Shutdown the machine connected to the drive you've deleted data from. Now that your drive is ‘safe' you can make a clone of the drive and attempt the recovery from the clone. There are a number of ways to clone the drive, some easier and quicker than others. Scan the clone with a few different recovery programs.How does data recovery actually work?
Most data recovery utilities operate using the algorithms of metadata analysis, the method of raw recovery based on the known content of files or a combination of the two approaches. Metadata is hidden service information contained within the file system.Does data recovery software actually work?
Yes, data recovery software can be an effective tool to restore lost or corrupted data. However, it is not without its pitfalls - especially if you aren't the least bit tech-savvy and don't have a cursory understanding of what it is you're doing or what recovery software does.