How to recover missing, lost, or deleted data from Windows disk

Recovery of the hard disk data is an effort to get back all your lost data, whether they have been lost due to various possible reasons. Most common reasons for such data loss are crashed Windows, corrupted registry, virus attack, failed hard disk, Trojan horses. In such critical situations, you can’t access your hard drive and its data. Aside from these external issues, data loss also occurs due to few internal factors like bad sectors, lost clusters, cross-linked files, and directory errors.

The corruption of the Master Boot Record (MBR) or boot sector is another significant reason for the loss of Windows disk data. In order to eliminate any incoming data disaster situation, you should create a backup file of the valuable data stored within the hard disk. The backup copy of data must be stored at the safe location otherwise they may also get corrupt. If you come across any such severe data loss issue then don’t get worried because there are many professional third party tools that can resolve your data loss problems.

In order to resolve Windows disk issues, you can run in-built CHKDSK utility which is used to detect and repair file system (FAT and NTFS) corruption issues. This command-line tool can also analyze the disk surface for the damaged data and gives you the option to discard or save the damaged data. Sometimes, CHSKDSK utility gets failed to repair disk corruption or doesn’t identify the Windows hard drive. When such instances occur the damage of hard disk is physical. As a result, you need to restore the updated backup file. But, if no backup is available or it is even corrupted then you should look for a professional third party Windows Data Recovery software. Kernel for Windows Data Recovery (FAT and NTFS) is an advanced tool which is equipped with various outstanding features such as three scanning modes; quick scan, extensive scan and file trace that helps on restoring data in every condition.

1)Quick Scan: It is a fastest scanning mode that ensures recovery of lost files due to bad sectors, boot sector corruptions, FAT corruptions, index corruptions, partition deletions, MFT corruptions, virus attacks, media errors, etc.

2)Extensive Scan: It is more advanced recovery mode which is suitable for recovering data lost due to partition format, partition deletion, and re-formatting of hard disk partitions.

3)File Trace: It is the slowest but the most successful mode among the all the three existing scanning modes in the software. This mode scans hard disk sector by sector in order to find out the lost data.

Moreover, the software is also equipped with other beneficial features like save snapshot and load snapshot to save the scanning process that is useful to restart it from the same point. This offers you options for sectors to be read in one attempt, rename, overwrite, or skip the duplicate files, keep out deleted files from recovered files, or only recover deleted files. Users can also arrange software settings before starting the scanning process to the available physical device or logical drive according to the configured settings. Once, the utility restores the required data, all the recovered files are displayed in Red color for easy identification.


While working with Windows operating system, if you encounter problems due to lost data because of damaged or corrupted Windows hard disk drive then use Kernel for Windows data recovery (FAT & NTFS) tool. You can very well evaluate its performance just by downloading and installing trial version on your system.