My hard disk has developed some bad sectors on it. How can I recover data using Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery?
Bad sectors in your hard disk lead to complete inaccessibility of the drives, causing data loss. If your hard disk has some bad sectors, that first thing you should do is to immediately backup your data by creating an image of the disk using the software. You can later use this image to restore all your lost or inaccessible data. The 'Imaging' feature of Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery (Pro) enables you to create an image of the entire hard disk or any selected region of the disk.The software processes all sectors on your hard disk to create the image file and is capable of recovering data from the image created, except the severely corrupt ones.
Follow the procedure as described below:
2. Recover data from the image created. (You can also recover data from this image later at any later point of time using the 'Resume Recovery' option)
1. Steps to create image of HDD Using Partition Recovery:
Start Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery. On the main screen, select the 'Advanced Option' tab.
You can image an entire hard drive or a logical volume. Below 'Create Image' button, select the drive or volume to be imaged.
A flying pane appears on the right. Click 'Select Range' option on this pane to specify a particular region of the storage media. You can drag the two pointers to specify the starting and ending sector. Click 'OK'.
Click 'Start Imaging' on the flying pane to start the imaging process.
In the 'Save As' dialog, provide the desired destination and name for the image file. Once the process is completed, the image is saved as a '.img' file to your system.
You can click 'Next' at the bottom-right and continue with the process of recovery from the image.
2. Steps to recover data from the image created
If you need to perform recovery at a later time, follow the given steps:
Run Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery. Click 'Recovery from Image' tab in the main interface.
All the recently created images will be displayed in the upper pane. In case your image is not listed here, click 'Browse' at the bottom to manually select the image.
After you select the image file, choose the corresponding drive or volume ( the one which was imaged) under 'Select Volume to Recover Data' section. A flying pane appears on the right.
Choose the desired scan method on the flying pane to recover data from the image file.
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