Recently, my internal hard drive crashed...can I recover the files?

I replaced my crashed hard drive. I bought an enclosure for the crashed hard drive so that I could connect it via USB.

Everytime I connect it, it slows down my computer DRASTICALLY. Sometimes if I wait a while it will finally pop up and tell me I need to format the drive. I don't want to do that because there are SO many files on there that I just CAN'T delete.

So, my question is: If I go ahead and reformat the drive, will I be able to recover those deleted files with a file recovery program?


5 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    "Sometimes if I wait a while it will finally pop up and tell me I need to format the drive" - then the hard drive is beyond repair and recovery for the novice. Only a professional recovery service would be able to save your files. Professional recovery is very expensive. (A co-worker of mine spent over $200 to get his photos back).

    If you format the drive, everything is gone!

  • 9 years ago

    The drive is beyond the point where you can recover it with hardware and software you have at home. Take it to a professional data recovery service, they know what they're doing.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It is ok to do a quick format before attempting data recovery often preferable as it sorts out the file table. Data recovery programs do work i use Easues it has got data off well messed up drives

    This lets you recover only 1gb for free, there lots of free data recovery programs out there best to google it, it does depend on the damage to the drive but i would say you a very good chance of success

  • belva
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The recovery programs on the whole do not work. Format, finished.

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