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Hard drive failures is common.It will happen to someone sooner or later. Luckily, there are some tools that can help you to recover data from a damaged drive. Here are some ways of recovering data from a damaged drive.

1. Try to copy data manually

First, connect the drive to another computer as a secondary drive. Then see if you can copy dat to another drive. This will work if only the operating system is corrupt, and the user files are alright.

2. Use data recovery software

You can use data recovery software to recover data. Install the recovery software in another drive. If you install it on the same drive then it may overwrite files that you want to restore. For PC data recovery you can use ‘Recuva’. It has deep scans to discover deeply-buried data. ‘PC Inspector File Recovery’ is another free software you can use. If the free softwares don’t work, then you can use ‘GetDataBack’ software. For Mac hard drive recovery, you can use ‘MiniTool Mac’ data recovery program. ‘Disk Drill’ is another software you can use.

3. Restore the deleted files after you have emptied the recycle bin

This is a very simple method of restoring files that have been deleted from the recycle bin. It works only if the file is not overwritten yet.

4. Use a data recovery service

There are many data recovery services available.  You will e able to see a list of all the recovered files through their website confirming that the files you need are on the list. You don’t have to pay anything to these firms upfront. You make the payment once they successfully recover your files.

If you ever have a damaged hard drive, you can recover your important data using one of these recovery methods.