How to recover data from inaccessible hard drive?

Posted by Juno to Data Recovery on May 12th, 2017

Numerous users are annoyed by the frequently happened inaccessibility to hard drive problem. The most common error messages that will prompt when the hard drive becomes inaccessible are "Hard Drive is not accessible. Access is denied" and "You need to format the disk before you can use it".

Tips for data recovery from inaccessible hard drive

Before recovering data, there is one thing you should take care of: once your hard drive becomes inaccessible, the last thing you should do is format the hard drive as it may damage the hard drive as well as files stored in it. Once these old files are corrupted, even if you perform data recovery, you cannot open or use them. So what you should do is avoid formatting the hard drive, stop making any other further operation on the hard drive and take immediate actions to recover data from the inaccessible hard drive.

Recover data from inaccessible hard drive with data recovery software

To accomplish this task, you need to seek help from iBoysoft Data Recovery, a relible data recovery software that can recover data from inaccessible hard drive, corrupted hard drive, not initialized hard drive, RAW hard drive, formatted hard drive, recover files deleted or lost from hard drive, recover data from deleted or lost partition, etc.

Tutorial: recover data from inaccessible hard drive with iBoysoft Data Recovery

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Data Recovery.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery and then choose the inaccessible hard drive.

Inaccessible hard drive data recovery

Step 3: Click "Next" to start scanning.

Step 4: Preview the scanning results. After that, select the lost data and click the "Recover" button.

Step 5: Check to ensure you have recovered all lost data.

Aside from recovering data from inaccessible hard drive, iBoysoft Data Recovery can also recover data from inaccessible USB flash drive, inaccessible external hard drive, inaccessible memory card, inaccessible SD card, etc.

Why does a hard drive become inaccessible?

Such inaccessibility may be caused by hard drive corruption, damaged file system, bad sectors, virus attack or some other issues. But in general, those reasons can be divided into two categories: one is file system error, the other is hardware problem.

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