Data Recovery: Lost Doesn't Mean Lost for Good

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17 / 03 / 2015

Data Recovery: Lost Doesn't Mean Lost for Good

Everybody will tell you that the best way to prevent from data loss is a real-time backup, though sometimes it can happen unexpectedly and be a real frustration. In this article we will describe you the different ways in which information can be lost and show you how data recovery can help you to retrieve inaccessible or corrupted data.

#1 Physical Damage

Manufacturing defects, power surge, impact, heat, fire, water etc will cause mechanical or electronic damage to data media. As a result, normal access to such damaged media is no longer possible.

#2 Operating System Failure

Having your computer crashed you no longer have an access to the stored data and the only way to get your files back is to address your problem to a computer support specialist. Luckily with an operating system failure, nothing is wrong with the hard drive itself and your chances of fully recovering the data on your computer are quite high. All that needs to be done is to copy all data stored on a hard drive to a new one. However it is easier said than done, and if you are not well versed with hard drives you'd better leave this process to a data recovery specialist.

#3 Malicious Ware

In today’s world where computer viruses are extremely advanced and damaging to your computer, it is absolutely necessary to have well performing anti-virus program  installed on your computer. Be careful when downloading files and applications online, activate safe browsing feature and don’t open any files emailed to you from an untrusted source.

#4 Logical Damage

The unpredictable yet inevitable way that data is lost from a hard drive is through logical damage. As the saying goes, all hard drives will fail – the question is when. Like a motor engine, all operating parts of a hard drive will wear down over time, which will eventually cause the hard drive to crash. Hard drives have become more reliable over the years, but they still unexpectedly crash. This can cause huge amounts of data loss if data on the hard drive is not backed up.

#5 File Deletion

One of the most common ways in which data is lost is when it is manually overwritten or accidentally deleted by a person. This often happens when the user assumes that his data is already saved in another location, or if he accidentally saves a file to a different location.

Whatever is the reason of data loss we recommend using Files Recovery, which scans your drive for deleted files that can be still restored. To ensure the complete restoration of your lost data, Files Recovery must run a deep scan of your drive, which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours, depending on the size of your drive. Even during the scan, you can preview any files that were found using the Quick Look button. Once the scan is complete, recover those you need with just one click. Tip: To avoid errors, you cannot recover files to the same drive. You must use a separate storage device. Once things are working again, make sure you are regularly backing up  your files.

Source:  Data Recovery Group