Recovery of Files from Sophos Encrypted Hard Drive

“Need help. My Sophos encrypted hard drive has become unresponsive due to corruption issues and all my data saved in that drive is now inaccessible. Is there any possible method to recover files from Sophos Encrypted Hard Drive? Someone please help by suggesting good file recovery solution. Many thanks in advance.”

Sophos is encryption software used to safeguard data on hard drive in case of theft and unauthenticated user access. It can be quickly implemented on any hard drive to effectively protect sensitive data saved in the drive. Users can use Sophos to encrypt either complete hard drive or selective files and folders. It can also be employed to provide centralized media encryption in Work-Stations and even encryption of removable drives. Yet, data on such encrypted drive can get lost in crucial times. Few considerable scenarios in which data gets lost from Sophos encrypted hard drive are given below:

  • File system corruption due to severe malware / spyware infection can cause corruption of Sophos encrypted hard drive
  • Abrupt termination of system due to accidental pressing of power button or due to sudden power surge during data read /write process will damage the hard drive
  • Unintended formatting / reformatting of Sophos encrypted hard drive after format error and other types of error messages will result in complete data loss
  • Use of untrustworthy applications on Sophos Encrypted hard drive to perform any tasks can even induce major data loss from the drive
  • Other factors like partition corruption, software conflicts due to incorrect reinstallation of OS, presence of bad media spots on hard drive, etc. will enhance corruption of Sophos encrypted hard drive causing inaccessibility/loss of data saved in it

Whenever data from Sophos encrypted hard drive turn out unavailable, user need not worry much as there are possible solutions to get out of this troublesome. One of the best methods is to employ good recovery program and extract each and every file from Sophos encrypted drive.

Sophos encrypted hard drive recovery:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool is the best software to retrieve files from Sophos encrypted drive after various data loss problems. This application is well versed in recovering various file types like pictures, videos, music files, Office files, personal files, folders, archive files and many more from hard drives with ease. It is also capable of extracting data from formatted, corrupted, error showing, unbootable hard drives on Windows computer using this software. This hard disk data recovery tool includes unique signature search option to extract and restore any particular file type from computer drive formatted with FAT32, FAT16, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT and ReFS file systems. It can even recover data from damaged external hard drive, USB flash drive, FireWire drive, SSD and other removable storage devices in few mouse clicks. This software can be utilized on Windows desktops and laptops running with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.

Follow these steps to regain files from hard drive encrypted with Sophos:

  • Connect your Sophos encrypted hard drive to a Windows computer as secondary drive
  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on this system
  • Next, launch the tool and wait for main screen to get displayed
  • You will come across two options called “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted /Reformatted Recovery” in main screen
  • Click for required option based on data loss from hard drive
  • Next, a list of drives present on system will get displayed
  • Select the drive representing your Sophos encrypted drive from which files have to be recovered
  • After clicking next, choose required file types from the list which you wish to restore else click on Skip button
  • Allow the software to execute scan of selected drive, whose progress will be shown in Status bar
  • Have a look at rescued files in Data view or File Type view lists
  • At last mention destination location on host system drive and save required files

Necessary Tips:

  • Maintain backup of crucial files from system hard drive on external storage drives
  • Do not perform activities like abrupt system shutdown and accidental deletion that might cause loss of essential data