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Method 1
Using a data recovery application
Step 1:
Download, install and start the recovery software
Step 2:
Scan the selected disk for files that can be recovered
Step 3:
Choose a stoage location and use it to recover your files

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Method 2
Restore deleted data using your backups
Step 1:
Fire up your backup and recovery app
Step 2:
Search the backup catalog for the desired files
Step 3:
Restore your data from the storage media
Method 3
Send your storage device out for physical data recovery
Step 1:
Remove the hard drive if possible to be shipped
Step 2:
Pace around and hope the recovery is successful
Step 3:
Get the bad news that physical recovery has failed