When recovering lost files and data it is important to know how to proceed.
What a sad thing it would be if you had just finished writing the greatest novel ever written, and you accidentally deleted it.
Or you have finally finished writing the longest, most boring report your boss has ever asked for.
Then your toddler just threw your laptop thirty feet off the balcony onto concrete.
You now have a data recovery problem, my friend.
Can Lost Files be Recovered ?
Absolutely many lost files can be recovered.
But not everything that is lost can be recovered.
Files that are simply deleted intentionally or accidentally have the highest probability of being fully recovered.
This is because the data itself is intact.
Intact data means the entire file as a whole still exists.
You can’t see it or find it because the Pointer is missing to show where its at.
You can use Data Backup copies to restore the data.
If you have not been using data backups then its more complicated.
The next best step is to use Window’s Restore points.
A Restore point is a picture of all files that windows makes automatically from time to time.
Using this is also easy enough for you to handle yourself.
Recovering the Data after Accidentally Deleting the Files
Recovering lost & Deleted files is possible using data recovery software.
It is important that you stop using the device immediately after you realize that you’ve lost the files.
The information pathways that lead to your files is what has actually been deleted.
The files still exist intact on your device.
Using the device can sometimes write over the information pathways that once led to your files, making them impossible to find.
You must stop using the device immediately.
Install data recovery software.
Follow the instructions carefully in order to have the best possible chance of recovering the data you have lost.
Damaged or Destroyed Computer
A destroyed computer does not always mean the permanent loss of the stored information.
It may be possible to plug the hard disk drive into another system and retrieve the data that is on it.
This works with computers manufactured after 2003 due to proprietary, drive-specific adaptation hardware.
Professional Data Recovery
With physical damage to the device, your best bet is a professional data recovery technician.
Opening a hard drive in an atmosphere that is not controlled is very dangerous.
Dust, static electricity, and other damaging elements can permanently destroy a hard drive in seconds.
A data recovery technician will have access to a clean room where it is safe to open a hard drive.
The Technician will have all the correct tools for doing the job right.
It may cost you money, but if you want your data back it is the most sensible thing to do.
Regardless of the cause of your data loss, there may be too much damage to retrieve any of your files.
Backup Data before its too late
Every computer expert in the world recommends that you back up your files.
Backup Files in a way that makes it difficult, if not impossible, for them to become lost.
Use the cloud, and at least one physical storage device.
Storage Devices such as external hard drive to store your data.
Doing this means you will never have to deal with the nightmare that is data recovery.
With so many people having so many devices technology has changed dramatically over the past decade.
To work seamlessly on all devices they have to be inter-connected.
This has meant that our smartphones and computers need to use the same data files.
Data consistency allows us to rely upon them to be accurate and up to date.
Online Data Storage
Online Data Storage has enabled us to do this.
As long as we ensure our data is uploaded to a secure data source it is safe.
Uploaded Data is available and stored on all our devices is a form of triple redundancy.
We need to figure out a great plan to backup and secure this Data.
Read our Main Article on Data Backup & Recovery to understand your options and limitations.