Factory reset commands aren’t just for mobile phones, they can also be completed on hard disk drives, and the result is that the files and data that was on the hard drive disappears so that new data can be loaded. Sometimes though, factory reset commands are done in error and a data recovery procedure becomes necessary to extract the old data from the hard drive. If this data extraction is possible of not depends on many factors, sometimes it works, other times it doesn’t. In the UK, data recovery companies like Data Clinic (https://www.dataclinic.co.uk/) are experts in recovering lost files and data.
“My daughters laptop stopped working so a friend of mine managed to reset it to factory settings. As a result all her videos and photos are gone. Is there any way you would be able to retrieve them, keeping the laptop working as it is now? If you need to know I am in the Headingley area of Leeds.”
“External hard drive Buffalo HD-HB250U2.
Worked last time used but now. Visible as drive but could not open ‘without formatting’
Contains all family and baby photos from clinic so I’m really rather keen to get it retrieved! I did a factory reset to try and get the data back but it doesn’t appear to have worked”
“Someone has wiped the hard drive on my laptop by executing a factory reset command, and I need to recover my pictures and work docs. I’ve tried using easeus but it hasn’t recovered everything.”