How to Recover Data Deleted Long Time Ago?
“How do I recover my deleted data files from a hard disk. I have deleted the files some time ago. Is it possible to recover the data? If it is possible, what software is recommended for the job?”
Hard disk drives are non-volatile memories. The data stored within them can be retained without power for a long time. It wouldn’t be any problem to recover the deleted data, using professional data recovery software such as.
However, the time factor does affect the data recovery result. If the data has been deleted for a long period of time and you have been using this hard disk drive since, then it is very possible that the deleted data will become unrecoverable. The reason is that when we delete a file, the file system only removes the address pointer to that file. But the file itself as raw data is still there. The computer just marks it as “deleted, can be overwritten”. If we put new files in, the computer may notice the newly freed space and cram the new file there. By doing so, the data of the old file, which is a complex combination of ones and zeros, will be re-arranged to form the new file data. So basically, the files you delete become inaccessible to you as files, but the data are still there and can be recovered with data recovery software until overwritten.
It is high recommended that you begin the data recovery as soon as possible to avoid any potential overwriting. Do not attempt to re-partition the hard drive or to reinstall the operating system. Do not put new files to the partition you wish to recover or run programs like fdisk.
How to Recover Data from Hard Drives
Step 1. Launch H Data Recovery Software. There are 6 different data recovery modules, each designed to handle a different data loss scenario, such as deletion, format or partition crash. If you are not sure about the cause, you can choose the Universal Recovery module.
Step 2. H Data Recovery Software will then start the data scan. When it is done, all the files that have been deleted will be listed. Browse and preview the files and select those files you wish to recover.
Step 3. Choose a path to store the recovered files. Remember to save the files on another drive or partition to avoid data overwriting. It is important that you act fast when you attempt to recover deleted files in order to avoid newly created files overwriting the lost ones.
H Data Recovery Software is also capable of recovering data from Raw NTFS/FAT hard drives, formatted digital camera SD cards, smartphone microSD cards, and formatted pen drives and solid state drives.