Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive

7 Answers

Accidentally deleted files from My Book - possible to recover?

I accidentally deleted files from my 1TB My Book and am trying to figure out how I might restore them. Compounding the problem is the fact that the computer (an iMac) to which the My Book is connected didn't have enough space on its disk to hold all of the files in question, so while some of the files are still in the iMac's recycle bin, there are many gigs worth of deleted files which are not. Is there any hope of restoring all the files?

Posted by on

Ad

7 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

These two articles recover WD Mac and restore Trash Mac may worth for a glance. But the first thing you need to take care is do not put more items to your WD drive where those stuff originally located. Best regards.

Posted on Sep 26, 2011

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Contributor
  • 38 Answers

You will need to recover lost data using something like asoftech data recovery program.
http://www.asoftech.com/adr/
I've had to use it many times in the past but in this case you need to take out the hard drive from mac and put it into a Windows computer as an external drive or slave drive and run the software from there. It will rebuild the drive and hopefully recover the files.
Good luck.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Night Owl:

    An expert who has answered 10 or more questions between 12 midnight and 6am on the same day.

  • Contributor
  • 16 Answers

Yes, it's possible though not 100% sure. But if you want to maximize chances of WD file recovery, obey the rules & steps.

First thing first - STOP using your WD drive immediately! If you continue using the disk drive, you significantly increase the risk that the files you want to recover will be lost forever due to overwritten. Every new file or action will take up more "free space" and reduce your chances of retrieving your deleted files from WD. So really, you need to act quickly.

The next step - get a good HDD data recovery software to retrieve the data as most as possible.

Learn more from: http://www.western-digital-data-recovery.com/

Hope this helps!

Posted on Aug 24, 2012

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

As matter of fact, when you connected a WD external drive to your iMac, and accidentally deleted a couple files out it. The files won't go to the Trash bin of your Mac. The Trash only receives files deleted from internal Macintosh HD. In your case the MOST effective way is to try this Data Recovery for Mac program, pretty powerful yet easy to use. You may also turn to this article how to recover WD files on Mac to learn more. Best regards.

Posted on Aug 11, 2011

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Expert
  • 987 Answers

Http://mac-file-recovery.qarchive.org/

from above download the software then install it ...After that using the software you can recover the lost files easily..

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 5 Answers

OK! After deleting something on a PC, the deleted files are not immediately destroyed. They are only moved to a folder named "Recycle Bin". Just check the recycle bin to restore them back.
But, in your case, you need a deleted file data recovery freeware to get back all your deleted files for free. This freeware would deeply scan your PC and retrieve all the scanned files for you easily.
Just give this freeware a shot here:
http://blog4mark.blogspot.com/2012/12/deleted-files-recovery.html


Posted on Aug 16, 2013

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 11 Answers

When that happens, it is never too late to recover your deleted data so it is very, very important to not save any new files or data to the device or computer concerned. At the same time put your device in safe place. Don't let them have the posssibility to encouter physical damage. As data overwritten or physical damage will make the deleted data extremely hard to be recovered.

Then THE MOST EFFECTIVE way to recover your deleted files is by relying on a data recovery tool. I think Wondershare Data Recovery might help. This program has four critical functions which will meet your different data losing demands. Most important it supports Folder Scanning that will make the whole scanning process less time intensive.

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

4 Answers

How to recover files accidentally wiped out


Hetman Uneraser quickly recovers deleted files and folders from just about any kind of storage media. Hard drives, memory cards, external storage, USB drives - you name it! The tool will reliably recover accidentally deleted files even if you used the "permanent delete" function with Shift + Delete, and restore data cleared from the Recycle Bin.
https://hetmanrecovery.com/file_uneraser/hetman_uneraser.htm


Dec 03, 2017 | Computers & Internet

Tip

Recover Deleted Files Free


Accidentally delete your very important photos, videos, apps, movies, songs, messages and more off from computer hard drives, flash drives or camera/ cell phone Micro SD cards and SD memory cards without data backups? No worry! Read this article to recover deleted files back with the help of free deleted file recovery software.

