Accidents happen to everyone. Even those who play it safe and make regular backups, have stabilizer-power and battery backup systems on their systems to protect against outages and surges are at risk of data loss. After this successful data recovery becomes must.
Data loss can happen to anyone at any time. When it happens, software will be required for the recovery of data. Your data can be lost through a hard drive malfunctioning, corruption of data, or even accidental deletion of large files that are too big for Recycle Bin.
If you are prepared, you can avoid disaster and have your files back with ease. All it takes is a little preparation.
Be Prepared For Successful Data Recovery
The best way to recover from data loss? Be prepared.
Below are some tips that are essential if successful data recovery is requisite.
- Minimize the use of your system as much as possible until you recover all of your lost files. This will decrease the risk of some of your lost data might be written over since the more activity taking place on your hard disk, the greater the chance it will occur.
– Avoid copying any files to the disk containing your lost data
– Avoid web browsing, your web browser saves cache files on the disk
– Try not to launch any programs, they can also use your disk space
– Do not restart your computer
- Before going further, free up some space on the disk containing your lost files. Increasing free space on your system will decrease the risk of overwriting any lost files with new ones. To do this you can:
– Delete those files you don’t need any more (you can also move them to another source instead)
– Clean (empty) your Recycle Bin – ensure that you haven’t accidentally put any important files in there
– Clear your browser cache.
– Installing software after data loss increases the risk of your data being overwritten so if you haven’t had any data problems yet it would be wise to install a data recovery program. A recovery program is said to be good insurance for your data but avoid installing it to the disk where your lost files are located.
Data recovery programs generally work the same way. You select the disk that houses the lost files and let the program analyze the content of the disk and then select the file you want to recover. Provide a location where to save that file.
Try to avoid recovering files to the same disk; use another hard drive, a removable media or a network.
It does not matter how diligent you are, data loss can occur to anyone!