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Hard Disk DIY–How to Recover Your Hard Disk Data?

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Have you accidentally deleted key files from your hard disk or formatted the hard disk unintentionally? Is your system unable to recognize the hard disk or you are unable to mount the hard disk partitions? If your answer is 'Yes' to any of the above questions, your hard disk is facing severe corruption. This behavior renders all your valuable data inaccessible and causes serious data loss situations. To recover lost data in such cases, if the backup is not available, hard disk recovery is required.


File system corruption, accidental deletion, hard disk formatting, virus infection, and improper system shutdown are some common situations that may prove a big threat to your business-critical data. Irrespective of the hardware and software configuration of your computer, data loss may occur on any system at any point of time. No hard disk is ever lasting and they eventually face problem as they either become old or when you store huge amounts of data on them.


Technical Side of Data Loss

Do you think that your data is lost forever, once you deleted it? If 'Yes', then you are wrong. When you delete a file or it is lost due to any other reason, it is not actually deleted. The data is still there on your hard disk, irrespective of the kind of hard drive you have. The file system pointer of that data (which points to particular file) is deleted.

In essence, the data is still recoverable, even after the hard disk formatting and file system corruption. For permanent deletion of any file or directory, it needs to be overwritten by other data. After deletion, operating system marks the disk space (occupied by deleted file) as free and, the same can be used for storing other data.

Disk Data Recovery in case of file system corruption, is quite complex as compared to accidental deletion, hard disk formatting, and other logical data loss situations. In case of file system corruption, hard disk becomes RAW and all the file entries are deleted.

You can get your precious data back in all cases of logical data loss, using specialized disk recovery software. The applications are powerful enough to perform extensive scan of whole hard disk and extract lost data.


They are incorporated with quite simple and rich graphical user interface to enable 'Do It Yourself' disk recovery, without demanding high-technical skills. These tools have read-only behavior and thus do not modify disk structure or original data.


Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery ensures absolute recovery of your lost data. The software recovers data from Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, 2003, XP, and 2000 operating system-based hard disks. It supports recovery from FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS, and NTFS5 file system based partitions.

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