Recovering your data with Data Recovery

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Looking for the best data recovery software can be a real nightmare when you have just lost, seemingly irretrievably, much of your work. But if you don’t panic and look carefully for the best solution, than very often it is possible to retrieve much if not all of your lost data. There are many software packages out there that can help with this process as long as you take the correct steps initially The right software can enable you to not only retrieve files that you have unintentionally deleted, but also, in some cases, data that has been lost due to a virus attack. The key for most of these programs to work is to not allow any more writing to the disk in question. A good program for data that has been accidentally deleted is Undelete. It has been used hundreds of times to recover data that has been deleted by the act of a person.

One of the key things in choosing the right software, is to know how the data was lost. Whether it was due to a virus, a mistake on your part, or even a hardware failure, so that you can decide which is the best data recovery method to use.

If you are quick enough, it is possible that you will not even need the data recovery software. When data is deleted it is not always trashed straight away. The operating system will change the file so that it won’t be displayed when you’re looking for it

If you can find this gap in the system before the computer uses it for something else, then it is possible to simply undelete it and the file will reappear with all your data. This way you can avoid the need for data recovery software and you should be back in business

The trick is to be very quick and find the gap in the system before doing too much other work, as this, especially if your hard drive has got very little unused space, may cause the computer to use the gap for something else. If you have not noticed the loss, and the computer has used it, then probably your best chance is in using some good quality data recovery software or service

Another problem can arise if you decide to repair the drive by defragging the computer, before you have a chance to try any data recovery. You probably will not lose all of it, but it is possible to lose some of it, as when you defrag it can cause some of the files to be overwritten

Of course even if you only lose one or two small files by doing this, chances are they will be the most important ones! So it is best to try to get to grips with your data recovery before doing any defragging. Even if you are not actively running this application, you should think whether you have preprogrammed to defrag the disc at specific intervals. So if you think you have lost any data, it is always best to try and recover it before doing anything else. That way you have a much better chance of success with your data recovery.

Data Recovery Service

If you have lost, or are unable to access, data due to a virus or computer crash, then probably your best and most affordable option is to try to use data recovery software. Sometimes however this is just not a powerful enough solution, or is inappropriate for the type of loss that your computer or hard drive has suffered. Then probably your only option, if you’re not a computer whiz yourself, is to look for a good data recovery service

A reputable data recovery service will very often offer a free assessment. In general you should not have to make an upfront payment for a company to assess the drive and tell you the options available to you for the recovery of your data. Although if it is a much more complex problem than you may have to pay for an assessment

Although you will want to get the work in progress as quickly as possible it is not always a good idea to go for the first data recovery service that you see. Some data recovery services are much more expensive than others and do not necessarily offer a better service, but if you can get a good recommendation, then this is probably the best way to

Make sure that the data recovery service gives you a quote before they start work. You do not want to be worrying about the cost of the work as well as the potential loss of your data. A good data recovery service should be able to give you fairly firm quotes when they have assessed the hard drive and are able to see the work that needs to be done

You may get two different prices from the data recovery service. This depends on whether the fault with the drive is a physical problem or a logical problem. This is not unusual, as the company cannot always know exactly what they will find when undergoing the process of data recovery, and physical data recovery is a much higher cost operation

Make sure, if you have two quotes from the data recovery service that it is for the two different procedures and not just a rough guess at what the costs may go up to in the end

When you first contact the data recovery service, make sure that you give them as much information as possible about the drive, any applications that you were running and the type of setup and operating system that was being used, when the data was lost. Especially if you are contacting them by e-mail, this can save a lot of time and allow them to get you a quote and start your data recovery as soon as possible.