Recovering Deleted Or Lost Files

March 20, 2018

Recovery

Oops! Five minutes after the fatal mistake you are still kicking yourself. How could you have Deleted that file? Do not worry; the same thing has happened to everyone at some point. Computers crash and people make mistakes, both of which make it impossible to access important data. Recovering deleted or lost files is sufficient possible, so it's time to look into some of the options available.

Most commonly, people who need to recover their lost or deleted files turn to data recovery software. This software is usually inexpensive, often under $ 100. It is specifically designed so that a novice with little technical expertise can easily operate the programs and get his or her lost data back.

Before buying any recovery software program, it's a good idea to research both the company it comes from and the reputation of the software program itself. The company should be a reputable company who has made a positive name for itself in the field of data recovery already. If possible, find a company that specializes in data recovery products only. You can find out about any potential program by just searching online for "[product name] reviews." Most consumer sites allow customers to rate the products they buy. Technology blogs may compare different data recovery systems and rate them, as well. Make sure to utilize both of these resources before you make a purchase.

The type of data recovery you want to do will also play a part in the software package you absolutely buy. Some software packages are full data recovery software systems, meaning that they attempt to get all files of all kinds back for you. Others are more specialized and specific, which may prove to be worth your time.

Email recovery software is usually more effective at recovering lost and deleted email communications than full data recovery software. Some types of recovery products are designed to locate certain file types only, such as Microsoft Office files. This could be helpful if it is the only type of recovery you need.

After you've made your decision, gotten your software, and recovered your files, remember that you're not quite finished yet. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so the last step in data recovery is to make sure that everything is properly backed up this time. Hopefully, the next time your computer crashes or you accidently hit "delete," it will not be a problem because the file will be backed up in a secure location.

38 Comments

  • A анонимный March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Just use Backblaze or any other backup service, jebus.

  • canturgan March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Which make of drive fails the most? In my experience it's Lacie.

  • rapidrush1 March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    The irony when "My Documents Backup" is on a drive that needed to be recovered

  • jonnda March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I have an old 80g drive from around 2006 that I dropped, but not powered on afterwards because it had started to do the click of death beforehand anyways. I was ignorant as to what that meant back then. How much $ for you to look at it?

  • Joseph Heung March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    What software is he using to recover?

  • aStrayforMyTime March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    how much bitcoin is on it?

  • Na4a4a March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    All these anti Seagate comments…
    I've had for more WD drives fail than Seagate drives…they had a low period but recent Seagates are fine.

  • MegaJohnhammond March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    thank God they won't have to go back and download all that porn over again.

  • The ZGX March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Seagate hdd quality is a joke. My WD last longer, while seagate showing error after 2 years.

  • L3 P3 March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Do hdds with bigger capacities fail more often?
    Is a raid0 out of two old 500gb drives better than a brandnew 1000gb drive?
    I think the smaller the data on disk, the higher the risk of data loss.
    I would always prefer a raid 5 out of 4 500gb drives over a single 1.5tb drive!

  • L3 P3 March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I have all my data centralized on a raid 10 out of 4 1.5tb seagate drives which I bought off a datacenter very cheaply because they have been in use for so long. I bought 10 pieces for 100€. So far, since 2 years of service, just one drive had to be replaced. I mirror my hole archive on an off-site raid 0. Better than nothing, I suppose.
    To transfer a hole image of 1.6tb, I first got me a used 4tb wd red drive which instantly failed. Shit. Than I bought a wd red 2tb hdd from a store but it hasn't been used since it was bought about 3 years ago. I wrote the image on it, everything went fine. On the second location, when I connected the hdd to the computer, there were many warnings. SMART said that many blocks were unreadable. I was sooo pissed off. I would never ever use hdds that big! I would always use a raid out of smaller drives. Gives more speed and more redundancy, if needed. I created a raid 0 out of 2 of those secondhand 1.5tb drives, saved the image on it and no problems! I know it sounds silly but: I will stick to those barracuda 7200 1.5tb drives and I wouldn't use bigger drives, not even as a gift!
    To update the mirror, I only store the changes before leaving on a 120gb 2.5" hdd which I got for free since it had many bad blocks. On ext4 filesystem, masking bad blocks automatically, there is still about 119.8gb of usable space available for these change datas. I cannot understand why someone would give away such a drive for free and I cannot understand how the fuck someone would store his important data on one 4tb hdd only! Totally insane!

