Computer File Recovery from Hard Drive

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.X and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)


Hard drives are magnetic storage devices because they store data magnetically. Hard drive uses read or write heads in order to retrieve and store data on it and it is organized into tracks, sectors and clusters. Hard drive provides more storage capacity to store large number of files and also provides faster access to the files stored on it compared to other type of storage devices. Hard drives need to be configured with the file system to save the files on it.

The partitions are logical division of hard drive space and are configured in order to support specific file system. Partitions can be configured with the specific file system through the process called formatting. Formatting process generally creates the file system i.e. like index that keeps track of which data is stored in which particular location. Windows Operating System supports FAT and NTFS partitions. Newer versions of Windows Operating System use NTFS file system. NTFS is a secure file system compared to FAT. Even though, data loss from the partitions is a common problem facing by most of the users. This if you have lost data from hard drive then it is highly recommended that you must use professional computer data recovery utility. This software is also helpful in recovery of movie files from Asus ZenBook Prime & other laptops.

Common scenarios in which you might lose your essential files are

Accidentally formatting the partitions results in loss of files: If you want to install multiple Operating Systems then the partition on which you are installing the second Operating System need to be formatted. You can format the partition during the installation of Second Operating System. If you accidentally format the partition that contains data instead of unwanted partition then you may lose all the files stored on that specific partition resulting in loss of files.

Accidental deletion of partition results in loss of files: Generally, partitions can be deleted from the disk management and command line using disk partitioning utilities such as FDISK or DISKPART. When using disk partitioning utilities to delete the partitions, you need to enter the command to delete the partition like diskpart /delete device name|drive name|partition. If you accidentally type drive E instead of drive F then the files that are stored on drive E are lost resulting in loss of files.

Accidentally converting NTFS partition to FAT results in loss of files: Generally, FAT partitions can be easily converted to NTFS file system without any data loss. You can also convert NTFS partition to FAT but, before converting you need to take backup of entire partition. Because, Converting NTFS partition to FAT deletes all the files and then creates FAT file system. Hence, accidentally converting NTFS to FAT results in loss of files.

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Always, take backup before deleting, formatting the partition and converting from NTFS to FAT and Vice versa in order to avoid loss of files. If you have already lost the data then stop using the partition of that drive to avoid permanent loss and make use of File Recovery Software to restore the lost files.  File Recovery software helps to retrieve lost music files from acer aspire one laptop partition, formatted partitions and also from the partitions that are not able to access. Moreover, this is the best Recycle Bin file undeleting software to recover deleted / lost files from Recycle Bin easily. This software performs file recovery on FAT32, FAT16, NTFS5, NTFS and ExFAT partitions. The software can also recover files even after the reinstallation process of Operating System. Recovered files can be viewed to judge the performance of file recovery software. If you want to restore lost files from Mac hard drive then you can use best Mac OS X file retrieval tool. This software provides some beneficial tips to restore computer files in order to restore lost or deleted files from hard drive.

Steps to recover lost files from formatted hard drive

Step 1: Download and install File Recovery Software then launch it

Step 2: Select “Recover Partitions or Drives” option from the main window after launching the software as shown in Figure 1

Computer File Recovery from Hard Drive - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen to recover lost files from formatted hard drive

Step 3: Select “Formatted or Reformatted Recovery” option to recover lost files from formatted hard drive as shown in Figure 2

Computer File Recovery from Hard Drive - Choose Formatted or Reformatted Recovery

Figure 2: recover lost files from formatted or reformatted hard drive

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Step 4:Select the partition from where you have formatted or reformatted the partition and click on “Next” button as shown in figure 3

Computer File Recovery from Hard Drive - Hard Drive Selection Screen

Figure 3 : Select the formatted drive

Step 5:View recovered data either in “File Type View” or “Data Type View” as shown in Figure 4

Computer File Recovery from Hard Drive - Preview Screen

Figure 4 : View recovered files from formatted hard drive

 

Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

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