How to fix "WD HDD is not readable by this computer" error without data loss?

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on January 18th, 2018

Now every time I connected the hard drive, an error message appeared saying "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer". I've tried Disk Utility, but it failed to repair the drive and asked me to back up as many of my files as possible. I'd like to back up my files stored on the drive, but I even don't know how to access the drive. Is any way to retrieve data from unreadable WD HDD? Appreciate your reply!

In general, WD HDD not readable error on Mac is usually caused by corrupted file directory and damaged disk structure. Thus, the Apple operating system is unable to read the WD HDD and makes the data inside becoming inaccessible. But your files still remain on the WD HDD as long as those files are not overwritten. It's easy to retrieve data from the unreadable WD HDD if you perform data recovery as soon as possible.

Easiest way to fix "WD HDD is not readable by this computer" error on Mac without data loss

For the security of data stored on the unreadable WD HDD, we should recover data from not readable WD HDD, then perform reformatting to fix the unreadable WD HDD error on Mac. As for Mac data recovery, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is your best choice.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is a free Mac data recovery software that can recover data from unreadable WD internal hard drive, recover data from unreadable WD external HDD, recover data from unreadable Seagate HDD, recover data from not recognized Seagate external HDD and any other brands of hard disk on macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/10.12 Sierra and 10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover deleted files emptied from Mac Trash, recover data from formatted hard drive, recover data from unmountable hard drive, recover data from unreadable hard drive, recover data from unmountable hard drive, recover data from unrecognized hard drive, recover deleted/lost files from hard drive, etc. It supports to recover lost documents, photos, videos, music, etc. from Macintosh HD, Mac Trash, external hard drive, USB drive, SD card and other storage devices.

Tutorial to recover data from not readable WD HDD on Mac with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on Mac.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Unreadable WD HDD data recovery software

Step 3: Select the not readable WD HDD and click "Next" button to scan all lost data.

Step 4: Preview the searching results, choose files we need, and click "Recover" to restore files.

After successfully recovered all lost data, we can fix not readable WD HDD by reformatting it.

Besides, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can also recover data from APFS hard drive, recover data from APFS external hard drive, recover data from APFS SD card, recover data from APFS USB flash drive, recover data from APFS pen drive, recover data from FAT32 drives, exFAT drives, HFS+ drives, no matter the drives are formatted, unmountable, corrupted or unreadable.

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