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"Great communication, job done easily "

Data recovery from laptop

$50

"Fast, efficient and economical. Door to door service. Couldn't ask for better. Would definitely reccommend and use again. David "

I need data recovery

$50

"Great work! Saved my dead hard-drive with tonnes of family photos / videos. "

I need data recovery

$200

"Turnaround time was amazing, working with JD was really easy he made the whole process simple and was able to get the job done and recover the data I needed! "

I need data recovery

$150

"Hey Keyvan. Thanks for all your assistance. I appreciate you tried very hard to recover data from my hard drive. Many thanks for your help. Cheers. "

I need data recovery - Mac hard drive

$160

"Excellent... recommended"

I need data recovery

$10

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.    

Recent Data Recovery tasks

Data recovery & Back up Apple Mac Mini

$1,000

Sylvania NSW, Australia

2nd Dec 2022

Mac mini has been corrupted and won't accept password. I need deleted data and all files backed up onto external hard drive urgently please.

Data recovery from hard disk

$150

South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia

28th Nov 2022

Makes bleeping noise and my laptop wouldn’t recognise the external memory brand seagate.

External Hard Drive Data recovery

$100

Ascot Vale VIC, Australia

23rd Nov 2022

I had a Seagate OneTouch external hard drive and through an accident it disconnect while in use by my Lenovo Yoga 720 laptop, and now can't access the files. I have tried connecting to different computers. The Hard drive light works and it makes a connection sound when plugged into a computer. I can see it as a hidden device but that's about it. - Due date: Flexible

Vidhin was very professional and knowledgeable, great communication and provided excellent advice. I am very happy with his service and would highly recommend him.

Data recovery off a portable drive

$40

Geebung QLD, Australia

21st Nov 2022

My laptop is no longer reading my expansion portable drive after I accidentally dropped it. Looking for an experienced person to retrieve files off it for me. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 20 November 2022

Hard drive WDD data recovery when plugged clock like sound

$150

Truganina VIC, Australia

3rd Nov 2022

Hard drive 1 TB Accidently fell and on plugging clock like sound coming from it need data recovery from HDD drive or repair whatever is possible - Due date: Flexible

Hard drive data recovery !

$150

Coburg VIC, Australia

11th Sep 2022

My LaCie 2tb HDD is beginning to die. By die I mean it’s occasionally will mount to finder (always observable on disk utility). Is extremely slow to browse files / unable to copy from drive to back up as drive is so slow. Am hoping someone can clone or recover the contents of the drive. Majority of data on there is audio files as well as ableton (audio production software). External Drive :-) - Due date: Before Monday, 12 September 2022

Awesome ! Got all my data back and was super helpful :-)

Data recovery - nas drive

$200

Donvale VIC 3111, Australia

14th Jul 2022

Hi all, I have a mycloud home nas drive which has fallen from about 30cm onto the ground. The nas still turns on and whirs up, some files can be accessed, others seem corrupted. I have a basic external hard drive I can provide if the nas drive files are able to be recovered and copied onto it. Can drop off at your work/home place.

Very helpful and professional service. Would recommend Keyvan to all.

Data recovery PC

$150

Malvern Victoria, Australia

30th Nov 2022

My PC synced to one Drive and I accidentally deleted the files on one drive and the recycle bin, and I am seeking retrieval of files. Thanks Lauren

Phone Data recovery

$100

Aspley QLD 4034, Australia

26th Nov 2022

Have an old s10 samsung, phone turns on and screen display kind of works but cant swipe or do anything once on. Would like photos/videos transferred from this phone to my new samsung s10 Just put $100 down but i really have no idea what this would usually cost. Cpuld be less or way more. Just throw me your offer . Thank you - Due date: Flexible

Data recovery on external hard drive

$400

Point Cook VIC, Australia

22nd Nov 2022

Dropped external hard drive, doesn't load anymore - Due date: Flexible

Rutvik (Ric) was great at recovering the data which 2 other technicians couldn't do. I'm very happy with the service, but also his promptness, communication and the turn around time for fixing the issue. Great work!

Data recovery

$200

Croydon VIC, Australia

14th Nov 2022

Hard drive recovery can’t connect to computer - Due date: Flexible

Data recovery

$40

Pemulwuy NSW 2145, Australia

2nd Nov 2022

Would like to copy a 512gig sata drive that doesn't boot up to a new drive.

Hard drive data recovery

$100

Northcote VIC, Australia

5th Aug 2022

My Macbook Air Model A1466 stopped working 2 days ago (old and tired, no funny noises etc.) and I am hoping to recover the contents of its hard drive onto an external hardrive. I contemplated doing the hard drive data retrieval myself but I can't find a local shop which sells the SSD hard drive adapter for the corresponding model I have. Need it done this weekend to retrieve ongoing work due soon. I'm happy to travel to fit in with your schedule, and make the retrieval more affordable for me and less time-intensive for you. Many thanks! Laura - Due date: Before Monday, 8 August 2022

What an absolutely lovely experience! Thanks a million Alex!! I’ll be in touch again!

Data recovery on Galaxy 7 Edge

$200

Mount Hutton NSW, Australia

5th Dec 2022

I have a broken Android Galaxy 7 Edge phone. Phone technicians have told me it most likely has a broken motherboard. I need to find a way to extract old photos/videos off of the phone if possible. - Due date: Flexible

Data recovery

$100

Coburg North VIC, Australia

28th Nov 2022

I have an external drive that I can get into. It has thousands of photos on it I really need and if I can’t access them ever again it will be really heartbreaking. Last used drive on a MacBook and then couldn’t access on a normal PC. Maybe need another MacBook to work again? I believe it may be locked to Time Machine on mac. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Data recovery

$150

Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia

26th Nov 2022

Need to recover videos that have been deleted off external hard drive - Due date: Flexible

Data recovery from hard drive

$50

Seven Hills QLD, Australia

21st Nov 2022

I have a hard drive that is not turning on. It has all my old photos on it from when my kids were younger. Just want the info transferred onto a new hard drive for me. I am based at seven hills in Bne. - Due date: Flexible

I need the data recovery from a WD Element 750gb portable Hard drive

$50

Cranbourne East VIC, Australia

9th Nov 2022

I need to recover the data from my 750gb WD Elements Portable SE Hard drive from Western Digital which all of sudden windows dosen't recognise. - Due date: Flexible

Satnam was very knowledgeable and professional and completed my job quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend him

Hard Drive Data Recovery

$450

Balwyn North VIC, Australia

2nd Nov 2022

WD HDD clicking noise , need recovery

USB data recovery

$20

Elwood VIC, Australia

16th Jul 2022

Need help retrieving music files off of a USB which I believe has become corrupted. Please make an offer if you can assist with the data recovery! Thankyou. More info: The USB is my partners and used for djing and it has been going into a loop mode when last used. We then plugged into the laptop to try and retrieve the files and it would load for a second and then freeze and the system would crash not allowing us to continue with a transfer. The USB itself was flashing a blue light when on but then it would turn off again. Almost like when your phone charger is on the way out and you have to hold it a certain way for it to be recognised! Best way to explain it haha

Vidhin was super accommodating and helpful with our request. He was able to find and destroy the corrupt file on our USB which meant the contents was saved! So thankful and could not recommend him more! Will be coming to Vidhin for any future data recovery needs (even though we will now be backing everything up!!) Thanks so much Vidhin!