Records Management Made Easy
RecoverySoft / February 11, 2019

In order to build a successful records program, you first need to understand what a record is and that every record goes through a life cycle. Definitions: Record – Any recorded information, regardless of medium or characteristics, made or received and retained by an organization in pursuance of legal obligations or in the transaction of business. (ARMA glossary 4th Edition) Example of records: •­ Customer • ­Financial • ­Medical •­ Policies and Procedures. •­ Employee files Records life cycle: Creation Distribution Use Maintenance Disposition Basically a record is born, it lives and then it dies. Records information management (RIM) – is a corporate area of endeavor involving the administration of all business records throughout their life cycle. Characteristics of records program • Records – Should be identified, protected and readily available. Program should specify purpose, assign roles and responsibilities, allow staff training and be continuously audited. • Risk assessment conducted and discuss if offsite storage is needed, if records should be duplicated or stored at an alternate way if an event occurred and records would need to be reconstituted. (Example disaster) Stages 1st Stage Educate­ (research state and federal laws and your organizations policies and procedures) Understanding Lifecycle (learn about…

Recovering MDF Data Post "Error 5101: Device Activation Error"
RecoverySoft / February 11, 2019

Like any other file, MDF file (MS SQL database file) can also be corrupted at any point in time. Few symptoms that help you to identify that the database file is corrupted are when you are unable to view all the records saved in database components, the database file does not open, or the database mounts in a suspected state. In most cases of MDF file corruption, the database administrator encounters an error message, which s/he tries to solve by executing DBCC CHECKDB command or by restoring file from an upgraded backup. DBCC CHECKDB command helps to repair MDF file in case of any logical corruption, and if the command fails then the administrator restores the data from an updated backup. However, the main problem arises only when there is no database backup availability. For such cases, the database administrator is only left with one option – a third party MDF recovery software. To practically explain the above discussion, here is an error message that appears after corruption of MDF file: “error 5101: Device activation error. The physical file name ‘C:%path to db%db_log.LDF ‘ may be incorrect. Then I get db Attach failed.” The above error message appears when the…

Tips to Help You Recover Lost Data
RecoverySoft / February 11, 2019

Losing an important file is a loss that gives a lot of stress. However, you do not need to panic anymore as there are many ways to get that file back. We all have been there. You are almost done with your project and your computer crashes. Once it is up, you no longer see your file. If you want to recover your files, make sure you work carefully. Given below are a few tips that can help you get your lost data back. Read on to know more. 1. Check The Recycle Bin This is a really important step. Make sure you do it first or you may end up wasting a lot of time for nothing. When you do not see your file in the relevant folder, the first thing you need to do is check the recycle bin. At times, we end up deleting an important file when we are working with a large pile of files. So, make sure you open up the recycle bin first. If the file is there, you can quickly restore it. Problem solved! 2. Check your Email Inbox or Cloud-Based Account Often, multiple versions of the same files are found in…

How Can You Tell If Hair is Growing Back Properly After Telogen Effluvium (TE)?
RecoverySoft / February 11, 2019

I often write about women’s hair loss and I tell my readers that recovery from telogen effluvium (TE, other wise known as shedding) is all about the regrowth.  Because, even if you are shedding buckets of hair, if you can grow it all back with healthy hair, then the volume and appearance of your hair is not going to take as big of a hit as if you were unable to regrow the hair or were only able to grow back sickly, baby fine hairs. In response, people will often ask me things like “how can I tell if my hair is growing back in after TE?” or “how can I tell if I’m regrowing healthy hair after shedding?”  I’ll answer these questions in the following article. Seeing The Short, Stubby Regrowth That Will Greatly Improve The Appearance Of Your Hair:  My hair dresser used to assure me that a few months following my hair shedding, I would start to see little hairs begin to come in at my part.  I pictured that this was going to look like a man’s crew cut blended in with my regular hair. (This wasn’t the case.)  I began to hunt for these little guys every night….

iTunes Freezing – Why iTunes Keeps Freezing and How to Fix It
RecoverySoft / February 11, 2019

