“I had stored some of my important documents in external hard drive but now it is showing me “O (zero)” bytes and moreover I am not able to access the drive when I am connecting it to my computer (operating system used: Windows 7). Does anybody have any idea what has happened to my drive”
Your drive might have turned RAW, and the reason behind this can be file system damage which usually results when there is any undesired alteration in file system. But there is no need to be panicked as you can easily overcome from this kind of situation and get back all your important files. All you need to do is opt for RAW Partition Recovery Tool which can easily recover RAW partition in Windows 7. This tool is specialized to recover data from RAW partitions due to which it is preferred by most of the technical and non-technical users.
When the data gets stored onto hard drive, file system will make a note of it and stores the address. Thus when there is any threat to file system you will lose only the address of the stored data and not the actual data. This is the reason behind data recovery, however you will have to make it fast to recover the data.
Things to remember before recovery:
Do not use the drive until you recover the data from it. In simple terms do not copy new files to hard drive, move files within drive, delete the files etc. And strictly avoid installing the recovery tool to the drive from which you are recovering data.
Details of RAW Partition Recovery Tool
- You can recover data from different types of partitions such as FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, HFSX, and HFS+
- It can recover almost 300 types of files and additionally it allows you to add / edit file signature to make the recovery happen quicker
- Supports recovery of data from different drives such as SATA, SCSI, SSD and IDE. Furthermore you can recover data from different brands of drives such as Seagate, Samsung, Transcend, Sony etc.
- Recovers data from different storage devices which have turned RAW. Some of the devices are USB drive, memory card, external hard drives etc.
- After recovery you can preview the recovered data before saving it to host location
- You can install the tool on Windows and Mac operating systems. Windows operating system are Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008. And Mac operating systems are Mac OS X 10.5.x and above (including Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite)
Tool can also be helpful when you have accidentally deleted any file, emptied recycle bin / trash, formatted the drive, repartitioned the drive inappropriately, inaccessible hard drive due to hard drive crash or failure.
Tips to prevent drive from becoming RAW
Do not use the drive in a computer which is affected by virus, instead use the drive in a computer which is protected by anti-virus tool
Prevent downloading files from sites that are not trusted
Always make certain to remove the drive with safe removal option and do not abruptly eject the drive when there is any operation under progress
How to perform data recovery operation on formatted partition? Some of you might be in a dilemma whether the data on formatted partition can be recovered or not. Generally many of you might be in a thought that formatting removes all the partition data to form new partition information and the data on the partition gets deleted permanently. But the real fact is that the formatting does not really delete the partition data but merely marks the data and subsequently deemed by Windows OS as inaccessible. Therefore if you lost the partition data accidentally then still there will be chance to recover those data from formatted partition. Finding the correct method to recover data from formatted partition drive plays an important role in the process.
As recovering formatted partition data is not that easy job for many people, it is necessary to remember some of the important rules for data recovery and do not let the recovery operation becomes more difficult. Rule one, never try to format is again or partition it again. Rule two do not read or write any new data in the formatted partition. Always keep these two rules in mind when you happen to have a formatted partition and need to restore data from it. After following this rules it is suggested to employ this partition recovery application to perform data recovery from formatted partition within a matter of few minutes.
Now let us discuss some of the causes that leads to format the partition
Accidental formatting partition will be the common issue among all the users. Sometimes user may select the wrong partition for formatting. That is you might have selected the D drive for formatting when you are about to format the E drive on hard drive and ends up with loss of important data from the needed partition. Formatting the partition can happen while reinstalling the operating system of dual operating system on the same hard drive. Sometimes partition may get corrupted as a result of some harmful viruses or malware attack, presence of bad sectors, repartitioning errors, hard drive crash, etc. This corrupted partition data remains unreadable and you need to format the partition to prepare for data storage. Existing partition may get formatted while repartitioning the hard drive in order to create the new partitions.
At present there are many partition data recovery tool on the market. Many of the tools are developed by amateur programmers. Those formatted partition recovery application can only recover data causes by formatting and many of them have very sole function so that you are unable to recover data from formatted partition with them. However if you use this professional partition recovery program then you get an unlimited support to help you on data recovery from formatted partition within a span of few minutes. This formatted partition recovery application has an ability to scan out files which are marked as formatted status by operating system. This program also helps to restore data from RAW partition with ease.
Hard disk is one of the most used storage device by the computer users. As it is directly associated with the system. Hard drive is capable of storing almost all kinds of data including images, audio and video files. You cannot lose data from hard disk drive until any modification in system setting and deletion of files from hard disk happens. But however there are some uncertain situations where you can lose partitions of hard disk drive along with your vital data. When hard drive partition lost or inaccessible due to any reasons then you cannot access any of the data stored on it. In this way lastly you can lose severe vital data from the system. But even in this situation don’t panic!!! As Lost Drive Recovery application is capable enough to rescue lost partition.
During reinstallation of operating system if you have deleted the previous partition and form a new partition. Sometimes during formation of new partition if any interruption occurs or if you have created a faulty partition table then loss of partition may happen and then you will lose data stored on hard drive on large scale.
If your computer hard drive has some malicious virus infection then after sometime you may face situation where your hard drive partition may become inaccessible. These inaccessible partitions of a hard drive cannot be rolled back by any system provided tool and lastly you will lose data stored on that particular hard disk partitions. If you want to recover lost drive that is lost in this scenario you need a proper recovery application.
If you have formatted hard disk partition without having any backup of the data, which is stored on that hard drive partition then loss of those partition data is definite. If that formatted drive has some of your essential data then you can lose your valuable data. If loss of those data is not bearable for you then in these situation you really feel frustrate.
Sometimes file system of your hard drive may corrupt due to any reasons. Then it leads to inaccessible hard drive partition. Lastly you will lose your important data stored on that hard disk partition. One of the major causes of file system corruption happens, if you are using an inadequate third party tool for converting file system of a particular hard drive partition and it causes inaccessible partition.
Mac based system also face loss of hard drive partition due to various reasons. Sometimes when Mac volume fails to mount or journal file corrupted then you may face inaccessible hard drive partition. Partition loss in this way causes severe loss of stored data from that Mac hard drive partition. If you have lost your vital files from Mac hard disk partition during this phenomenon then Mac hard drive recovery is must needed.
Lost Drive Recovery is a strong application to rescue hard drive partition from above written hard disk partition loss scenario. If you have recently formatted your USB drives like pen drive then also you can rescue USB drive data with the help of this advanced featured application. Sometimes partition data become due to bad sector on the hard drive then you can use this efficient tool to rescue data from bad sector. It creates disk image from bad sector and later you can retrieve data from it.