Data recovery is the process of recovering data stored on hard drive and other devices which have become corrupt and inaccessible.
Different media is used for storing data like hard disks, RAID configurations, tapes, magnetic disks, CDs and other storage media. Data can corrupt in many ways virus attack. File recovery can be performed with the help of different data recovery techniques. This data can be recovered by hardware or special File Recovery Software but still you will need services of data recovery professionals.
Data Recovery Wizard
Recover My Files
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Some examples of data recovery
You can repair small nicks and scratches on your CD/DVD. You can use these to fill nicks and seal the surface and in this way you can read inaccessible data.
The hard drive might have mechanical or physical problems. You can replace motor /PCB if it is not working and platter are intact. You can use Hex Editor if mechanics are not damaged but data is deleted. The first sector of hard drive provides information on the file system and you can find the location of your data.
The RAID array can be recreated if there are errors in the RAID configurations and data can be recovered separately from each drive and it can be merged back to original state.
|When to use Data Recovery Software|
|Hard Drive has been formatted|
|Corrupted critical file or file system structure|
|Missing critical file|
|Accidental file deletion|
|Unexpected system shutdown|
|Unexpected application failure|
|Partition structures are damaged|
|Partition structures are deleted|
|Damage due to a power failure|
|File system corruption|
Can erased data be recovered?
Actually file is not deleted from computer even if you have deleted iot from hard drive and simply its actual location is deleted. If you work on that particular location then this file might be overwritten.
How can I completely erase a hard disk?
File Recovery can easily be done from the computer even if hard drive is formatted or it is shredded. Every byte of data can be recovered by using extra sensitive File Recovery Software. But it is always good to seek help of the data recovery professionals in case of any problem.
|File Recovery Software Features|
|Recover deleted files|
|File recovery after format|
|Disk recovery after a hard disk crash|
|Get back files after a disk structure error|
|Get data back from RAW HDD data|
|Recover office documents, emails, images, videos, musics|
|Recover hard drive, USB drive, memory stick, memory card, Zip, camera card, floppy disk|
|Support NTFS/NTFS5, FAT32, FAT16,FAT12 file systems|
|Bootable media based on WinPE.|
|High quality file recovery|
|Stop and resume data recovery process|
It is always better to prevent rather than cure. Keep backup of your data at different locations. Test this data for final working.
Good System Administartors should use stand up desks.
Keep the record of all working on your computer including last installation if you think that the data loss is topped. You should also have the record of last application run and last upgradation on your computer. All these things will be helpful to the data recovery professionals and don’t try to change data on your hard drive.
If you repair the hard drive avoid opening it. These drives should be placed on safe and cooler place as dust can make your hard drive useless.
Always contact customer support from good data recovery form.
Avoid any working on the drive even if you need to do some work.
Use kids gloves to treat these hard drives and always keep these drives in packing as these hard drives are very sensitive. The faulty drives are more sensitive.
Free Data Recovery Software
There are number of free data software available. These software can be used to recover data but functionality of these software is limited. It is good thing to save programs on the hard disk for the backups from where you can access your data in case of any data loss.
- Data Recovery Wizard
- Disk Doctors Windows Data Recovery
- Handy Recovery
- Recover My Files
- Get Data Back
- Quick Recovery
- DT Utilities Digital Rescue
- ParetoLogic Data Recovery
- Restorer 2000