By definition, data recovery is the restoration, recall or retrieval of digital information that is no longer accessible for one reason or the other. Recovery of data is possible on multiple storage mediums like solid state drive, hard disk drive, desktop internal hard drive, SD or Memory cards, and flash drives among many others. Various storage media have a set of electronic equipment that may fail unexpectedly. Data may be compromised as the storage device stops working or becomes damaged. Recovery of lost data comes in to seek the desired files around the storage environments to restore the data even when the drive is no longer functional, or people cannot access it usually. 

What lead to data loss 

For data recovery to take place, data must have been lost. There are multiple causes of data loss including but not limited to: 

• Human error 

• Malicious attacks

• Natural disasters

• Power outages

• Equipment malfunctions/failures

• Unintentional formatting off hardware

• Accidental deletion of data 

• Damaged hard drives 

• Logical errors 

• Software crashes

• Laptop theft

• Physical damage to hard drives 

• Spilling beverages on computers, etc

Data recovery options 

If you happen to lose any data, it is paramount that you act fast to find out if it is possible to salvage anything. Unfortunately, recovering data may not work all the time. Some of the solutions include: 

Online resources- Google the tools or software that you can use to get your data back. Do due diligence to find the best options in the market, especially in cases where you have to purchase the software or recovery tools. 

Recovery specialists- if you feel like you are not up to the task, there is no need to worry as you can hire recovery specialists who will use their skills, knowledge, and experience to try and retrieve as much data as possible.