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How to recover hard disk drive data?

Updated on 09 10, 2020 | Tutorials

We live in a world where digital data has become an essential piece of our life. While data loss can occur in various ways and we may lost or deleted data on hard disk drive. Don’t worry, there are some feasible ways to recover hard disk drive data. Follow to find the most effective way to perform hard disk drive data recovery on Windows with ease.

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Recover HDD data with hard drive recovery software

To easily and successfully recover hard drive data, we would like to recommend you try professional and reliable hard drive data recovery software – RecoveryMaster. This software is designed to recover files like photos, videos, audios, documents, emails from hard drive. It is available for Windows 10/8/7 and applies to data loss situations like accidental deletion, virus attack, system crash, hard drive failure, formatting, partition loss, etc. Moreover, it supports various file systems including NTFS, APFS,exFAT, FAT, HFS X, HFS +, etc. Whenever you lost data on a hard drive, RecoveryMaster comes in handy. Only a few simple clicks, you can get your data back. Follow the guide to recover hard disk drive data:

Step 1. Download and install RecoveryMaster

Step 2. Select the drive where you lost data and click “scan”

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Step 3. Select and preview the data you wish to recover

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Step 4. Click “Recover” to get data back and save them to another secure location

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This fantastic tool comes with free trial for the first attempt. If you want to recover unlimited data, it’s advisable to activate the software to standard version in advance. It access your data through read-only and protect your data from secondary damage. Thus, you can make use of it without any worries.

Recover HDD with manual method

There are some cases when your disk contains a logical error. if the hard disk drive gets crashed, damaged, corrupted or dead, or it has a RAW file system and becomes inaccessible, you can turn to the first method and restore data from the hard drive first. Then you can try the following methods to repair your hard disk drive back to work normally.

Use CHKDSK command to repair inaccessible hard drive

Step 1. Press the Window + R keys and type cmd

Step 2. Right-click “Command Prompt” and choose “Run as administrator”

Step 3. Type diskpart and hit Enter

Step 4. Type chkdsk “drive letter”: f/ r/ x

Step 5. Type exit to close the Diskpart Window

Use Disk Management to fix RAW hard drive

Alternatively, you can format the disk and change its file system to NTFS to fix inaccessible or RAW hard drive. Before you format the disk, we suggest you use hard drive recovery software to retrieve your data first. Then follow the steps to fix RAW hard drive:

Step 1. Right-click on My Computer, select “Manage”

Step 2. On Computer Management, click “Disk Management”

Step 3. Locate and right-click on the RAW hard drive, select “Format Volume”

Step 4. Reset the Volume label, change the File system to NTFS, and click “Perform a quick format”. Click “OK” to confirm.

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Recover HDD data with data recovery service

If your hard drive gets damaged or physically broken, you still can get your data back with the help of a data recovery service. It applies to the following situations including partially damaged, scratches, not detected, humidity, overheating, etc. The technical expertise will evaluate the device and provide you with failure report and a guaranteed price quote. However, they may charge high fees as they invest much efforts and time on your hard drive recovery.


In this blog, we’ve covered several ways to recover hard disk drive data. The most suggested way is to use data recovery software like RecoveryMaster. It allows you to recover hard disk drive data with a few simple clicks. You can download its free trial and see how it works for you.



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