Terrified that your valuable files have vanished into thin air when your laptop’s hard drive suddenly crashed without warning? What are the laptop data recovery techniques that you can use? Here are some of them:
Retrieve that precious data by removing the malfunctioning hard drive from your laptop. Get or purchase an external enclosure device so you can connect the hard drive to a working computer via USB cable. Browse through your hard drive and transfer your files either to a second external hard drive or to the working computer. Oftentimes when you have large files formats such as videos and music; this kind of transfer can take many hours to complete. Close the window to your hard drive when the transfer is done. Reinstall your operating system to your hard drive. (The recovery process is very different when it comes to RAID recovery, of course)
If you are a Mac laptop owner, you can transfer your files by borrowing a working Mac and using a FireWire cable to hook your hard drive to a functioning PC. Do not turn the working computer on while connecting. As you turn it on, press the T key and hold it down until you can see the FireWire icon. This will allow you to ‘Target Boot’. If booting is successful, you can now retrieve your needed files.
There is also laptop data recovery software available on the market. You can purchase it from local computer stores or you can download at reputable sites. There are free downloadable laptop data recovery software and there are some that require a fee. When things get too complex for you, you can always go to computer clinics or call for the certified laptop recovery company who can almost always solve the problem. Just make sure you know how to select the best data recovery company. However, you must be prepared to pay handsomely for the service.