Regardless of the reason for the data loss, the success of data recovery depends above all on the user's behavior after the failure is noticed.
Any unprofessional manipulation such as disconnecting / reconnecting the disk, or launching a "recovery" procedure can worsen the situation and cause physical damage to the disk or its read heads - which makes the data recovery job either too expensive or impossible.
So, what to do in case of data loss? - Here are some useful tips:
- Immediately disconnect the device from the power supply or, in the case of battery-operated devices, remove the battery immediately (if possible).
- Do not try to see if the device still works (even if it is difficult).
- Stay away from recovery tools
- Take the device to a data recovery specialist