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My maxtor external hard drive has done a scheguled Plan b backup but files that I removed from my master hard drive to free up space because I had them saved on my external hard drive are now missing from the external hard drive and I am hoping I can recover them.

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When a file is delete, it's still there on the drive, just as before; all that happens is that the file table marks it as free space and changes its name so it's no longer visible. There are a number of "undelete" utilities available, including several good ones, like asoftech data recovery that helped me before:
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Where do you plan to restore your files from, the Maxtor drive or the external hard drive?

In my personal experience, I would recommend you to restore them from this Maxtor drive because you may have much more chances to do it there.

1). Do not save anything new on this Maxtor drive since then in case of data loss.

2). Try to restore these removed files easily from this drive by using a drive data recovery freeware. There are many data recovery programs available online. But, not all of them could work as efficiently as we hope. Therefore, you should pay much attention to select a proper one over the internet.

If you really have no idea about data recovery stuff, you could try to use this drive data recovery freeware:

http://www.freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/03/external-hard-drive-recover.html

3). Do not save the restored files on the same drive in case of data recovery failure.

4). Do not forget to back up everything important at least on two hard drives.

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Your file is not dissappear permanently after the remove. Only the space is made available to other new files, but the old data is still there. In another word, you can recover data from hard drive as long as the space is not overwritten by new files.You can recover deleted files from hard drive and Card Data Recovery must be the best choice.http://www.card-data-recovery.com/recover-deleted-files.htm

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Hi,

You can use Hard Drive Recovery tool to recover your missing files from your external hard drive. A couple of days ago, I was able to perform file recovery from external hard drive when I lost a few files due to improper file transfer. I suggest you to download the demo tool initially to examine the recovery results. I am sure that this tool will recover your missing files.

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Hi,

in recovering files, you can use a file recovering tools and you can download at cnet download.com and some are free. and all deleted file will be recover. try here if there's a file recovering tools.

enjoy.

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Are you out of hard drive space but can't find anything you'd like to remove from your computer?

Maybe you should try doing a Disk Cleanup.
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Most drives come with backup software that automates the process(as best it can) so that you can one click backup your documents and files(not your operating system).

I prefer to copy and paste my files and do my own backups, but backup software is an easy solution for the do-it-yourself.

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