Retrieving Files Deleted from SATA Hard Drive

“I have accidentally erased files from hard drive on my computer in the intention of deleting unwanted files. This hard drive was recently added on to my CPU with SATA interface and I don’t know whether deleted files from SATA hard drive can be recovered or not? Could anyone suggest me what to do now?”

Hard drive on computer can be accessed using different kinds of buses (USB) and this is technically referred as interface. The most prominent interfaces using which computer access data on hard disk are SCSI, Serial ATA (SATA), parallel ATA (PATA / IDE / EIDE), Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and so on. Serial ATA / SATA interfaced hard drive is more efficient than other interfaces because, here the controller is placed on hard drive itself which promotes simple and high speed access to data on HDD. However, deleting files cannot be avoided on any hard drive and users are very prone to lose files by accidental deletion.

Files from SATA hard drive can get erased in the following instances:

  • Mistakenly selecting important files from SATA hard drive while erasing files in bulk with the help of Shift+Del keys or command prompt will make those files to bypass Recycle Bin
  • Enabling the option, ‘Don’t move files to the Recycle Bin. Remove files immediately when deleted.’ in Recycle Bin properties will remove deleted files without saving it in Recycle Bin folder
  • When any SATA external hard drive is connected to computer, mistakenly deleting files from it will also cause same results
  • Removing any user account from computer with SATA hard drive will delete entire files from this user account without sending it to Recycle Bin
  • Use of unauthenticated anti-virus program will sometimes delete files without any user confirmation
  • Emptying Recycle Bin on SATA hard drive without looking at the files residing in it will wipe the files beyond manual recovery

There is no need to bother if any important files are erased from SATA hard drive in each of these instances because, though the computer states it as permanent deletion, files can be recovered using proficient recovery software.

SATA hard drive deleted files retrieval software:

With the utilization of Yodot File Recovery software one can easily get back deleted files from SATA hard drive just in few mouse clicks. This tool is capable of recovering MS Office files, PDFs, Sticky notes, compressed files, generic media files and so on from SATA hard drive after deletion or loss scenarios. Apart from SATA, this software is capable of recovering permanently deleted data from hard disk drives with ATA, PATA / IDE, SCSI, SAS and other interfaces. One can even rescue lost or missing files from pen drive, portable hard disk, FireWire drive, SSD and other storage devices having exFAT, FAT32, FAT16, NTFS, NTFS5 and ReFS file systems. This tool can be used on Windows computers operating with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 OS versions.

Guidelines to extract deleted files from SATA hard drive:

  • Download Yodot File Recovery tool software on to your Windows computer with SATA hard drive
  • Launch the tool after complete installation and wait for main screen
  • Here, click on “Deleted File Recovery” option to retrieve erased files and proceed
  • After clicking next, software shows all the drives associated with the system
  • Click and select the drive / partition from where files got erased
  • Now, software scans selected drive to regain erased files within few seconds
  • Restored files will get displayed in ‘Data View / File Type View’ in new window
  • Examine restored files and save it to target destination location on your SATA hard drive or on other external storage devices

Necessary Tips:

  • Don’t add any new files to SATA hard drive when files are erased from it until recovery software is used
  • Avoid using Shift+Del or the command prompt to erase files from SATA hard drive
  • Always disable ‘Don’t move files …..' option in Recycle Bin properties to avoid file loss during accidental deletion

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