The WD hard drive data recovery software can recover deleted files, corrupted files, formatted files, and even accidentally deleted files.
In this guide, we will explore some of the best WD hard drive data recovery software for Windows computers.
- The WD Hard Disk Data Recovery Software can recover files from a variety of storage devices.
- This data recovery program uses simple, intuitive, and fail-proof approaches.
- Some users reported that it takes a while for the program to recover files.
Run CHKDSK scan
- Log into your Windows account > click on the start button > type cmd in the search bar > right-click on Command prompt and select Run as administrator.
- Type the following command: chkdsk /F /R /X (where X represents the drive letter of your external hard drive)
- If the CHKDSK scan completes successfully, you won’t need to run CHKDSK again.
Enable chkdsk as an administrator
- Get to know your hard drive
Create a bootable disk for data recovery
- Back up important data
- Check if your disk drive is compatible with data recovery software
Enable chkdsk in Command prompt
- Open the Command prompt as administrator. To do that, you need to press Windows Key + X and choose Command prompt (Admin) or, if you have Windows 10, you can just right-click on Start and choose Run as administrator.
- When Command prompt opens, enter the following command and hit Enter: fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 1
- After doing that, restart Windows.
- Install WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic
- Run WD Data Lifeguard Diagnostic
Run chkdsk in Safe Mode
- Press the Windows key + S, type cmd, and click on the relevant search result.
- Right-click on Command prompt, and select Run as administrator.
- Enter the following command: chkdsk /f /r (Replace â€ ̃X’ with your drive letter)
- Wait for the scan to complete, and restart your computer.
Disable Fast Startup mode
- Check your disk for errors
Run a Chkdsk scan
- Run a Disk Defragmentation Scan
- Check your hard drive’s S.M.A.R.T. status
- Run a Full Scan
Run CHKDSK in Command prompt
- Type cmd in the Windows Search bar, and click on the Run as administrator option.
- In the Command prompt window, run the following command: CHKDSK /f /r /x
- Press the Enter button.
- Run the CHKDSK utility again.
- To do so, press the Windows key + R hotkey.
- Input Regedit in the Open text box, and then click OK.
- Expand the Hive folder within Regedit, and then expand Parameters.
- Double-click the AllowedAllocationUnits value.
- Set its Hexadecimal value to 65536.
- Close Regedit, and then restart Windows.
- In the right pane, double-click on “MaxCount” and change the value to “0”.
- Try disposing the Volume Shadow Copy Service and reboot your PC.
- Right-click the WD drive and select Change Drive Letter and Paths
- Under the General tab, click Change
- Enter a new drive letter and path
- Click Apply
- Save the changes