Recovering data from damage hard drives

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I have an old hard drive which is not used for about a year. When I tried to recover the files in that drive I'm surprised that there is no file stored. Can I recover the files just using the CMD? I am planning to make that drive as slave.

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Recovering data from damage hard drives

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Hi Ailyn,

I don't think you could recover the data from your old hard disk using CMD.

Do you still need the data stored in your hard disk?  Is the drive being detected by your operating system?

If you don’t need the files anymore and want the easy approach then all you have to do is format your hard drive into NTFS and just connect it to your computer via slave mode so that it will just serve as another drive on your computer.

If you need the files then you can try to recover it using recovery system available here in the internet.  There are applications that are available for demo and there are some that are freewares.  You can just choose from them.

I suggest you try the GetDataBack application.  Download and run their DEMO version.  With the demo version you can see the contents of the hard disk.  This is just to be sure that there is still some data in there that you just can’t restore.  If you can’t see anything on the demo it means that there is no data to recover, then you just need to format your hard disk. If you see some files you can choose to purchase the software to be able to recover them or just Google some freeware recovery softwares.

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Recovering data from damage hard drives

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Recovering files from a crashed hard drive or from any old hard drive is a lot easier now because we all have devices and even data recovery freeware available to help us. First, you have to put your old hard drive into an external hard drive case while there is no power. Seal the hard drive case tightly then plug it in the computer. Turn the external hard drive on and the computer should find it automatically. Go to My Computer and open up the new drive. Unhide your folders so you can view them. Copy the files you want and paste them into another hard drive. If you cannot find the hard drive in the external case, then it is possibly damaged. Recovering the data from a hard drive will not work if you had a power surge that may have damaged the hard drive, if you formatted the hard drive before and if your hard drive gets damaged after you recover it from your computer like dropping it. 

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