Losing important data on your hard drive can be very stressful. In today's cyber age, all significant information is saved on your trusted computer. But the computer's hard drive is not foolproof. It can get damaged due to hardware malfunction, computer viruses or human error. This is why it is a must for computer users to have hard drive recovery available to them. Data recovery is the process of retrieving deleted data from damaged data storage devices. In computers, this can often be accomplished by conducting a hard disk repair. The process of emergency data recovery applies to all types of storage media such as CDs, DVDs, computer hard drives and other optical devices. If you have a digital camera, this can be done through digital photo recovery for cameras and other recordable gadgets. Choosing data recovery software is not easy, especially if you're not a techie. Here's how you can make sure that your hard drive recovery is effective.
- Download reputable software. There are many data recovery software options but before you pick one, do some research about it. Learn about its pros and cons. You might also consult computer experts for their judgment. We recommend the HDD (Hard Disk Drives) Regenerator. This software can distinguish physical bad sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive. It can also support all file systems like NTFS and FAT. It can utilize a recover disk to start retrieving the deleted files. The recover disk may be a floppy disk or a CD. It uses partition recovery from the Data Partition Software to get lost sectors back.
- Because of the intense interpretation of data during hard drive recovery, some files still end up being corrupted. This will happen even in successful recovery processes. Before it becomes useless, you should include supplemental software. These should include Email Recovery Software for deleted email. This can recover all emails from client mail programs such as MS Outlook or Outlook Express. The Exchange Recovery Software should be run to get back lost MS Exchange applications. Next would be the File Repair Software for basic Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint files. Finally, run the Backup Recovery for MS Backup and ZIP users.
- Always run a backup to be sure. The Windows Backup feature is the best tool for this phase. Simply click on the Start button and choose All Programs. Then go to Accessories, System Tools and Backup to run the wizard. You don't have to do anything on the first page but click on Next. Then click on Backup Files and Settings, and then hit next. The next page would ask you what to back up, so you can either choose Let Me Choose What to Backup or click All Information on this Computer. You can just select what to back up by checking on the folders. Just click on the + sign if you want to see the contents of each folder. Choose a place to store your backup and hit Finish.