How to Retrieve Data from PGP Encrypted Hard Drive?

To secure confidential data over network or on storage devices, most of the users rely up on good encryption program and PGP is one of the best. PGP – Pretty Good Privacy is a program for data encryption and decryption that authenticates files, emails, etc. during communication and while storing it on storage devices like hard drive. It includes special algorithms to compress and encrypt files so as to protect it from hackers and unauthentic access.

However, while using PGP encrypted hard drive on system, one may encounter various troubles like hard drive not booting properly, missing of encryption key without which data cannot be accessed and many others. For instance, PGP encrypted hard drive on Windows computer can stop working due to reasons like:

  • Corruption of boot sector, partition table and other crucial factors
  • Damage to hard drive file system due to improper formatting or reformatting of hard drive
  • PGP application crash after which hard drive fails to boot
  • Interrupted actions performed on hard drive like defragmentation, repartitioning, OS reinstallation, etc. can prevent hard drive not to work like before
  • Severe malware intrusion, presence of high bad media spots and other software conflicts can cause inactivity of PGP encrypted hard drive

When data on PGP encrypted hard drive becomes inaccessible in above mentioned scenarios, user might fret thinking about lost data. But there is nothing to worry as such because inaccessible or lost data from PGP encrypted hard drive can be rescued with the help of good data recovery program.

PGP encrypted hard drive data recovery software:

Use of effective tool like Yodot Hard Drive Recovery can rescue valuable data from PGP encrypted hard drive before it is completely lost. This utility can get back data such as documents, folders, archives, program files and many more within few clicks. Its proficient data recovery modules can easily recover data from corrupted hard drive or unbootable hard drive that shows various error messages on system start up. One can use this tool on laptops and desktops running with Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 OS versions. It can even rescue data from system hard drive, external hard drive, pen drive, SSD, FireWire drive and other storage devices after severe data loss scenarios.

Procedure to restore PGP encrypted hard drive data:

  • Connect PGP encrypted hard drive to a healthy Windows computer as secondary hard drive
  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on this system and install it
  • After running the program, click on ‘Partition Recovery’ option in main screen
  • Then from the list of storage drives shown in screen, choose PGP encrypted hard drive from which data has to be recovered
  • Next, choose partition and file types that need to be recovered and proceed for scanning process
  • As software starts scanning of victim hard drive, a progress bar gets displayed onscreen showing Status of the process
  • Once the process ends, glance the retrieved data by toggling between ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’
  • If required, choose any file and view its details using Preview option
  • In the end, click Save to store all necessary recovered data on host computer hard drive but not to the same PGP encrypted hard drive

Please Note:

  • Avoid making mistakes while encrypting or decrypting PGP hard drive data
  • If you are using PGP encryption for first time, then read and follow correct procedure to accomplish the task