Where to Find Free Hard Drive Recovery Software
So, what do you do when faced with a choice of literally hundreds of free hard drive recovery software ? How do you choose the best one out of them?
Hard drive crash is enough to drive anyone crazy in this world of fast moving cars, internet and technology. You always tend to store a lot of info on the hard drive, some of it very important and some of it not so important as well. What makes the situation worse is the fact that at the time of the hard disk crash, you really don’t remember what all was stored in your hard drive.
You tend to look for things only when they are lost and so, you really don’t have a list of documents or files that you have lost when the crash happens. So, you become really desperate to recover the hard disk and you tend to look for ways to do it.
There are a lot of software, paid and free ones that are available in the market which claim to help you in recovering your hard drive. Your first instinct is to start searching for some free hard drive recovery software on the internet but you need to be very careful as there is much software out there which does not do what they claim to.
Worse, they may also have virus or Trojans which may damage your system or hard drive even further. You would probably get only a few chances to recover your hard drive and so you need to be very careful in choosing what you are going to do. If not, you will end up losing all the data that you had painfully collected over the years.
The first thing to ensure is that you just don’t go about downloading the first software that you see in the list. Ask around. You can be pretty sure that your friends or relatives have also had hard drive crashes sometime or the other and they would be able to tell you about good software that they used to recover all the data. If you are lucky, they might even have a copy of the software which you could use.
The next option would be for you to call the manufacturer of your laptop or your desktop and tell them about your problem and ask them about any free hard drive recovery software. Some of the manufacturers may not be very helpful as no business is usually fond of freebies but there might be some technical person out there who would be in a good position to help you. It is definitely worth a try.
You can also check the reviews online for the various software and choose the one that you feel has the best reviews.
Once you have chosen the best one which a lot of other people have recommended, then you can use the software and try and recover the hard disk and the data that is stored within it. Good software should be able to achieve this.