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I can not recommend Jonathan enough - excellent in every way as well as being super polite and professional. Jonathan successfully recovered data on a hard drive that I thought was gone forever. Thank you so much Jonathan

Data Recovery required for external hard drive

$100

Jonathan is an absolute gentleman. I tasked Jonathan ahead of other bidders. He went out of his way to attend my premise on Monday. The job was complex than normal and was able to retrieve most of the files as much as he could. Jonathan’s professionalism from the beginning to the end is above and beyond your normal IT gurus. Thank you at short notice taking the task on. I wish you great success on this platform. As a first time poster, I have no doubt recommending Jonathan to each and everyone of you that need appropriate IT services. Give him a go you got nothing to lose! 11 out of 10.

I need data recovery services services

$100

Amazing fast, efficient, personable service. Can’t thank Simon enough. He has saved me hundreds of dollars and I am extremely grateful.

I need data recovery services or hard drive repair

$100

Satnam did a data recovery job for me. He got all the tools & equipments to perform the task. He got good knowledge & skills in IT. Thanks mate

Laptop 💻 Data recovery

$100

Explained through on why my hard disk failed, and offered options on getting it recovered.

Data recovery from Seagate Backup Plus portable

$100

Nice service, I am happy with this

Data recovery quote

$200

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Why book data recovery service through Airtasker?

Looking for expert data recovery help? When you can’t access the files saved on your laptop, USB, or external hard drive, don’t panic! Your personal documents, hours of music, important work files and precious photos may not be lost. There are knowledgeable data recovery experts ready to help.

When it comes to file recovery, the best thing you can do is turn off your device. The sooner you stop using it and book a data recovery service through Airtasker, the higher your chance of getting your deleted files back and fixing corruptions. We can connect you with experts who can rescue files from Seagate, Mac, Samsung, and Android devices. They’ll use their skills, hardware, and software to recover your files and safely store them on a new device in no time.

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Top Data Recovery related questions

Accidental overwriting and formatting are two common causes of deleted or lost files, but they aren’t the only culprits. Data loss also happens because of faulty systems, physical damage (like spills), and viruses.

This depends on the make, model, and operating system. Your data recovery expert will evaluate and diagnose the problem and, in most cases, recover the data using specialist software.

To give yourself the best chance of getting your files back, it’s important to unplug your drive and stop using the device. File recovery isn’t always possible, but this combined with booking an expert data recovery service will help.

Many data recovery professionals hold qualifications in computer science and IT or have industry certifications to become a recognised data recovery professional.

Simple data recovery tasks can be completed in a day. But if there’s a lot of data or severe damage, a week or longer is more likely. Your data recovery expert will give you a time estimate during the evaluation stage.

Data recovery services usually cost $60-$150 when you hire through Airtasker, but it could cost more or less. Your data recovery expert will calculate a flat-rate fee based on the complexity of the project and time needed.

What does a file recovery service include?

DIY-ing your data recovery is risky. Accidental overwrites, formatting and further damage to the device makes data recovery especially difficult. (And possibly more expensive.) The first step: get your device in the hands of an IT expert. Here are some of the devices and common problems your data recovery expert can help with:

Hard disk drives (HDD)

Hard drives are prone to physical damage and system errors. Whether it’s an external hard drive or the one inside your computer, the internal moving parts mean over time they wear out and degrade in performance. Hearing clicking or whirring noises? There could be physical damage, so your data recovery expert will use a precision screwdriver to repair the motor and hard drive heads. Seeing error messages or experiencing power problems? A system fault or virus may need fixing. Your techie might first try installing recovery software onto your computer. Or they could remove the actual hard drive from the case or computer and use a SAS/SATA to USB adapter to access and recover your files that way.

USB memory sticks

When your flash drive stops working or isn’t recognised by your computer (even when you’ve given it a wiggle) the problem could be faulty connectors, a bad computer USB port or something more serious like a virus. To recover your files, your data recovery technician will first test the memory stick by plugging it into a different computer or USB port. If this doesn’t work, they may use small screwdrivers and pliers to straighten out the connectors. If the damage isn’t physical, checks are made to identify a reason for corruption. This often involves recovery software, which can also help with deleted file recovery if anything has gone walkabout.

Solid-state drives (SSD)

SSD file recovery isn’t easy, because it relies on electrical components to save and retrieve data. When these go bad, it’s very difficult to recover files. But not impossible. Your data recovery expert will ensure a technology called TRIM isn’t enabled. To do this, they will use special recovery software and commands for SSD devices. If they can’t recover your files this way, your drive is sent to a forensic data recovery lab for further investigation, restoration, and data extraction. Be aware, though - this can be expensive.

