The dependency on data storage tools like hard drives, pen drives, memory cards and so on has increased drastically in the last few years. This has also given a rise to the instances of data loss through a hard drive crash, memory card getting formatted on its own, physical damage to the memory drives, virus infection causing data loss, and so on. Subsequently, this has given rise to the data recovery industry as numerous data recovery software has hit the market to help consumers who are looking for a data recovery solution. Data loss is one of the most common problems of the data storage in today’s date and if you have lost data stored in your local hard drive, pen drive or memory card, there are several steps you need to follow accurately to answer the real question as to how to recover data. However, before we go into solution, let us first look into the reasons in details as to why data loss actually happens.
Memory cards, pen drive, hard drive and other storage tools can lose data for two primary reasons, categorizes as logical and physical. Physical reasons include physical damage to the memory drive, water spill, fall or force impact or any other kind of physical damage. Logical issues are caused when the drive is physically fit, but its software is facing trouble. Logical issues can be caused by a virus infection, malware attack, programming issues and so on. Generally, the hard drive also crashes when it gets overloaded and is used in the same state for a long period of time. It creates a local pressure on the hard drive to run and perform under a very tight logical condition, making it difficult for the hard drive or the memory card to optimize its performance, causing the damage. If you find that the memory card has stopped functioning, you might want to check if the drive has been affected by the moisture or not. It is also one of the common reasons why the drive stops working or gets damaged.
Now, having known the reasons behind the data loss and how the memory drives crashes or gets damaged, let us look into the solution. There are two primary solutions; one is to hire professional data recovery companies to recover the data for you. And, the second option is to download, install and run a popular and effective data recovery program to retrieve the lost data and information. In most cases, for both physical and logical issues, whether you hire professionals or run an effective data recovery program, full data recovery is possible. However, in certain cases, only partial or no data is recovered. This happens when you take too long to jump into action or if you by mistake has accessed or overwritten on the damaged drive. So, the first thing is to make sure that the damaged drive is not overwritten or accessed. Then you need to research popular data recovery programs and download and install it in on a different computer and run it on the affected computer through a pen drive, so that the damaged drive is kept dormant in the mean time. Once the program starts to run and perform a deep scan on all the partitions on the drive, you will notice the data is getting retrieved, slowly but surely. Make sure to follow the instructions of the programs to the T, and not to make any mistakes during the retrieval process. The entire process is all about researching and landing on the best data recovery program, and keeping patience, so as to not make any wrong decision during the process is on.