4DDiG Data Recovery Guide: Recover Lost Files from Local Disk, Lost Partition, External Devices and Crash Computer.

This is the official guide of 4DDiG Data Recovery. Here you will find step-by-step tutorials about how to recover files from local computer, partition, external devices like USB, SD card and crash computer.

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  • Windows Data Recovery Guide
    • Part 1: Recover from Local Disk
    • Part 2: Recover from Lost Partition
    • Part 3: Recover from External Device
    • Part 4: Recover from Crashed Computer
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Tenorshare 4DDiG - Windows Data Recovery empowers you to get back any deleted, formatted or lost data from your computer or memory card with ease. Retrieve your lost data from common position like Desktop, Recycle Bin and Select Folder as well as Devices and Drives in various situations such as accidental deletion, emptied recycle bin, crashed system, malware infection and more. The guide below will walk you through the process to recover data from Local Disks, Lost Partition, External Devices and Crash Computer. Now download and install 4DDiG - Windows Data Recovery on your PC to start the journey.

Part 1: Recover Lost Data from Local Disk

Can files be recovered from a failed hard disk drive? Well, absolutely yes! If your local disks are corrupted or stop working with significant folders stored on them, here we'll give you specific guideline to recover data from them.

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Step 1: Select a Local Disk

After you install and launch Tenorshare 4DDiG Windows Data Recovery, you will come to the home interface below, which displays locations like Devices and Drives and Common Position. In our case, choose the local disk where you lost your data from a list of hard disk drives and then click Start to proceed.

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Step 2: Scan Hard Disk Drive

4DDiG immediately scans your selected hard drive all around to dig out the lost data. It lists the scanned items based on Tree View and File View as 4DDiG keeps finding the deleted files in the drive. There is a progress bar showing how much has been accomplished. Also, you can pause or stop the scanning at any time so long as you've found your desired files to retrieve.

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Next, you can see the scanning result, which shows how many files have been found successfully. If you are unable to find the lost data you want, you can click Deep Scan at the bottom of the interface to restore deleted files, which could possibly take a long time.

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Step 3: Preview and Recover Files from Local Disk

4DDiG supports to preview and recover various file types like photos, videos, audios, documents and more. You can select your desired files based on category, preview them to get the detailed info and then click on Recover to get them back from your hard drive.

After you click on Recover, a dialog box will open, demanding the location you wish to restore the files. Select the desired but different location and click OK. Congratulations! Your accidentally deleted files from local disk have been recovered and you can view them now. Please do not save to the same partition where you lost them in case of disk overwritten and permanent data loss.

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Part 2: Recover Data from Lost Partition

Partitions are the logical divisions in the hard drive for the data distribution. If one mistakenly deletes or loses partition, it isn't easy to recover it. Luckily, with Tenorshare 4DDiG, data recovery from lost partition can be quite easy as 3-step. Follow the guide below to know how to recover data from lost partition without any hassle.

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Step 1: Choose Lost Partition

Firstly, you need to download and install Tenorshare 4DDiG-Windows Data Recovery. Launch the program, select the Lost Partition and then click on Start to further your step.

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Step 2: Scan Lost Partition

After you click on Scan, 4DDiG will start scanning your lost partition to dig out your lost data.

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Step 3: Preview and Recover Data from Lost Partition

4DDiG supports to preview and recover various file types like photos, videos, audios, documents and more. You can select your desired files based on category, preview them to get the detailed info and then click on Recover to get them back from your lost partition.

After you click on Recover, a dialog box will open, demanding the location you wish to restore the files. Select the desired but different location and click OK. Congratulations! Your accidentally deleted files from lost partition have been recovered and you can view them now. Please do not save to the same partition where you lost them in case of permanent data loss.

Part 3: Recover Data from External Hard Drive

Tenorshare 4DDiG supports to restore data from external hard drives lost due to accidentally formatting, deleting, virus attack and more for all brands of devices, such as Buffalo, WD, Seagate, Toshiba, Samsung, Lacie, Silicon, ADATA, and more. Now follow the 3-step to get back lost data from external hard drives.

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Step 1: Connect and Select the External Hard Drive

Firstly download and install Tenorshare 4DDiG Windows Data Recovery. Run the program, get your external hard drive where you lost data from connected to your PC and then choose the external hard drive to Start.

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Step 2: Scan External Hard Drive

After you previously click on Scan, 4DDiG immediately scans your selected external hard drive all around to dig out the lost data. Likewise, it lists the scanned items based on Tree View and File View as 4DDiG keeps finding the deleted files in external hard drive. There is a progress bar showing how much has been accomplished. Also, you can pause or stop the scanning at any time so long as you've found your desired files to retrieve.

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Step 3: Preview and Recover from External Hard Drive

4DDiG supports to preview and recover various file types like photos, videos, audios, documents and more. You can select your desired files based on category, preview them to get the detailed info and then click on Recover to get back them from your external hard drive.

After you click on Recover, a dialog box will open, demanding the location you wish to restore the files. Select the desired but different location and click OK. Congratulations! Your accidentally deleted files from external hard drive have been recovered and you can view them now. Please do not save to the same partition where you lost them in case of permanent data loss.

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Part 4: Recover Data from Crash Computer

Things may happen that your Windows computer crashed or stopped working. Before you head for a shop to fix it, it’s necessary to retrieve your significant data from it. So how to recover data from crashed system? Simply follow the steps below to get back your lost data from a crashed computer with 4DDiG.

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Step 1: Prepare for Crash Recovery

Prepare yourself with the following stuffs before data recovery from crash computer: another working computer, a blank USB drive of more than 1.5G or CD/DVD together with 4DDiG Data Recovery program installed on the computer that works.

Step 2: Connect USB Drive and Select Location

Launch 4DDiG software on your computer and get your USB flash drive well connected. Choose Recover from Crash Computer from the home interface and then click on Start to proceed.

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Step 3: Create a Bootable Drive

Choose an external USB/DVD drive to create a bootable drive then click on Create. You should be noted that your USB/DVD will be formatted for creating the bootable drive. And please do not operate the drive during the creating.

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Step 4: Create Bootable USB Drive Successfully

After a while, the bootable drive will be created successfully and then you can turn to your crashed computer to start data recovery.

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Step 5: Boot Crashed Computer from USB/CD/DVD Drive

Insert the USB flash drive or CD/DVD drive into the crashed computer then restart your device. Afterwards, you would see the computer brand logo on the screen, then press the corresponding key until you get into your device's BIOS settings. (The start key can vary from one system from another, and you may refer to this page )

Step 6: Recover Data from Crashed Computer

After you enter the BIOS, switch to the boot tab using the arrow keys and select boot device. Then your crashed system will start loading files and please wait patiently for the configuration. Now 4DDiG will be launched automatically and you can select a location to start recovering data. For the data security, we highly recommend you to save your recovered data to an external drive instead of local disks.

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