Data loss is always a big problem for computer users and many users feel it is difficult for them to get back files because they are not the professionals who can deal with this situation. Now, this article shows you the reasons of data loss and method to recover lost files easy.
Top 4 reasons of File loss
Human mistakes: Files are mostly lost due to human mistakes like accidental deletion of any file using Shift +Del keys, emptying the Recycle Bin folder / Trash Bin by mistake etc. Other than that improper handling of the external storage device (like pen drive, memory card, external USB drive etc.) may lead to file loss from that device.
Defragmentation failure: Defragmentation failure may results important files or entire file system corrupted.. The defrag process may be interrupted due to insufficient disk space, software malfunction, operating system error, corrupt data etc.
Power Surge: Power fluctuation or instant power surge during formatting, reformatting may interrupt the whole process resulting in file system corruption. Accidental shutdown during file transfer process may also lead to the file loss that is being transferred.
Third party application: Third party utilities are the softwares which make use of the application related as well as the system related files. Usage of any unreliable third party utility may delete important files from your computer.
Tips to Increase the Chances of File Recovery
In the above scenarios, though the files are inaccessible to the user they are not permanently deleted. The lost files will remain in their original storage location until they are overwritten with some new data. Once the lost files are overwritten, then they are permanently lost.
- Do not save any new file in the drive / partition containing the lost files
- Do not format or reboot the hard drive
- Do not install the recovery software on the same drive from where the lost files are located
- If you have lost files from any external storage device, then stop using it
- Make sure that the original location of lost files and the destination path of the files should not be same
What Features Should A Data Recovery Tool Has
It restores files from various storage devices like hard disk drives (like SATA / IDE / SCSI etc.) of various popular brands (Seagate, Hitachi, Samsung, Western Digital etc.), flash memory cards (such as SD, XD, Memory stick, MMC, CF etc.) of popular brands (Kingston, SanDisk, Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic, Fujifilm etc.) , USB external drives, iPods, FireWire Drives etc.
This utility also helps to retrieve lost Excel sheets and all other files after some software issues and malware attack.
This software supports FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT formatted partitions in Windows operating system and HFS+, HFSX, FAT16, FAT32 formatted partitions / volumes on Mac OS X.
Best tool to recover photo from formatted SD memory card of digital camera / cell phone.
Files deleted / lost from RAID0, RAID1, RAID5 array can be easily retrieved using this software.
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