Recover Data from Corrupted Hard Drive

How to Recover Data from Corrupted Hard Drive in 3 Steps
How to Fix and Repair Corrupted HDD Without Formatting

Corrupted Hard Drive Recovery Overview

Have you ever come across the problem of a corrupted hard drive? When a hard drive is corrupted, you can no longer use it, although it does show as a disk. And you may find the following typical symptoms:

How to recover files from the corrupted hard drive if it contains essential files and folders? Can I fix the damaged hard disk without losing data? Yes. This tutorial shows you the most effective way to recover data from a corrupted hard drive or external hard drive with the top-notch Qiling data recovery software. What's more, you can also learn the full guide to fix corrupted hard drives without formatting. 

How to Recover Files from Corrupted Hard Drive in 3 Steps

Deep Data Recovery has a user-friendly interface for you to recover files from the corrupted hard drive and external hard drive without effort.

Deep Data Recovery

  • Recover lost or deleted files, documents, photos, audio, music, emails effectively
  • Recover files from formatted hard drive, emptied recycle bin, memory card, flash drive, digital camera, and camcorders
  • Support data recovery for sudden deletion, formatting, hard drive corruption, virus attack, system crash under different situations

Note: If you cannot boot the computer after the system hard drive was corrupted, you can create a WinPE bootable CD/DVD of Deep Data Recovery to recover the corrupted hard drive.

Step 1. Select file types

Launch Deep Data Recovery. Select file types and click "Next" to start.

Select file types that you want to recover

Step 2. Scan the hard drive partition

Select the drive on your hard disk where you lost or deleted files. Click "Scan" and let Qiling data recovery software scan for all lost data and files on the selected drive.

select a location to scan hard drive

Step 3. Check the results

When the scan completes, you can apply the "Filter" feature or click the "Search files or folders" option to find the lost files on the hard drive.

Restore lost hard drive data

Step 4. Restore lost hard drive data

Select wanted files that you lost on the drive and click "Recover" to save them to another location.

If you have difficulty in using data recovery software, you can ask data recovery experts for help.

Consult with Qiling data recovery experts for one-on-one manual recovery service. We could offer the following services after a FREE diagnosis.

  • Fix HDD, SSD, external hard drive, USB flash drive errors, and restore data from all RAID levels
  • Recover lost partition that cannot be restored by data recovery software
  • Fix disks that cannot be read or accessed because of bad sectors
  • Fix disks that become GPT protected partitions
  • Wipe data, unformat hard drive, Install/uninstall software or driver, etc.

How to Fix Corrupted Hard Disk Drive Without Formatting (4 Ways)

After restoring lost files from the corrupted hard disk drive, how to deal with the corrupted hard disk? Let it go? Just give it up? Nope! Here below, we'll provide you a few tips for you to try and repair the corrupted hard drive.

Tip 1. Use a Free Partition Management tool to Repair Corrupted Hard Drive

The first way to fix and repair corrupted hard drives is by using Qiling free partition manager, which can automatically check and repair the corrupted file system and bad sectors with clicks. This partition management software helps you create, resize/move, clone, merge, and format partitions with the simplest solutions. 

Step 1. Right-click the target partition that has a problem. 

Step 2. Choose "Advanced" > "Check File System". 

Step 3. In the Check File System window, check the "Try to fix errors if found" option.  

Step 4. Click "Start" to check errors on your partition.

Tip 2. Fix Corrupted Hard Drive Using CMD

If the hard disk drive has bad sectors or internal errors, the hard disk can corrupt easily. And if you know how to run the CHKDSK command on your PC, it will be effortless for you to fix the hard disk corrupted issue. Let's see how to run CHKDSK and repair corrupted hard disk drive now:

fix the corrupted hard disk

If the target drive is a boot disk, the system will ask you to run the command before the next boot. Type yes and hit "Enter" to restart the computer. The command will run before the operating system loads, allowing it to access the disk and repair corrupted drive fully.

Tip 3. Run a Disk Check to Fix Corrupted Hard Disk

check disk and fix the corrupted hard disk

If it reports that your drive has 'bad sectors or clusters', don't worry. CHKDSK command in Tip one will fix this issue.

Tip 4. Repair Corrupted System Drive from Control Panel

repair corrupted system hard drive

It's Easy to Make Corrupted Hard Drive Recovery 

After all these steps, you can successfully recover data from corrupted hard drive and fix the corrupted hard disk issue with useful methods. Now you can reuse the hard disk drive to store and save data again. If you face a similar problem on your corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, or USB storage devices, don't worry. Just follow this article to get your problem fixed without losing any data.

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