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 many instances when one may need to recover deleted files. The primary and most common reason that one finds himself attempting to recover files is simply due to accidental deletion of files and folders. This can happen in several ways. Usually when we delete a file it goes into the Windows recycle bin. Files can remain in the recycle bin indefinitely or until we choose to restore them or empty the bin. Once we empty the Windows recycle bin, those files are permanently deleted. Furthermore the process to recover them is a little difficult. Emptied recycle bin files are no longer in their regional folder and as such cannot be found with a basic data recovery search.
Programs for data recovery such as those offered by Remo Software have special functions built into them so as to allow one to target through presort application files emptied from the Windows recycle bin in their new location. Of course, when we delete files from external connected devices such as a USB flash drive, those files do not pass through the Windows recycle bin and are directly deleted. The Remo Software program for data recovery handles recovery of these files just as easily.
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.