How to Recover Photos from Raw Hard Disk?

People often download images during internet surf or save memorable snaps on their computer hard drive. Not only a simple user but all the professional photographers need to save photos on their system hard disk. Actually, we don’t want to miss even a single photo that is carrying lovable moments so we use to keep them on hard drive. Although, this is the simplest way to preserve thousands of photos for a very long time many times, people run through terrifying stage after they lose precious photos on hard drive when it turns raw.

Actually, each logical partition on a hard drive has a file system (NTFS, FAT16, FAT32 etc) associated with it. Operating system uses file system information that keeps track of all directories and saved files to access particular file on the drive. However if file system of hard drive gets affected or corrupted you are left with a raw hard drive that would not be recognized by OS hence you lose access to your crucial images and other data as well. Factors like virus intrusion, error during file system conversion, incorrect data operations, frequent power surge, etc are very common in action for rendering hard drive raw or with unrecognized file system.

You may be notified with one of the following symptoms if the hard drive gets raw after corruption to the file system, “disk not formatted, do you want to format now?” “invalid media type reading drive”, “CHKDSk error: The type of file system is raw”. So when you prompted to such unexpected condition try to find an effective solution at the earliest so that you can save all your important photos from raw hard drive.

Which is the best utility for restoration of images from raw hard disk?

You can save each of photo files from raw hard drive if you have employed a right application. Yodot Photo Recovery is powerful software that uses advanced scanning mechanism to extract images from unrecognized or raw hard drive. This picture recovery software supports recovery of all popular image file formats i.e. JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, ARW, NEF, CRW, CR2, RAF, RAW, DNG, PSD, KDC, etc produced by DSLR digital cameras including Sony, Canon, Samsung, Fujifilm, Kodak, Nikon, Pentax, Olympus and others. With the aid of this reliable tool, you are able to retrieve photos from failed hard drive or inaccessible hard drive due to corrupted or raw file system, bad sectors and other reasons. In addition to pictures, this software helps users in restoring videos, music files and other file formats from raw hard drive on all the latest Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 operating systems.

Simple guidelines to achieve successful photo recovery from raw hard drive!

  • Download and install Yodot Photo Recovery program to a healthy computer
  • Connect raw hard drive as external device to the same computer
  • Launch the application and proceed with the instructions that are provided on the main wizard
  • Click on ‘Lost Photo Recovery’ option to recover pictures that are inaccessible on raw hard drive
  • Now the software looks for all the drives in that system and displays them
  • Select your externally connected raw hard drive and proceed to the next window
  • Here you can mark the files based on their formats or “Skip” this step to retrieve all file types and then initiate the scanning process
  • Soon after the scanning process gets over users can view the list of recovered images in ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’
  • You can try “Preview” option to see rescued images prior to saving them
  • Browse for the desired destination location on hard drive to save recovered photos (do not save restored data on the same hard drive from which you are retrieving data)

Essential Things!

  • Keep additional copies of valuable pictures on some other storage devices such as USB flash drives, external HDD etc
  • Read essential measures before you try to deal with hard drive file system issues
  • Use an authenticated anti-virus program to keep hard drive secure from harmful viruses/malware programs