Recovering Data from Laptop Hard Drive on PC

“I own a HP laptop which runs on Windows Vista 32-Bit; since from few days I am facing troubles while working on laptop and I found out that laptop is severely infected by viruses and other threats. So I thought of restoring my laptop to an earlier version using recovery disc. I followed all the given procedure assuming that this would fix the problem. But it did the entire opposite. It erased entire data from my laptop hard drive. And worse I’ve only one partition on my laptop computer i.e. C. How can I recover all lost data from laptop hard drive?”

Users might lose data from laptop hard drive due to many reasons. Users prefer to work on laptops when compared to desktop systems, because laptops can be carried anywhere and work can be completed irrespective of where users are. However, even laptop’s hard drives are not free certain problems faced by desktop system users. Nonetheless it is also true that these lost data from laptop hard drive can be recovered 9 times out of 10.

Most laptop hard drives have a single hard disk partition usually C: where operating system, system files and users data are stored. Hence problems related to OS, drive issues, corruption of system files and human errors makes entire hard disk partition inaccessible. In such kind of situations you need to make use of reliable laptop hard disk recover tool to get back files from laptop hard drive. For this you should connect your laptop hard drive to a desktop PC by following the steps given below:

  • Remove the battery from your laptop and take out your laptop hard drive very carefully
  • Then switch off your desktop computer and remove all cable connections on the back
  • Slide open the side cover of your desktop cabinet, find the cable that connects your PC hard drive and connect your laptop hard drive to that IDE adapter by setting it as “Slave drive” and also plug in a power supply cable to your laptop hard drive from motherboard
  • After connecting, plug in all the other cables which you removed earlier and boot your desktop computer. Open “My Computer” and you will be able to see your laptop hard drive
  • Copy and access any files or folders from that drive

This method might help you backup all your important files from your laptop hard drive. But what if laptop hard drive became inaccessible and you formatted it to free from virus infections, file system corruption, logical failure, etc. Then you need to go for choosing a powerful tool like Yodot Hard Drive Recovery to retrieve files from laptop on desktop computer.

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is a reliable tool that can be used to rescue deleted, lost or missing data from laptop hard drive on desktop PC. You can accomplish data recovery from laptop hard drive that is corrupted, damaged, failed, crashed or stopped working for any reason on PC hard disk. It scans laptop HDD to find and extract all types of files like Microsoft Office files, audio files, video clips, photos, RAW images, compressed files, emails, movies, games, etc from your laptop hard disk. Furthermore, you can retrieve data from all popular laptop brands such as Acer, HP, Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, Sony, Samsung and many others on Windows desktop PC.

Procedure to perform laptop hard drive recovery on desktop PC:

  • At first, connect your laptop hard drive to your desktop PC by following the steps mentioned earlier
  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software to the connected desktop computer
  • Open the software and follow the main screen instructions
  • Two options will be displayed from the main screen, “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Click on “Partition Recovery” option to retrieve your lost files from your laptop hard drive
  • The application scans and shows all logical and connected drives from your desktop computer
  • Choose the connected drive (laptop) and click on “Next”
  • The tool scans the selected laptop hard drive and shows all the recoverable files from it
  • Select the files and folders which are to be recovered
  • Finally save them to your desktop hard drive


  • Stop using laptop disk drive instantly after losing data or when stops working
  • Install a good antivirus program on your laptop hard drive to scan and remove viruses from it
  • After disconnecting, carefully handle laptop hard drive to prevent physical damage

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