Scanning primary harddrive

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  • #4251

    Lute
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    I’ve looked multiple places and am unable to tell if Disk Drill can scan the disk it is installed on? If I want to scan my primary computer that DD is installed upon, can that be accomplished? Some recovery software in the past required installation on an external source to scan the primary drive.

    Addendum: I just downloaded Disk Drill and it looks like it is possible. Cool! Please correct me if I’m wrong.
    Thanks!

    #4560

    mynameisJR
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    It is definitely possible. However, you should know that if there’s any lost data on your main hard drive, and you install software on it, or copy new data, or actively use it, the chances are your data may be overwritten and thus lost forever.

    #4562

    mackrick
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    Have done some testing on this and providing you want to recover something you have only just deleted then the chances of recovering your data are very good.

    #4563

    mynameisJR
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    That’s true. And you are right, this is the basic rule of every data recovery task: do it as fast after data loss as you can. No need to mention here that if your main disk was protected with Recovery Vault, and you act fast, recovery chances are very very high!

    #4564

    mackrick
    Participant

    Recovery Vault does improve the chances of recovery even further as JR says. I have tried various tests using Recovery Vault and not using it. My personal recommendation is to ensure that you are using it.

    #4602

    Lute
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    appreciate the feedback. Sorry I’m just getting back with you, but have had many reasons why I haven’t had time to be on my computer much (work, health issues, death in the family, holidays, etc., etc.)

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