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Recover Cut Files from External Hard Drive

by Justin Kenny, 2016-11-24

“Hi, three days ago, I cut all my photos and documents from my WD external hard drive to my computer. However, my computer was broken last night. I will resell the damaged computer hard drive. But I want to recover my photos and documents. The computer is completely damaged so I can’t recover lost data from it. Can I recover these documents and photos from the WD external hard drive? I don’t if I can recover the files that have been cut away from external hard drive. Can you help me?” – JASON SEARS

If you have cut files from external hard drive, you can still recover them from the external hard drive with data recovery software. So, for Jason, he can recover cut files from external hard drive when his computer is completely damaged.

Recover Cut Files from External Hard Drive with Data Recovery Software

DoYourData DIY data recovery software has the ability to recover the cut files from external hard drive. When you cut your files from your external hard drive and paste to other disk drive, you have the chance to recover the files from your external hard drive even you have emptied it or formatted it.

Here you can follow the steps below to recover cut files from external hard drive.

Step 1: Download and install DoYourData DIY data recovery software to a functional computer.

Step 2: Connect your external hard drive with your computer.

Step 3: Run DoYourData and select your external hard drive to start data recovery.

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Step 4: Select file types you want to recover and scan the external hard drive.

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Step 5: Preview and recover files from your external hard drive.

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Please don’t put new files to your external hard drive to prevent cut files being written-over.

DoYourData DIY data recovery software can help you quickly recover cut files from your external hard drive. It is very useful when you lose your files due to device loss or damage. It supports to recover all kinds of files including photos, emails, videos, audio, documents, archives, etc. It also can recover cut files from hard drive, digital camera, memory card, etc.

Compared with other software, DoYourData is much easier to use. You just need to download and install it on a normal PC or Mac, then run it to scan your external hard drive. It will find the files that you have cut-pasted to other hard drive. If you couldn’t find all your cut files after quick scan, you can try advanced recovery mode to find much more files on your external hard drive.