How to Recover Lost Data from Hard Drive?
The worst thing about crashing your computer is losing all your data. Pictures of years precious memories, important documents in your business and current projects of weeks hard working---all are lost unless you have backed them up on a CD or memory stick. If that is it, it's heartbreaking!
There are still hopes for retrieve your data. Taking the computer to a repair service is one solution. But it is so expensive (usually costs $1000 or more), especially when recovering data from hard drive.
However, you can recover hard drive data by yourself! Here is a step by step guide for you to do so:
The first thing for hard drive data recovery you should do is to remove the crashed drive from the computer and install it as a secondary drive in another computer operating Windows Os. Make sure that it is detecting by the computer.
After you have set up the secondary drive, boot up Windows. Then you can copy and paste your files from the drive. However, there are may be two trouble. One, you can't access the drive (means you can't open it); Two, your files are retrieved but you can't open it!
Don't panic! Just download a hard drive data recovery program, and with a few simple clicks, you will be able get your data back. There are some windows data recovery tools available for hard drive data recovery. Tenorshare Data Recovery is a powerful and professional data recovery software that can help you get back important files, precious pictures, collected songs, crucial data etc. saved in your laptop or media drives. Lost data due to virus corrupted partitions, physical media damage, drives crash, system sabotage etc. can be retrieved easily with it.
Next, download Tenorshare Data Recovery software. Be careful, do not install it to the drive that you are trying to recover. Doing so could actually overwrite files that you want to restore. Install it on the primary drive that you are booting from.
Last, within several clicks, you can recover data from crashed hard drive!
- Step 1: Run Tenorshare Data Recovery Professional. Hard disk crashes, power failure, system sabotage may result in data loss. 'Partition Recovery' will be available for you. If files are seriously damaged and can't recover with deleted recovery and format recovery, try 'Raw Recovery'.
- Step 2: Select the logical or physical hard drive that contains your lost data. (A logical drive means a partition or virtual drive and a physical drive means a whole hard drive. Some drives are divided in to multiple partitions. ) Click 'Scan' to deeply search for lost data.
- Step 3: Select files that you want to recover list on the taskbar and click 'Recover' to start recovering hard drive data.
- Step 4: Select a path for the recovered files. Click 'OK' to complete hard drive data recovery.
If the hard drive can't be detected by your computer, you can try this way.
Besides, if the hard drive can't be recognized, you can try this trick. Put it in a sealed plastic bag to avoid condensation. Then put the drive in a freezer and leave it overnight. When you are ready, pull the drive out of the freezer and hook it up quickly. Act quickly because you may only have around 20 minutes to do this. I have seen some reports however, of this fixing the problem all together.
One more possible problem. Dose it show up as drive letter E:/ under device manager in disk drives? (Check out:right clicking my computer icon on your desktop,select disk manager) Try right clicking on my computer and selecting map network drive.(You'll get the same results by right clicking on network neighborhood icon on your desktop and selecting map network drive.)This is the method many people use to assign a drive name (i.e.,letter) to a drive.
If it fails, you will have to go to a hard drive recovery office (where offers recovery service) but let's hope not because it will cost you a lot of money and whether they can recover the data is not guaranteed.
Tips & Warnings:
- Find a friend who is good at computer to help you.
- If your computer crashed because of a virus, copy the files to an external hard drive. Do not move directly to a new computer.
- Hard drives are fragile. Be careful and do not drop it.
- Run your antivirus software regularly.
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