5 Risks Associated with using a Data Recovery Software

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Is your computer hard drive failing? This might trigger anxiety about your valuable data stored in the device that can render inaccessible.

 All your favourite movies, web series, memorable photos, videos and important documents can disappear in a snap due to mechanical failure or system error in your hard drive. 

You will go through every thick and thin to salvage your vital files gone with your failed hard drive and try to fix the problem with DIY data recovery like a third party software that can retrieve your data with ease. 

The least you might know that DIY data recovery might be convenient and cheap and have dangers associated with salvaging data on a failed or crashed hard drive.
Dangers Associated with DIY Data Recovery Software 

Third-party recovery software have their risks to use data while you run it for recovering your lost files 

Not all software are legitimate

Well-reputed recovery software may look too good to be true; installing and running unvetted software can expose your computer OS and hard drive to malware or virus that can compromise your entire system.

Overwrite data

You are highly risking your data to be lost forever by overwriting data on your computer hard drive. If you download software on your failing hard drive system and run the software, it can worsen the situation.

The download of new software can overwrite new information on your failing hard disk that minimizes the recovery rates of your deleted data.

Not for technical failures

A hard drive fails due to several reasons like corrupted OS, formatted partition, 
Malware or virus, scratches on disk platter, etc., you might get success once in recovering your deleted files. 

Still, the higher chances are there that data can be lost again as the data recovery software can not detect mechanical failures in a hard drive.

Incomplete scan

Your DIY data recovery software might fail to scan all the lost data in a failed hard disk. When you run recovery software, it examines, scans deleted or lost files and recover them but doesn’t guarantee a 100% scan of all missing files. 

Some of the files might be gone due to physical failure or logical failure. The bad sectors formed on the disk platter is a defective read/write sector of data that is not detected anymore.

It might not scan the bad sector and may worsen the situation in physical hard disk failure.

Unable to securely delete data 

Once your recovery software has recovered your precious files, the next step will be to save files to an external hard drive or other devices. 

A poor data recovery software might fail to overwrite data in your old computer that you intend to sell, dispose or donate further that can be vulnerable to identity and security threats.


A DIY recovery software might feel easy-peasy to get back your vital files off a failed or corrupted computer hard disk but can expose you to numerous threats afterwards using it. It highly risks your files to be lost forever and reduces the recovery rates of lost files that a professional recovery centre cannot recover.

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