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Undelete Files or Folders by Free Hard Drive Recovery Software

Updated on January 7, 2014

In old days, people wrote important materials in bamboo, cloth and paper and archived them in shelf. It is really a demanding work. Nowadays, we don’t need loads of papers to record valuable stuff and much space to store them anymore. All you need is a hard disk. A hard disk drive (HDD) is a data storage device to store and retrieve digital information using rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material. An HDD retains its data even when powered off.

When Do You Need Hard Drive Recovery Software?

Powerful and convenient as a hard disk is, it is inevitable to suffer from hard drive data loss. Reasons for this are various:

* Delete files or folders unintentionally.

* Partitions get formatted.

* Data in hard disk is inaccessible because of virus attack or other reasons.

* Hard drive failure.

* Hard drive gets physical damage.

Above are some common causes of hard drive data loss. If you‘re smart enough to back up files in another drive in advance, you can restore data easily. If not, you may need hard drive recovery software to undelete files.

Why Hard Disk Data can be Recovered?

Deleted files are not destroyed or removed immediately. In fact, contents of deleted files are kept in perfect shape, readable and intact. Your computer system just mark the space deleted files occupy as available to reuse. You just lose the entrance to your data. However, it doesn't mean that those files will be kept intact forever. You have to recover them as soon as possible before they get overwritten. The older the file, the less chance there is of successful recovery because it’s more likely to have been overwritten by newer files. As long as your data lost due to non-physical damage and hasn't been overwritten, you can retrieve them back with the help of a hard disk recovery tool.

Free Hard Drive Recovery Software to Undelete Files on Mac

Here, I’ll introduce a piece of free data recovery software named Softtote Free Data Recovery for Mac. Unlike other programs, this application allows users to free recover files without size limitation. This wide support (Mac OS X 10.5 and later supported) app can restore data from mac-based hard drives, external hard drives, digital cameras and storage devices, etc.

Three recovery modes are especially designed for different user requirements.

File Recovery—recovers lost/deleted/inaccessible data including almost all file types.

Photo Recovery—only works for photo, video and audio files recovery.

Lost Partition Recovery—salvages data from lost partition.

Prevention is better than cure. Rather than recover files strenuously afterwards, I’d rather back up files previously.

© 2014 Maree1314

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