How to recover corrupted or deleted data form portable hard disk?
Used R-Studio in the past to recover data from a damaged hdd. Scanning entire disk takes quite an amount of time. Restores files with original directory structure. https://www.r-studio.com/
It can recover literally anything, but interface can be a bit overwhelming.
Other alternatives- Recuva, Disk Drill, Minitool recovery.
Not sure if there is any open source, free tool available. Free versions are usually feature limited for trial purposes.
MiniTool Partition Wizard upto version 9 is Freeware and does partition recovery.
I have used software named Disk Drill to recover the lost data of my harddrive. It's free of cost and will surely help.
- Disk Drill (Disk Drill Windows Data Recovery )
Steps: (1) Connect the hard drive to PC.
(2) Install and Open Disk Drill on your PC.
(3) Select your drive(you want to recover) from the list.
(4) Click 'Search for lost data'.
(5) Select the files you want to recover or click to recover all.
There is one more software named 'EaseUS Data recovery wizard' that was suggested by one of my friends. he used this software and found it good and easy to use.
You can find the whole procedure to use the 'EaseUS Data recovery wizard' to recover your hard drive on their official forum.
In addition to above, Here's is the link- External Hard Drive Recovery: Recover Data from an External Hard Drive - EaseUS