Tool to Retrieve Data from Erased Hard Drive

Living in an internet era, one of the major concerns that everyone faces these days is regarding the security of data stored on system hard drive. With the rapid increase in the storage of data on hard drive, data security has become a crucial factor. In fact, it has become essential that you start applying diverse means to safeguard our valuable data on hard drive. Many of us sometimes end up mistakenly erasing data stored on system hard drive. However, most of us consider taking backup of crucial data and deleting data permanently from system could be the best practice. But, performing any such act can’t be considered as ideal solution. What to do if you lose the backup copy or backup gets corrupt?

In such unfortunate situations, no matter whether you used "Delete" key or "Shift + Delete" keys to erase files or folders from hard drive. One can quite easily recover files and folders stored on erased hard drive using Un Eraser software. With the help of this simple user interface, it’s possible to get back data from erased hard drive of types like SATA, SCSI, IDE, etc. supported by Seagate, Buffalo, Maxtor, Kingston, Transcend, Toshiba, etc. It has advanced scanning algorithms to perform deep scanning of erased hard drive you can retrieve data like documents, photo, audio, video, spreadsheets, etc based on their unique signatures. Additionally, you can utilize this software to retrieve WMV files from erased hard drive with utmost ease.

Reasons behind Erased Hard Drive Data:

  • Accidental Deletion: At times, while removing unwanted data stored on hard drive you may end up unintentionally deleting essential data. As a result of this, you may lose entire data stored on hard drive.
  • Sudden Formatting: There can be the instances, where you may end up accidentally quick format hard drive instead of other system drive. As an outcome of this, entire data stored on hard drive get erased.
  • Virus Attacks: This can be one of the worst situations being ever faced by every hard drive user. However, sometimes due to severe virus or malware attacks corresponding hard drive become corrupt. As a result of this, entire hard drive data get erased.
  • Frequent Power Surge: Most of the times, due to sudden or frequent power surge can be the reason behind occurrence of bad sectors on hard drive. As a result of this, corresponding data stored on hard drive get erased.
  • Using Third Party Tool: Many a times, whenever you make use of unreliable third party tool can be another reason behind deletion of data stored on hard drive.

Regardless of the above mentioned reasons, one should keep proper data backup of essential data stored on hard drive to other external hard drive or system. In addition, one should immediately stop using erased hard drive to prevent data overwriting. Nevertheless, hard drive doesn’t get overwritten there are fair chances of erased hard drive data using Hard Drive Recovery software. This software is especially designed to restore data from formatted, reformatted, corrupt or inaccessible hard drive within few mouse clicks. In a matter of a few minutes it retrieves all the deleted files and finally permits you to opt and save all of them at desired storage location.


Apart from erased hard drive, you can recover data from other external storage device like Fire Wire drive, SSD drive, etc and external drive like USB flash drive, Pen drive, Thumb drive, etc. With the aid of this ready to use toolkit, it’s possible to get back data from erased hard drive supported by FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT, HFS+ and HFSX file system. It has the potential to restore data from erased hard drive after reinstalling the operating system. In addition, you can use this powerful tool to recover data from micro SD card with great ease. This software can retrieve data from erased hard drive compatible on latest versions of Windows OS 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2003, 2000, etc and Mac OS X Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mavericks, etc.

Alternatively you can use this tool as a general partition recovery software that is capable of recovering deleted or lost partitions on different OS platforms like Windows and Mac. For example consider Windows 8 operating system. Without any troubles, you can recover Windows 8 partitions that got deleted or lost due to known or unknown reasons.

Precautionary Measures:

  • Regularly backup essential data stored on hard drive to other external storage device like USB flash drive
  • One should immediately stop using erased hard drive soon after losing data to avoid data overwriting
  • Always make use of reliable third party tool to avoid severe virus or malware attacks

Steps to Recover Data from Erased Hard Drive:

Step 1: Download and install File Unerase software on the partition other than from which the files has to be recovered. Click “Recover Drives” option from the main screen.

Erased Hard Drive Data Recovery  - Main Screen

Fig A. Main Screen

Step 2: Select erased hard drive from the screen as you need to recover deleted files from hard drive. Now, click on "OK" option to start scanning process

Erased Hard Drive Data Recovery - Select Erased Hard Drive

Fig B. Select Erased Hard Drive

Step 3: Select the drive from where the deleted files needs to be recovered. Once the recovering process is completed, a list of recovered files will be displayed. Preview it and save the file on the drive you wish.

Erased Hard Drive Data Recovery - Save Recovered Files

Fig C. Save Recovered Files

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