If you’ve lost data on your hard drive, have accidentally deleted files, experienced corrupt data or even a damaged sector, it may be tempting to use free data recovery tools. After all, it’s free – what have you got to lose?
When you choose free recovery tools rather than calling a data recovery service provider you can trust, there is actually a lot to lose – including your data. Let’s look at some of the problems with this free software that might claim to safely retrieve all your files.
Your Free Data Recovery Tools May Actually Delete Your Data
If a file is accidentally deleted, it still exists on a hard drive – until other data overwrites it. When you install a data recovery program on your hard drive to try to retrieve deleted files, the software program writes itself onto the drive in a random fashion – the same as any other data would. If the software files overwrite your deleted data, you won’t be able to retrieve it.