Understanding File Shredding and the Wipe Disk Process
RecoverySoft / June 13, 2018

File shredding, which is also referred to as file wiping or as wipe disk, is a process that involves securely deleting a computer file. Through file shredding, the information that was saved on the file cannot be retrieved by any means. There are a couple methods you can use to shred a file. One of these methods is to use special file shredder software, while the other method is to write a “secure delete” demand. If you simply write a “delete” command, the saved information can be retrieved with the right software and computer skills. This is because it is considered a waste of resources to completely delete a file. Therefore, when a file is deleted within an operating system, the space previously occupied by the saved information will simply be marked as a available and the file is removed from the directory. The actual contents, however, remain on the disk. This also makes it possible for files that have been deleted to be restored and recovered. This can easily be accomplished with the “undelete” command. In order to conduct file shredding, the file must actually be overwritten several times. As such, a file that has undergone defragmentation cannot be…

RAID Data Recovery – How It Works
RecoverySoft / April 16, 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…

Learn Why A Data Center Disaster Recovery Plan is Essential For Your Business
RecoverySoft / April 9, 2018

A data center disaster recovery plan is something you need to consider right now. Unfortunately, it cannot wait until things slow down, when you’ve been able to put enough cash away, or when it is simply more convenient. It doesn’t work that way. Every business needs a data center disaster recovery plan. Without one, you will not be able to recover from a disaster. Businesses that make the mistake of ignoring this advice pay dearly for doing so. These businesses instead focus on what they consider to be “real” problems, like this week’s meetings, proposals, and regular deadlines. While data center disaster recovery plans don’t have fixed time lines, one could become necessary for your company at any time. But if it is not in place before disaster strikes, it will not be possible to recover the data. There is no way to tell when a disaster may strike or when a problem may occur. Maybe a natural disaster will affect your business tonight. Or maybe your servers will fail over the weekend. The need for a data center disaster recovery plan could surface at any time. Yes, the odds are in your favor and you will likely never need…

How To Recover Data From A Formatted Hard Drive
RecoverySoft / March 27, 2018

The nightmare scenario where you have accidentally formatted a hard drive containing all of your valuable data is actually quite a common occurrence and is surprisingly easy to do by mistake (particularly if you have numerous drives attached to one PC). Thankfully the accidental formatting of your hard drive does not necessarily mean a death sentence for all of your important files (photos, music, documents etc). How is this possible you might ask yourself? – well this becomes obvious once you understand what happens to your data if you accidentally press the “format” button: Why Formatted Data Can Be Recovered When data is saved to a hard drive it is stored in available or “free” sectors, these sectors are then marked as “used” and the information relating to these sectors are stored in header tables which tells the hard drive where that data can be found for future use. When a file is deleted (or the drive formatted) then the header tables are deleted and the sectors containing that data are marked as “available”. What is important is that the original data is still present however it can no longer be found without the associated header table information and can…