Recover Data from Hard Drive with Damaged File System
Have you had the damaged file system problem? It is annoying because if the file system is damaged, we cannot access this drive as well as the data stored on the drive. If you are experiencing the file system problem and are worrying that you know how to recover data from drives with such problem. Don’t worry. H Data Recovery, a piece of secure, simple and professional data recovery software, can help you restore data from damaged hard drives without damaging the original data.
What is file system and why is it important?
The file system is used to control how data is stored and accessed. A filesystem is the methods and data structures that an operating system uses to keep track of files on a disk or partition; that is, the way the files are organized on the disk. File systems can be used on numerous different types of storage devices that use different kinds of media. If the file system is damaged, we cannot access this drive as well as its data. What is more serious is that you cannot access or see this drive in Windows Explorer since the Windows computer is unable to recognize the file system. The drive will be shown as unallocated space. For example, if you formatted your Windows PC hard drive with the ext2 file system, you can’t access this drive because Windows can’t process the said file systems.
If due to various reasons (virus attack, accidental deletion, etc.) an existing partition is lost, we cannot access the data stored on that particular partition anymore. But it doesn’t necessarily mean these files are lost forever. Data are essentially clusters of 1s and 0s that are represented by physical substances. For hard disk drives (HDD), magnetized cells and demagnetized cells represent 1s and 0s respectively, while for solid state drives (SSD), the absence and presence of electrons represent 1s and 0s. Data are essentially clusters of 1s and 0s that are represented by physical substances. For hard disk drives (HDD), magnetized cells and demagnetized cells represent 1s and 0s respectively, while for solid state drives (SSD), the absence and presence of electrons represent 1s and 0s respectively. These are non-volatile memories which mean in order to make the data gone forever, one has to go through extra efforts such as HDD degaussing or SSD resetting. Simply put, logical errors such as accidental deletion or lost partitions can hardly do actual damage to the real data. However difficult it might seem to people with little technological background, recovering data from unallocated space can be achieved quite easily, provided that you acquire the right tools.
How to Recover Data from Damaged File System?
You can free download H Data Recovery Software to retrieve inaccessible files from unallocated space with only a few clicks. Follow the step-by-step guide provided below:
Step 1. To recover data from unallocated space, install and launch H Data Recovery Software and select the Hard Drive Partition module.
Step 2. Select the hard drive which contains the unallocated space. Click Next to proceed with the scan. The scanning process may take a while as the software will locate and collect every file that is stored in the lost partition.
Step 3. When the scanning is complete, you can choose from the listed files and save them to your desired safe destination. You can use the filter and search bar to quickly pin down the files you want.