Cases of the software application

Logical failures

A logical failure is a corruption of a logical structure of the file system. You can notice a logical failure by an impossibility to get access to the place your data are stored at. The symptoms can be a suddenly disappeared data volume (logical disk), unbootable drive as well as failure to open an existing file or folder. The main thing is that the physical drive remains working and the operating system detects this drive.


The factors causing logical failures include:

Precautions

Don’t hurry to reinstall Windows knowing that your crucial files are still there inside. Disk formatting will only make the things worse as it places the new files over the existing disk data.


Don’t take any system repair tools such as CHKDSK or similar. They will try filling in the missing information on the disk, thus you get into the situation of a hazardous data overwriting. CHKDSK can also misunderstand the file system problem and do an inappropriate repair.


User actions:

Basic steps you should take for recovery of lost files after a logical failure:


Note: Raise Data Recovery will only recover lost files, if they still remain on the physical storage. If your data have undergone overwriting, the program won’t be able to recreate them.

User mistakes during the recovery may lead to data loss. Please carefully follow the precautions.



Virus attacks

Computer viruses are basically software programs that, being installed without any of user permission, make changes to operation of the PC. You will notice your PC infected as it starts working in a strange unusual way. What is worse, it may lock access to your files or delete them.


The factors causing virus attacks include:

Precautions

Use an anti-virus program in order to detect and delete a virus software with the latest virus definition updates.


Avoid using System Restore method. This can cause loss of all recently created files.



User actions:

Basic steps you should take for recovery of lost files after a virus attack:


Note: Raise Data Recovery will only recover lost files, if they still remain on the physical storage. If your data have undergone overwriting, the program won’t be able to recreate them.

User mistakes during the recovery may lead to data loss. Please carefully follow the precautions.



Accidental file deletion

Accidental data deletion may occur due to user mistakes during the work with files. System procedure for deleting files will offer you several options for file deletion. You may delete a file using the Recycle Bin, which is a two-step method – first, you delete a file with a context menu or pressing Delete from the keyboard, second, you empty the Recycle Bin. Another way to delete a file is pressing Shift + Delete keys resulting in an immediate file deletion avoiding the Recycle Bin. Certainly, the OS gives you warning messages. But who reads warning messages?

Moreover, some programs may not even ask for user's confirmation while deleting or replacing files.


Precautions

Avoid any writing to the data volume (logical disk) the files were deleted from.


User actions:

Basic steps you should take for recovery of lost files after an accidental file deletion:



Note: Raise Data Recovery will only recover lost files, if they still remain on the physical storage. If your data have undergone overwriting, the program won’t be able to recreate them.

User mistakes during the recovery may lead to data loss. Please carefully follow the precautions.



Hardware damages

Hardware damages happen when some physics affects your PC. It can be heating or cold, water or fire, warm breeze or blizzard. Not only can a data storage suffer the impact. All other PC components are also under the risk.


Precautions

Examine your PC. If you find that the data storage has undergone suffer (you feel strange physical disk behavior), please, take it to a data recovery laboratory for relief. If the storage is ok, use Raise Data Recovery for logical data retrieval.


Basic steps you should take for recovery of lost files after a hardware failure:


Note: Raise Data Recovery will only recover lost files, if they still remain on the physical storage. If your data have undergone overwriting, the program won’t be able to recreate them.

User mistakes during the recovery may lead to data loss. Please carefully follow the precautions.