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Can I Recover Deleted Files? How to Retrieve Deleted Files

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 Lewis Waller (September 16, 2008)  Many have asked, “Can I recover deleted files?" - and the answer of course, is a resounding “Yes!". Ah, but you might be asking “How can I recover deleted files?". . . well it's really quite simple, actually. It's all in the software. But many worry as to how far gone is gone, as far as lost data is concerned. For example, picture this; I surf the internet for a bit, .. (Data Recovery)

Hard Disk Data Recovery - How to Restore Deleted Data

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 Lewis Waller (September 16, 2008)  Hard disk data recovery can be a completely simple operation. It used to be that in order to perform any hard disk data recovery, we either had to be an elite computer hacker ourselves, or we at least had to know one. These days that has all changed, and happily for the better. The main fact to know about hard disk data recovery is plain and simple. You can perform it in one of two .. (Data Recovery)

Recover Hard Disk Files - How to Recover Deleted Files

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 Lewis Waller (September 16, 2008)  If you've ever needed to recover hard disk files years ago, you were probably either a member of the elite, computer savvy, programmer type nerds in school who could hack anything including the computer servers at the Pentagon, or you knew someone who was. Back in the day, it was just a completely frustrating task for some of us who weren't the type to think and dream in binary code, .. (Data Recovery)

SQL Server Snapshot - How it Works

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 Louis Zhang (September 10, 2008)  SQL Servers have been growing in business exponentially since they were created in the 1970's. First created by IBM in San Jose, California, SQL did not become a standard computer language until the mid-1980s. Since that time, during its growth, there have been many upgrades and changes to the SQL relational database management systems, one such upgrade is the SQL server snapshot. A .. (Data Recovery)

Hard Drive Data Recovery Tools Help Retrieve Data

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 Maria Mbura (September 10, 2008)  The hard drive of your computer stores a lot of data and files. If your computer crashes it is a crisis as most users depend on their computer for data and information. The loss of data can be as a result of corrupt hard drives, viruses and Trojans. There are many reasons why a hard drive can crash like power surges or data can also be accidentally deleted. However all is not lost as .. (Data Recovery)

Backing Up Your Computer - 3 Inexpensive Options

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 Charles Garnett (September 10, 2008)  When it comes to backing up your computer and saving your important work, you have to first decide if you need to back up everything on your computer (your entire hard drive and all of it's contents, including your operating system), or if you just want to back up the things that are important to you such as the documents you create, email, photos, and other things that you don't want .. (Data Recovery)

Ease the Headache of Saving Files Through Differential Backup

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 Sam Miller (September 10, 2008)  In a lot of multimillion companies today, data is one of the most prized assets. This is definitely true to conglomerates with substantial amounts of dollars of payables and receivables. If multiple will be lost, then you can expect for everything to be duly affected. The Chief Finance Officer would not even wish to imagine how to remedy the situation since it is a complete headache. It . (Data Recovery)

Formatted Data Recovery - What to Do When Everything is Lost

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 Steven P. Ross (September 10, 2008)  So you accidentally formatted your hard drive or storage device. Do not panic, or if you have already; please stop and read on. Whether you realize it or not, usually when you delete files on your computer, they are not removed immediately, they are merely removed from the computer's “sight" and by extension, yours. This even applies to drives that have been recently reformatted. .. (Data Recovery)

Tips on How to Preserve Hard Drives Damaged by Water and Flooding

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 M. K. Stone (September 09, 2008)  Flooding can be disastrous to computers and electronic equipment.   Many businesses and end-users can experience significant downtime and profit loss when computer systems are damaged by water. Most people are unaware of how to recover from this type of problem.   In order to increase the chances that data can successfully be recovered from damaged disks, it is crucial to follow the .. (Data Recovery)

Data Backups - The First Step in Maintaining Business Continuity

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 Trevas Walker (August 25, 2008)  At any given moment disaster may strike. Many of us sit thinking we are safe at home, or in that cushy office chair, but the simple truth is that problems happen. Be it an earthquake, a fire, a flood, or something as simple as a power outage, disasters may come; and when they do our illusion of safety is often shattered. When it comes to enterprise, it really surprises me how many .. (Data Recovery)

