Best Methods Of Data Destruction On Computer Hard Disk Drives
RecoverySoft / August 11, 2018

We are constantly reminded of the importance of recycling. In the ICT industry, recycling of computer equipment can be useful for educational or charitable organisations. It can however be detrimental to the previous owner. Charitable establishments such as Computer Aid International will refurbish computers for reuse in various sectors including education, health and other non-profit organisations for the benefit of developing countries. It would appear Computer Aid International ‘wipe’ each hard disk drive, which is good news as it hopefully provides some certainty that data cannot be retrieved. However, it is doubtful that the ‘average’ user realises the risks involved by selling their old computer on websites such as eBay. They may delete all their files, re-install the operating system (OS) and possibly format their drive, yet the data will probably reside on the disk, typically in unallocated space. Data fragments may be present that could be used maliciously in the hands of a criminal; indeed data from any source i.e. any electronic device could be used maliciously. Discarding computer equipment without due care could lead to irreparable, financial, political and personal damage to the owner or organisation. A recent study conducted by Glamorgan University (source: Time Online website) revealed…

The Different Types of an Exchange Backup
RecoverySoft / July 19, 2018

If you currently have exchange backup software as well as the server, you should know about some important things about the program. To start with, there are different types of them available and can range from copy to full backup. Also, you will see there's differential and incremental backup. However, the one you decide on can vary and depend on a few things. It can also depend on the type of information you have and want stored. Full backup programs are designed to backup your entire database. All log files as well as all of your databases are backed up and saved. Your data and all of your information are protected and are kept safe from computer crashes or other damage to your computer that would wipe it out. You only have to save your info one time on the backup and it keeps it stored, but you also have access to change what's in it and add info to it as well. Copy backup is similar to the normal backup process, and the only difference is that it will not mark files saved for incremental or differential backup. This simply means that you have the ability to copy any…

How to Retrieve Deleted Files Quickly
RecoverySoft / July 10, 2018

Have you ever deleted something and then instantly knew it was a mistake? Did you know that it is possible to retrieve deleted files? Many people already know that the first stop for a file is in the recycle bin. Maybe you did not know this, but it is very simple to locate your recycle bin and retrieve deleted files from it with a few clicks of your mouse. You simply need to minimize all open windows and programs so your desktop is visible. Now look for the recycle bin icon. Just double click on the icon for recycle bin. It will open, showing you all of your deleted files inside. Looking for your file, highlight it and right click it. You will then see a selection list of four separate choices. If you select "restore", this will move your file back to its previous location. You can still retrieve deleted files that are not in the recycle bin anymore; however, this is a little bit more involved. Once a file is deleted from the bin, the operating system puts it back into free space on your hard drive. It does this by stripping all file extensions and then allocating…

Enhanced Oil Recovery, Secondary, and Tertiary Recovery
RecoverySoft / May 16, 2018

Did you know that much of the oil in the ground is still present after primary recovery? In the kings english, that means there is still a lot of oil left in a well even after 10 years of pumping. The reason oil production slows is that the natural drive that once pushed oil aggressively towards the wellbore has subsided. Normally, the natural drive is either water or gas in the formation. In this article, we look to explain some of the common enhanced or secondary / tertiary methods of oil recovery. With oil hitting new highs every day, it is clear the cost benefit of utilizing technology to get at extra production makes sense. When oil was in the $ 10-20 range, the incremental cost of some enhanced oil recovery methods did not make economic sense. One of the most common secondary recovery methods is a waterflood. Essentially, a waterflood is a reintroduction of water into the formation to create a drive to push more oil towards the wellbore. To increase the efficiency of a waterflood, new methods utilize Alkaline-Surfactant-Polymer floods and some explorers are introducing microbes into the wellbore to increase the sweep efficiency of the flood, both…

When Data Recovery Becomes Impossible
RecoverySoft / May 4, 2018

Data Recovery Can Sometimes Becomes Unfeasible And Unable To Realize: If you have a hard drive that has crashed, the most important thing you can do is contact a data recovery professional immediately. Make sure you aren’t being charged evaluation fees if you have a standard IDE hard drive. Most companies only charge evaluation fees for complex RAID and network server drives. It is important to do your homework, call and talk with the companies. When you find one that you feel comfortable with, give them a chance. Your hardest job, may be finding data recovery firms that actually have someone available to answer the phones. Ask questions and be sure to have the following information available: Size of the drive, Operating system (i.e. Windows 98, Windows XP, etc.), Situation of failure (what happened just before the drive stopped working), is the drive recognized by the computer or not. Lost Data can be recovered: Whether you own your own business or work for someone that does you’ll find that data protection is one of the smartest and safest approaches you can take to ensure the profitability and livelihood of your business. When dealing with data recovery and protection it is…

