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How to Recover Lost Data from Formatted Maxtor Portable Hard Drive?

by Justin Kenny, 2016-10-08

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“I formatted a Maxtor portable hard drive three days ago without backing up my files. I have tried many methods to recover lost data from the formatted Maxtor portable hard drive. However, I can’t recover all my lost files. Can your software help me recover lost data from formatted Maxtor portable hard drive?” – Hostina

Hostina is one of our customers. She formatted a Maxtor portable hard drive and lost all important files without backups. If you are facing the same issue, you are at the right place. I will give you an easy solution to recover lost data from formatted Maxtor portable hard drive with DIY data recovery software.

Whether you are a Mac user or a Windows user, you can use data recovery software to scan the formatted Maxtor portable hard drive to recover lost data. DoYourData offers reliable hard drive data recovery software. It can be installed on both Windows and Mac to recover lost data from Maxtor portable hard drive after formatting. Before recovery lost data from Maxtor portable hard drive, you can download and install DoYourData software on your computer. It is very easy to use. Here are the main steps to recover lost data from formatted Maxtor portable hard drive with DoYourData.

Three Steps to Recover Lost Data from Formatted Maxtor Portable Hard Drive

Step 1: Connect your device with your computer.
First of all, you should connect your Maxtor portable hard drive with your computer via USB cable. Then run DoYourData software, it will list all the drives on your computer. Select the Maxtor portable hard drive as the target drive to start data recovery process.

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Step 2: Select file types you want to recover.
By default, DoYourData can recover all kinds of lost files from formatted Maxtor portable hard drive. If you want to recover specific file types, select them at this step. Then click on “Scan” button to search the formatted Maxtor portable hard drive.

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Step 3: Preview and recover lost files.
After scanning, all the recoverable files will be list in Path, Type, Time. It allows you to preview the files before saving them to your computer. When you find your lost files, just select them and recover to your computer hard drive.

recover lost data from formatted Maxtor portable hard drive

It is very easy to recover lost data from formatted Maxtor portable hard drive with DoYourData. If you can’t find all lost files after quick recovery, just try advanced recovery mode to deeply scan the formatted Maxtor portable hard drive to find much more lost files.

Recover Inaccessible Maxtor Portable Hard Drive

In some cases, the system asks you format your Maxtor portable hard drive when you connect it with your computer. This can be caused by virus, file system damage, etc. At this time, you still can recover the existing and lost files in the inaccessible Maxtor portable hard drive. DoYourData software can help you completely recover files from an inaccessible Maxtor portable hard drive.

Here are the steps: 1. Choose the hard drive to scan -> 2. Select file types/advanced recovery mode -> 3. Scan the hard drive -> 4. Preview and recover existing/lost files. After scanning, DoYourData will list all the existing files and lost files in the inaccessible Maxtor portable hard drive.