Data Recovery: What it is and How does it work

Data Recovery is a method of salvaging data lost from a storage medium, may it be due to corruption of the data, physical damage to the storage medium, etc. when it cannot be accessed normally due to certain issues.

One of the few scenarios where this happens is an OS (Operating System) failure. The data recovery method is simply to copy all the wanted and important files to another medium, as they cannot be accessed by the operating system which fails to boot. This can be easily done by using OS Live DD, which provide a means to mount the system drive and all the disks and removable media, and to remove the files from the disks of the system which contain the operating system to the disks and media with a file manager /optical disc authoring software.

Another scenario involves a disk-level failure, such as a compromised file system/disk partition/hard disk failure. Reading data from these cases would seem almost futile. Depending on the situation, solutions involve repairing the file system, partition table, the master boot record, or even using advanced hard-disk recovery software which reads all the data contained in the system, no matter what condition it is in.

The third scenario involves files being deleted accidentally purposely from the storage media, in fact, they are not even deleted permanently, for example, in Windows, when you delete a file you can recover it in the recycle bin. And even if you delete it permanently, it is still on the hard disk. Windows marks these files as “ deleted “ files and makes them invisible so that the user does not see them. Disk space is also seen as increasing, but in reality, it stays the same. When you want to copy the file, then windows will overwrite the deleted file by adding the copied file. These are the mechanisms of windows file deletion

To view/ restore these invisible files, you can unhide all the files with a special technique and find a fold called $ Recycle Bin

A good professional software which you can use to undelete the deleted files in many scenarios, but you should always keep a backup to prepare for the worst:

Recover my files

Recover My Files data recovery software will recover deleted files emptied from the Windows Recycle Bin or lost due to the format or corruption of a hard drive, virus or Trojan infection, unexpected system shutdown, or software failure. Also, it has many other useful products, mainly for data recovery purpose

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