Get Back Data from Password Protected Hard Drive

“Hi everyone; I have a Samsung 1TB hard drive which got corrupted. I can’t access it and am prompted to format it. However, most of the data is in some password-protected volumes, which I created within the drive (using the built-in Samsung Manager/ Secret Zone software). So I'm wondering if any good data recovery program on online can help me to recover information from such password-protected volumes???”

Hard drive is the destination storage for all the digital information. One or the other way user stores the information in the hard drive and access it as desired. Various file formats including from media files, MS Office files, compressed file types and many others can be stored in your hard drive. To make sure the data present in the hard drive is secure we put up a password for drive usage. This is a great misconception, as password protecting hard drive can only prevent unauthorized data access but not data loss. Want to know the further details about data loss from password protected hard drive? Just read on:

  • Users may accidentally delete files from password protected hard drive while trying to remove junk files from the system
  • Formatting the wrong drive during partitioning process can lead to deletion of entire set of files from the respective volume
  • Use of some unknown third party tools in the system can sometimes cause deletion of important files from password protected hard drive
  • Emptying Recycle Bin contents without properly checking the folder has bad effects on the information present in it

Everyone wants to secure their valuable or personal information, but sometimes while securing data you end up losing your files from hard drive. Above mentioned scenario take place without giving a knock on your door, but don’t worry files are not lost permanently.

Restoring files from password protected hard drive:

Confidential information present in the system needs protection and to ensure maximum security, you had enabled password protection feature on your hard drive. But entire set of files present in your password protected hard drive may get lost or deleted as a result of some misfortune. No need to get anxious! Now it is possible to bring back lost / deleted files from password protected hard drive with the services of Yodot Hard Drive Recovery program. With the presence of interactive user interface and carefully selected list of options, recovery process can be carried out without getting stuck at any point of time. Apart from password protected hard drive; data can be restored from external hard drives, memory cards, memory sticks, Fire wire drives, USB drives and other storage media. Yodot File Recovery software can be successfully installed on PCs or laptops working on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 operating systems.

Guidelines to restore files from password protected hard drive:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool in the system by logging in as local system administrator
  • Run the program and follow the simple steps provided on the main screen of software
  • Partition Recovery and Formatted / Re-Formatted Recovery are the options that are present on main screen of the utility
  • Click on anyone of the desired options that has resulted in loss of files from password protected hard drive
  • Once the option is clicked, proceed to next screen where user can select the partition from where recovery process has to be carried out
  • After selecting the hard drive, go to the next screen where you can select the file types that needs to be rescued
  • Start the scanning process, after completion user can view the restored list of files in Data View or File Type View

Essential Tips:

  • Maintain backup of important data in separate external storage media
  • Avoid changing your passwords very often
  • Double check the files before deleting them from password protected hard drive