Data Recovery Software: An Overview

March 14, 2018

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Businesses of both small and large scales store a large amount of information on their computers, including client or patient information, contact lists, payroll data, email correspondence, spreadsheets, and various data relating to certain jobs or projects. The loss of these files can be disastrous for a company, and can incur thousands of dollars in cost as their employees work around the clock to gather the information lost, as it is vital for the business's day-to-day functionality.

Data Recovery Software Defined

Data recovery software provides individuals and companies the ability to restore any files that have been permanently deleted, regardless of the cause. The majority of data recovery programs will recover any files lost as a result of a power surge, failed hard drive, virus attack, formatting loss, file corruption, unexpected system shutdown or system failure.

How it Works

When a file is "deleted" by the user, the file has not actually been removed from the computer, but rather, the information showing the location of the file has been deleted, and the hard drive has been given permission to write over the file . File recovery works by restoring the bit of information that shows were the file is located. Restoring files that have been corrupted, however, is, hit-or-miss. Data recovery software can work to recover the majority of the files, but random pieces of the file can be lost or written over, thereby making it corrupt and inaccessible.

Cost of Data Recovery Software

The price of file recovery software is extremely affordable, especially when compared to the cost of time loss incurred by having to manually relocate every file lost. Basic data recovery software can be found for around $ 30 (ideal for individual or personal use), and more advanced recovery software runs from $ 60 to $ 300 depending on the amount of different file formats needing recovery. Some software companies offer free trials, which will either a) locate and restore a small amount of files lost, or b) locate all files lost, but requires the software be purchased in order to complete the restoration.

How to Use Data Recovery Software

Installing and running software for data recovery does not require the assistance of an IT technician, and the majority of software companies provide 24/7 customer support. However, there are two major precautions to take before installing or downloading recovery software:

– If you're downloading from the Internet: Download the software program to a different drive than where the file exists.
– If you're installing on your computer: Install the software on an external hard drive or boot from the CD-ROM.

As previously discussed, a deleted file is not lost until new information is written over it. This can include the data recovery software itself.

Once the software has been installed, follow the on-screen instructions for restoring or locating the missing / deleted files.

Conclusion

Should recovery software be purchased as a precaution? An estimated 13% of all hard drives fail per year. Stretch this statistic over several decades, and the average person will experience at least one hard drive failure in their lifetime. Software should not be purchased as a precaution, since it makes no difference if the software is purchased before or after the hard drive fails – it will not work to prevent a crash, it only works to relocate and restore the files lost after a crash . Purchasing online backup storage is an alternative, and it can spare the expense incurred by cost data recovery specialists.

49 Comments

  • Manann Singh March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    how to change destination for data i want to recover from the formatted disk as i want to save it in another disk

  • Niranga Sandaruwan March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    it was a great help

  • Anzacpaul March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Legend. Thanks mate.

  • LudaStrick March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Life Saver THANK YOU SO MUCH

  • Juanita Hales March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Thanks Man!!! Grandma will be so happy she didn't lose her stuff!

  • VAS THUM March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    thx man .. !! i'm gonna giv it a go n c if i cn recover all of my file on my 2.5 terror byte external hard drive.

  • Muhammad Naim Azman March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    when i look through the recovered files why do all the files say their eCRYPTfs files? i dont understand pls help. its not showing me my music,videos,pics or apps

  • Progressive Alliance Movement GH March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    My destination folder is full from the recovery. How do i reroute it to the local disk D

  • Pepar March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Worked very well for me! Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Emmil Sumilong March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Awesome dude! I followed your instructions step by step and was able to retrieve all my important files that "disappeared" on my hard drive without paying for those 3rd party programs!

    If I may just ask, will it be safe to copy those retrieved files again to the same hard drive where I originally saved, lost and retrieved it? I would appreciate your recommendations.

    Thanks.

  • MikeOnTheBox March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    For me it still not showing. Trying to recover a USB that looks like it was never formated, when I try to access it ask to insert media. But this program didn't do the trick neither.

  • New Zhakkas Movies March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    thank you very very sir i tried most of the known softwares but nothing help me like this . when always i recovered my files some of its get corrupted itself but this worked awesome no files corrupt itself .

  • Videospotter March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Does it recover formatted hd? Recover photo files at all?

  • Mah 7532 March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    lovely.. thx sir ur vidi its greatttt… all folow will dune., 3000000000liks

  • Uฤeniฤki dom Karlovac March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    thanks

  • faisal ac March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    my "WD my passport ultra" external hd password is lost, how to recover after erase hd?

