moderated Re: how to get lost data from an external drive

David Griffith


I suffered the same issue many years ago and I learnt then to never never ever  use an external drive as my sole data point for any files unless I was happy to lose them. I  backup now on 2 drives and the cloud as well for the data I most value.

If it is drive failure rather than accidental deletion I fear that your only option would be to submit your physical drive to a specialist data recovery company who could do a sector  by sector data recovery.

This would cost however and it may be just be cheaper and more practical to try and recreate your lost data from other sources.

I hope that somebody else may be able to point you to accessible sector recovery tools but I do not think that they are straightforward as data may be spread all across your disc and it may be a mammoth task to recreate mp3 data files from various parts of your disc sector.

David Griffith


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From: Marvin Hunkin
Sent: 30 August 2019 11:36
Subject: how to get lost data from an external drive


Hi. Lost a lot of music, about 50 gb from an external drive.

How to get back the files, or is there a tool, where I could get the recycle bin icon on a external drive.

Any one in the same position.

Or have I just lost the files.

Don’t have a backup.




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