Recovery of pictures from a hard disc - data recovery firm recommendations

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  1. ewan 3

    Recovery of pictures from a hard disc - data recovery firm recommendations

    Hi all, not strictly work but.....

    My sisters USB hard drive where she keeps all of her photos (with no backups!) from the last umpteen years has gone tits up. She's tried all the normal bits of software (Recuva etc) but without delving into the realms of the linux boot discs etc she needs to find a firm of data recovery people. (I could but i'm not keen to cock it up and be responsible for her losing her data - given the value of it to her)

    Does anyone have any suggestions of data recovery firms - i'm loathed to let her take it into PC world!

    Thanks!

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: Recovery of pictures from a hard disc - data recovery firm recommendations

      Drive Savers in Marin, California.

      http://www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com/

      The absolute best, bar none. Not cheap, but they will not destroy the data trying to save it. Been around for a long time, for a reason. They just do it right.

      Not an employee, nor a shareholder, just a satisfied long-term user.

    2. Baldy50

      Re: Recovery of pictures from a hard disc - data recovery firm recommendations

      Please twat her really hard round the back of the head and on waking educate her on backups, USB's die (without any warning)/get lost etc... yadayadaya!

      Hope she gets her pictures back.

    3. Oliver_Powell

      Re: Recovery of pictures from a hard disc - data recovery firm recommendations

      Hello Ewan,

      Data recovery firms may be will cost you high and will be time consuming too. There are heaps of data recovery software available online who claim that they can easily recover their data on fast pace of time depending upon few factors such as the size of your hard drive, number of bad sectors it has, etc. Other than recuva, you can enjoy various data recovery tools such as Stellar phoenix, Pandora, Easeus, etc.

      Hope they will work for you.

      Good Luck!!!!

  2. jordandevin

    Recovery of pictures from a hard disc - data recovery firm recommendations

    Data recovery firms may be will cost you high and will be time consuming too. There are heaps of data recovery software available online who claim that they can easily recover their data on fast pace of time depending upon few factors such as the size of your hard drive, number of bad sectors it has, etc. Other than recuva, you can enjoy various data recovery tools such as Stellar phoenix, Pandora, Easeus, etc.

    Hope they will work for you.

  3. jacobwilliam1985

    Recovery of pictures from a hard disc - data recovery firm recommendations

    Let's dispense with the I-told-you-sos. If you find yourself facing a data recovery job, then you have probably forgotten the cardinal rule of computing: All hard drives eventually fail. And you didn't back up your data, did you? We've been there—hey, everybody has to learn this lesson once. Now what?

    Panic!

    Just kidding. Actually, the first thing to do is determine if it really is a hard-drive failure you're confronting, and not one of the countless other equipment glitches that can cause a boot failure. If you have access to another computer, remove the failed hard drive from your sick PC, and hook it up as a secondary drive to the alternate computer. The easiest way to do this is through a USB universal drive adapter—it costs about $30 and is a good device to have around for all sorts of hard-drive diagnostics.

    On a Mac, the process is a bit simpler. Use a FireWire cable to hook your nonworking Mac to a working Mac, then, "target boot" the nonworking machine by holding down the T key as you power it on. With either method, it's possible that your failed hard drive will show up on your healthy computer and reveal its files, in which case your hard drive is probably fine, but your operating system needs to be reinstalled. (Don't forget to offload your files before you do that.)

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