Backing Up Data on CD's and DVD's

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 Mikkel Andersen (August 25, 2008)  Most people have some or many documents on their computer that they just cannot afford to lose. That is why backing up your important files on a CD or DVD disc may be a good idea. Today, our computers are very high tech, and a lot of them have some sort of data recovery tool installed. However, in some cases our computers do not work as they are supposed to and something goes wrong. .. (Data Recovery)

Restore Deleted Data

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 Mikkel Andersen (August 25, 2008)  Right now, you could be reading this this article because you or someone in your family has deleted a file on your computer system that you want to restore. Deleting files by mistake is a common problem, but it does not necessarily mean that your file, or files, are gone forever. Based on how much you have used the computer since the file was deleted, there is a chance that you might be . (Data Recovery)

Online Backup For Beginners

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 Simon Zimmo (August 24, 2008)  Whether you are a new business or you have been trading for many years, there is a very good chance in this computerised age that you will be using a pc, computer or laptop to assist you with running that business. What you may not realise, is the greatest threat to the survival of your business, is losing the data stored on your hard drive. Online backup is the most cost effective and .. (Data Recovery)

Online Backup and the Consequences of Data Loss For Business

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 Simon Zimmo (August 24, 2008)  Online backup, why is it so crucial? Most companies, business corporations and organisations nowadays are totally dependent on their computer data; and the value of that data is not easy to cost. However, the cost of a data loss to any business is very significant, not only in the man hours that it would take to recover it, if recovery were possible; but also financially. What price .. (Data Recovery)

Small Business Data Back Up

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 Nick Pegley (August 24, 2008)  Is it going to happen tomorrow, next week, in six months, or a year from now? It will happen eventually - your company will have data loss from an individual computer or a server. Are you prepared for this inevitable situation? According to American Data Recovery: * Companies lose more than 12 billion dollars a year from data loss * 78% of this loss is because of system and hardware .. (Data Recovery)

Identity Theft by Selling a Used Computer

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 R. Bouch (August 21, 2008)  Selling a Used Computer and Identity Theft Identity Theft is the fastest growing crime over the last few years. The amount of data stored on computer systems is an ideal repository for criminals to attempt identity theft. When someone either discards or sells a used computer system, hard drive, or external storage device most people do not appropriately sanitize the media, but rather .. (Data Recovery)

How Offsite Data Backup and Recovery Services Protects Your Business

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 Maria Mbura (August 18, 2008)  A computer crash can be a disaster for anyone, but especially if it is a computer that contains personal information for yourself or your customers. No one likes to hear that a company that has their personal information has experienced a loss of data, so before this happens to you, you should think about offsite data backup and recovery services. Offsite data backup is the perfect .. (Data Recovery)

What is SAS 70 Certified and What is the Difference Between Type I and Type II?

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 Amy Nutt (August 18, 2008)  SAS 70 stands for Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70. It is an auditing standard that was adopted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is widely recognized in the auditing of service organizations. An auditor performs an audit on a service organization and that audit is conducted in a way that is compliant with SAS 70. It is that standard statement that says . (Data Recovery)

SQL Data Recovery - The Role of This Software Tool

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 Dean Forster (August 17, 2008)  Even with the intrinsic data protection available in an SQL server database system the requirement of SQL data recovery cannot be entirely avoided. Even with the provision of other data security measures such as RAID (redundant array of disks), hard disk crashes, power-related and other inadvertent failures can result in corruption of the master data file and even the backup file of an .. (Data Recovery)

How to Create an Offsite Data Backup and Restore Plan

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 Christine Harrell (August 17, 2008)  Once a business accepts the need for regular remote backups, the IT department requires a written backup and restore procedure. Creating such a plan doesn't have to be difficult and will reduce confusion so that your data storage system is protected. Creating a Backup Plan When creating a backup plan, decide what data should be included in the backup. Backup space costs money. Nightly .. (Data Recovery)

