Recovering lost data can be a tricky task that only data recovery experts can solve, but most typical file recovery scenarios in the list below you can handle by yourself with the right guidance and tools:
Recovery of accidentally deleted files or deleted without Recycle Bin, or when Recycle Bin has been emptied.
Removed by virus attack or power failure.
The partition with the files was reformatted.
VIRUS has invaded.
When the partition structure on a hard disk was changed, damaged or deleted.
From hard disk with bad sectors.
File recovery from a non-functional computer.
Photo and video recovery from SD cards.
accidental reformat or fresh OS re-install.
Before trying to recover, read through the general advice on data recovery.
Don’t worsen the situation, Ensure that no further alterations are made to the storage device where the lost files resided.
Don’t save any files to the damaged disk.
And If it’s your system (boot) disk, from which the operating system loads, then it is best to shut down the computer and make all software preparations on a different computer.
Don’t work on disks with damaged hardware.
Symptoms that a hard drive has hardware problems:
Your system does not recognize the device anymore, or it appears under an unusual name.
The hard drive makes unusual noises, clicks, starts too slowly.
Bad blocks constantly appear on your hard drive.
SMART inspecting programs report a severe hardware failure event.
Don’t try to run a scan or recovery procedure
Tampering with a drive in this condition will inflict more damage to your files.
Bring the drive to qualified data recovery professionals. They have special equipment, software, and, most important, the required skills to work with such drives.
Clone the Disk and work with the images rather than with the actual disk.
This keeps your data safe from accidental data corruption (we will BE"h post more on Disk cloning).
Never try to save recovered files on the disks where they resided.
After you followed those steps you could try recovering the lost data with data recovery programs,
We’ve collected some of the most superior and powerful programs available, for you to download for free (Make sure you disable your AntiVirus software before downloading and installing those programs)
Disk Recovery Software and Hard Drive Recovery tool
A comprehensive data recovery solution for recovering files from NTFS, NTFS5, ReFS, FAT12/16/32, exFAT, HFS/HFS+ and APFS (Macintosh), Little and Big Endian variants of UFS1/UFS2 (FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD/Solaris) and Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS (Linux) partitions.
It also uses raw file recovery (scan for known file types) for heavily damaged or unknown file systems.
It functions on local and network disks.
For more info on what this version includes see https://www.r-studio.com/Data_Recovery_Technician.shtml
For instructions and features see https://www.r-studio.com/
EaseUS Data Recovery
One of the things we really liked her, is the easy and straight forwards user interface,
with just a few clicks it will get you going
Download: EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard v12.0.exe
For more info and instructions see https://www.easeus.com/datarecoverywizardpro/
MiniTool Power Data Recovery
Here again the ease of use and file previews and filters that makes this little tool easy to use and understand
Disclaimer: When handling data and recovery issues you have to be very careful what you do, one wrong click could put everything down the drain.
The management will not be held responsible for any loss or damages that might occur, so proceed at your own risk, if in doubt what to do always consult with an expert.
Thank you just used R-STUDIO for a card that was accidentally formatted
Hacker26 last edited by Hacker26
In regards to data recovery, I’ve learned over the years a very useful trick. I never ever work on the actual HDD or sdd or any medium to save data. I always clone the whole disk to get the same environment and if I succeed I either do the same on the old HDD or of that’s too much I clone the fixed stuff back to the original hdd
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@Hacker26 On a SDD usually there is nothing to recover anyway