How to Recover Data from Hard Disk After Disk Wipe

Recoverit makes it possible and easy to restore hard drive. Read on and we will walk you through how to recover data from a wiped computer hard disk.

Q: "Is it possible to recover files from a wiped hard drive?
Hi all, I have accidentally wiped my hard drive and now I'm worried that I'll never get my collection of music and pictures on that hard drive back again. Is there any way that I can recover data from hard disk after a computer disk wipe? Thanks!"

When you wiped your computer hard disk drive accidentally, all your data stored on computer becomes unreadable. But the data is still on the computer hard drive and easily accessible to anyone with a professional hard drive data recovery software. In the following guide, we will show you the best solution to help you how to recover data from hard disk after a disk wipe.

Part 1: The Best Hard Disk Drive Recovery Software

It is a great pain to accidentally wipe a hard disk and lose all precious data stored on it. And you may wonder how to restore the erased hard drive and get wiped data back. All you need is a powerful data recovery program. The hand-picked and recommended one is Recoverit Data Recovery. As a reliable hard disk data recovery program, it offers easy and risk-free solutions to retrieve almost everything you lost from your wiped hard disk drive.

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Recoverit Data Recovery - The Best Hard Disk Recovery Software

  • Recover data from computer hard disk drive after a disk wipe easily, effectively, safely and completely.
  • Recover lost data due to accidental deletion, formatted hard disk, lost partition, virus attacked and system crashed.
  • Recover lost data from hard disk drive with high success rate and without any quality loss.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS 10.13, macOS 10.12, OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6.

Part 2. How to Recover Data from Wiped Hard Disk

1. Video Tutorial on How to Recover Data from Computer Hard Disk

This video visually and vividly shows you how to recover data from hard disk. Exactly follow what it demonstrates to you and you can get data back from your wiped computer hard disk. You can also refer to the text-based guide below and restore hard drive in simple clicks.

2. How to Restore Hard Drive After a Disk Wipe

Download and install Recoverit Data Recovery on your computer, launch it and follow the next simple steps to restore hard drive data. On this tutorial, we will perform hard disk data recovery on Windows computer. If you are a Mac user, you can download Recoverit Data Recovery for Mac and turn to this page: How to Recover Data from Mac Hard Disk.

Step 1 Select a Data Recovery Mode

With Recoverit Data Recovery software, to recover data from hard disk, you can select "Deleted Files Recovery to get started.

Note: What if your hard disk drive is an external storage, you can select "External Devices Recovery" mode and make sure that the external hard disk has been connected to and detected by your computer before recovering data from the external hard disk.

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Step 2 Select the Wiped Hard Disk

Different detected hard disk drives will be shown on the list. Select the computer hard disk drive which you wiped, and click the "Start" button to process.

choose the wiped hard disk

Step 3 Scan Computer Hard Disk Drive

Recoverit Data Recovery will quickly start scanning your wiped computer hard disk. It will only take a few minutes. Once it finishes, you can check and preview some recoverable files.

recover lost data from hard disk

After the quick scan, if you cannot find your data from wiped hard disk, deep scan with "All-Around Recovery". It can help you search more files from computer hard drive, while more time is needed to complete the scan.

scan with all-around recovery

Step 4 Preview and Recover Your Data

After scanning, the wiped data on your disk will be displayed and categorized. You can preview some specific recoverable files, choose the ones you want to restore and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

Note: Please do not save the recovered data back to your wiped hard disk after the recovery so as to avoid the data being overwritten.

preview and recover your data

Tips for Disk Wipe

Wiping a storage device often happen before disposing of the device like your computer hard drive, mobile phone or android tablet. But sometimes, it will accidentally wipe your hard disk that is useful and makes data unreadable without any data backup or disk recovery software. So these following tips are what we suggest to help you avoid the dilemma or fix the disk wipe issue.

  • Regularly back up your important data on at least 2 locations so that you can get lost data back easily when you accidentally wipe a hard disk. To do this job effortlessly and efficiently, you can rely on professional and reliable data backup software like AOMEI Backupper Professional. It can help you schedule automatic and incremental backup to save your time and energy.
  • Verify the data and hard disk to be wiped. Before you start wiping a hard disk, you should confirm whether the hard disk is what you wanna to wipe and the data on it is important to you or not.
  • Do not continue using the accidentally erased hard disk and overwrite the wiped data if you want to recover data from the wiped hard disk. New data makes it hardly possible to restore hard drive data.
  • Pay attention to S.M.A.R.T error. The occurrence of this error means that your computer hard disk is about to fail and data will be erased. Back up data and replace a new hard disk if you receive this reminder. Otherwise, what you value on the disk will be lost sooner or later.

Wiping a hard disk can't be easier but it will result in the loss of what we value. Luckily, with a hard disk recovery program, it can also be a snap to recover data from wiped hard disk. Get reliable and safe Recoverit Data Recovery software to retrieve your data back after a disk wipe. Download and try it right now.

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