What are the best Hard Drive Recovery Tips?

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    #1IUWEshare Mac Data Recovery Wizard

    IUWEshare Mac Data Recovery Wizard

    IUWEshare Mac Data Recovery Wizard is a software designed to help users to safely recover lost files and data on any Mac-based devices. It easily scans through an entire device to look for potential files to be restored.

    Software

    Mac

    $89.99- Free trial available

    chinningclarence
    Written on July 5, 2019
    "My friend told me to try this tool and I did, eventually I retrieved them back!!!"
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    #2[TUTORIAL] How to Repair a USB Flash Drive

    [TUTORIAL] How to Repair a USB Flash Drive

    How to Repair a USB Flash Drive is a wikiHow that teaches you how to fix a malfunctioning flash drive. 

    Articles

    Free

    Saúl Castro
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "I found the provided solution to be somewhat helpful in recovering information from a hard drive. While not specifically targeting hard drives the article was still relevant."
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    #3[TUTORIAL] Repairing Corrupted Files using CMD

    [TUTORIAL] Repairing Corrupted Files using CMD

    [No longer available] 

    Repairing Corrupted Files using CMD is a video by C For Click that teaches you how to use CMD to restore or fix any a storage device along with any other files that may have been lost or deleted within it.

    Videos
    Wang Luo
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "Using the command-line interpreter for recovering the hard drive is a useful trick. I am able to bypass looking through the file folder system this way. I do wish I could interpret some of the instructions better."
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    #4[TUTORIAL] How to Recover Data From a Corrupt Memory Card or USB Drive

    [TUTORIAL] How to Recover Data From a Corrupt Memory Card or USB Drive

    How to Recover Data From a Corrupt Memory Card or USB Drive is an article by Dan Price on Make Use Of where he goes over several tips that you can apply to restore a damaged or corrupted pen drive or memory card.

    Articles

    Free

    Gerald Fuller
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "How to Recover Data From a Corrupt Memory Card or USB Drive offer a bullet-pointed step by step guide for recovering data from a hard drive. If this article doesn't cover it, you probably don't know enough about hardware to try it so take it to an expert. This will cover most cases though."
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    #5[TUTORIAL] USB Drive Recovery

    [TUTORIAL] USB Drive Recovery

    USB Drive Recovery is an article by Fabrizio Ferri-Benedetti on the Softonic website that explains how to use the software Partition Wizard to recover a USB drive that can’t be read.

    Articles

    Free

    Keith Henderson
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Using this device and running its partition wizard allows me to scan my drives when I've had a failure so that I can save as much data as possible. I thought my whole hard drive was dead and gone for good but with this tool I was able to recover almost 100% of my data. "
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    #6Recuva

    Recuva
    Recuva is a data recovery software for Windows that can recover lost data on hard drives, DVD or CDs, memory cards, and external drives.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Rodolfo Rentería
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Recuva is an app which can recover deleted files on your hard drive. It also has a feature which can recover files from a corrupted drive. "
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    #7EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a professional data recovery software used to backup solutions, partition manager & other PC utilities. It has a partition tool that allows you to erase, format and create a partition for your hard drive or storage data system.

    Software

    Mac, Android, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Olivia Davidson
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "I'm always worried about losing data on my hard drive. I wanted a good program in case that happens and so I downloaded EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard partition tool. My friend just lost his hard drive to a major crash, so I pointed him to this website, which I though had the best hard drive recovery tips. He followed all the steps and was able to use the tool to get all his data back. Highly recommended."
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    #8[TUTORIAL] How To Repair Corrupted Pen Drive or SD Card In Simple Steps?

    [TUTORIAL] How To Repair Corrupted Pen Drive or SD Card In Simple Steps?

    How To Repair Corrupted Pen Drive or SD Card In Simple Steps? is an article by Fossbytes that explains a method you can use to try and restore the information on a damaged pen drive or SD card.

    Articles

    Free

    Samantha Sullivan
    Written on November 12, 2017
    "I really like these tips as I recently spilled water on my laptop and the hard drive has malfunctioned. This site really gave me some good advice on things I can do to save it!"
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    #9Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery

    Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery

    Data recovery software to restore documents, photos, music or videos lost due to deletion from any HFS, HFS+, FAT, ExFAT and NTFS format based file system. Recover data and pics from your phone and more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Hemant Nair
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery works as well as most other recovery programs and it is straightforward and easy to use. What I like about Phoenix is that it recovers most original file names which helps keep me organized."
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    #10Data Rescue 4

    Data Rescue 4
    Data Rescue recovers your files for you. The data recovery process is made easy and reliable with our one-click scan.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $99- Free trial available

    Theresa Lane
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "I am terrible about backing up my data. However, Data Rescue 4 has, not only been able to recover data that I thought was lost forever, but I now use to routinely back up my data. It also scans my documents being saved and recognizes if a file is a duplicate and removes the duplicate file, saving storage space and preventing confusion. I always know the status of my scans and the recovery results through emails received from Data Rescue 4, which lets me know that my data has been backed up and is secure. "
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    #11[Solved] How to Recover Data from a Corrupted Memory Card or USB Drive

    [Solved] How to Recover Data from a Corrupted Memory Card or USB Drive

    [Solved] How to Recover Data from a Corrupted Memory Card or USB Drive is a video by Rohit Kashyap that teaches you how to recover data from your corrupted memory stick using the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

    Videos

    Free

    Tyler Rice
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "The link is to a YouTube video by the users Rohit Kashyap about recovering data from 'corrupted memory card or USB drive." The video has no vocal dialog and seems to be quite poor produced."
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