External damage to the hard drive – scratches and other deformations or damage to sectors of the boot partition – can lead to the loss of information recorded on it. But this does not mean at all that the Data Recovery Services is gone forever, and the disk is corrupted. With proper computer skills and using the right programs, you can recover and retrieve lost files from a damaged hard drive.
How to recover and retrieve deleted data from a damaged hard drive :
First you need to carefully remove the hard drive from the computer and insert it into an external USB case, or connect it to another computer.
Next, you will need to download and install utilities. It should be remembered that files using these utilities can be completely restored only if no information was written to the hard disk when they were deleted. That is, in no case do not download anything (including utilities) to a damaged hard drive.
The following programs are suitable for recovering data from a damaged hard drive:
- O&A UnErasc
- PC Inspector File Recovery 4.1
- Zero Assumption Recovery (or ZAR)
Using the O&O Un-Erasc utilities and PC Inspector File Recovery 4.1, you will need to scan the disk and select files from the list of lost data that you need to recover.
How to scan a damaged hard drive with O&O Un-Erasc :
With this program you can recover:
- data on hard drives, external drives, floppy disks, digital cameras
- any files and folders regardless of their format
- files that have been destroyed by viruses
- files that were deleted when an error occurred while running any program
Using the program is very simple – download it from the official website and install it, and then select the options for searching for lost Youtube data (by specifying folders and the path to them, as well as file names), start the scanning process and wait for it to complete.