How to Recover Data from WD Easystore?

How to recover data from WD easystore? Check out this detailed tutorial to realize Western Digital data recovery from WD easystore hard drives. 


By Lora / Updated on April 2, 2024

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“How can I recover my data from my WD external hard drive?”

Easystore Portable Storage device is one of the welcomed products of Western Digital manufacturers. As it is featured in backup functions, it is popular among users. Many users have shown their complement and satisfactoriness.

The easystore drive offers a kit that includes WD Backup software, allowing users to protect their precious data.

But even if equipped with backup software, it is not an easy mission for any storage devices to escape data loss. Some WD easystore users have accidentally formatted hard drives/met hard drive corruption.


WD Easystore 2TB formatted recovery


One client sent me a WD 2Tb external drive, which the client said he had accidentally formatted the drive. When scanned, it recovered no files. Any suggestion, please?


- Question from Dolphin Data Lab Forums


Have you encountered a similar situation? Or was your data lost from WD easystore under other circumstances? Let’s figure it out.


Why do files disappear from external hard drives?

Except for disk formatting, there are several other reasons for data loss from external storage media.

  • Deletion. It is the biggest cause of file loss. If you have intentionally or accidentally removed files on Windows, you will lose access to the data.
  • Virus. The virus is another culprit to blame for data loss since it can delete/move/hide/encrypt users’ files deliberately.
  • System crash. Abrupt software/system shutdown will interrupt the data write-and-read process, causing file loss.
  • Corruption. Physical damage (dropping, jolting, etc.) and logical damage (file system corruption, virus attack, bad sectors, etc.) cause data loss. Thus you need to recover a corrupted hard drive sometimes.

Check the methods to achieve WD easystore data recovery applying to different situations in the next section.

How to recover data from WD easystore?

In this part, we will walk you through three viable solutions to help you recover data from Western Digital easystore drive.

1. Realize Western Digital data recovery via Command Prompt

If your WD easystore drive is corrupted, the files will likely be inaccessible. A command in Command Prompt could be helpful at this time.

The Recover command in CMD allows users to scan their corrupted hard drives and recover readable/undamaged data from the good sectors.

Command format: recover [drive:][path]filename

As the format has shown, this command requires the exact filename, format, and path to recover your files. If you are aware of them, please check out the next method.

It only supports recovering one file at a time.

Step 1. Input cmd in the Windows search box > start the Command Prompt > choose Run as administrator.


Step 2. Input diskpart > list disk > select disk 0 > list volume > select volume 1. Please choose the affected hard drive and the partition instead.

Step 3. Input recover [drive:][path]filename. Specify the parameters according to your specific situation.


E.g., let’s suppose you want to recover a picture from the WD easystore drive (f: drive); then, you need to input the command:

recover f:\travel\2019\xxxx.png

The shortcoming is obvious: it only recovers one file/1 time and is demanding in filenames and the path.

If you are seeking easier methods, please move on.

2. Recover data from WD external hard drive using Windows File Recovery

If you merely need to restore a few files, the Recover command could be of some help. But if you have many files to recover, other approaches are necessary.

Windows File Recovery, designed for users familiar with commands and who have relative expertise, can restore deleted and missing files from corrupted/formatted hard drives.

This app offers no intuitive user interface. You need to input commands as well. It uses recovery modes and switches to scan and detect your wanted files.

You will learn how to use Windows File Recovery much easier in the detailed steps.

Don’t forget that the source drive cannot be the same as the target drive. 
If there are any errors or you need help, please refer to the Windows File Recovery troubleshooting tutorial to fix them.

Step 1. Connect the WD easystore properly to your computer > go to This PC > right-click on the easystore drive > Properties. Check the file system in use.


Step 2. The recovery mode depends on the file system and how you have lost the data.

File system Scenarios mode
NTFS Deleted recently Regular
NTFS Deleted for a while Extensive
NTFS Formatted disk Extensive
NTFS corrupted disk Extensive
FAT and exFAT Any Extensive

Step 3. Choose appropriate switches to target the wanted files faster. Wildcard * is feasible and can be used with the /n switch.

Switches Meaning Supported mode(s)
/n Filter the scan range: scans for a specific file with its file name/path/type, etc. All
/y: Recovers specific extension groups. Signature
/k Recovers system files. NTFS Segment​​​​​
/segment Segment mode; recovers files under NTFS drives using file record segments. Segment
/signature Signature mode; recovers files under all file system types using file headers. Signature
/u Recovers undeleted files, for example, from the Recycle Bin. NTFS Segment

 Step 4. Get Windows File Recovery from Microsoft Store > run the app.


Step 5. Input the command to perform WD easystore data recovery. 

Command format:

winfr source-drive: destination-drive: [/mode] [/switches]

E.g., winfr F: D: /extensive /n *.jpg /n *.png


This way, you don’t need to input the commands repeatedly but directly recover all jpg and png files from your WD easystore drive (f: drive) to another place.

3. Easy & efficient WD Easystore data recovery in 3 steps

Although detailed instructions can make it easier to use Windows File Recovery, it is way too demanding for ordinary users.

Users might input the wrong commands when using it, causing further damage to the data and the device, which is dangerous.

Instead, why not choose an easy and efficient Windows data recovery app to solve your problem?

MyRecover will be the preferable option. It offers an eye-pleasing graphical user interface, making it simple for all users to perform Western Digital data recovery. In addition, it is equipped with many helpful features:

Restore deleted, and missing files from healthy/formatted HDD/SSD/USB flash drive/SD card, etc. 
200+ recoverable data types, including jpg/png/mov/mp4/doc/xlsx/ppt/zip, etc. 
Support data recovery while scanning, saving your valuable time. 
Retrieve deleted data and keep its original filename, format, and directory. 
Compatible with Windows 11/10/8/7/Server, etc.
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Now use this app to learn how to recover data from WD easystore without difficulties.

Quick Scan searches for deleted files from NTFS drives, while Deep Scan looks for missing files, applying to all file systems.

Step 1. Install and run the software > connect your WD easystore device to the PC > hover the mouse over the easystore drive > click Scan.


Step 2. Suppose you can recall the filename or the format. In that case, you could input the filename/extension in the search box to target them quickly. Also, you could sort the detected files by Type, Size, Path, etc.


Step 3. Go to Deleted files > check the original location > select the deleted data > click Recover x files. Or choose specific data types to recover.


Apart from deleted files, permanently deleted files in Windows are recoverable with this app.


Users who have encountered data loss could refer to the methods of how to recover data from WD easystore in this post.

Also, in case you may have more questions, some additional info is ready.

Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.