A virus, a single lightning flash, or just a wrong click and they all disappear-- major contracts, thousands of pictures on your camera, movies, music-- everything you had on your computer.
Files are stored on a memory. The places where your files are stored and where you should look for a recovery data file are the hard disk and the external drives.
If other components of the computer (monitor, keyboard, power supply, CPU) are damaged it doesn't necessarily mean the hard drive crashed. If you want to see if you really lost files or not, fix the other problems and then try to restart the computer.
The external drives are: floppy, CD, DVD, U.S.B stick, external hard drive. The SSD memory is not a part of any computer. Data on these remain there even if your computer crashed. If these units present visible signs of physical damage (broken, cracked, etc.), there is little chance to do a recovery data file on them. If you simply can not "read" them as usually, you can recover data from them. Some freeware programs used for recovery data file: Restoration, Recuva, and FreeUndelete.
The most important thing is to try a recovery data file more quickly and not wait for days and months. If you copy, recopy, install and uninstall programs, the chances of a clean recovery data file will drop dramatically. No method guarantees a one00percent recovery of documents, but, according to previously installed software on your computer, there are chances of a clean recovery data file. It is important not to save the recovery data file on the damaged hard disk but on an external support. If you do not have a CD burner or DVD burner, use a USB stick.
Generally, "Recovery" programs let you choose where to save the obtained files. Some even offer a possibility to save them on a temporary Internet server, if you have Internet access. In the worst case, one option would be to take the hard drive in question and connect it to another computer to do a clean recovery data file.
If the media is physically destroyed, you need a specialist. You have a chance to recover data depending on what part of your hard disk has been damaged. If it is data from a CD, DVD, floppy or stick, there are also special programs for recovery data file. A physical deterioration often means the loss of information.
A weird way of losing data is forgetting passwords for password protected files. Even here there is hope because there are companies specialized in breaking these passwords. You will be asked some information to prove that it is your file. This is not a bad thing. Any data support is at risk of being damaged or destroyed. Always keep a copy of your important documents on another CD.
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