Generally, an external hard disk drive can be corrupted physically or logically. If an external HDD is physically corrupted then you may lose your data forever. However, the logically corrupted external hard disk can be fixed by formatting. The internal data can also be recovered using data recovery software.
If an external HDD is logically damaged, you can try professional Remo Recover tool to recover corrupted files from external hard drive and then format this damaged drive to make it workable. Before knowing how to repair corrupted external hard disk, lets’ see the list of causes which may lead external hard drive corrupt:
- Improperly ejecting external hard drive
- Presence of bad sectors on storage device
- File system error
- Virus attack
- Other unknown reasons
Easy solution to fix and recover data from corrupted external hard drive
First, try powerful data recovery tool to get data out of damaged external hard disk with simple clicks. Here Remo Recover software is recommended which enables you to retrieve data from corrupted, formatted and inaccessible external hard drive, USB flash drive, pen drive, etc. Just download and install the free trial of this data recovery utility on Windows / Mac. Later, activate it to save the recovered data from your corrupted external hard drive.
Second, format corrupted external hard drive to resolve the corruption issue by following these few simple steps:
- Connect corrupted external hard drive to your PC;
- Right-click the damaged external HDD and click Format icon;
- Set the file system to the storage drive and hit OK to end the process;