How to Recover Data from Your Computer

Data loss can strike anyone at any time. Your hard drive crashes, a virus strikes, or you accidentally delete a file. It can all feel like a nightmare, but there are ways to get your data back. Let’s take a look at how you can do data recovery from your computer.

Windows recovery

The first thing to do when you’ve lost data is to try a Windows recovery. This process will help you put your computer in a state where it can be booted from the CD or DVD drive.

This process usually involves changing your PC’s boot order so that the CD/DVD drive comes before the hard drive and then inserting your Windows Recovery Disk.

Mac recovery

If your computer is running the OS X operating system (OS), be sure to use a recovery disk. If you don’t have one, simply insert a bootable OS X DVD and follow … Read the rest