A Guide to Backing Up Your Business Data Online With a Bare Metal Server

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 Christine Harrell (August 17, 2008)  Traditional offsite data backup involves storing discrete files that can be restored as needed. This is fine when replacing a few files because the originals were corrupted. However in the event of a major disaster that requires a complete system rebuild, restoration is a tedious process of installing the operating system, installing each application, then restoring the data files. .. (Data Recovery)

Data Recovery - 4 Things You Should Know About Hard Drive Crashes

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 Sydney Johnson (August 15, 2008)  As I talk to people about data recovery, I find that they certainly do not have all the facts. Most people are only aware of a few options for something as important as their data. If you are anything like me you store photo memories, work information, personal emails - All those things that are hard to replace. So, I've put together a list of 4 things EVERYBODY ought to know about .. (Data Recovery)

Backup File Solutions

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 Jizmack Baraceros (August 13, 2008)  Backing up files ensures safe storage and retrieval of any information and data that is stored in your computer in the event they are accidentally deleted or damaged due to systems malfunction, user accountability or natural and man-made disasters (floods, fire, power outage or war). It is also an important step when you reorganize and reformat your PC. Are you prepared to lose you .. (Data Recovery)

File Recovery - 3 Ways I Prevent Hard Drive Crashes

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 Sydney Johnson (August 13, 2008)  I say it time and again. It cannot be stressed enough really. BACKUP YOUR DATA. Data backup is the number one prevention measure that you can take to safeguard your data. Most home users think that it isn't necessary that they perform regular backups. The truth of the matter is that backups are necessary, unless the data is just not that important to you. It's best not to decide that it . (Data Recovery)

Why to Buy Online Data Back Up Services

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 Daisy Williams (August 12, 2008)  Whether you use your computer for personal or business use, your data loss can be extremely disastrous in whatever way. Your information is something that you need to keep secure! This is the reason why you should avail regular data backup! There are several data backup plans available on the Internet for you to select from. Whichever plan you buy, you must back up your computer system .. (Data Recovery)

A Guide to Implementing Backup HIPAA Data Offsite Guidelines

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 James Redder (July 31, 2008)  With new regulations in play more and more companies are considering backup HIPAA data offsite solutions. In some cases it's the law and in other's our health records are one thing most of us want to keep private. The reason for this consideration involves the HIPAA legislation, its effects on the health care industry, what those effects mean for data storage, and what medical offices .. (Data Recovery)

Effectively Using Offsite Data Backup Services For Your Business

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 James Redder (July 31, 2008)  The increased awareness around data backups is one reason why offsite data backup services have become such a popular option. Storing and protecting your business's data can be critical. Before committing to one of these services it is important to understand the service, the common features, and their pros and cons. By reviewing this information you'll be able to decide whether or not .. (Data Recovery)

Kiss Your Data Goodbye!

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 Tonya R. Taylor (July 28, 2008)  Still not backing up your data on a regular basis? Kiss your data goodbye! Not having a back up can change or worse ruin your business. The odds and chance of you loosing everything is high because problems like computer failure, destruction or loss by viruses, fire, or theft occur when you least expect it. To prevent an unintentionally loss of information on your computer you need .. (Data Recovery)

Back it Up Baby

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 William Utley (July 27, 2008)  A sometimes overlooked aspect of any business is the protection of the data the business relies upon. Information, such as tax records, personnel documents, and most importantly, data which is given to you by your customers. Important facts and figures that your customers will trust you to protect. In order to ensure that your important data remain intact and accessible at all times you . (Data Recovery)

Computer Back Up - Take Care of Your Data

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 Victor C. (July 27, 2008)  You have to pay close attention to the risk of data loss in order to safeguard your business. This is critical because all the emails and other kinds of information are at risk all the time which could be a real threat for your business. Drive failure, fire and/or viruses are some of these threats that you should always be aware of. Losing important information in your business can be a . (Data Recovery)

