You can get help with data recovery as long as you are willing to look at each of your options and then go with what you know works. Sometimes, people have good marketing but don’t do work that is that good. Here’s how to avoid working with people like that.
Recovering data is a process that only works if there is data to get back. You can expect there to be no data if you do things like keep trying to use a hard drive that has been deleted because it wasn’t working right. Don’t just start keep trying to use the data containing device over and over to try to fix your problem. All that is going to do is overwrite what you want to keep eventually. You need to seriously think about just letting this go and trying to find something else to use while setting up an appointment with a data recovery specialist.
When someone has a company that can recover data, make sure you look them up to find out whether or not they are telling the truth about that. Are they trying to just market to you without having good experience just to make money? Are they serious about the fact that they can do a good job? There are plenty of scammers out there, so watch out. To avoid them, for the most part, it’s just a matter of not forgetting to do your research the first time you work with anyone.
Data is not a lot of work to recover for those that have the right equipment as long as all that happened is that something was corrupted or the right set of conditions caused the problem. But, if the information you have is valuable enough and it’s difficult for someone that does basic data recovery to help with, you may need to find someone that can do something a little more thorough for you. There are forensic labs and things like that and they can extract data from anything from broken hard drives to ones that are impossible to get data from with software tools.
Data recovery is a big part of making sure that you get your files back. Just be careful about who you choose to have do the work. Follow along with what others have said works out the best and that generally will get you the best expert help.