Hard Drive Data Recovery with Disk Drill for Windows

Data loss costs businesses and individuals around the world billions each year in lost revenues. While hard drives are becoming more reliable with each passing year, they still leave a lot to be desired. Virtually all IT professionals preach the importance of backing up critical data but only a few know how to effectively deal with data loss. Those who do know recommend Disk Drill — a premier free hard drive data recovery software for Windows.

Free version recovers up to 1GB

Disk Drill for Windows is unique because it can undelete files from the emptied Recycle Bin by looking at the underlying file system. With the free version of Disk Drill for Windows, it’s possible to find all lost files and recover up to 1GB of data. In other words, you can download a professional application used by some of the world’s largest enterprises and use it to recover your lost documents and files without paying a single cent — a value like this is hard to come by.

#1 Successfully recover files from hard drive

Disk Drill is designed to work straight out of the box, requiring almost no user input. Still, there’s one crucial thing you can do to increase your chances of successful recovery: act quickly. Your hard drive is like a living, breathing organism. Just like cells in the human body constantly regenerate, so does the content of your hard drive changes. As you create files, download stuff from the internet, perform system maintenance, or watch online videos, your operating system is writing and rewriting huge quantities of data. When you delete something, you’re essentially telling your system that the deleted file may be overwritten. Once something else is stored in its place, even Disk Drill won’t help you get it back.

When you find out that you’ve accidentally deleted a file, stop whatever you’re doing and download and install Disk Drill right away. If you act quickly, you are almost guaranteed to get your file back intact.
  • 1Download Disk Drill
  • 2Install it
  • 3Start Disk Drill for Windows

#2 How to perform hard drive recovery

To recover files from hard drive using Disk Drill for Windows, all you have to do is press the Recover button. Disk Drill requires as little user input as possible, and there’s no way how you could mess something up. Even though the software is self-explanatory, we’ve also prepared an extensive online knowledge base that covers all common data recovery scenarios, including how to recover data from hard drive or how to perform external hard drive data recovery. How to recover Recycle Bin

#3 Free hard drive recovery software

One of the best things about Disk Drill for Windows is the fact that you can try it for free. Recover up to 1GB to test how it works and decide whether you need more. When you see just how useful it is to have the ability to install recover any deleted files, we’re convinced that you’ll want to keep Disk Drill installed on your system indefinitely. Recycle bin recovery
Disk Drill automatically scans your whole hard drive, looking for lost or deleted files. You can choose whether you would like Disk Drill to quickly scan the content of your hard drive or perform deep analysis of the underlying file system. With support for over 300 file formats and all popular storage devices, you can rest assured knowing that you will see your missing files again in no time.

How to recover data from hard drive for free

Disk Drill for Windows comes with a number of useful data recovery, protection, and management tools. These tools can help you better organize the content of your hard drive, monitor its health, and back up your most important files and folders. Even though they could be sold as stand-alone products, they are included with Disk Drill for free. One of them is the Recovery Vault, which is like a deposit box for files that you absolutely can’t afford to lose. Once a file is in the Recovery Vault, Disk Drill will proactively monitor its status and create backups.
Protect Your Files in Advance

#4 Hard drive recovery – final steps

Once Disk Drill finishes the data recovery process, it will present you with a list of files. Select anything you deem worthy of recovering and choose the destination folder for restored data. Confirm your selection, and that’s all! Your data are now recovered and ready to be used. As you can see, hard drive recovery with Disk Drill for Windows couldn’t be simpler.
Disk Drill for Windows supports all external hard drives and USB flash drives. Once you connect an external storage device to your Windows computer, you will be able to recover files from it using Disk Drill. Recycle bin recovery

How to recover data from hard drive with Deep Scan

Should the default data recovery method fail to locate your lost data, Disk Drill still has one trick up its sleeve: Deep Scan. When you activate this advance data recovery method, Disk Drill will scan the content of your hard drive sector by sector. This allows you to recover even the most damaged files at the cost of longer waiting times.
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    Windows XP+, 16MB disk space
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  • Densi
    I'd like to share my success with Disk Drill: it was all about the last day of a great family trip to Sri Lanka. I let my 7yo daughter play with the camera, which I usually don't agree for that easily. Within 10 minutes... all the pictures were gone. To my greatest relief, Disk Drill recovered the majority of them.
  • «Disk Drill is an awesome free file recovery program, both because of its long list of features and its exceptionally simple-to-use interface.» by Tim Fisher