  • Jhun Badaran March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    PLSSS HELP ERROR READING SECTOR HUHUH

  • katkam mukhesh March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    hey thank you very much …your video helped me in recovering my deleted data from dvd…thanks alot. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • egyptian illusion March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    you are the best of all man

  • George Montes March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    This program is bogus. It doesn't even recover the full files that are currently on the drive let alone ones that have been deleted on there. I ran the test and it recovered 1.5 gb of files. Currently the usb has 3 gb on there.

  • catalin sava March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    by the way, if reboot windows ,can recover mi pictures albums and oter data, if i forgot old paswords?

  • catalin sava March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    hi, i accidentaly deleted windows, can recover my files if i dont hawe restore point?

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  • Trap Dome March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    You are a hero!!

  • Innis Gbor March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    I'm jumping for joy right now glad i came across your video # save me $… from them recovery softwares

  • sonu barman March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    thanks SuperMan

  • Ghanashyam hegde March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Thank you for assistance

  • ฬ‡ ฬ‡ March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Iโ€™m using Mac OS can you help

  • Lolzzz Production March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    this software has made 56 re_cupdir folders but when i opened those folders they does'nt have my data but they all have same stupid files unknown to me what should i do plzzzz tell ASAP

  • Phat Bui March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Thanks a lot, it worked!

  • Masha D Trujillo March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Thank so much for this video! Unfortunately though, it didn't work for me…or maybe it did, but in a weird way. When I open "photorec" it asks me to "select a media" and I have no clue what to select. I am on a MacBook with a 500GB hard drive, and what I see is this:

    Disk /dev/disk1 – 100 MB / 96 MiB (RO)
    Disk /dev/disk3 – 122 MB / 117 MiB (RO)
    Disk /dev/rdisk1 – 100 MB / 96 MiB (RO)
    Disk /dev/rdisk3 – 122 MB / 117 MiB (RO)

    Anyway, I selected each, one by one, and went through the recovery process just to see what happens, and it did work, but all that was recovered was a bunch of .png files of symbols and graphics. No actual photographs! โ€” which is what I am trying to recover (accidentally deleted some 2 days ago)…

    If anyone reads this and knows what I should do, PLEASE comment! Thanks in advance!

  • Alan Foo March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    can i do it on external hard disk?

  • Serzh Serzh March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Omg , if only there is the way I could possibly thank you.You are a better super hero than any movie heroes.So many videos and pictures of my child I finally recovered just thanks to you my friend.UNBELIEVABLE.

  • william kasecky March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    you are the man, ive tried two different ones at the cost of 150, and they weren't even close to retrieving nothing near what I have. Hell I have stuff on here from the previous owner, after disk wipe. WooooooooooooooooooooHoooooooooooo. Thank you man.

  • Andrew B March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Great walkthrough. How do I get it to detect the correct Disk size? It thinks my 128GB microSD is 31MB. Not sure yet how to check jumper settings or BIOS detection.

  • Qasam Ali Jutt March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    thanks friend

  • Qasam Ali Jutt March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    you r goooooooooood

  • Stacey Feltham March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    it only shows my F drive as a 16gb when the card is a 32 gb ๐Ÿ™ boo. Hoping ill find a tech savvy friend locally to help me out ๐Ÿ™ my SD crashed in my phone and it had the last few remaining photos of my best friend who passed away in feb ( my dog ๐Ÿ™ my heart is absolutely shattered )

  • Sann Chi March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Thanks a lot! The one solution I could get in the I-net

  • Mohammad Rizqi March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    You saved me!

  • Dam Power March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    but how to recover with data structure?

  • Vivek Parihar March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    i am unable to discover sd card letter, please assist

  • It's Mady March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    thanks dude.. it's work..it's for free haha

  • Della Presley March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    You are amazing!!!

  • suman boora March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Thank you sir

  • Cesar Saucedo March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    5122h34m11 to scan a 1tb hdd lmao fuck that ill just redownload my music and movies

  • manish sahu March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    a lots of thank sir, but question arise is , is to work without internet i mean offline.

  • manish sahu March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    sir, my data is lost during to format ,please suggest me ,how to recover my important data in laptop dell vostro in hard disc. give me response step by step.

  • Harish Varma March 14, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Does it work even after formatting?

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