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Hard Drive Backup Recovery: How to Recover and Backup Hard Drive Data

To take the back up of your hard drive is an important step towards protecting your data from accidental loss and file corruption. There are many methods available to backup and recover your hard drive data. But today I am going to show you the easiest method to do that.

Part 1: What is an ISO format and why we should choose ISO format to back up hard drive data?

An ISO file or image is a perfect representation of an entire CD, DVD or Hard Drive. The entire contents of any disc can be duplicated in a single ISO file.

By saving an image of your hard drive as an ISO, you can quickly and easily restore your backed up data. An ISO file itself is no good unless it can be opened or assembled and used. There are multiple freeware and paid software are available, which can help up to create back up in ISO format.

Part 2: How to back up hard drive data as ISO file?

If you are creating an ISO from a large hard drive, you will need an external drive to store the ISO.

Follow these simple steps to create an ISO back up to your hard drive.

Step 1

  • We will use a Free Software known as Imgburn, which allows you to create ISO files.
  • Download and install Imgburn(http://www.imgburn.com/).
  • Run the software program and then click "Create image file from files/folders."
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Step 2

  • connect external hard drive to PC.
  • Click "File" and select "Browse for a source folder..." Select the hard drive you'd like to backup.
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Step 3

  • Click the "Destination" icon and choose the external hard drive as your location to save as ISO. Click Green arrow button to create ISO.
  • That's it. Of course, Image creation will take time according to the size of your data.
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If you don't want to backup hard drive data as ISO image file, you can choose to clone hard drive data(https://www.wondershare.com/disk-utility/clone-windows-hard-drive.html) as a backup.

Part 3: How to recover hard drive data from iso file backup?

In screenshots, Office 2010 image is used to explain recover procedure from ISO file. Exact procedure can be used to retrieve data from an ISO image of an hard drive data.

Step 1

Step 2

  • Run the installer for Pismo File Mount Audit Package.
  • After the installation, right click on the ISO file that downloaded and choose "Mount Image"
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Step 3

  • After mounting the image, double click and open the file
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Step 4

  • Now, copy-paste all the data and Unmounts the image from Pismo File Mount. That's it. You have recovered all the data from ISO format.
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Part 4: How to recover hard drive data without backup?

Hard drive data backup makes recovering process easier but most cases are that people lost hard drive data by accidentally deleted some files or the hard drive is damaged without backup. In such cases, the best way to get back hard drive is to rely on hard drive recovery services or some hard drive recovery software. Wondershare Data Recovery(https://www.wondershare.com/data-recovery/) helps users to recover hard drive data with and without backup.

  1. Download and install Wondershare Data Recovery on your computer.
  2. Run the program and choose the file type you wanted to recover.
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  4. Choose the file location and better to choose "I can't remember".
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  6. You can preview the files you want to recover and click "Recover".
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