Recover Hard Drive Data

  • Recover data from IDE, SCSI, SATA, SSD, USB and external hard drives
  • Restore data from hard disk that has crashed or does not boot
  • Recover data from hard drive that is accidentally formatted or repartitioned
  • Reviewed and recommended by industry experts

Restore Data from Hard Disk Drives

If you have been using a computer or laptop for the past decade, you would have atleast once seen you hard drive getting crashed. Hard drive crashes are very common, sometimes they can be not so critical and data recovery off that drive would be possible. But at times they can be really damaging and all the data might be lost forever.

If you are experiencing a data loss situation due to accidentally formatting, re-formatting, re-partitioning of your hard drive, or your hard drive is not booting due to some system file corruption, and now you would like to recover your data, Remo Recover is an extremely useful software that can recover hard drive data from crashed, accidentally formatted, partitioned hard drives. This hard drive recovery software even helps you to restore data from hard drive having bad sectors by providing you an option to create an exact replica of your HDD as a disk image file by using Disk Image option. You can later recover drive data from such disk image files.


Remo Recover (Windows)

  • Recover data from crashed hard drives or non-booting hard drives
  • Recover hard disk data from deleted or inaccessible partitions
  • You can sort recovered data on the basis of name, date, size and file type
  • Easily locate a particular file on the basis of creation date, extension, size and file name using “Find” option
  • The Disk Image feature lets you recover data from HDD having bad sectors
  • Recover HDD data from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, exFAT formatted partitions or drives

Remo Recover (Mac)

  • Recover data from Mac OS X volumes after the hard drive has crashed
  • Easily recover disk data from volumes that do not mount or fail to mount
  • Powerful scanning engine to retrieve lost data from volumes that fail to mount
  • Option to view recovered data in a Mac finder styled interface
  • Universal Binary application, which supports both Intel and PowerPC Mac platforms
  • Restore data from HDD, having HFS+, HFSX formatted partitions / volumes

Common causes of hard drive failure

Corrupt MBR: Master Boot Record (MBR) helps in booting Windows operating system. Any corruption to MBR may result in a hard drive crash.

Partition corruption: Hard drive may fail due to partition related corruptions, while trying to make dual / multi OS boot installation.

Using third party utility / programs: Partition resizing or trying to divide the existing partition using third party tools may result in data loss.

Virus: Viruses can affect important system files because of which the hard drive fails to boot.

Bad sectors: Ageing hard drive is susceptible to bad sectors, which will result in data loss.

Improper shutdown: Abrupt system shut down or power surge may result in corruption of system files leading to hard drive crash.

How to Recover Hard Drive Data?

Step 1: Disconnect the hard drive from your computer and connect it as a secondary drive to another healthy computer. This process is extremely important as you wouldn't want to install anything on the hard drive from where you are trying to recover your data because it may worsen the condition further.

Step 2: Download and install the Remo Recover (Windows) on the computer to which the affected hard drive is connected. Launch the application by double-clicking the shortcut on the desktop or using the Start Menu.

Step 3: Select the "Recover Partitions / Drives" option from the main screen, as shown in Figure 1.

Step 4: Now, select "Partition Recovery" option to perform deleted or lost partition recovery as shown in Figure 2.

Step 5:  Now, select the physical drive from which lost partition needs to be recovered, and click on "Next" as shown in Figure 3. Once you click on "Next", the scanning process starts as shown in Figure 4.

Step 6: Once the scanning process is completed, a list of found partitions or drives will be displayed as shown in Figure 5. Select the required drive or partition from the ones that are displayed in the drive list and click "Next".

Step 7: To perform an additional search for files based on their unique signatures you can select the appropriate file types. You may also skip this process to continue with normal deep scanning as shown in Figure 6.

Step 8: Once the scanning process is completed the recovered data will be diplayed. You have the option to view the recovered data using File Type View / Data View option as shown in Figure 7.

Step 9: You can use the Preview option to view the recovered data as shown in Figure 8.

Step 10: The "Save Recovery Session" option allows you save the scanned information. You can use this to resume the saving process at anytime without re-scanning the hard drive and hence saving scanning time again, as shown inFigure 9.

Step 11: If you are satisfied with the recovery results, you can purchase the software and activate the software and use the option "Open Recovery Session", to load previously saved scanned information and continue with the saving process as shown inFigure 10.

Step 12: Now you can save recovered data as shown in Figure 11

Process: Steps to recover data from a formatted hard drive

To recover hard drive data from Mac, make use of Remo Recover (Mac)

Note: Avoid installing any software or saving any recovered files on the hard drive or partition from which data needs to be recovered. As any such process may overwrite the deleted / lost data leading to permanent data loss

Supported Hard Drive / Other Storage Device Manufacturers: Apple, Buffalo, Fujitsu, Hitachi , Imation, Iomega, Iosafe, Kingston, LaCie, Maxtor, Quantum, Samsung, SanDisk, Seagate, Sony, Toshiba, Transcend, Western Digital.

Supported Devices: Hard Disk Drives (HDD) - IDE / SATA / SCSI / ATA / PATA, SSD, External / USB / Removable drives

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 (Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Professional, Enterprise), Windows Vista (Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, Enterprise), Windows XP (Starter, Home, Professional, Media Center), Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Enterprise), Windows Server 2003 (Standard, Enterprise)

Related Information

Recover Data from Accidentally Formatted Drive
When you format a hard drive all the data present on it will be lost. If you have formatted accidentally and would like to recover data then read this page further and understand the process of how to recover data from formatted hard disk drive.

Partially Formatted Hard Drive
Were you trying to format your D drive and accidentally selected E, the moment you realize formatting starts. Realizing the mistake you abort the formatting and stop to see if you might be lucky enough to save your data. Unfortunately, drive has been formatted. Recover data from such partially formatted case scenarios using Remo Recover software.

Recover Formatted NTFS Partition
Formatting a partition is like cleaning it up for a fresh use. There are two in-built ways in Windows to format a partition, one is quick format and other is full format. In either case of formatting the data present on the hard drive is lost. If you have done this by mistake and want to restore back the lost data after formatting your NTFS partition then read this page to understand how Remo Recover can help.

Recover Mac Files from USB Drive
USB drives predominantly comes with FAT file system formatting. If you use a Mac machine and you want to recover files from a USB drive that is connected to a Mac then you should download the Mac edition of Remo Recover and read this article to understand how to recover files from a USB drive using a Mac OS X machine.

SCSI Data Recovery
SCSI hard drives were the most popular options for the server computer storages. Servers in an organization are important and holds the lifeline of any organization i.e. data. Recovery from a SCSI hard drive is similar to the recovery from any other hard drive interface (IDE, USB etc.). Make sure the drive is connected to your computer and disk management utility is able to recognize the drive. Once, you are sure of this go ahead with the recovery process using Remo Recover software and read the instructions detailed on this page for understanding the usage of the software.

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