Hard Disk Recovery Software for HDD Restore Service

Hard Disk Recovery Software

Hard disk recovery is a process reversing the hard disk backup operation. It restores a HDD image to the same physical drive, or clones it to another hard disk. Handy Backup allows hard disk recovery for both data and system disks, restoring hard drive images from backups.

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Version 7.13.0, built on 26 May, 2018
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Hard Disk Recovery Process with Handy Backup

To recover hard drive from backup, you will need a recovery HDD or partition backup image created with the Disk Image plug-in. Please note that you can make a disk recovery for either a data or system partition, except an active system hard disk (i.e. the partition containing an OS you currently running)!

  1. Open Handy Backup, and create a new task with a Ctrl+N keys or a button on the main panel.
  2. Select the restoration task on the Step 1, and go to the Step 2.
  3. Now you must select a storage containing your images for disk recovery.
  4. On the backup storage, select a backup.hbi file containing data about your hard disk recovery.

Specify Index File for Hard Disk Recovery

  1. You will see the dialog where you can select your hard disk(s) recovery images with checkboxes.
  2. If you want to change your restore location, click the “Change Location” button. You will see a new dialog for selecting a physical hard drive to restore.

Select a Physical Hard Drive to Restore

Caveat: You cannot make a disk recovery for your current system drive when running Handy Backup! Only other (inactive) system drives and partitions, as well as non-system (data) partitions, are eligible hard drive recovery operations without using some external software!

  1. Click OK and return to the task creation wizard. Continue creating a restoration task as described in the User Manual.

Note: You can create a schedule for a HDD recovery task on the Step 5, although we are strongly advising to do it only for mass or pre-scheduled cloning of hard drive. A common need for restoring a hard disk is an unusual, sensitive event, where you must make many decisions and precautions!

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Handy Backup Professional

Version 7.13.0, built on 26 May, 2018 . 162 MB
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Handy Backup Professional

To create drive-based snapshots and use them for HDD recovery, you need the Professional edition, or higher. Free 30-days trial version!

Best HDD Restore Software Features


As a hard drive recovery service, Handy Backup takes on itself all operations necessary to make a sector-by-sector hard disk image recovery. It also makes HDD restore files as images you can keep almost everywhere, providing a quick access to recovery HDD images (including auto recovery from manually moved backups).

Automatic Hard Disk Recovery Process
Hard Disk Cloning


Each time you are changing a location for a hard disk recovery, you are effectively cloning your disk to another place. Thus, you can use Handy Backup not only as a HDD restore utility but also as a solution for cloning, seeding, making hardware-level backups and so on!


The hard drive data recovery service provided by Handy Backup has a number of security options not only for saving drive images but also for restoration. Among the most valuable options providing security are the possibility for automatically running scheduled but missed tasks, and email reporting.

Secure Hard Drive Recovery Service
Download Handy Backup

Version 7.13.0, built on 26 May, 2018
162 MB

Handy Backup can restore HDD image or a partition image, making it automatically when you need a regular restoration or scheduled HDD recovery for cloning purposes. Try our hard disk recovery software by downloading a full,
fresh version of Handy Backup for a 30-day free trial period!

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