Accidentally Delete or Shift Delete Files and Folders from PC Hard Drive or Flash Drive?
Hello, friends! Accidentally delete a folder with many work documents, photos and videos since you have selected the wrong external hard drive to perform a delete or shift delete there? Wipe computer internal hard drive partition files by mistake since you have not done a double check before any delete? Or merely erase your USB flash drive games, apps and files since you find there are some suspicious viruses or threats? No panic! No matter how many data recovery solutions you do have searched over the internet and tried, just go firstly check your computer Recycle Bin folder to take the deleted data back as possible as you can. And then, download data recovery software to scan your internal or external hard drive or flash drive and get all possible information back after delete or shift delete.

Read More Deleted File Recovery Here:
Free Download Deleted File Recovery Software Here:
http://www.icare-recovery.com/
Read More Deleted File Recovery Here:
http://www.icare-recovery.com/howto/deleted-file-recovery.html
Windows 7 Permanently Deleted File Recovery:
http://www.icare-recovery.com/windows-7-recovery/windows-7-permanently-deleted-files-recovery.html

on Oct 25, 2016 | iCare Recovery Software iCare Data...

1 Answer

How to Recover my password protection manager when i accidentally deleted in sony 1tb external harddisk


Did you delete the program from YOUR computer, or from the actual Harddrive that stores your data? THe link to download is here and they also have support... http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/content/cnt-dwnl/prd-rme/sw_hdd_pwpm#supported_products

Dec 08, 2014 | Sony HDE1/B 1TB External USB Hard Drive...

1 Answer

I accidentally plugged in my 19v toshiba laptop adapter to my 16v 1tb external hard drive it started up but then i plugged it out soon is it possible that the hard drive will work or is it dead, if no


The electronics in the hard drive is damaged and cannot be repaired by us mortals.
There are companies that can recover data from damaged hard drives BUT it will cost you an arm and a leg for their services.

May 12, 2012 | Western Digital WD My Book Essential 1TB,...

2 Answers

I accidentally erased some files on one folder, then recorded over them. Is it possible to recover them? How? Thank you.


You should connect your recorder to PC and then you can try to recover your files and folders with Easy Drive Data Recovery software:

http://www.munsoft.com/EasyDriveDataRecovery/

It uses unique modern algorithms to recover files that other software either recovers incorrectly or is unable to detect.

Nov 11, 2010 | Olympus WS-110 Digital Voice Recorder

2 Answers

Accidentally disconnected external HD while moving files


have the files been deleted from the laptop? if not i would simply do a fresh format on the external and re migrate data. if they are then you can get software such as undelete or recover my files to restore your deleted data off of your laptop drive.

Dec 09, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

1 Answer

Retrieve games?


it might be possible, there software availible to retrieve accidentally deleted files, try TuneUp Utilities 2009, it is a computer performance tool that also has a feature to recover lost data, it could be possible to recover your lost games,

make sure that the card is connected to a pc before you try to recover the data, it of course

Sep 29, 2009 | Video Game Consoles & Games

1 Answer

Western digital external hard drive showing empty folder


Hi Elizabethfam

If not removed safely, external devices can lose information when disconnected.

I recommend using a free recovery tool called Handy Recovery which is normally used to recover files accidentally files on a PC. The application can also be used to try and recover files on your external HD.

Handy recovery: http://www.handyrecovery.com/download.shtml (look for the small button near the bottom that says 'Freeware')

Good luck!

~Rob

May 16, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

1 Answer

My Book Premium


Suppose you're using MS Windows... Click right button on (I) drive then check out "Properties" of your drive. In "General" tab you should see "Used space:" and "Free space:" If in "Used space:" is something like "24 KB" then it looks like you lost your files :( Otherwise somehow may happen that your files became "hidden" or "system" files. In "Control Panel" open "Folder Options" in tab "View" check/uncheck properties of "Hidden files and folders" and "Hide protected operating system files(Recommended)" to see what is in your (I) drive. Anyway may be helpful some program which can recover accidentally deleted files. Try to google "recover files" for such program.

Sep 18, 2007 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive Logo

2,755 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Western Digital Computers & Internet Experts

Arora Singh
Arora Singh

Level 2 Expert

180 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Marcin

Level 2 Expert

191 Answers

Are you a Western Digital Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...