Have you ever heard the word data recovery? If YES, then you might
be aware about the data loss situations. But if you say NO then you are
one of the lucky person who have not experienced the situations of data
loss, hard drive crashes which demand data recovery.
What is Data Loss?
Loss is a situation where you lose the data stored on your hard drive
or it becomes inaccessible. This data could be the important business
files, music, personal collection of pictures, emails, videos or
anything. Now why this happens? This situation generally occurs when
the hard drive fails or crashes, files get corrupt or damaged, there
are virus attacks on your computer system, hard drive corrupts due to
water-fire damages, poor usage of the hard drive, ad ware spy ware
attacks etc. Because of these reasons you might lose access to your
data or it can get corrupt. But the relief is that this inaccessible
data ca be recovered back. Its possible almost in 95%of the cases.
Data Recovery Software are the best means to recover the lost, deleted,
inaccessible, corrupt, damaged data from the hard drive, files and
folders and other storage media.
What is Data Recovery Software?
Data Recovery Software I mean to say, software which can recover back
the lost data by scanning your hard drive. Similar in the way as you
see other software which have different functions and working. For
instance, anti-virus software will stop, remove and protect your
computer system from virus attacks, and any password recovery software
will help you to restore the lost / forgotten passwords of your email
id which were stored in your PC.
According to Surveys,
"Viruses: Survey finds PCs infected at a rate of more than 10% each month" -- (ICSA Labs, 2002)
"35% of all PCs sold to businesses are laptops and 1 in 5 of these laptops will suffer hardware failure in the first 3 years" -- Gartner analyst Brian Gammage, The Changing Spectrum of Mobile PC Usage, October 30, 2002
"Data Recovery is possible in 85% of all data loss cases" --Dan Pelosi, Data Recovery 911, December 2002
it can be concluded that data recovery has its own importance when
people loose their important data. Data recovery software is useful for
file repair, file recovery, database recovery, backup recovery, email
data recovery and forensic data recovery.
How to use Data Recovery Software?
The data recovery
market is flooded with many data recovery software range. There are
renowned companies and small manufacturers too which perform data
recovery at small scale. But data recovery is not an easy task to
perform. It requires determination, expertise, appropriate recovery
tools, Class 100 Clean rooms, biometric environment and of
course a data recovery technician who can perform the data recovery
thus resulting into data recovery services.
Software is developed to minimize the possibilities of data recovery
services thus enabling the end user to himself perform data recovery on
his PC. The do-it yourself data recovery software available in the
market completely scan your damaged hard drive and retrieves the lost
data. When you finalize the data recovery software, always look for the
software support provided by the data recovery company on their website:
You can view the Animated Working Demos
how the software works, provided by the company. These working demos
are the best option to know and view the GUI and functions of the
You can also look for any software users guide
made available by the company on their website. The manual has the step
by step procedure to perform data recovery. Follow these steps and
evaluate the software.
When you download the software, view help manual accompanied with the software. It guides you with step by step recovery procedure.
Generally, demo version of the data recovery software are available for FREE
downloads. Its free because the companies want you to test the
recovery possibilities of your data and then only purchase the
software. The demo versions are not enabled with saving feature for the recovered data. You can download the demo version and run it on your computer system.
Word of Caution:
The point which should be noted here is that you should not run the
data recovery software on the corrupt drive. As this might overwrite
the original data which then gets deleted. Always perform data recovery
on the copy of corrupt data and a good device.
version of the data recovery software and analyze its working, features
and the amount of data which the software can recover. If the software
displays the lost, deleted data then the software surely can get back
your data to you and you can also purchase it. When you run the demo version always ensure;
How much time does the software take to recover data?
Is the software able to recover the deleted files also?
Can it recover attachments?
Can it recover data damaged due to virus attacks?
Is the software provider data recovery company recognized in the market?
What is the recovery percentage of the software?
Is the software purchase amount refunded, if the software is unable to recover data?
View the clients of the company, if possible contact them and gather feedback about the company.
Read client testimonials of the company
Consult with the support staff
of the company and ask queries related to your data loss situation?
Like, according to them which would be the appropriate data recovery
software for your case of data corruption? As this would help in
purchasing the right software.
Compare 2-3 data recovery companies with their recovery percentage, client satisfaction percentage, data recovery techniques, range of data recovery software provided by the company.
After performing all these checks you can purchase the software and recover your data.
While you are performing check on data recovery companies, always try
to find out real data recovery figures of the company, as many
companies add false figures to their websites and in the end are able
to empty your pockets.
It can be
concluded that data recovery software are boon for such individuals and
companies who lose their data due to accidental deletions, virus
attacks, unexpected system shutdowns, hard drive failures, system
crashes and other undefined reasons. The data recovery software is
definitely useful in the hour of need and data recovery services prove
themselves when the software is unable to get back data. You can also
give a try to data recovery services when there is a severe damage
caused to your device.