People are habitual of deleting data by pressing ‘Shift+Del’ instead of only ‘Del’ and sometimes suffer from unintentional data loss. After losing some important data, they might think of a tool that can help them recover it. A few might wonder is it really possible to recover the data that is permanently deleted.
Linux operating system is quite sophisticated and is not usually preferred by individuals. After bearing a few similar incidents on Linux, some users even quit using it and move to Windows operating system. Some even delete their Linux partitions thinking that they will not be able to use these partitions on Windows due to file system mismatch. This results in a huge sacrifice of the data; however, they do not know that they can regain that data (even on Windows platform) that was deleted being unwittingly.
Now, Windows installation requires repartitioning the same hard drive with either NTFS or FAT file system. You must be glad to know that several advanced Linux data recovery software are available on the Internet that are based Windows platform and are able to recover so called “permanently deleted” data from the Linux partitions (that no longer exist) on Windows operating system.
How is it Possible
After knowing that it is possible to recover data from deleted Linux partitions, you must be curious to know how it is possible as data is deleted (Shift+Del). It is possible because operating system maintains an index entry for each saved file on the hard drive and keeps the overall information of the file. Whenever any command to access a file is executed in RAM, operating system calls it through its index entry. Moreover, when you delete some files or format a drive, operating system deletes its index entry only and marks the memory it acquired as FREE; however, the data remains intact and recoverable using an efficient data recovery software.
Recover Deleted Data
Though several Linux data recovery software are available on the Internet that are able to perform a thorough scan of the internal hard drive sectors, only a few are Windows compatible. These software are capable of finding the previous EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, and FAT (File Allocation Table) partitions that were deleted to repartition the hard drive on Windows platform using either NTFS or FAT file systems. Once these volumes are found, you can further scan them to recover the data that was previously stored. Get an efficient data recovery software that is capable of recovering Linux data on Windows platform.