This article talks about why deleted photos are recoverable and gives a step-by-step guide on how to recover deleted photos from Seagate external hard drive using free recovery software.
Is it possible to recover deleted photos from Seagate external hard drive?
“Hey all, I have a 1TB Seagate portable hard disk which is used a backup device for my digital camera. It stores photos and videos taken for my family. I just accidentally deleted a folder that contains photos taken last month. They were not in the Recycle Bin! I have to do the recovery thing. Can anyone here instruct me on how to do that?”
External hard drive is very portable and provides large space, making it popular storage device. Users who often work remotely or abroad prefer to external hard drive to store huge amount of data, such as photos, videos, documents, music, etc. Also, many users would like to use external hard drive as the additional storage space for their backups. Seagate is one of the well-known brands providing storage solutions.
It is a common occurrence that photos might get deleted from Seagate external hard drive if you often work with a Seagate disk. Is it possible to recover deleted photos from Seagate external hard drive? The answer is YES until deleted files get overwritten. We’ve explained it a lot in previous articles that deleted files are not completely wiped from disk immediately after you press the delete button. If you continue using the external disk, some data might be written to the drive no matter whether you are aware of that. Once that happens, the newly written data may overwrite deleted photos and make them unrecoverable.
How to recover deleted photos from Seagate external hard drive FREE?
If you cannot find deleted photos from backups, you can try Eassos Recovery Free. This freeware enables you to recover deleted photos, videos, documents and files from both internal and external disks of all brands. Install this recovery software on a Windows computer and connect your Seagate external hard drive to this PC, and you can start deleted photo recovery at once.
Step 1: Launch Eassos Recovery Free and choose Recover Deleted Files option from home interface.
Step 2: Select the external disk and click Next button to let the scanning process get started.
Step 3: Preview deleted photos in the software.
After scanning finishes, you can preview all found files to check whether wanted files are recoverable.
Step 4: Select photos and other files you want to restore and click Recover button. Then you can specify a location on computer hard drive to store recovered photos.
FAQs on recovering photos from external HDD
1. How can I recover permanently deleted photos from computer hard drive?
To recover permanently deleted photos and other files from computer hard drives, you can either use a backup or data recovery program. When a backup is no longer available, you can try Eassos Recovery Free following these steps:
- Launch Eassos Recovery Free from a Windows PC and choose a proper recovery mode.
- Choose the partition where deleted photos were stored and click Next to scan it.
- After scanning, you can preview files and copy them to a safe location.
2. How can I recover deleted photos from external hard drive without software?
You can recover deleted data from external hard disk without software as long as you have backups. If you do not keep backups, you can also get back deleted files by using free photo recovery software, such as Eassos Recovery Free.
3. Can pictures be recovered from a crashed hard drive?
YES. Lost pictures, documents, videos and many other files can be recovered from a crashed hard drive. When the hard drive is crashed due to physical damage, you can use Eassos data recovery programs to retrieve files; if the crashed drive gets bad physical damages, you can send it to a data recovery center to retrieve data.
4. How to recover lost photos from memory card?
You can recover lost photos from a memory card via these steps:
- Connect the memory card to a Windows PC.
- Launch Eassos Recovery Free from your PC and scan the memory card.
- Preview lost photos to check recovery quality and copy them to a secure location.
5. Do I need to buy data recovery software to recover deleted photos?
There is no need to buy data recovery software when free recovery software can recover your deleted photos. Eassos Recovery Free works the same as the paid version when searching for lost files and it allows users to copy 1GB found files free of charge.
When you decide to purchase photo deleted recovery software, you should try it and check its recovery ability before placing the order. Most recovery software provides a trial version which lets you preview all recoverable files, so you can make sure whether files can be recovered properly in advance.
Accidentally deleting photos is definitely a nightmare, and yet photo recovery from external hard drive or other devices are available before they get overwritten. To better protect you against photo loss issues, you can create backups on a regular basis and learn how to recover lost photos at the same time.
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