps, you can quickly solve your problems and retrieve the lost files on your mobile hard disk. Even if you don't know anything about data recovery software or you are not very familiar with the operation of the computer, just follow the interface prompt to operate and you can recover you data quickly.

If you need a more convenient and quick way to retrieve your mobile hard disk files, then you can download UnCutData Recovery Software to help you. You can also download the free trial version to restore 200MB files for you.

Download links: https://www.uncutdata.com/download.html

This is the end of this guide. You should have known how to retrieve your lost files from your mobile hard drive. If you feel that this article has effectively solved your problem, then you can forward it or share with more people who need help.In addition, there is a tutorial on how to recover a damaged hard disk that cannot be opened?

Reference Video Demo:https://www.uncutdata.com/video-page/need-watch-videos.html

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