Dallas, Texas, has multiple data recovery labs that can help you get missing and corrupted files back from your Windows or Mac computer, Android, iPhone, or micro sd card. On this page we will share a list of those companies and the information you need to contact them.
We will also discuss a readily available online software method that can save you the time of driving to a local store. It can save you money, as well, because you can download the software for free.
List of Data Recovery Services in Dallas
The situation may seem hopeless after you accidentally delete files or find yourself with a broken storage device, but this is rarely the case. A quality data recovery center will have professional staff who know how to get your missing files back. They are frequently certified in precisely the skills needed to do just that. Each Dallas-area location listed below has the tools and knowledge to solve your emergency.
If you prefer saving the time and money required to get to a physical data recovery lab, you may also want to consider a digital solution that you can access right now, completely free. We’ll discuss that option below.
Recovery Software for Failed Data
Data that has been deleted, lost, or corrupted may seem gone forever, but that’s rarely the case. Those files don’t just cease to exist. They continue to live inside your hard drive but in a state that is taken off the digital ledger that records your device’s contents. This new state allows the deleted files to be written over by new information, which maximizes the finite space of the device. Eventually those deleted files will be so written over that they cease to be usable, but until then, there is a chance that you can retrieve them using data recovery software.
We’ll walk you through the Disk Drill process.
One. First, download the software here. Once you have it on your machine, open it as you would any other application. A pop-up window will ask you for permission for Disk Drill to make changes to your device. Click “Yes” (If the download failed for any reason, contact the Disk Drill help page).
Two. Now, find the device with the files you’re hoping to get back or repair. Any device that is in or attached to your computer will show up in the center of the main Disk Drill interface.
If there’s a gray arrow to the left of your device, you can select smaller partitions within that device rather than scanning the whole thing. To do so, simply click on that gray arrow and get the dropdown.
Three. Once you’ve selected the device that you want to recover from, the right pane will show a button reading “All recovery methods” and a button reading “Search for lost data”.
For now, we’ll ignore the other options within the “All recovery methods” button. The default is fine for these introductory purposes. So, with that selected, press “Search for lost data”.
Disk Drill will now go to work scanning your device. You may be surprised at the number of files it shows, but remember that it’s not only scanning all your workable files but also all your deleted and otherwise buried ones. In even the simplest devices, you’ll likely see a massive amount of data that the software sorts through. This is normal and expected.
You can let Disk Drill scan the entirety of the device, or you can ask it to stop scanning at any time. You can also look at files that have been found while Disk Drill completes its process in the background.
Four. Whiever option you choose, you’ll wind up seeing a screen with a list of discovered files lumped into segments. You can recover the entirety of the files that have been found by selecting “Recover all”.
Or, you can select singular files by clicking on the checkbox to the left of those files. This will produce a blue button that says “Recover” (rather than “Recover all”). It will also show a preview image of the file to be recovered. That preview will show up in the right-side pane.
Click the “Recover” button.
Five. Before recovering your files, Disk Drill where you’d like to save them. This is up to you (obviously) but be sure to note where it’s pointing. It’s easy to click to the default and then forget where that default was, leaving you with no idea where you’ve saved the files to.
With that, you should have your files back. The scanning sessions are all saved by Disk Drill, meaning that you can access them later without having to restart the scan from the beginning. If you stopped scanning and restored your files before the process completed, you can simply resume that process and start where you left off.
If you had any issues with the software, check out the Disk Drill troubleshooting page for answers to common problems. Whether you elected to become a Disk Drill customer or a customer of a data recovery center, we hope this page was useful to you.