The chances of a hard drive giving up on its functionality are standard. When you see that the functionality of the hard disk is slowing down and at times not responding or hangs during boot, then the hard drive is nearing its age, corrupted, or experienced physical damage. If you have created a backup of the content, then you can easily format the hard disk. However, situations are different if you do not have a backup of the content. In this article, we will provide you with the easiest method through which you can complete damaged hard drive data recovery.

Part 1. The Easiest Method to Make Damaged Hard Drive Data Recovery

Data recovery in the past has always been a tedious task and requires the assistance of data recovery specialists. Fortunately, things changed due to the advancement of technology in the field of software. With the help of iSkysoft Data Recovery for Mac (or iSkysoft Data Recovery for Windows).

you can now retrieve content all by yourself in a painless method. Additionally, the process is safe and helps in recovering maximum content from the damaged hard drive. Data Recovery for Mac from iSkysoft is the easiest and safest answer to retrieve data that you lost due to accidental deletion, improper operation, corruption of partition, or any other reason. It uses the latest and powerful algorithms that are capable of retrieving content from bad sectors of the hard drive.

Key Features of iSkysoft Data Recovery:

  • Four innovative recovery modes

damaged hard drive data recovery

  • Recovery of everything but not limited to videos, photos, documents, archive files, and e-mails
  • Supports Mac operating system 10.5 and above, Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000 (32&64 bits)
  • Recovers NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, HFSX, and HFS+ file systems

Step-by-Step Guide to Recover Data from Damaged Hard Drive

Step 1 Download and Launch iSkysoft Data Recovery

Download iSkysoft Data Recovery from the official website and install on your Mac. Start the application using the icon on the desktop. The following screen appears on the screen. Choose the desired file types from the main screen, and click "Next" button to continue.

launch the program

Step 2 Scan the Partition

A new window opens, where you will notice that the software will display all the hard disks. If you do not see anything, click the "Refresh" icon at the right side of "External Removable Device". Once you see the partitions, choose the damaged partition or the volume from which you want to recover the data, and press the "Start" button.

scan the drive

Step 3 Damaged Hard Drive Data Recovery

After the scan is complete, iSkysoft will display all the recoverable data in a new screen. From the same window, you can also preview the content of the files before recovery. Based on this, you can make the selection of the necessary files that you want to recover. You can click this by marking in the box provided against the file type. After completing the selection, press the "Recover" button. The software will open a dialogue box asking you to choose the saving path. Navigate to an external folder and click the "OK" button to begin the recovery.

damaged hard drive data recovery

Wait for the program to complete the process, after which, you can check for the destination folder to view the contents.


  • Use deep scan technology to retrieve additional files. The process is time-consuming.
  • You can save scan information during the scanning process.
  • The preview screen supports documents, e-mails, images, and a few portions of audio and video files.
  • The validity attribute tells you about the success rate of recovery of a file.

Part 2. Tips on How to Dignose the Hard Drive is Damaged

1. The slowdown in the Performance

If you are experiencing a slowdown in the performance of the computer or frequent freezes, then it is time to take a quick backup before the hard disk gives up without notice.

slowdown in the Performance

2. Data Corruption

If you fail to open a file saved without errors, and if a file disappears suddenly, then it is a typical sign of gradual hard disk failure.

Data Corruption

3. Accumulation of Bad Sectors

Bad sectors do not maintain data integrity. If you are running into bad sectors, then it certainly is a bad sign.

Accumulation of Bad Sectors

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