When your hard drive is damaged due to virus attack or other reasons, what will you think of at first? Whether the operating system is corrupted, whether programs on the computer can still run perfect or whether the files you need still remain intact?
Problem – Hard Drive Is Damaged
If your hard drive is damaged, we guess you’ll put the security of data, especially important data, in the first place. But as an ordinary user who has no experience in data recovery, how to recover data from damaged hard drive becomes the biggest obstacle you need to overcome. Frustration soon kicks in if you lose valuable photos, documents or other types of files that you can’t recreate the same one.
3 Steps to Recover Data from Damaged Hard Drive
Do not get into a panic when you find the hard drive is damaged because the file itself on the hard drive is often not broken inside; it’s only the related information of file saved on the hard drive that has been damaged, so the files can actually be saved in most of the time.
Now, we're going to show you how to finish hard drive data recovery with MiniTool Power Data Recovery.
Step 1, check whether the partition containing your needed files exists on the computer or not:
- Choose one way to open the Disk Management: click on the “Computer” icon on the desktop and choose “Manage” option from the pop-up menu; click on “Start” button in the lower left corner of the desktop, find “Computer” option, right-click on it and choose “Manage”.
- Confirm the existence of partition in Disk Management: you should go through all the partitions you can see in Disk Management and confirm whether you can find the target partition here, by looking at the drive letter, partition type, file system, partition status and other information.
Step 2, run MiniTool Power Data Recovery and choose a proper module to perform data recovery from damaged HDD:
lChoose “Damaged Partition Recovery” if you need to recover data from existing partition: click on this module -> select the partition and press “Full Scan” button -> browse found files and pick out the useful ones -> check those files and click on “Save” button -> set a storage path for them and click on “OK” to confirm.
Choose “Lost Partition Recovery” if you need to recover data from lost partition: click on this module -> select the hard drive that includes lost partition -> press “Full Scan” button and wait for the scan -> look at found files and select what you need -> click on “Save” button -> choose to store them on another disk to avoid data overwriting -> click on “OK” button to confirm.
Step 3, go to the place you chose to save recovered files and check those files:
- If you find you’ve regained all files you need, you can close the software and put an end to the hard drive data recovery process.
- If you find you still need to recover other files, you should run MiniTool Power Data Recovery again and start another round of data recovery from damaged HDD.
Note: remember, though you may be able to recover files from the formatted hard drive, it’s not a 100% sure thing. Data backup & protection is always more important than recovery.
What if the damaged hard drive is your internal boot disk? Can you recover data from the damaged hard drive on this occasion? Our answer is a big yes; you can choose the bootable edition of MiniTool Power Data Recovery to boot the computer without OS and then recover data from corrupted internal hard disk with it.
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