Data Recovery And Hard Disk Information Retrieval – A Complete Review

April 15, 2018

Blue Moon

Recently my hard drive crashed, hey I do not mean that windows decided to be bitchy and make me reinstall it – Anyways it's really been a long time since I've been idiot enough to run Microsoft programs, thanks very much!

Well I mean that my hard drive, spinning away quietly at speed away irreverably, which all of a sudden emits a scratchy, screeching sound that can only be described as sickening, and immediately wiping out vast swathes of data like some primordial plague lord reaper scorching the continent of Europe with the bubonic. Sure this was one hellish experience, but nothing compared to the misery which began once I hired a hard disk data recovery service.

As a techie patiently enlighten me over the phone, a hard disk data recovery is not always a simple or a clear-cut affair. In order to complete a successful hard disk data recovery, it can either be a simple matter or an intricate one, and either expensive, or rather unreasonably expensive, depending on the severity of the problem.

At times the only problem is that something is not working with the loading mechanism of the hard drive. In fact there is more than a dozen of programs and macros which have to load to enable the computer to boot successfully, and if any one of these becomes cross-linked, or has any error at all with one of it's files, it can potentially cause a crash and necessitate a hard disk data recovery. Fortunately, this is the easy kind – it is even possible to for one to perform the hard disk data recovery with a little know-how and an extra hard drive. Simply slave boot the hard drive to another one, and extract the data off it – and you are ready to go as easy as pie!

However if you actually scratch the disk's surface, the hard disk data recovery becomes a much more tricky and a problematic affair. Time and again there are several solutions. Of which, one of them is to do a simple software hard disk data recovery, where you pull as much data off of the hard drive as you can can, and simply hope the scratch where it ruined too many of your files. If the hard drive has been physically wrecked – that is to say, if it is badly scratched and will not spin without doing further damage, or at all – then it must be taken apart physically, and the plates must be examined by sophisticated, expensive machinery. And this is the case where hard disk data recovery can run into the range of thousands of dollars!


  • TerenceAlfredRuffle April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    what a load of bollocks, yes I'm afraid you are kidding, all of these are trial/pay versions, total bullshit

  • Smile Is It April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    OMG! You saved my life! Recuva worked!!!

  • A King April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you so much your free program worked perfect I have been trying for months to get my moms pictures back off of the sd card with no luck I used that program and it found the files and recoverd them in no time you sir are a life savor

  • Kitty Johnson April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    help me somebody! Cell phone has no SD card . I have a ZTE phone from metro-pc I lost all my photos. Please Help Me.

  • Floriduke April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Which of these programs are the best to recover videos from SD card? I used Recuva. I recovered my videos but they r not playing. Help!
    Thank you!

  • puh tattoes April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    i got a new phone recently (had a bunch of photos on a SD card) but when i mived my SD card to my new phone some of my photos had grey an green glitchy looking pixels some couldn't even load…will any of these work for my SD card? please help me

  • Mukul Sharma April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    pandora works !!!!!

  • Amanda Barr April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    my SD card worked fine until I plugged my camera into my computer with the SD card in it.  Something happened and now the SD card won't show in my camera or on my computer.  Camera just says "no card in camera".  These programs won't work if I can't pull the card up, correct?  Do you have any idea what happened when I plugged my camera up to the computer that caused the problem?

  • Kipngetich Kosgei April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I like the tutorials in these lectures bravo…

  • redywee April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you Pandora. You saved me!

  • John Arcie Caraveo April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    How about videos from a phone?

  • Tom Cammarato April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I used PC Inspector Smart Recovery and it didn't get any of the ten pictures back that I wanted. What a waste of several hours.

  • Raoul C. Weekes April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    hello… i have a memory card that keep asking to be formated but it never formats can you help plz? i normally use it in my nikon d3100 95% of the time but i cant get it fixed.

  • Sneha mody April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    the bgm is absolutely horrible and distracting.

  • PEDRO MONSIVAIS April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Pandora did the job for me!!! I accidentally deleted vacation photos from my flash card. Exelent, Thank you soo Much!

  • My SD Micro card contains lots of videos and pictures but it requires formatting.  The computer only recognized it as a RAW drive. Can I use any of these free softwares to recover the lost files?

  • Mari PK April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Muchas gracias!!! me salvaste!! Pude recuperar mis fotos y recomiendo Pandora!!!

  • TheJrzgirl16 April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you! I used Pandora Recovery and got all my 200 photos back! I spent the whole morning downloading/trying a couple different softwares that would pull all the photos up, get me all excited, and then they wanted me to pay! Glad I came across this and your blog! So helpful and it was actually free which I truly appreciate!

  • Le Bao Huy April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you so much I thought I was going to lose all of my pictures and videos of my last trip to Cuba! Glad I stumbled upon this video after trying tons of software that just want me to pay.

