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The outs and ins of information recovery in Windows 10

 

Sadly, there are lots of explanations why data stored on disk drives in Windows 10 can – and sometimes does – go missing.

Since the day following the first Technical Preview appeared on October 14 as someone who’s used Windows 10, 2014, I’ve experienced at least six different data recovery incidents within the last 6-plus years. A few of these have resulted from failing storage media, others from problems with connectors or cables between your media and the PC or its motherboard, and something or two have already been self-inflicted due to mistakes when working with disk repair or partitioning utilities.

In each one of these incidents I’ve had the opportunity to claw my missing data back, and generally you can too. In this whole story I’ll review several techniques you should use to attempt to recover lost files. But first, let’s have a look at the main culprits with regards to lost data.

Three significant reasons for data loss

 

Generally, three primary causes stand behind situations that demand data recovery. They are:

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