What is data recovery?

Data recovery refers to the recovery of data lost due to storage damage, user negligence or unexpected interruption through remaining data fragments or backup data. Essentially, it is the process of recovering lost, corrupted, deleted, etc. data to a server, computer, mobile phone, or storage device.

What data needs to be recovered:

  • Natural disasters, including fires, floods, etc.;
  • Data loss caused by application software errors;
  • User negligence or accidental deletion of data;
  • Data has been tampered with;

Types of data recovery:

  • Physical data recovery: When our hard drive is physically damaged, we need professionals in data recovery to recover the data.
  • Hard drive recovery: To recover data from a hard drive, you should seek help from a hard drive recovery vendor or hard drive manufacturer. When using a hard drive, you should back up important data regularly to avoid losing important data due to hard drive damage.
  • Instant data recovery: When data is lost, users are immediately directed to the backup server for complete recovery by managing it in the background.

Data recovery process:

  1. Temporarily disable affected devices

In case of data loss, we should immediately stop the device from which the data was lost. Under certain conditions, we can retrieve corrupted or lost files from the hard drive before all the lost content is overwritten, but if the user continues to use the hard drive, the chances of the data being overwritten are higher, if the data loss is caused by water, etc. Caused by the situation, the user must stop using the relevant equipment until it is checked and found to be correct.

  1. Find the problem

When data loss occurs, we can determine whether a problem has occurred through the following situations:

  • The system cannot recognize the hard drive or the displayed name is abnormal.
  • The mechanical hard drive makes noise.
  • Running too slow.
  1. Choose your data recovery method

Once the cause of data loss is determined, you can start recovering the data. If we generate backup data regularly, the easiest way is to restore all data from all these backup data. If the user does not have a backup system, he must consider disk recovery. We can use data recovery software or relevant professionals to restore the data.

  1. Contact the hard drive manufacturer

After confirming that the data is lost, we can consult the hard drive manufacturer, who will provide relevant help, or we can hand the hard drive to the manufacturer for data recovery.

     5. Precautions

After recovering as much data as possible, we must consider the cause of the data loss and take steps to avoid the situation from happening again. For example, we can back up important data regularly to prevent losses caused by data loss.

Data recovery software:

Data recovery software is a type of data recovery application software that can help us recover lost or damaged data from storage devices. Data recovery software can directly access the disk's architecture and recover data by examining file architecture records, entries, and extracting data from damaged storage devices.

How to choose data recovery software?

While choosing the best data recovery software, we should consider the following performance parameters:

  • Software compatibility: First of all, the disk recovery software must be compatible with our operating system, and the program must be able to recover lost data from file systems involved for internal and external storage media, such as FAT, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, etc. data.
  • Reliability: When choosing data recovery software, we should choose regular, big-brand software. Some unknown software may steal our data or install viruses in our system to steal or tamper with data.
  • Performance: The key to recovering lost data is that the software can successfully retrieve all deleted and lost data and complete the recovery. The actual performance of some software does not meet the advertised effect.