In this digital world it seems to be very difficult to prevent data loss even though several ways are available to backup important data. Many times you can get questions like how to find lost data on hard drive. Have you ever come across such problems? Don’t worry; you can get perfect solution since the several recovery tools are developed and marketed by the various industries. Windows data recovery software is one such strong application capable to restore all lost data from your computer hard drive. You can use this software on all platforms of Windows operating systems such as Windows XP, vista, 7, 8, etc.

Some of the unexpected events which may leads to data loss from hard drive are explained below.

Power failure: If your system turned off suddenly while reading or writing data on hard drive, due to sudden power failure, then there is a chance to damage internal structure of your hard drive. It means the hard drive file system may get corrupt and all data stored in the drive will become inaccessible to the user.

Virus attack: This is also the most common scenario which can happen without your knowledge. The virus can damage your files or sometimes it will delete complete file from your computer hard drive.

Operating system crash: Sometimes your system suddenly stops while working on it because of operating system crash. When you encounter this situation, you may restart your system, but after restarting your computer you may not be able to access data from the hard drive.

Accidental formatting of hard drive: Sometimes you might be formatted your hard drive accidentally. If the hard drive is formatted intentionally or unintentionally, you will end up with the deletion of all data stored on hard drive.

Apart from the above explained scenarios, there have been some other reasons such as partition corruption, file system corruption, accidental deletion of files, mistakenly emptying Recycle Bin, re-partitioning errors, defragmentation failure and some third party tools. No matter how the files were deleted or lost from your hard drive, you can get back all data using Windows data recovery software. You can also utilize this tool to restore deleted partition from your hard drive.

This software is used not only for internal hard disk but it can also be used to restore lost data from external hard drive, flash memory cards, pen drive, FireWire drives, etc. If you want to recover data from the external drive, you just need to connect it to the Windows computer, in which the recovery software should be installed. Then you can follow the recovery steps and get back all lost data within a few mouse clicks. It can support to recover deleted or lost word files. You can know more about word file recovery by visiting the professional data recovery websites.

Steps to find lost data on your hard drive

Step 1: First download and run this software on your computer by double clicking on the desktop icon. Then click on “Recover Partitions / Drives” option from the home page. Then choose either "Partition Recovery" or "Formatted / Reformatted Drive" as shown in Fig A.

Find Lost Data On Hard Drive - Main Screen

Fig A. Select Recover Lost Files

Step 2: Now select the hard drive, from which you are looking to recover data and then continue with the “Next” option as shown in Fig B.

Find Lost Data On Hard Drive - Select Drive

Fig B. Select Hard Drive

Step 3:Finally, you will get a list of recovered files, which you can view using “File Type View” option as shown in Fig C.

Find Lost Data On Hard Drive- Preview Screen

Fig C. Preview Recovered Files