Storage devices such as memory card, external hard drive, hard drive and USB drives stores the user data in the digital form. The storage medium can be used for storing the files including Word document files, Excel spreadsheets, office work, study materials and some other documents. Nowadays people own desktop or laptop computers for their personal use. The hard drive is a secondary storage device used in the desktop and notebook computers. However, loss of Word document files on the storage device may occur due to several disastrous situations. Let us observe how loss of data may occur in the various storage media and ways to recover lost documents.
Accidental deletion of Word documents may occur on various portable storage devices when they’re attached to the computer. You have access to the files stored on the various storage devices by connecting them to computer through USB port. Normally, people like to use external hard drive and USB device (pen drive) to save their data. However, the files stored on the portable hard drive or pen drive could get deleted or loss due to various disastrous situations for example virus attack, accidental deletion of files, files lost because of incomplete file transfer (when ‘Cut’ command has been used) and files deleted while scanning with an antivirus application. When you lose the MS Word 2007 documents sue to previously stated scenarios then you need to utilize the relevant file recovery software to restore word 2007 documents.
Most significant case scenarios in which the loss of data on external hard drive or pen drive can happen are briefly described below:
- Incomplete file transmission process: Suppose you have connected the portable hard drive to your computer through USB port and looking to send some files from it into computer’s hard drive. Consider you are using ‘Cut and Paste’ command to send files and unexpectedly the PC gets shut down because of power outage during file transfer. However, this sort of a scenario will bring about the incomplete file transmission process. There can be chances for missing of Word documents from the portable hard drive because of the incomplete file transmission process.
- Virus attack: The virus is a small program or possibly a few lines of code that can replicate itself and spread from one storage medium to a different. Suppose your hard drive is having virus and you’re not using the updated antivirus software on your computer. In the event, you connect the pen drive to your computer then there is the opportunity to spread the virus from computer’s hard disk drive to your pen drive. During this moment, the virus can corrupt the Word document files stored on the pen drive. The files may get deleted with the updated antivirus software if you scan the pen drive.
Anyhow, the deleted or lost Word documents are not permanently erased from the storage media. Because of this, there’s an opportunity to recover deleted or lost Word documents until a new data overwrites onto them. The only method to restore deleted or lost Word documents is using relevant file recovery software. To test the program efficiency, you can download the demo version and preview the recovered files.