Hard disk is the integral part of a computer system that stores all valuable data and information. It is the primary storage area where user can store large volume of data. For effective storage of data, hard disk is segmented into multiple partitions which reduces the space complexity issue and protect stored data from sudden corruption in case of Windows crash. Multiple partitions in hard disk provide easy installation of the operating system and effective storage of other data on other partitions.
When disaster occurs in Windows operating system, disk partitioning system proves to be effective as it enables the users to format and reinstall the operating system at the particular drive where the OS is stored. Thus, the other data remains unaffected.
File Allocation Table (FAT) and New Technology File System (NTFS) are the two most common file systems used in Windows operating system. Due to logical and physical damage to the disk, the FAT & NTFS file systems usually get corrupt which affects the data stored in hard disk partitions. These data can be recovered with the help of effective partition recovery software. There are three major hard drive recovery techniques which are usually implemented to recover the lost data from damaged drive. These are:
Logical Data Recovery:
This type of data recovery process uses recovery software to retrieve data, deleted files and folders. The data recovery software can easily recover data corrupted or damaged due to virus infection, operating system damage, file corruption, hardware failure or other reasons.
Non-Invasive Data Recovery:
This type of data recovery process is concerned with the data corruption caused due to electronic equipment failure of hard drive. In such case, the technician does not need to clean the hard disk. Only replacement of the electronic equipment resolves the problem.
Invasive Data Recovery:
This kind of data recovery is associated with Class 100 Clean Room data recovery process when interior part of the hard disk fails or the head gets damaged due to dust. In this process, hard drives are opened in Clean room and repaired.
Recoveryfix for Windows is an effective partition recovery software that efficiently repairs damaged partitions and retrieves the data. It is well equipped with powerful recovery modes which are Quick Scan, Extensive Scan and File Trace to successfully recover lost, deleted and inaccessible data from the damaged drives of hard disk partitions. The detailed descriptions of the recovery modes are explained below:
3 Modes Explained :
- Quick Scan: This mode is fast and capable to recover data lost due to corruption of FAT & NTFS file systems. It is efficient in recovering recently deleted files and folders.
- Extensive Scan: This mode is effective in recovering data from the formatted or deleted hard drives. It can recover all permanently deleted files as well as the files and folders that could not be recovered with Quick Scan Recovery mode..
- File Trace: This mode is another effective data recovery mode that involves deep scanning of the sectors of hard drive. It is very effective to recover files and folders when entire hard drive gets corrupted causing tremendous data loss. However, File Trace recovery mode can recover only those files and folders that are saved on continuous sectors of the drive. It cannot recover the complete hierarchy and the original name of the files and folders.