Do you have iTunes freezing problems? Do you complain that iTunes freezes up at random times? Before we get to fixing iTunes freezing problems, it is important to understand a little bit about iTunes itself. Among the many free media players available, iTunes is widely popular because of its close integration with two of the most watched-after electronic gadgets of our time: the iPod and the iPhone. Both devices require Apple's media player for many reasons, not the least of which is the transfer of media files from computers to the portable device. Old-time users know, however, that iTunes has its good and bad sides. It is intuitive and sleek alright, but sometimes using the apps can be really frustrating. For one, frequent start-up problems or program freezes would certainly test the patience of even the most ardent fans. These issues usually occur whenever new updates are installed, when a portable device is connected, when downloading content from the Internet, or when shutting down the program. Most probable causes of the instability are missing program files or the settings running askew due to recent updates. While this may not look like a life and death situation, it is suddenless effective…

Restore Outlook Emails in a Flash
RecoverySoft / February 11, 2019

Microsoft has provided Scanpst.exe to help you restore Outlook .PST files. But what if this does not work? Software developers have now found a way to restore Outlook emails. And it is such a joy that your corrupted .PST files, that once were not rectifiable at all, can now be restored. Stellar Data Recovery is a company that specializes in data recovery. They also are into data services and solutions. They started in 1993 and still continue to find ways for you to be able to get back important information from your computer. Since the company is so dedicated to data recovery, they have come up with a program that will restore your Outlook .PST files when all else fails. They bring you to the Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair. This program is the solution to all your woes. It could just happen that your .PST's files get corrupted and you lose all your emails, tasks, journals and contacts. You can get error messages containing a series of numbers and a couple of letters. That simply means you need to install the Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair. And let it do the dirty work of reviving the corrupted .PST files…

How to Repair a PCL XL Error
RecoverySoft / February 11, 2019

Occasionally HP printers can run into an issue known as a PCL XL error. Apparently, the PCL XL error makes it impossible to print certain documents. It can occur intermittently or with every request to print. Fixing it is key to getting the printer to work correctly again. Different Types of PCL XL Errors This type of error indicates an interruption in the print stream: for some reason, the printer sees the stream as corrupt. PCL XL refers to a “language” that the computer uses to communicate with the printer. HP forums describe it as being “highly structured,” which is the reason that any little disturbance will be picked up by the printer and keep it from doing its job. If the user only experiences these errors in an intermittent or seemingly random fashion, it is most likely that the error lies somewhere between the computer and the printer. Anything from a bad cable, to a bad network, to a bad port could lead to a PCL XL error. Possibly the printer itself is at fault. If the error is more regular or produced every time a document is printed, the cause is most likely a driver issue. Drivers are…

How to Flatten and Unflatten an Image in Photoshop
RecoverySoft / February 11, 2019

To flatten an image, first of all create a new Photoshop document by pressing Ctrl+N, or go to File → New. Open the image you want to flatten, then go to the above menu and press Layer → Flatten image. Once you press this command, all of your layers will be merged. Even if you had 10 or 20 layers, by merging they will all become one single layer, one image. Now you can use the “arrow” move tool and move the whole image. If you look on the right of your screen to the layers column, you will see just one layer listed. Flattening the image merges all layers into one. Just like when you first open the document, because it has only one layer it will be labeled Background, and have a little lock icon. You can unlock the icon by double-clicking on the lock icon. The image will still be flattened even after you unlock the layer, and you will not be able to modify the image or edit text if you added one. This doesn’t mean that from now on you can’t modify it, just that you have to un-flatten the image first. To undo the…

When And How To Delete A Hard Drive
RecoverySoft / February 11, 2019

Most of the time, of course, computer users are focused on protecting the information held on their hard drives, and keeping it from coming to harm. There are times, however, when the focus shifts to deleting the hard drive, to keep the data from falling into the wrong hands, when the computer is being sold or given away, or even for legal reasons. One of the most frequent reasons for deleting the data on a hard drive is when the computer is to be transferred to a new owner. With computer technology changing so rapidly and even the newest computers becoming obsolete so quickly, there is a thriving market for used computers, and it is important for the current owner of the computer to take the steps necessary to protect the personal information on the computer from being used for nefarious purposes. These days so many of us do our taxes online, and while this electronic option provides many conveniences, it also introduces a number of risks, including the risk of identity theft. Financial information can lurk virtually anywhere on such a computer, from spreadsheets and tax preparation programs to saved emails and other types of documents. If the computer…