4 Ways to Recover Data From a Total Loss

After a disaster, you may lose your data and be unable to continue your current activities or get back to your old life. This can lead to feelings of isolation and depression. However, with a little foresight, you can remain positive and recover from the loss.

You may want to get back to your old life and resume your activities as quickly as possible.  The sooner you begin recovering, the sooner you can get back to your old life. Here are 4 ways to recover data from a total loss.

Plan for the Loss

Have a plan for the loss  You should have a plan in place when disaster strikes your business. Planning ahead allows you to recover more quickly and resume your life. You can plan whether you want to do things on your own or hire the help of an IT expert. It depends on how much time and energy you are willing to invest in recovering your data.

Create a system that does data recovery regularly  If you don’t already have a system set up, now is the time to start building one. This system should be automatic but take into account what will happen if your laptop crashes while it’s backing up, or if something interrupts the cable that connects your external hard drive to your computer (i.e., lightning). Build this system so you’ll be able to continue using your computer during recovery without any interruptions in service.

Try Different Tools to Recover Data

One of the best ways to recover data from a total loss is to try different tools to see what is most effective for you.  You can try using recovery software, such as Recuva, or you can try using the Windows command prompt or search your computer’s hard drive for deleted files.

Another option is recovering through a backup system such as cloud storage and Dropbox. Finally, if you have photos on your phone, you can use an image retrieval tool such as Photofixer to find them.

I have used Recuva to recover files from a hard drive after it crashed, and I have also used the Windows command prompt to recover files.  I’ve had the best luck with Recuva.

If you’re looking for a more automated approach, you can use software such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free that can scan your computer’s hard drive to find deleted files and then restore them to your computer.

Recovering data from a total loss is not always easy and not always guaranteed, but these are some of the best ways to try and get your photos back.

Ask for Help

If you have a job, seek out your company’s IT department for help. If you don’t work for a company, find someone who can help you recover the data.  The sooner you start looking for help, the sooner you can get back to your old life.

Take Stock of What’s Left

Take stock of what’s left and make a list of what you need to recover. This can help you prioritize your recovery efforts. Think about the things that are most important to you, like email or photos, for example. Think about the things that are less important, like tax forms or old bank statements. The sooner you take stock of what’s left, the sooner you can begin recovering data from a total loss.