Recovering damaged, or deleted files from external digital media connected to your computer is in many ways easier than recovering lost files from your computer’s internal hard drive. There are many reasons for this. When attempting to recover files that have been deleted by emptying your Windows recycle bin you will quickly discover that once a file has been placed in the Windows recycle bin and subsequently emptied it is no longer in its original location on your computer’s hard drive. In fact, files emptied from the Windows recycle bin are moved and renamed with a hash like number. Another difficulty factor when recovering files from your hard drive as opposed to attempting to recover files from SD card storage is that the very act of downloading the data recovery tool onto your computer’s hard drive can easily result in overwriting and destroying permanently those files you wish to recover.
When attempting to recover files from USB drive related storage those files are never at risk. To recover files from flash card media, SD cards and USB drive accessed storage, you need only download and install a quality data recovery tool from Remo software and direct that software to scan through any digital media device connected to your computer.
You might be amazed to learn how ineffective many popular data recovery tools are. A huge percentage of the available data recovery tools are simply glorified search functions that have been set up to look over digital storage media such as an internal computer hard drive or a USB compact flash drive and attempt to locate the text used for file extensions. Many of these low quality file recovery tools are so inefficient that they are unable to return the original file name with the file data and as such merely give you a list of files that are numbered.
Imagine attempting to find a single file out of the average 250,000 files used on a computer’s internal hard drive without at least having the name of the file listed somewhere. To recover files from hard drive disks that have been accidentally deleted or to recover files after formatting due to reinstallation of Windows you need powerful third party data recovery tools such as those offered by Remo software.
There are two ways to deal with problems cause by a crashed computer internal hard drive. The first is to use some of the better data recovery tools to immediately open that hard drive and copy from it all of its contents. In order to do so, many data recovery tools require you to connect your hard drive directly to a second working PC by means of cables. You can then use this working computer in conjunction with a data recovery tool which you will need to have loaded onto the working PC to search through your failed computer hard drive for every existing and recently deleted file. This is the preferable technique, as you won’t have to recover deleted files after format steps have been taken.
Barring the ability to do this, one must first put their computer into operation by reloading their Windows operating system. Reloading the Windows OS reformats the entire computer hard drive and as a consequence deletes all stored files. One must then undelete those files and restore them to their original structure using a tool for data recovery after reformat.
Most SD cards are formatted using the FAT file directory system. And as such they are extremely susceptible to viruses aimed at that formatting system and general file corruption. This results in a need to reformat the SD card so as to eliminate any corruption or virus threats. Of course reformatting any type of digital device will result in deletion of all stored files on that media. A great trick is to allow the reformatting to run its course and then use a quality data recovery tool to recover deleted photos from SD card media.
This process to undelete pictures from SD card components may seem a bit odd, as the conventional practice is to attempt file recovery before any reformatting or reinstallation of operating system files is done. But when one is hoping to isolate or remove malware and virus programs, extreme measures need to be considered. Reformatting of drives is perhaps the single most effective way to remove a virus from a component. Follow up that reformatting with a data recovery process that allows for selective rescue of important files.