  • Hater Is Hating March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    fuck seagate and their drives

  • dekyed March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    How much would this have cost?

  • XantheFIN March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I am looking at soon dead business as normal hard drives will be dead soon by new tech. Sorry. Sad news.

  • Hlidskialfk March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I can send my IDE Samsung 40gb for you guys to recover some tibia pictures?

  • Jason Frost March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I had a HHD drop about 2 years ago. Lost everything I had from when I was younger in the 90s regarding the internet, pics, just all kinds of dumb crap. During Black Friday I came across 2tb Samsung Pro's for cheap. Ended up transferring all the data off 10tb of old HHD drives to the SSDs, took about a week on 3.0 USB. On top of that I bought a home back up server that also has 10 2tb SSD drives. Just in case. They're not Samsung's, just a knock off version.

  • Kholto March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    This is a cool video, and you seem very knowledgeable and experienced.
    I am curious if you take any anti-ESD (static electricity) measures when dis/reassembling drives?
    Nothing I saw seemed to pose a particular ESD risk, but I have to imagine the platters themselves are sensitive?

  • Jens Tingleff March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Lots of handling the bits and pieces there! Seems that quite some unnecessary risks are added – Most unprofessional people who try to copy that work will FAIL! – JMHO – Apply less risk – Always use the specialized tools available – expensive – sure, but adding volumes to the success rate:
    http://hddsurgery.com/

  • G Fp March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    What a strange fetish

  • According To Honda March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I have done this twice, no clean room or hood, no problems but I would not recommend doing this to any average joe.

  • Roberto Ventilii March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    what is the software used?

  • Kevin Howard March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I accidentally started a storage space process on my HD. it formatted my drive. when I use recovery software to retrieve the files the files aren't useable. is the drive totally screwed or can it be recovered completely to the point the files work again?

  • Michael Black March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    fun fact, kids today won't even know what "a hard drive" is LOL

  • katta March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    What is the name of the software ?

  • sent4dc March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Hey, just from curiosity, how much did it cost Scott to get his family pics back?

  • Rey Esmas March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Seems like the hard drive has an ebola.

  • H Jones March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Everyone I know who bought a Seagate drive has had it break. Seagate makes shit. Absolute shit. Why are they still in business??
    They have destroyed all my data. I've since switched over to Western Dig — that might not be the best, but it's not Seagate.

  • sent4dc March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Seagate HDDs are just that — cheap Chinese pieces of junk. Never buy Seagate! People usually see a low price on those drives and buy them, but then end up either losing their data or paying thousands of $$ to recover it. Also how about getting a backup, dude?

  • Mathieu B March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    repair starts @4:45

  • Dermot Sweeney March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    RAID saves lives 🙂 Great demo.

  • chimp3376 March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Just a few things.

    Is a wood surface ideal, it is not offering any impact resistance (in your video you can hear when you hit the drive into the table.

    Parts are assembled with a very specific torque this effects the clearances.

    What spindle bearing testing do you do? Eyeballing is not really sufficient.

    Could you really charge when you are using reused parts when you say they are easily contaminated and the platters are so delicate.

  • Christian Wang March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    My dad had one of these full of my baby pictures my mom threw it and dropped it

  • Chris Lewis March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    19:46 Molex to sata?

  • Mao Zedong March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    I always use mirror Raid ever needed data recovery
    All my porn is safe

  • Andrew Fico March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Always have two backups

  • Blake Austin Hughes March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    amazing video! congrats on the recovery. I try not to hate on a single company but every drive I have that is in a non-working or barely-working state is a seagate. I just bought a new drive for my server, and decided to go with WD.

  • BrAiNee Bug March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    Customer have a Sony HDR Cam 😀 (spotted in the byte stream)

  • beingatliberty March 20, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    the software is commercial its deepspar disk imager if anyone wants to know

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