RAID Data Recovery – How It Works
RecoverySoft / April 28, 2018

RAID data recovery is probably one of the most complex processes any data recovery firm can perform. More often than not, the problems are compounded by the actions of the client prior to sending the drives in for recovery. Many users feel that it is important to try and recover the data themselves or repair the array through various system utilities, and this may be fine if the data is not critical. However, it has been our experience that when you have a RAID failure that has resolved in substantial data loss, more often than not, somebody's job is on the line if that data is not recovered. The largest piece of advise this article can provide in the event of a RAID failure: LEAVE IT ALONE. IT professionals have a lot of pressure placed on them when a catastrophic system failure occurs. It is their job to make sure that all systems are up and running. Many times, out of panic, troubleshooting processes are initiated in order to correct the problem. Often times these processes only make a bad situation even worse, and in many instances they can render the data unrecoverable. Let's keep in mind what this data…

Recovering Deleted Digital Photos – How to Recover Deleted Photos From a Chip
RecoverySoft / March 28, 2018

If you have managed to delete some important photos of your digital camera or any other type of digital device and are wondering how to get them back, then you've come to the right place. Below I will show you how to recover deleted photos from chip, memory cards, SD cards, mobile phones and most other devices that take digital photos. So continue reading below if you are interested in recovering deleted digital photos from your camera or such … Now first of all i know you will be wondering how exactly is it possible to retrieve photos that you have already deleted, so i will give you a quick explanation. You see the chip you have your photos on, or the memory card, SD card, or whatever type of storage device you have the photos stored on are designed very strictly. They do not permanently delete a file once you delete it, instead what happens when you delete a file is that; the space that was occupied by the deleted file gets freed up and listed as new re-usable space. However until that space is overwritten by new files, your old files are still there and can easily be…

Recovering Deleted Digital Photos – How to Recover Deleted Photos From a Chip
RecoverySoft / March 28, 2018

If you have managed to delete some important photos of your digital camera or any other type of digital device and are wondering how to get them back, then you've come to the right place. Below I will show you how to recover deleted photos from chip, memory cards, SD cards, mobile phones and most other devices that take digital photos. So continue reading below if you are interested in recovering deleted digital photos from your camera or such … Now first of all i know you will be wondering how exactly is it possible to retrieve photos that you have already deleted, so i will give you a quick explanation. You see the chip you have your photos on, or the memory card, SD card, or whatever type of storage device you have the photos stored on are designed very strictly. They do not permanently delete a file once you delete it, instead what happens when you delete a file is that; the space that was occupied by the deleted file gets freed up and listed as new re-usable space. However until that space is overwritten by new files, your old files are still there and can easily be…

Recovering Deleted Digital Photos – How to Recover Deleted Photos From a Chip
RecoverySoft / March 25, 2018

If you have managed to delete some important photos of your digital camera or any other type of digital device and are wondering how to get them back, then you've come to the right place. Below I will show you how to recover deleted photos from chip, memory cards, SD cards, mobile phones and most other devices that take digital photos. So continue reading below if you are interested in recovering deleted digital photos from your camera or such … Now first of all i know you will be wondering how exactly is it possible to retrieve photos that you have already deleted, so i will give you a quick explanation. You see the chip you have your photos on, or the memory card, SD card, or whatever type of storage device you have the photos stored on are designed very strictly. They do not permanently delete a file once you delete it, instead what happens when you delete a file is that; the space that was occupied by the deleted file gets freed up and listed as new re-usable space. However until that space is overwritten by new files, your old files are still there and can easily be…

Recovering Deleted Digital Photos – How to Recover Deleted Photos From a Chip
RecoverySoft / March 24, 2018

If you have managed to delete some important photos of your digital camera or any other type of digital device and are wondering how to get them back, then you've come to the right place. Below I will show you how to recover deleted photos from chip, memory cards, SD cards, mobile phones and most other devices that take digital photos. So continue reading below if you are interested in recovering deleted digital photos from your camera or such … Now first of all i know you will be wondering how exactly is it possible to retrieve photos that you have already deleted, so i will give you a quick explanation. You see the chip you have your photos on, or the memory card, SD card, or whatever type of storage device you have the photos stored on are designed very strictly. They do not permanently delete a file once you delete it, instead what happens when you delete a file is that; the space that was occupied by the deleted file gets freed up and listed as new re-usable space. However until that space is overwritten by new files, your old files are still there and can easily be…