Successful Data Recovery: Restoring 80 Ph.D. Research Documents with Remo Recover

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In this case study, we explore a situation where a Ph.D. candidate lost 80 important research documents. We detail how we used Remo Recover 6.0 to help her retrieve her files. This case study provides a practical example of data recovery and offers insights into how to handle such situations. It’s a useful read for anyone interested in understanding the process and challenges of data recovery.

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In this case study, we delve into a challenging situation faced by a professor and Ph.D. candidate at a renowned Women's University. She found herself in a difficult position after accidentally deleting a folder containing 80 critical PDFs related to her research. With her precious work at risk, she sought the assistance of Remo Recover. 

This case was chosen not only because of our commitment to helping her recover her important files but also because it presented an opportunity for us at Remo Research Lab to understand such scenarios better. 

Our goal was to ensure that future users would not have to face the same issues while recovering their data. Read on to discover how we navigated this complex situation and provided a solution to recover her invaluable research data.

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A committed professor and Ph.D. candidate at a renowned Women's University experienced a major hurdle when she mistakenly removed a folder with 80 crucial PDFs tied to her research. This unexpected data loss threatened her academic work, and she needed a quick solution.

Discovery and Evaluation:

Discovery and results
  • Discovery of the issue: The client realized she had accidentally deleted a folder containing crucial PDFs for her research. Attempts to recover the data with various tools were unsuccessful. A friend recommended Remo Software to her. She then reached out to me, Praneeth Anand, for assistance.
  • Evaluation of the Situation: I quickly grasped the severity of the situation. She intended to delete a shortcut folder but accidentally removed the original folder. To add to the complexity, the folder had bypassed the Recycle Bin.
    The client was extremely worried, and for a good reason. The deleted files were not just any files; they were her research papers resulting from months of hard work.
  • Our objective was clear: we had to do everything in our power to recover her data and ensure her efforts weren't in vain. It was time to get to work.

Implementation and Results:

implementation and Results

Before diving into the recovery process, I asked her if she had attempted to recover her PDF files using Remo Recover before.

  • She confirmed that she had, and she was even able to preview her PDF files after using Remo Recover, something she couldn't do with other data recovery software. However, she was unable to save those files due to some issues with her laptop. 

So, I took her laptop, removed the hard drive, and connected it as an external hard drive to my computer. Then, I set Remo Recover in motion.

The process wasn't as straightforward as we had hoped:

  • We couldn't find the files she was looking for. Despite scanning the entire hard drive, the files remained elusive. But she was certain she had seen the files before with Remo Recover
  • This led us to check if she had saved her recovery session. For those unfamiliar, Remo Recover offers a feature to save your scanned recovery session automatically. This means you can access your data without having to rescan the drive.

Successful Recovery

  • To our surprise, all her valuable PDF files - a total of 82 research-related documents - were visible in the recovery session saved by Remo Recover. I immediately saved those files and checked each one. I also asked her to verify her documents. The relief and joy on her face when she saw her files were back was priceless.
  • Scanning her 1 TB hard drive took about 55 minutes, largely due to a significant amount of empty space. Her quick action to recover her data meant that Remo Recover could detect and save her files in the Recovery Session. However, no other data recovery software could see the data after several laptop restarts. This highlights the importance of acting quickly when data loss occurs. It can save so much hard work, as was the case with our client, a dedicated Ph.D. student.

Client Testimonial:

"I was overwhelmed with relief when I saw my research files again. I had tried other recovery tools, but none of them worked. Then I found Remo Recover, and with Praneeth's help, I was able to get back all my files. It was like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I can't express how grateful I am for their help. I highly recommend Remo Recover to anyone facing data loss. Their software works and their team is incredibly supportive." - Our Client, Professor and Ph.D. Candidate

Lessons Learned and Best Practices:

Having worked as a research analyst in the data recovery industry for over a decade, this case reaffirms some key principles.

Lessons learned and Best practices
  • Time is critical when dealing with data loss. Our client's prompt response played a significant role in the successful recovery of her files.
  • Choosing a reliable and effective data recovery tool is crucial. In this case, Remo Recover allowed the client to preview and retrieve her files.
  • The feature to save a recovery session in Remo Recover was invaluable, eliminating the need for a time-consuming rescan of the drive.
  • After recovery, verifying the integrity of the data is important, as done in this case.
  • These insights are important for anyone who might face a similar situation. Data loss can happen to anyone, and knowing how to respond effectively can make all the difference.


In wrapping up, this case study serves as a testament to the effectiveness of Remo Recover in a real-world data loss scenario. Our Ph.D. student client faced a potentially devastating loss of her research files. However, with Remo Recover and our dedicated team, she was able to retrieve her invaluable work. 

It's a powerful reminder that while data loss can be a daunting challenge, the right tools and approach can turn the situation around. If you're ever in a similar predicament, remember this story and know that solutions like Remo Recover are here to help. It's not just a tool; it's a lifeline for your lost data.

About the Author: Praneeth

Praneeth Anand is a skilled product manager and research analyst with a strong background in the tech industry. He is currently employed at Remo Software, a leading provider of data recovery solutions. Praneeth's expertise in data recovery software’s, market research, and strong connect with storage devices has been instrumental in Remo Software's success. He is…