Phone and smart devices

Need to retrieve messages, photos, numbers, and videos from your phone’s internal memory? Depending on the type of damage your phone has suffered, it may be salvageable. If your phone still switches on, your IT expert will first try downloading specific apps for data recovery. If this isn’t an option, they’ll plug your phone or device into a computer via USB for further debugging and file extraction.    

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Melbourne VIC, Australia

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Portable Hard drive (2TB) encrypted as a result of plugging into the work laptop. Please assist in recovering the data on the hard drive. - Due date: Flexible

Photos and videos Data recovery from Samsung Mobile

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Chirnside Park VIC 3116, Australia

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Accidentally deleted the photos from internal memory/ recycle bin from samsung phone. No back up in drive. - Due date: Before Saturday, 3 February 2024

Data Recovery

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Forest Lodge NSW, Australia

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Data Recovery Specialist for 2TB Seagate HDD

$200

Craigieburn VIC, Australia

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I am seeking a skilled Data Recovery Specialist to tackle a critical issue with a 2TB Seagate HDD. The hard drive has experienced a failure, and Windows no longer recognizes it. It doesn't appear in Disk Management at all. The drive originally had 2 partitions, and both are currently inaccessible. - Due date: Flexible

Data recovery from damaged laptop

$50

Hamilton Hill WA, Australia

11th Jan 2024

Laptop damaged at the charging circuit point. No longer turning on. Would like some folders but not all from the laptop - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 11 January 2024

External Hard Drive Seagate 4TB data recovery

$85

Kingsford NSW, Australia

5th Jan 2024

External Hard Drive Seagate 4TB data recovery, disk turns at plug in then stops and isn't readable on the computer. I need someone with good reviews and trustworthy. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 26 January 2024

Data recovery

$150

Prahran VIC, Australia

21st Dec 2023

I was phished by a company that I thought was Microsoft. i transferred hem $60 and they used a eu-da-me style product to remotely configure a new driver and then told me that they needed to charge me $500.00 to fix an issue. I realised that it was a scam and disconnected my system - but they must have put something in the start-up routine so I cant boot my system up now. - Due date: Flexible

Really fast and thorough!!

Data recovery for my external hard drive

$100

Melbourne VIC, Australia

15th Dec 2023

My WB passport external hard drive does not show up on my PC and it sometimes makes clicking sound so I suspected that it might be broken. I would like to see if I can recover the data on it and move it elsewhere or fix the device. - Due date: Flexible

I need data recovered from a Toshiba Canvio Ready external hard drive

$250

Caulfield North VIC, Australia

13th Dec 2023

I need videos recovered from a Toshiba 4TB canvio ready HDD. Only a very small fraction of the HDD has been used. I believe it is less than 100GB. - Due date: Flexible

Hard drive data recovery

$300

Pottsville NSW, Australia

11th Dec 2023

Hard drive burnt a chip and has been replaced. Thinking of data recovery for pics and documents - Due date: Flexible

Apple SSD data recovery

$300

Coogee NSW, Australia

10th Dec 2023

My MacBook Air got damaged by liquid and I am wanting to transfer the data from my damaged Mac to my new one from the SSD. - Due date: Flexible

Wd portable hard drive not read.need data recovery.

$100

Epping NSW 2121, Australia

8th Dec 2023

wd portable hard drive not read at computer.need to recover the data - Due date: Flexible

Data Recovery off old hard drive

$100

Bull Creek WA, Australia

5th Dec 2023

Hi everyone, i have an old hard drive which i need some data from (really only old family photos). I purchased an adapter (Sata to usb) which powers the hard drive (it does turn on) but cant seem to read the data on it. Need someone to help me recover the data - Due date: Flexible

Data recovery from external hard drive

$100

Warriewood NSW, Australia

3rd Dec 2023

Data recovery from a partitioned Seagate portable hard drive.

Nicholas was very responsive and persevered with my data issue. Highly recommend!

Data recovery from external hard drives

$100

Liverpool NSW, Australia

22nd Sep 2023

I have two external hard drives that have stopped working. Need a quote for data recovery from those. - Due date: Flexible

I have nothing but positive feedback for this gentleman regarding all the parameters you expect from someone performing a service. His communication is great, and he did the task above and beyond my expectations. Totally recommend him.