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A place to discuss the ins and outs of data recovery, both logical and physical.
Please include filesystem and the make/model of your hard drive, flash drive, or phone.
REMEMBER: If what you are trying to recover is important GO TO A PRO! This includes your own data, or customer data. Odds are VERY HIGH that you will lose your data forever if you are working on this without expertise.
Basic Data Recovery Flowchart by /u/datamedics
Hard Drive Triage (assume the worst first) guide by /u/RecoveryForce
How to Copy Your Drive:
REMEMBER: Even using these tools/guides can be risky on your drive! If heads are failing, then this WILL make a bad problem worse.