Admit it – we’ve all lost our data at some point.
Maybe your ex-girlfriend got into your laptop and deleted all your movies collection for petty revenge, or maybe your kid got in there and deleted all your work to make room for some video games, or maybe you encountered something more serious along the line of drive failure – regardless, data loss is just something that happens.
So, what do we need to do about it?
Just take a deep breath, all isn’t lost. No need to jump off the roof yet.
That’s why humanity came up with the data recovery.
The stuff we keep in our storage drives is important, if only because of its sheer volume – everything exists as data today – your office reports, your research, your entertainment, all the stuff that you jotted in there when you couldn’t find a pen – and if you’re tech-comfortable you likely keep your day-to-day accounts and records in there as well.
If all of that – a significant portion of your life – disappears in the blink of an eye;
Well, that suicide crack might not seem funny anymore.
Now, don’t get me wrong, backups are a real thing, but how many of us keep regular backups of our day-to-day files, honest?
So suddenly you’re staring at a blank screen where your drive’s contents should be and thinking now what? That’s where data recovery comes in.
Quick Tip: Just make sure that you do not copy any new data into the drive from which you want to recover files. If you copy new files, there’s a chance that the data gets overwritten, and that’s a different story entirely.
#Now Let’s Talk About Something Related To Its Working
As the name indicates, Data Recovery refers to process of recovering (yeah) data that has been lost, corrupted, damaged or formatted the from storage devices.
It is essentially the recreation of deleted files by pulling them out of thin air (or, more precisely, the empty space in your drive) via a number of different processes, depending on the way in which the data was lost.
Data recovery can range from shockingly easy to difficult enough to make you pull your hair out;
Note: OS failures can be addressed by mounting a system drive and then accessing all non-system data, whereas, in the case of drive failures or corruption, specialized hardware may be required to read the damaged data and reconstruct it into its original form.
Here, however, we’ll take a look at the most common type of data loss – accidental deletion.
File Deletion is actually a misnomer because deleting a file doesn’t actually delete the file (no, not even when you remove it from the recycle bin).
Deleting data simply removes the references to the data files within the storage device’s directory structure, which accomplishes two things;
One, it will ensure you can no longer access the data by normal means, and two, it makes the space occupied by the data available again for any other files.
What this means, and why this is good news for you, Is that the deleted data still exists in the drive?
Usually as disconnected, inaccessible fragments and, as long as that space isn’t overwritten by other files, it can be recovered. 🙂
Let me tell a quick story;
Imagine a library, and the librarian needs to empty out a shelf full of old, irrelevant magazines to make room for new ones – so the first thing he does is to remove any references to these documents in the library’s listing, and then he throws the whole bunch out of the shelf into that hideous little hole behind the stairs.
But the books are still there – you just can’t find them because they’re not where they’re supposed to be and there’s no new reference to where they are now in the library’s listing.
But in case; If new periodicals arrive, and the janitor is given permission to take the entire stack and give them to that homeless hobo living down the street who then proceeds to tear up the magazines, use them to light up a fire to keep himself warm and line them in his clothes for protection from the weather, then they’re gone. 😆
But make sure if deleted data are overwritten, end of story.
Otherwise, you just need a smart guy to come in, search through the library and be brave enough to climb into that hideous-little-hole-behind-the-stairs full of spiders and rats and pull out the books you want.
And that’s exactly what data recovery software does.
Numerous Data Recovery programs exist out there which will help you pull the deleted data out of the drive and put it back together into the original files.
Since, as we discussed before, deleted data exists without references in the drive’s directory structure, but what the Data Recovery software does, is to search for exactly that kind of data files – and it then presents it to you for inspection.
All you need do is pick out the files you want, tell the software to assemble the fragments together, and you have your files back.
#So, let’s see how to do that;
But before starts, there is one more thing which I want you to make clear about that, and that is;
To recover data from a formatted local drive or disk of your own, that disk or drive need to be accessible in the running operating system, which basically means that you’ll need to connect the formatted drive to your computer because, just like I said, you’ll need a software to do it.
In case, if you formatted your data while installing an operating system and now you aren’t able to start your computer even while losing your date;
Then in that case, now you’ll need to use a bootable data recovery software who actually don’t need an operating system to recover the data files. Here’s the link to that article, which can help you with this >> What To Do, When You Accidently Formatted Internal Or External Hard Disk Drive?
Or otherwise, you’ll have a buy a best in class data recovery software to recover your deleted file, and there is one more thing;
Every working data recovery softwares are only available in the paid version;
And in case, if you try to use some other 3rd party free data recovery tool to recover your data, then it’s also quite possible that data recovery tool will overwrite some of the storage blocks, which can cause the lower chances of recovering estimated data.
And Just like every time, I know;
At the end, you’ll always need a professional who helps you out and makes everything back to normal and actually, that’s the reason why I always say, to buy a professional data recovery software at first;
Which can recover every bit of your precious data;
And, if need you my opinion;
I can recommend you a best in class software which can help for this kind of a situation, and that software’s name is “EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional”.
This is perfect software which can buy for a ultra-cheap price, not just the ultra-cheap price tag;
EaseUS offering Data Recovery Services from 2004, since then, the software got upgraded a lot of times and right now the software currently available is in the 11.0 version.
And I think that’s pretty sure, this Brand knows everything that they are doing;
And here’s the link if you wanted to download or buy that software (EaseUS Data Recovery Professional 11.0):
#So, Now Let’s See how to Recover the Data
First, Install and run the EaseUS data recovery software.
You’ll get a screen like this:
Now you’ll need to select the drive from which you need to recover the data and then click on the scan button.
Then the software will start a rapid scan at first;
After when the rapid scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files, just like as shown in the picture given below:
After that, you can preview all the listed recoverable files one by one;
And to recover;
You’ll just need to select the files and click on the “Recover” button to recover all the lost data.
Note: Make sure, you do not save the data to the place where data loss happens;
Because this might cause data overwritten. All Right Then !!
Becasue that’s it. Happy data recovery!! 🙂