Data recovery software these days are readily available just like any other utility. The recovery software proves to be quite helpful in an event of data deletion, they actually are the life-saving utility for computer hard drives. Not only data recovery software recovers data but they supports user save his reputation and cost that could have spent in creating new resources. As mentioned above, virtually available software can easily be downloaded from vendor’s site. There are also plenty of knowledge bases available on the world wide web that guides you to perform step-by-step recovery and get back up to maximum percentage (%) of data.
Can data recovery software recovers 100% of data?
This question itself is vague and varies upon several real-time factors. As far as data recovery vendors are concerned, no one fully acknowledge 100% recovery from a hard drive. This has point because no one knows how hard drive went through the process of file deletion.
*Was the drive badly corrupted?
*Was the hard drive physically damaged leading to inaccessibility of files?
*Was the data deleted from the hard drive resided in bad sectors?
*Was the data formatted or deleted got overwritten by new files?
*Was the recovery software able to complete its necessary drive scan?
*Was the data deleted with the help of wiping algorithms?
So, the above factors decides the fate of the recovery process and % of data recovery majorly depends on such points. In spite of all the factors, there are good number of examples set up in front of us where data from the device was recovered to fullest. May be the hard drive was in good condition, no over-writes, no damage whatsoever logical or physical. So, to conclude the point, there is always a chance of getting every thing back which either got lost/deleted/formatted, but one must take the hard drive factors into account.
To make an effective recovery from a hard drive, let’s consider below Q&A.
(Q) I deleted some files/formatted my hard drive and immediately stopped using the system. The deleted files are mainly images, audio-video files and textual documents. How should I use the software now to bring back maximum, actually all my lost, formatted files.
(A) We appreciate that immediately after the data loss through hard delete or format, you stopped using the system to prevent the deleted file information being replaced by new or other files. The reason we should stop writing files to the hard drive is simple because the recovery software will scan the entire sectors-blocks of the drive to hunt down for deleted files and regain them. Missing these file information will result in partial recovery or corruption after the recovery process. There are also other factors accountable for corruption of media files & images files after recovery. E.g: the data recovered from the hard drive location existed in bad block location. The recovery in this case shall be done with the help of signature-based search a.k.a RAW RECOVERY, unfortunately the recovered file could be corrupted & may not launch as it should be.
(1) Now comes the real deal: Download & Install the software on a different partition (not the one from where you deleted or formatted the file/drive). Launch the tool & select the hard drive or partition for complete scan and preview the results. By installing the recovery software on a different partition, you again saved the deleted file information from being overwritten in that drive.
(2) This will also work: It is well and good if you can arrange a healthy system that can mount the hard drive in question. Now, download a data recovery tool and install the software on the healthy system. Launch & allow the tool to scan the hard drive that is mounted on it. Though, you required another system but again you prevented the hard drive locations getting tempered from any kind of write-ups.
It’s obvious you can’t possiblly arrange another system in nick of time so you can always try the above prescribed method (1).