How to Recover Data from PC Hard Drive & External Hard Drive
My hard drive crashed after removing a virus. Also encountered slow pc performance. How can I recover all my data, I tried to slave my hard drive but has local disk error, when I click open a message "do you want to format it now?" appears. Please advice, I really need to recover my data. Thanks in advance.
This issue is very common that almost all of us can encounter it. The first thing you need to do is to clear the virus. Don’t format it, even if you can’t remove the virus. Formatting would reduce the ratio of your data recovery. Back up your hard drive data before formatting it by using a disk recovery. Spotmau PowerSuite Golden is such a kind of hard drive data recovery, which enables you to recover deleted files, formatted files and lost files for other reasons from PC hard disk or external hard drive.
Note: Don’t install it on the drive from which you want to recover data, also never save any data on the same drive from which you are recovering data.
Select the “Local Disk” (the one you need to backup) > Click to “Scan” > Hit to “Save”. And that’s OK. Your hard disk data has been backed up. Then you can format your hard drive now. Do remember to save data on your another external disk rather than the computer hard disk.
Besides, with the 3 steps above, you also can recover your deleted data from computer hard drive and external hard drive, even if you've deleted them by Shift + Delete or from the Recycle Bin. The only difference is that you should choose Deleted Recovery as the way, which is specially designed for deleted data recovery. You can retrieve all kinds of file type, such as office documents, images, videos, music, and more.
If you don’t know how your data lost, and can’t find it back with Deleted Recovery and Formatted Recovery, you are suggested to use Raw Recovery this PowerSuite offers, which can help you get it back, as well as deleted and formatted data. But this would take you more time for scan and save. It scans much deeper, so take it as your last choice.