Data Recovery Tips for Your Lost Files

Losing data or files is nothing to laugh about. You stand to lose a lot aside from the information contained in those files. Additionally, loss of data can happen to anybody. Whether you’re the best in your department or you are just learning the basics of information technology, you can become a victim of data loss. Although these are not meant to make a tech specialist out of you, these tips can guide you on what needs to be done once you’ve discovered your data has been damaged or lost. Once professional help has arrived, you can pass on the work to them. In the meantime, while waiting for help, you can use these tips.

 

Be Sure That You Have a Recovery Toolkit on Your Device

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Whether you use a desktop or a laptop, you need to be sure that your recovery toolkit is already in place long before you start to input data. There are tools you can get for free, but there are also those that you can get from your data recovery specialist. Choose one that comes with good feedback and a high success rate.

Use the Power of a Flash Drive

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If you think your data has already been lost or damaged, download software or program that you can run using a flash drive. With the flash drive, you are sure that everything you are doing will be safe.

 

Don’t Panic When the Recycle Bin Has Been Emptied

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Just because your files in the recycle bin have been deleted does not mean they are lost forever. They can still be recovered; just make sure that they have not yet gone through a data detention tool, which shreds files. Anyway, after the recycle bin is emptied, the files are actually still intact. They will only be totally erased or deleted once they are overwritten with new data.

 

Data and Files from CDs, DVDs, and Memory Cards are Recoverable

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Don’t lose hope when you find out that your audio files, photos, videos, and other corrupted files are deleted from your CDs, DVDs, or memory cards. There are tools and software that you can use to recover them. You can choose from the free versions or the paid ones.

How do You Keep Digital Data Safe?

The amount of data we create increases every day, week, month, and year. If we input data daily, like what writers do, by year end, we’d have created thousands of new data and information. Data here does not pertain only to office details and the like; it also includes original data like articles your write, videos you take, and photos you capture. Every single thing that you post online or store in your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device is valuable data. All these are valuable to you (and to your company, if it applies). Therefore, you should do everything possible to keep your data safe not only from online pirates but also from damage and viruses. To keep your data safe, here are several tips you can take heed of.

Purchase an External Drive

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If you do not have one yet, get yourself a reliable external drive. Be sure to choose one with a high storage capacity so you can store as many files as you can. Use your external drive as backup for your files. Transfer them into the external drive to make sure they are safe even when your laptop or mobile device is damaged, lost, or stolen.

 

Perform Regular Backups on Your System


After you have performed the initial backup of your system, be sure to schedule regular backups. These automatic backups are necessary because you will be adding and changing data from time-to-time. Aside from ensuring the safety of your data, regular incremental backups will also help you save significant space as the process stores only whatever new data has been entered into your system.

Make Use of Cloud Storage

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Aside from using an external hard drive, it is also important to using the Cloud for backup. Keep your Cloud data safe by encrypting it. Likewise, create a secondary backup if you want your data to be safe from damage.