How to Recover Lost Data from Maxtor External Hard Drive

Accidentally deleted the files stored on your Maxtor external hard drive? Now you've got a perfect solution to Maxtor external hard drive data recovery.

Oct 16,2019 • Filed to: Hard Drive Recovery • Proven solutions

Maxtor Corporation used to be American external disc manufacturer and owned Maxtor external hard drives from 1982 before being bought from Seagate Technology in 2006. The way to save data on Maxtor external hard drive is by letting the head read the files and write the data on the disc plates, which are usually made of a solid material like glass or aluminum, since the material has to be anti-magnetic. The question is raised on why there should even be data loss or a concern when the data loss appears.

There are two ways to lose data on Maxtor External Hard Drive: Logical and physical. Logical is a data loss caused of system corruption, virus attacks, unwanted formatting of the disc or deleting of the main key files. In this situation, the computer still recognizes the external hard drive but not the files that are inside it, and if this happens the recovery is simple and easy to achieve. On the other hand if the system seems not to recognize Maxtor external hard drive at all that the problem is greater and usually it can’t be recovered from home, and you need to send it to service to recover the lost data. This guide will tell you how to recover files from Maxtor external hard drive by yourself.

Part 1. How to Recover a Maxtor External Hard Drive on Mac

iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac is a powerful tool that can recover data deleted from the hard drive, memory card, recycle bin and similar due to logical reasons such as system crash, virus, damaged heard the drive and other problems.

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  • It is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating system.
  • It supports a large number of storage device type including hard drives, USB flash drives, SD cards, etc.
  • All major types of files can be recovered including music, images, video, documents, emails, and archives.
  • It has a deep scan features for in-depth scanning of the hard drive for searching files to recover.
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This software works under Mac OS X: MacOS 10.14 (Mojave), 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion), 10.6 (Snow Leopard). This Maxtor data recovery is created specifically for scenarios like these. It is easy to use and its UI is friendly and easy understandable.

Step 1 After downloading the tool, set it up on your Mac and plug your external hard drive into your Mac. Then you can see a primary window with 6 data types in it. Check the file types that you have lost and then click "Next" to continue the process.

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Step 2 You can now find and select your Maxtor external hard drive in the list and hit the "Start" button to search for your files on the drive. If you want to go back to the previous window, you can simply click the "Back" button.

Maxtor external hard drive data recovery

Step 3 After several minutes, all detected or found folders will be displayed in the interface. Preview the contents in the folders and find the files you want to get back. Then you can click the "Recover" button. After that, just select a folder to save the restored files and click "OK" to get back data to your Mac.

Note: If you don't find your wanted data from the presented results, you can choose the "Deep Scan" option on the bottom of the window, to carry out the deep scanning on your Maxtor external hard dirve. You will get more found files in this mode like the screenshot below. Good Luck!

Maxtor external hard drive data recovery

Part 2. How to Restore Deleted Files from Maxtor External Hard Drive on Windows

If it is a situation where you lose data from an external hard drive like we are talking here the whole time, then you should install the Data Recovery for Windows in your computer. Data Recovery for Windows gives you the option to recover photos, videos, e-mail, music, archive files and many other lost files. The Windows version supports OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, vista, and XP.

iSkysoft Data Recovery

A Life Saver to Solve Your Data Loss Problems!

  • It is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating system.
  • It supports a large number of storage device type including hard drives, USB flash drives, SD cards, etc.
  • All major types of files can be recovered including music, images, video, documents, emails, and archives.
  • It has a deep scan features for in-depth scanning of the hard drive for searching files to recover.
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Step 1 Launch the Program

Connect your hard drive with your PC via a USB cable. Then open the software and click the target file type tabs from the primary window. Then click "Next".

Maxtor external hard drive data recovery
Step 2 Ready to Scan Your Device

Next window is about selecting location to start scanning and recovering lost data, so select it. Enter where have you lost the files you are searching for. And click "Start" button. After the default quick scanning process, if you want, you can click "Deep Scan" to trigger deep scanning process.

Maxtor external hard drive data recovery
Step 3 Retrieve Lost Data

After scanning, the files you were searching for will appear on the windows. You will need to select the files that you want to recover and click the "Recover" button to save them on your drive once again.

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Tips:

In order to recover data loss from Maxtor external hard drive, you have to find the way of how the data was lost. Plug the Maxtor in the BIOS and see whether the hard drive will be recognized. If the drive is not recognized, then there is nothing for you to do, but to take the hard drive to a service to recover data. And if the drive is recognized by the BIOS and your files are missing from the drive, then there may be a thing or two that you can do.

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