The 4 Steps of the Data Recovery Process
1. Repair the damaged drive (Source drive) – Essential to be able to clone source hard drive to the target device.
2. Image the Source drive to a target drive -This is done to minimize the stress that would be put on the source drive and so that we can make changes to the file system properties if neccessary without making changes to the original drive.
3. Logical data recovery of MFT. MBR, Partitions and files. – The physical extraction of the file system.
4. Repair corrupted or damaged files – Some data may be damaged or corrupted in some way and we are able to repair some of these where possible.