Remote Data Backup Service - A Guide

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 James Redder (July 27, 2008)  As a computer owner are you familiar with a remote data backup service? If you consider the data stored on your computer's drive to be important then it really doesn't matter if your a small or large business or home user. In all cases you want access to information backups so that in case of loss you could restore the needed data from the remote storage in a timely and consistent .. (Data Recovery)

Impact of Computer Disasters

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 B Green (July 24, 2008)  Computer disasters for people in the computer world can be quite different and yet can have the same mind numbing effects as a real world disaster. When someone suddenly losses data without any warning they begin to panic. Don't worry, because data recovery is possible and even though you may think that everything is lost there is a good chance that it can be recovered with the right .. (Data Recovery)

Common Situations Leading to Unrecoverable Data

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 Zach Schapel (July 23, 2008)  Attempted Home Recovery The first major cause of permanent data loss is due to an attempted home repair that has failed. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that although a hard drive appears extremely stable from the outside, the inside of a drive is extremely sensitive to environmental changes. The hard metal case is there for a reason, it is to protect the inside storage .. (Data Recovery)

How to Recover Data From Mobile Phones

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 Sameer Fadnavis (July 23, 2008)  Professionals increasingly carry data on their cell phones, including email messages, documents, videos and instant messages. Also now the financial transactions can be carried out via the mobile phone, this means that an individual can easily transfer the money from one account to another; pay the bills and much more. This information can belong to different levels of priority; i. e. .. (Data Recovery)

Recovery of Data Dependencies From Program Source Codes

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 Kris Lee (July 21, 2008)  Tan (Tan & Zhao, 2004) has presented a novel approach for the inference of functional dependencies, key constraints, inclusion dependencies, referential constraints, and sum dependencies designed in a database from the analysis of the source codes of the transactions, which update the database. The approach is based on the program path patterns for implementing the most commonly .. (Data Recovery)

Recovery of Data Dependencies

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 Kris Lee (July 21, 2008)  Today, many companies have to deal with problems in maintaining legacy database applications, which were developed on old database technology. These applications are getting harder and harder to maintain. Re-engineering is an important means to address the problems and to upgrade the applications to newer technology (Hainaut, Englebert, Henrard, Hick, J. M. , & Roland, 1995). .. (Data Recovery)

Data Storage - Destination Unknown

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 Sandy Cosser (July 21, 2008)  IT giants such as IBM, Sun Microsystems and Intel are all working furiously to come up with viable, reliable and credible solutions to the data problem, but as analysts say, computer users are being confused by all the hype that is being generated over even the tiniest developments. Solid state drives, for example, are being touted as the next big thing in data storage, but as most .. (Data Recovery)

Data Loss - Backing Up For the Inevitable

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 Benedict Yossarian (July 21, 2008)  It is a fear that every individual who has toiled in front of a computer knows very well. After spending days, even weeks on a single project and finally finishing it (or so you thought), it suddenly disappears. Gone are the days of my dog ate my homework excuse, it has now morphed into my computer crashed and my files are all gone excuse. Be it the truth or a mere excuse for laziness, .. (Data Recovery)

The Best Way to Back Up Data Files

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 Mikkel Andersen (July 20, 2008)  People usually store important files on their local hard drives, files that they cannot afford to lose. A computer is a great machine, no doubt, but as any technical device, they can break. Some times your computer might not be responding correctly, and even though you think you have saved your files, they are gone the next time you boot your PC. This happens to a lot of people every .. (Data Recovery)

Backup Storage - How to Choose a Backup Storage Device

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 Alexander Golishev (July 18, 2008)  Decide what is most important for you in terms of data storage backup. You may want to consider the following issues: how reliable is the data storage device that you plan to use, is it well-protected from unauthorized access, natural disasters like flood and fire? Also consider which backup files you would like to store at home and which you would rather transfer to a remote location, .. (Data Recovery)

