[2020]How to Recover Files from a Wiped/Erased Hard Drive?

How to Recover Data from Hard Disk After Disk Wipe?

If your hard drive data get accidentally wiped and erased, and the data files got deleted or lost. Follow this page, you can learn how to recover wiped hard drive and restore your data back with Recoverit Data Recovery software.

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Dec 21, 2020 • Filed to: Answer Hard Drive Problems • Proven solutions

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When you wipe a hard drive, it means completely and permanently erase all data and files on the drive. Can erased data be recovered? To be honest, it depends on how strong the wipe magnet is. Don't worry, only if the wiped data has not been overwritten, your data can be recoverable with the right tool.

In this article, we aim to provide you the easiest and quickest way to help you recover the wiped or erased hard drive with powerful data recovery software. And at the same time, some useful tips on formatting a hard drive are also attached.

How to Recover Wiped Hard Drive Data?

If you want to restore lost data from a wiped hard drive, you can get a wiped hard drive recovery program to help you. Wondershare Recoverit data recovery is a powerful erase data recovery tool, it can help you recover your erased hard disk in three simple steps. No matter what the file formats of your formatted data, it can get it back effectively and efficiently. Besides, you can repair your corrupted or damaged hard drive through its video repair function. Download and install Recoverit software on your computer.

Three Steps to Recover Data from Wiped Hard Drive

Step 1 When you launch Recoverit and select a location, if the device is an external drive please connect it to the PC.

select wiped hard drive

Step 2 And then the hard disk recovery software will start scanning the device to searching your lost data files, it takes minutes for scanning.

scanning the wiped drive data

Step 3 After the scan, you can check all recovered and preview some files like photos, music, office document. Select your file and click the "Recover" button to restore.

recover data from erased hard drive

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Tips Against Wiping Hard Drive Accidentally

Wiping a storage device often happens before disposing of the device like your computer hard drive, mobile phone, or android tablet. But sometimes, it will accidentally wipe the user data and makes data unreadable. So these following tips aim to help you avoid the dilemma or fix the disk wipe issue.

1 Scenario of Clearing a Hard Drive by Mistake

The best way to prevent an unintentional disk-wipe is the precaution. So it is quite necessary to understand what can make hard disks erased and data deleted by mistake. the following are some common scenarios when a hard drive is erased and data gets deleted unintentionally.

Now you are aware of the disk-wipe circumstances. But as we all know, sometimes clearing a hard drive is inevitable. For example, empty the recycle bin to free up the computer space, reinstall the Windows OS for better computer performance, and format a hard drive to fix the hard disk errors, etc.

So what should be done if wiping a hard disk must be done? The measures are to keep a habit of data backup and wipe a hard disk securely if need be.

2 How to Wipe a Hard Drive Securely

Wiping a hard drive might be considered simple and easy. However, some improper operations can cause abnormal computer performance as well as data loss. So, how do you wipe out a hard drive in a secure way? Here are the steps working on Windows 8.1 or 10 computers.

    1. Go to Settings (the gear icon on the Start menu)
    2. Select "Update & Security" > "Recovery" on the left panel
    3. Click "Get Started" under the tab of "Reset this PC"
    4. Click "Remove everything" on the pop-up window.

wipe a hard drive securely

  1. Click "Remove files and clean the drive" > "Next" > "Reset" > "Continue"

Through the above steps, you can find your hard drive erased securely and quickly. However, if you regard your hard drive files important, please back them up before wiping a hard disk. But a part from the secure way of cleaning hard drive, you still need some tips against data loss.

6 Tips Against Erasing Hard Drive Data by Mistake

  • Carry out a backup regularly so that you can recover accidentally erased or deleted hard drive. 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 backups 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 want to wipe and the data on it is important to you or not.
  • Do not overwrite the erased hard disk if you want to recover data from the wiped hard disk. New input data makes it hardly impossible 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.
  • Install malware and anti-virus programs. Anti-virus programs are helpful when confronting the invading virus.
  • Be careful where you store the computer system. The computer system is quite important. Once the system is crashed, it will be time and energy-consuming to install a new system and recover the erased hard drive.

Hope that all these tips can help you avoid wiping a disk drive mistakenly and losing your important information from a hard drive.

Closing Words

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 a wiped hard disk. Get reliable and safe Wondershare Recoverit data recovery software to retrieve your data back after a disk wipe. Download and try it right now.

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