Recover Data from C Drive

“My laptop was not getting turned on when I pressed on power button to switch it on. So, to overcome this, I have removed battery from it and then reinserted. Now it is turning on, but displaying an error message that operating system crashed as soon as it gets booted up. I don’t know what I should do. I was managing entire data in a singly drive i.e. C drive of my laptop. It would be helpful if someone help me to get back data from C drive”.

When you buy new laptop or computer, it comes up with only one drive that is C drive. One can create many partitions or manage entire data in only C drive. Windows will save all system files, folders as well as personal files in C drive by default. However, most of the professionals’ advices to re-partition C drive to create new partitions so that one may restore them when situation like above encounters without any prediction. But still some users ignore those suggestions and manage complete data in C drive. Such users may face unexpected loss of data from C drive in the following instances:

  • OS reinstallation / upgradation: While reinstalling or upgrading operating system, one may accidentally choose C drive to format and add new OS files in it. Formatting removes complete data such as applications, files, folders, games, photos, videos etc. from C drive
  • MBR Corruption: If you insert a CD to your computer, then it is recommended to remove it as soon as your work is completed. Keeping CD in your computer for long time could affect boot sector which gets corrupted and whole data from C drive becomes inaccessible; because Master Boot Sector plays major role in turning on your computer
  • Software Malfunction: In case any software installed on your computer is malfunctioned due to virus attacks, then it may reduce access speed of files present in C drive. Sometimes it affects hard drive function and prompts it to produce clicking noise. You should backup your files if you get unseen behavior of your system; making delay in it can cause hard drive to crash and you lose valuable data from C drive

C Drive Data Recovery Software:

BBesides above reasons, data from C drive may also get lost due to unknown causes. But you need not be disappointed as you can restore your data with the use of appropriate hard drive recovery software like Yodot Hard Drive Recovery. No matter how large the files are, it will retrieve all of them in a healthy manner. As C drive contains most of the application files, it will also restore them and you need not go through the burden of searching for those applications on internet and install them again. If you have lost photos, videos, music and other media files, then it will show you its preview so that you can check how it looks after saving to your computer. Other than C drive, it can restore data lost or deleted data from any drive on hard drive in simple steps. If you have lost your files from C drive due to bad sectors then it will skip bad sectors and brings back those files present in consecutive sectors. The tool has simple graphical user interface which is very easy to use without requiring any prior technical knowledge. It proves as the best PC hard drive data recovery software by restoring various type of files including MS Office files, compressed files, PDF files, photos, videos, music files and other files from internal and external storage devices.

Easy directions to regain data from C drive:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software and install it to your computer
  • In case you cannot boot your computer, then remove hard drive from it and connect it to a workable system
  • Now run the software and start to recover your files from C drive
  • Main screen shows two options which are “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select anyone with respect to the situation you have come across
  • Allow the software to scan C drive and then pick required files
  • Make your selection using two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview recovered media files to know whether you have selected right file or not
  • At the end save restored files from C drive to a safe location


  • Always hold backup of vital files into an external storage device to combat with data loss instances
  • Make sure that you don’t keep CD on your computer for a long time