Recovering Your Files Through Hard Drive Recovery Softwares

April 15, 2018

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People in the computer age would often work with plenty of computer files in their day-to-day operations. These files could include spreadsheets, documents, and other important articles that they use to work well. The problem lies in the fact that a simple touch of a button could render all of these files lost and useless.

If this happens to you, then you may feel that you are already hopeless. Actually, you do not have to fret, as the great thing is that unless you use special software to do a disk recovery erase program, then you would still be able to recover your files. You would be able to get back your files through the various hard drive recovery softwares available.

How does it work?

The hard drive recovery softwares available would often scour the hard drive for traces of the file that you have deleted. These little traces may be scattered all over the drive and would then be pieced together by the software so that you would be able to get your files back again.

Scouring the hard drives for the pieces or the traces of the file can be quite time consuming, as the computer would often scatter them and bury them underneath other types of data. As such, the hard drive recovery softwares need a special algorithm so that they would be able to give you your files back.

Again, the caveat is that you should have just used simple deletion or overwriting methods if you want to recover your files. If you had inadvertently used a program that was really meant to do a disk recovery erase, then you are lowering your chance of recovering the file. This is because it uses a special command that would ensure that all the files are sufficiently buried and inaccessible by the software.

However, people who use disk recovery erase software are not that common. If you are simply using delete button or sending to recycle bin, then you would have a better chance of recovering your file with the use of hard drive recovery software.

2 Comments

  • LilZebra April 15, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I've had an HP DAT72 USB ext. drive since 2007 for home use.

    I've never ever had this drive fail on me. What happened once and only once in 2012 was that I had selected too many directories and files while doing a .tar.gz backup that it didn't tell me that I needed a 2nd tape.

    Months later I check that tape, and it's missing directories.

    That was clearly MY fault, not the computer's or that tape drive.

    Software issue.

    I'm using the Home/Personal version of Storix Backup now and it has the Verify feature, so it will always check if it backed up ALL the files I wanted it to.

  • Morahman7vnNo2 April 15, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    What tapes are those? DAT?

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