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do our data recovery in house, we do not ship your data to
a 3rd party. If you are not local and would like to
utilitze our fast turn-around data recovery service, we
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Although we keep hearing how important it is to create multiple
backups for relevant information, most people vaguely believe that
they are never going to need them, or at least they put off the
creation of their own backup system to an indefinite future.
Information is extremely fragile and isn’t completely safe no
matter where and how you store it. Data can be lost for many
different reasons: as a result of virus attack, system failure,
physical damage of storage device, accidental deleting, disk
formatting to name just a few. The only guaranteed method of
recovering lost data is to keep a backup in a place that is
unconnected to your primary storage. However, even if you didn’t
keep one, you still may recover all or some of your lost data —
below are some of the things you can do to improve the likelihood
of data recovery.
Stop All 'Write’ Operations
Contrary to widespread belief, after a file gets deleted, it isn’t
immediately erased from existence. File systems are built to
conserve the resources of hardware. As active deletion of files
takes up resources, it normally just isn’t done (although there is
software available for those who want to be able to erase all
traces of their activity if need be). The system simply removes
the entry about the file from the system: it remains in place but
is merely no longer associated with its original name. As long as
the file doesn’t suffer any further damage (mostly due to
overwriting), it remains intact and can be recovered using our
data recovery service.
So, if you want to increase your chances, stop all "write"
operations for the storage device in question immediately: file
creation and editing, copying data to the device, creation of
temporary files, etc. If the lost files were kept in the system
partition and are truly crucial, the best course of action is to
turn off the power (don’t do a normal shutdown, as it may include
“write” operations), remove the hard drive and start your data
recovery using our 'Start Recovery" page.
Don’t Reboot The Damaged Storage, Shut Down Instead
If the files you’ve lost were stored on the system drive, avoid
rebooting it. With every subsequent attempt, the situation will
deteriorate, making successful recovery less and less likely.
Don’t Defragment The Storage
It may sound obvious, but don’t defragment the drive in question
if you’ve discovered data loss, as it makes a recovery highly
Don’t Install Data Recovery Software On The Drive Where You’ve
Lost The Files On
Again, it may sound obvious, but if you’ve decided to try and
recover your files yourself, don’t install the software you intend
to use on the same drive — it can overwrite the files in question.
This would greatly lower your chances of a successful recovery by
overwriting the files in question.
If The Drive Is Corrupted, Act Immediately
If you didn’t delete the files accidentally and the problem is in
the hard drive itself, don’t wait and don't try to use recovery
software. Most recovery software cannot recover corrupted data
from a failing drive. Submit a 'Start Recovery' ticket as soon as
possible. The longer you wait to do it, the higher is the chance
of further data corruption and damage. If you act within the first
few minutes of corruption starting, you can hope to restore most
of your lost data. With every passing minute of a drive running
that is corrupting data, your odds are getting worse.
Don’t Physically Tamper With The Drive
Even if you believe you are good at tech, you are almost certainly
to make matters worse. Such operations should only be carried out
by experienced engineers in a specific dust-free environment. Even
if you believe that to repair the drive you just have to replace a
circuit board, don’t do it – it may cause a firmware conflict that
will make the drive completely unusable and unrecoverable.