When it comes to saving your data, you can very well store it in various storage media. Every user information and files can be stored in the internal or the external hard drives. But data is prone to damage that can be the result of virus attack or system crash. To restore your data, you may run any file recovery software. However, one thing must be noted that any file recovery software is not able to recover all your lost files. Most of your data will not restore.

File recovery software is made to run so that it would scan and bring back the lost data. Any data lost due to some damage becomes a part of the hidden file. You are not able to reach the data; hence you conclude that the data is being lost forever. But this is not the case. Only you are unable to access it. Most of the quantity of the lost data cannot be recovered by the file recovery software.

Why it cannot be done?


  • When the data is lost or damaged you give the first preference to download the recovery software. Once you download it, you get it installed. The installing process usually takes several minutes. Your system remains at a standstill when it is subjected to damage. However, the operating system functions the read and write operations inside the drive. During the installing period, the process of launching is done at one end, and the operating system does its task at the other end. While the recovery software is launched the operating system writes on the memory space created by the deleted data. Hence, space is consumed by garbage value.
  • Thus, when you put the system under scan to bring out the lost data, only the part of the files which can be restored in the left out memory is recovered. The other portion of the data fails to give a response.
  • If you lose a big amount of data, say almost all, then probably you would choose to scan the entire system to search the whole disk. This again becomes a tedious process for the recovery software, if not installed properly. The software needs to be updated from time to time which adds to another activity on the system other than the task of the operating system. For the up gradation to be done the scanning process becomes slower and hence the operating system continues to occupy space created by the deleted or damaged data. Therefore, the portion of the data, which is not bothered at all regarding memory space, is recovered while leaving the rest.

Moreover, all file recovery software does not give a damn to every system. If your system is not compatible with the software then, most of the data fail to be restored. When the scanning process is done under incompatible software then, it seems that you are forcing the action. And hence a small portion of data becomes accessible parting out a major portion.