  • Tanmayee Kulkarni April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    first, my SDHC card was showing weird folders, when connected to my computer, which i thought is a virus. then after some days, i tried it again to check, but now card is not readable to laptop nor camera. can i still recover my photos. it has over 1600 photos.

  • Jihad Jones April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Spent a whole evening trying out various recovery apps. Only one located the photos which are still on phone but wanted a lot of money to register in order to recover them so total rip off.

    If anyone knows of one that really works and is free or even reasonably priced and not total rip off please advise.

  • Leilei Robert April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I canoot find the folder which the recovered photos should have gone to. Please help!!! Thank u

  • Rajbir Singh April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    can any one help me plz send me some link to download these im not finding any of these softwares for free thay all are paid , how can i download free and full working plz help me someone plz plzp[lzplz plzplzplz

  • Rajbir Singh April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    fuck ,   sir u have told us some of these softwares which can help i have tried all it is okay but none of them allows to save my recoverd photos it says you have to buy the full version i tried pandora , it says u have to paay , recuva regestering problem , and all other i want someone to send me link to download any one freeeee!!!!!! which works !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gullemo robles April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    it give you only 100mb free,then ask you to buyfor more. this 100mb wont help my sd card is 128g please!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quadcopter 101 April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    ronnie, the links are above in the video info section.  These are all no-kidding free and full functioning programs.  No need to pay.

  • aloha hello April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Can you pls give me free link i can save my pictures? some sites can recover but i have to pay. need to recover pictures from digital camera.

  • Narendar Nallabelli April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Thanx for sharing video., panadora is works 100%. thnq..

  • Uma .Soma April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm


    Our problem is when I am trying to open the pics showing windows photo viewer can not open this file .. our SD card is displaying 32 pics where it has 230 pics in it, rest of the pics are giving error. Please let me know if there is an option to recover all of my  pics….TIA.

  • Minie Leyen April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    YOU ARE A BLESSING!! All my pictures around 3k are back. THANK YOU SO MUCH I OWE YOU BIG TIME!!!!

  • Quadcopter 101 April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Nope. No trial, no BS. They're really free. PhotoRec is best of the bunch though.

  • Viktorija Petrusyte April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    does it ask to buy a license or key?

  • Rope Pe April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Liguei para a Data Recovery, para salvar minhas fotos, eles queriam 300 reais o minimo para inicio de conversa, podia ir ate 1,200 reais a recuperação de fotos.
    Quero compartir com você este programa; apos 3 hrs de buscar na internet sites , blogs, forum, etc, em inglês, por forte indicação de outros usuários , escolhi este programa com sendo o melhor  PhotoRec
    Realmente é impressionante, apos 15 minutos recuperou minhas 950 fotos e mais 10 filmes da câmera
    e tudo  gratuito, acabei dando uma doação para o site do desenvolvedor, porque é muito bom mesmo

  • bobbfwed April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    PhotoRec worked best for me. It's really easy to use (despite the DOS interface). Does everything you'd need.
    Thanks! I really needed the info.

  • Niamh O'Connor April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    thank you so much!

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  • Meme Sage April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I freaking love you. I found Super Old stuff. like Convos between me and Ex-GirlFriends that I didn't even remember, Old Songs My sister wrought, Some that I made my self. And Lots of Great memories. Really helped with my depression. thank you.

  • Xanh April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Liked and subscribed..

  • Julie Scurry April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks for helping me I got my photos back.

  • f0revern0ty0urs2 April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    hi,I had Nokia and it was not being recognized either, after i switched it to "mass storage" it worked perfect with Recuva. "Mass storage' is one of the options I got offered by the mobile phone right after connecting it to the PC.

  • Nina Yi April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    hi, i deleted my picturs from nokia lumia 620 'windows phone8'
    how one can i use cuz someprogramme didn't know the fils type of my smartphone? thanks

  • Siri Wandee April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I went to your blog, it's difficult to navigate due to a lot of texts. However, I picked Minitool which allowed me to recover 1 GB deleted files for free. It was fair enough and I highly appreciated the service. Thank you so much!

  • 12tkm81 April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I had been trying for hours to find something that actually works and this works. The other video you made for the photorec was sooo helpful. Thank you so much!!

  • Judith April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Ok, first I downloaded Pandora and it found nothing, then I downloaded Recuva and it found files from my formatted 16 gb micro sdhc card, but now nothing can be read anyways… is there a step I am missing or what can I do so that the recovered files can be read? They cannot be read when I have the sd card in my computer or in my cell phone either… 🙁 Please help me!!

  • Romeo Jr Figalan April 15, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I had installed three other recovery apps… but this is by far the best of them all. It does what it says!

    Thank you very much for sharing!

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