Companies generate huge amounts of data each day. The loss of this data can have catastrophic consequences, especially for companies that do not have a data recovery plan.
Backing up data is the first step a business should take to protect its files. However, backup servers fail and human errors are all too familiar. Fortunately, disk recovery is possible for deleted files.
How the Data Recovery Software Works
Today's data recovery software is designed to search for and recover missing data. This software can recognize audio and video files, documents and photos and return them to their original form. You can recover data from flash drives, SD cards, smart phones, other portable storage devices, and even traditional rotating hard drives. You may also be able to save data from a CD or DVD that you can not previously access. However, data recovery software can not recover files that you have already deleted from a solid state drive (SSD).
All data recovery software provides recovery or recovery of deleted or lost files. Some can even create a disk image or a clone of the drive so that you can enhance data from the clone rather than directly from the hard drive. This is a useful feature if the disk fails physically and may fail continuously if the recovery software continues to access it.
Available Data Recovery Software
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free
EaseUS is one of the easiest-to-access three-step recovery software. When searching for recoverable files, all you have to do is select a file or folder and wait a few seconds while the software searches the system. Users can then search the recovered data through a friendly interface similar to Windows Explorer. There is also a Deep Scan option, which is very slow. The free version of the software can only recover data worth about 500 MB. Bonus feature: If you post information about the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard in your social media profile, such as Facebook or Twitter (and Google+, if it exists), you'll get an additional 1
EaseUS works on external and internal hard drives and in memory cards and USB sticks and can restore thousands of file types. With a 30-day money back guarantee, you can even buy the Pro version.
Pandora is one of the most reliable recovery software ever and offers features like the ability to restore FAT and NTFS format files. It can also restore archived, compressed, encrypted and hidden files. It has an easy-to-use interface with an Explorer-inspired window and a wizard that makes your recovery task easier. Once installed, it can recover data from hard drives and memory cards or any device that can be connected to a Windows computer. The software uses three recovery methods: browse, search, and surface scan. The last process performs a deeper search and takes longer. However, data can also be recovered from already formatted drives.
Restoring PC Inspector Files
The software has the ability to restore files from lost partitions, even if the file system or boot sector has been deleted or corrupted. This is crucial because it is possible to recover data if the drive does not appear in Windows. However, the user interface and terminology of the software can be confusing and daunting especially to new users. The workflow also takes some getting used to.
One of the best recovery software is Recuva from Piriform. It comes with an attractive and high quality interface, a standard scan and a deep scan. Users can recover data such as audio files, compressed files, documents, emails, and images that were previously lost. Recuva also has a great integrated wizard feature that guides you through the steps to recover your documents. It is easy to use and you only need to insert relevant information such as the area to be scanned, the scan type, the data type, and so on. The free version of Recuva is good enough for recovering hard drives, but the paid version offers features like advanced file recovery, automatic updates, support for virtual disks, and premium support.
Stellar Data Recovery
Another easy-to-use recovery software. Stellar Data Recovery can recover files from various storage devices such as hard drives, memory cards, USB drives and smartphones. Stellar Data lives up to its name with its stellar process. The user downloads only the installer, launches the scan, and the software starts recovering deleted or missing documents. A preview of the recovered files is displayed so that the user can review them before starting the final recovery process.
TestDisk is a great tool for restoring lost files and partitions. The program does not have a graphical user interface, which can be challenging for some. However, the command-line tool is easy to navigate, especially since there is a help system that guides the user. More importantly, it supports different systems.
As the name implies, the user can recover files with this software. Undelete 360 has a Microsoft Office-like look and feel with its color scheme and Ribbon Toolbar. The program can recover a variety of records and be used on devices such as digital cameras, smart phones, memory cards and USBs. Undelete 360 also has data deletion capabilities, allowing users to preview documents before restoring.
Wise Data Recovery
The software may look fine at first glance, but it can do the job quickly. It has a simple and clear interface that allows users to quickly start the program and select the drive to scan. Scanning is surprisingly fast and displays all recoverable data. The software also enables keyword searches so that the user does not have to search through many files.
There are two ways to lose files – search for data recovery services or use data recovery software. The former is quite expensive, although most data labs charge no fees if they can not retrieve your data. In the meantime, you're spoiled for choice because there's a lot of recovery software available today, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. If you choose recovery software, make sure you do your research and check all features before making any decisions.
About the Author
Dona Dimaculangan of Datlabs Data Recovery is your specialist in recovering data from computer hard drives, RAID servers, NAS systems, cell phones and CCTV recorders in the UK and Europe. Recent updates and exclusive content directly in Your e-mail inbox.
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