Remember to Back Up Your Files

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 Alton Hargrave (July 17, 2008)  Nothing seems less important than backing up your files when you are in a hurry to develop your online business. There is the feeling that there will always be time later to back up the work you put so much effort into. Then, it happens! Your computer fries or you find that you depended upon your hosting service to keep reliable backup copies and they have let you down. Whatever the .. (Data Recovery)

MMC Data Recovery

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 Brian J. Link (July 17, 2008)  Photographs capture memorable moments. Whether it's your baby's first steps, your son's first homerun, your daughter's prom, or your best friend's wedding, taking photographs is a very good way to hold on to the memories of any event. Because manufacturers see the importance and value of taking everyday life pictures, they have made digital cameras and even incorporated cameras into .. (Data Recovery)

Mac Data Recovery

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 Brian J. Link (July 17, 2008)  Today, many people store lots of useful and valuable information in their computers. It can be memorable photos, favorite songs, emails, or reports and projects needed for school or work. And because of the many important data stored in the computer's hard drives, you wouldn't want to do something to erase those files. But sometimes, it just can't be helped as hard drives can crash, .. (Data Recovery)

Offsite Data Backup is Necessary

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 Brian J. Link (July 16, 2008)  Personal and business files are very important. These are usually stored at home or in the office prone to accidental loss or theft. If there is no solid, effective backup system, people who use the information will face a very frustrating situation. For critical data, there are offsite data backup services that can protect the precious information and give the owners peace of mind. .. (Data Recovery)

400 GB of Data on a Single Blu-Ray Disc

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 Pattrick Savarna (July 16, 2008)  400 GB of data on a single disc. Seems to be quite amusing for some while some would say that it will take time to achieve it. But Japanese electronics giant Pioneer has made it possible. Pioneer has developed world's first 16-layer blu-ray disc, squeezing 25 GB of data on each layer thus totaling to an amazing figure of 400GB. The currently commercially available blu-ray discs have .. (Data Recovery)

5 Easy Steps to Recover Data From a Hard Drive

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 Zach Schapel (July 15, 2008)  So the worst possible scenario has occurred and you cannot access the valuable information on your hard drive or other media storage device. Whether it is due to an electrical shortage, mechanical malfunction, or accidental deletion, the files are gone and days, months, or even years of work are gone. Sometimes, the cost to replace or duplicate these files may cost thousands of hours in . (Data Recovery)

CHKDSK - Life-Saver Or Disk-Drive Killer?

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 Zach Schapel (July 14, 2008)  CHKDSK is an often misused utility that resides on almost every Windows Operating System. The basic usage of the program is to check your disk for errors (notice the acronym), and also to attempt to locate damaged sectors if you enable the correct configuration. The total process could take anywhere from a few minutes on up to a few days, again, depending upon the configuration that is .. (Data Recovery)

Incremental Backup Vs Full Backup - Which One is More Effective?

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 Alexander Golishev (July 14, 2008)  When looking for the most effective backup solution, people are often confused by the terms ‘Full backup’ and ‘incremental backup’ which often stay unexplained on the developers’ websites. So I feel it my duty to explain this difference as best as I can for you to no longer feel confused or misguided by the “pro's language". Let's start with full .. (Data Recovery)

Protect Your Precious Memories With Online Backup

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 Christine Harrell (July 12, 2008)  Although some of us yearn for a time before computers, we live in a digital world. Many of us own computers not for our own benefit, but because our friends, children, and grandchildren insist on using email and digital photographs to communicate with us. However computers fail. They stop working or get attacked by viruses or even get burned up in a fire. When that happens, many of our . (Data Recovery)

How to Use SyncToy and a Flash Drive As a Backup System

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 Ellen Davis (July 11, 2008)  Microsoft's SyncToy and a large capacity flash drive can be used as a system to back up your valuable computer files. Here's how to use these tools to perform a quick and easy backup. Download the SyncToy Powertoy from the Microsoft website (Go to www.microsoft.com and search for Synctoy). Install it and create a shortcut for it on your desktop. Buy a large capacity flash drive (I'd .. (Data Recovery)




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