Data Recovery Process

Step 1
Data Recovery Process Step 1

Book & Send

Step 2
Data Recovery Process Step 2

Free Evaluation

Step 3
Data Recovery Process Step 3

Data Recovery

Step 4
Data Recovery Process Step 4

Return your data

Step 1 - Book & Send

Data Recovery - Book and Send

Book online

Complete the online recovery form. This should take under 5 minutes and will get your recovery underway.

You can choose to send it to us free through one of over 2800 drop off locations in the UK, or ship to us via your own chosen courier.

Send your device

If you choose one of our drop off locations we will provide a label for you to print and attach to the box, it couldn't be simpler.

Ensure that you package your device well, so that no damage occurs during transit. We've even provided some hints and tips for you.

Track progress

Once your recovery is booked, you can track it throughout the data recovery process via the Lazarus online tracking page. We will provide SMS and email updates at key stages in the process.

If you have any questions during the process, we're always here to help.

Step 2 - Free evaluation

Data Recovery - Free Evaluation

On receipt

On receipt we will send you an SMS message or email to confirm that we have received your item.

Your device will usually then be assessed the same day by one of our data recovery engineers.

Standard recovery

Once evaluated, we will tell you how much of the data we are likely to recover or if an advanced recovery is required.

If less than 100% of data is recovered, we will provide a list of recovered files and if you are happy with what you see we will proceed, if not we'll return your device free of charge.

Advanced recovery

In the event an advanced recovery is required, we will contact you to ask if you wish to proceed.

If not we'll send your device back to the pickup point you selected during booking and even cover the cost of the shipping.

Step 3 - Data recovery

Data Recovery - Recovering your data

Your data recovered

If your recovery only requires our standard service or we get your go ahead for the advanced, your data will then be recovered by one of our experienced data recovery technicians.

Advanced methods

In the event of an advanced recovery, the process may take a little longer. We will endeavour to recover your data using more advanced methods, sometimes this will involve sourcing specific components from our network of global suppliers.

Recovery complete

Once the data has been recovered it will be copied onto an encrypted external USB hard drive ready for return to you. We even keep a secure copy of your data on-site for 7 days.

Step 4 - Return your data

Data Recovery - Returning your data

Ready for return

When your data recovery is complete and ready for shipping, we will send you an SMS or email to let you know.

We just need to take payment and then your data will be on its way back to you.


Simply go to the order tracking page and you will be given a link to pay for the recovery.

Payment is made via Paypal, but you don't need a Paypal account to use it. Simply use a debit or credit card on their secure site.

Data returned

When payment has been confirmed your device and your recovered data will be returned to your selected drop off location and you will be given the password to access your encrypted data.

Causes of data loss

If your device is affected by any of the following issues, we suggest that you leave it switched off and contact us immediately.

Any attempt to recovery data without professional expertise may result in further data lost.

  • Computer will not start up
  • Unusual Noise / Head Failure
  • Power Surge / Outage
  • Virus/Spyware
  • Impact Trauma
  • Fire or Water Damage
  • Deleted Files

About Us

Whether it's your irreplaceable photos, college or university work, a valued music collection, we realise how important it is to get your data back.

We have been recovering data for over 30 years, keeping up with technology changes and consistently delivering a market leading service at an affordable price.

Your data recovery will be handled in a secure and confidential environment. Having recovered data for Banks, Government Institutions and Agencies, Corporations and Manufacturers, we know the importance of security and discretion.

We are a UK based company and our friendly support team are here to answer your questions.

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