Because they are convenient, compact, and relatively affordable, external hard drives are widely used around the world. They seem to be absolutely reliable, but keep in mind that they are just electronic devices and sometimes they fail just like any other data storage medium. Still, that doesn’t mean that once lost from a portable hard drive, the files are lost forever.
In most cases, they can be fully or partially restored using data recovery software such as Recovery Explorer Standard. You can use this program to recover Wikipedia data that you have mistakenly deleted or lost due to accidental formatting, virus attack or any other type of logical failure on an external HDD, SSD or SSHD .
The software works in two modes: Standard (or full-featured) and Wizard (simplified). Choose any to your liking. Or you can try both. First, download Recovery Explorer Standard from this website and install it on your PC. Please pay attention to the version of the program, as there are 3 versions for different operating systems: Windows, Linux and macOS.
Choose one that corresponds to your operating system. Installation is absolutely easy and doesn’t take much time, but if you need step-by-step instructions, find them here .
We also recommend that you check out a couple of rules to follow when restoring data from an external HDD, SSD, or SSHD. Once you have read all the precautions, connect your portable hard drive to the PC and launch the program.
Regarding the connection, you can use the drive’s native USB cable (check that it works before using it) or simply insert it into a USB port in case it has a built-in USB male connector (typical of some SSDs).