Data Recovery

I have been asked recently by quite a few people if it is possible to recover data from a hard drive which is no longer recognised by their system. In most cases, as long as a hard drive has not mechanically failed, the data on the drive should be recoverable. In approx 90 – 95% of cases it is normally possible to recover everything back from a drive – in some instances however, this percentage can drop where for instance a virus has been on the system. Should you find your drive has failed mechanically your data may still be able to be saved but only by specialist companies who will take your drive apart in laboratory conditions.

A second question which has came up quite a lot is: Can files be recovered if they are deleted or if the hard drive is formatted accidentally. If files have simply been deleted via the recycle bin or if a hard drive has been formatted then most of the time recovery can be a very straight forward process. There are instances however, where corruption may happen which will stop files from been fully recovered.

Hope this helps.


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