Regain Ghosted Hard Drive Files

How to get back files from Ghosted HDD?

You know all the grumbling you do about taking the back up your data? Thus, most of the computer users usually prefer to back up their precious hard disk data or partitions in image file form. Ghost is the most widely-used backup software developed by Symantec that uses image file to store your entire hard drive data backup. Ghosting actually creates the identical or near identical copies of a hard disk, which can then be used as a backup copy or to transfer a system onto another hard drive etc. Backing up with Ghost is just like to backup in every single sector units, hence it’s considered to be the complete backup. This makes you feel very safe and convenient to recover data even when your data go wrong i.e. hard drive crashes or format your hard drive accidentally etc.

The easiest way to create the ghost image or hard drive clone is to make use of the third party applications, which are explicitly designed for this purpose. But in some cases, performing incorrect operation while cloning the hard drive or usage of faulty ghosting applications could cause serious situations that may result in inaccessibility or loss of files that were stored on your hard drive. However, it’s not the permanent loss and thus no need to worry much. All your files still reside on your ghosted hard drive. You can easily perform ghosted hard drive recovery with just few mouse clicks using Remo Recover (Windows / Mac) Software.  

Here is detailed description of Remo Recover

Remo Recover (Windows / Mac) is an excellent tool that can easily recover your lost files even after ghosting the hard drive. It has in-built scanning algorithms that can scan the entire hard drive repeatedly and extracts all your files. Some of the best features of the tool are:

  • The tool can easily restore any type of files like images, videos, documents, spreadsheets and many others summing up to 300 different types
  • It can even identify all the files based on the unique file signatures
  • Can easily restore files from IDE, SATA, SCSI and other hard drive types
  • Supports data recovery from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and NTFS 5 installed hard drives etc.
  • Capable of recovering data from other storage devices like external hard drives, thumb drives, USB flash drives, iPods and many others

Situations leading to loss of files from ghosted hard drives

Sometimes you’re the size of the ghost image created might be significantly larger than original disk on which the image has to be saved might lead to loss files. This is because ghosting such a hard drive will certainly destroy root directory structure and cause file system corruption that makes your files inaccessible and leads to loss of files.

Some of the other issues include ghosting the hard drive in wrong direction, system crash due to some faulty applications, hard drives issues or unexpected termination of the ghosting process and many more. All these situations would cause same file loss problems with your ghosted hard drive.

Guidelines for Using Remo Recover

  • Download the Remo Recover software and install it on your PC Windows or Mac machines
  • Once you run the software choose “Recover Drives / Partitions” from the main screen the one in Figure a
  • Now, select the drive representing your ghosted drive and from where the files need to be recovered and hit “Next” option refer Figure b
  • The software starts scanning the drive, after completion, all your recovered files from the ghosted hard drives will be listed as shown in Figure c
  • View each of these files using the “Preview” option to choose the files for saving (refer Figure d)
  • Save the needed files (as in Figure e) at any location of your choice and ignore the rest

Why users should prefer Remo Recover software?

Remo Recover (Windows / Mac) is unbeatable when it comes to retrieving your files from the ghosted hard drives. It performs amazingly and requires just few minutes for the entire recovery process. It just requires few user inputs in the entire process recovery. Moreover, the software allows the user to confine the search by performing the RAW Signature search. In addition, one can easily save the recovered files even in compressed format according to the available storage space. the utility even offers the free evaluation copy, unsing which one can actually preview the recovered files and then purchase the tool.

Supported OS:  Windows XP, Windows 7, 8, Vista, Mac Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion etc. and other available Windows and Mac OS X versions.  

Remo Recover comes in handy, even when:


  • You format your hard drive accidentally
  • Your hard drive crashes leading to loss of files
  • The hard drive file system is corrupt or damaged
  • Improper partitioning of the hard drives
  • The hard drive is re-installed with new OS and reformatted

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