Any attempt to recover a formatted or deleted partition may fail to deliver the desired results. That’s because partition recovery is a complex process whose outcome depends on a number of different variables, some of which are easier to control than others.
Here are some things that you CAN do to increase chances of successful partition recovery:
- ⌚ Start as soon as possible: Data from formatted or deleted partitions can be recovered only until it becomes overwritten by new data, so it’s paramount to start the recovery process as soon as possible.
- 🛑 Stop writing data to the storage device: By writing new data to the storage device on which the formatted or deleted partition was located, you risk overwriting the data you want to recover. That’s why you need to stop writing data to the storage device until you finish recovering the partition.
- ✔️ Choose the best tool available: The best partition recovery software tools give you the highest chance of successful data recovery. The good news is that the best performance doesn’t always mean the steepest price.
These three simple tips can go a long way in helping you restore data from formatted or deleted partitions.