There is nothing more frustrating to find that a hard drive is no longer accessible. This situation, I experienced it just last night by connecting an external drive to my Mac. It’s always a tricky moment when you think the Data Recovery Services is completely lost.
Losing so much data such as photos, videos or all those files saved preciously over the years can upset many people.
Rather than panic, I went to Qwant to try to find Data Recovery Services software (note that I’m running away from Google more and more on a daily basis). So I discovered the Wonder share Data Recovery software which can be installed on a Mac (OS X Mavericks compatible) or on a PC.
So I downloaded the trial version to test it without really believing it because in the past I had already tested this kind of software without much success. After an installation of a few seconds, I discover the interface of the software. It’s clear, uncluttered and I appreciate the explanations of the 4 actions that can be launched.
During the scan, I actually see the files and can even preview images and videos. I tell myself that this software is excellent and that I will soon recover my Facebook data. Except that… my disk is obviously too damaged to repatriate everything. Of the 160 GB on the hard drive, I only recovered 1.2 GB. Concern and disappointment overwhelmed me.
But hey, I’m used to being persistent and throwing raw recovery. I understand that the structure of folders and file names will be lost but this is the price I agree to pay to recover the entire hard drive.