Issues With External Hard Drive
RecoverySoft / August 17, 2018

An external hard drive can be described in simple terms as a hard drive that is portable, or one that can be transported around. Although this is a very simple definition of what an external drive is, the truth is that, it is pretty much the same as it is described above. However, we can be more specific by describing it as the portable version of the fixed hard disk, which comes with a USB casing that enables it to be used on various computers with the help of an USB cable. Other than the above given differences, there is no noticeable difference between a fixed hard drive and an external hard disk. We can confirm this due to the presence of various moving parts that are present both in a fixed disk and an external disk. The main purpose for which the external hard disk is used is also pretty much the same, which is data storage. However, in this case, the stored data can be transported along with the user and accessed on the computer of his choice. Some of the most common uses of the external disk are for storage of data, which usually eat up a…

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…

Benefits of Disaster Recovery As a Service
RecoverySoft / August 10, 2018

In any business, especially in an IT firm, data is one of the key elements used in running daily operations. There are several ways in which a firm can store and protect its data. In the past, disaster preparation would often require IT staff to travel to off-premise data centers and/or copy corporate data onto tapes. However, advances in technology and computing platforms have enabled the creation of better and more scalable data storage mechanisms. These have paved the way for complete Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions that can be used instead of internal IT teams. When data is breached or hacked into, uncontrollable losses will occur. To prevent this, many companies opt to have in place disaster response measures and even dedicated teams for managing such situations. Today, you’ll find two main categories of computing: cloud computing and hardware server-based computing. This includes the use of DRaaS or traditional backup methods to protect and store data. With current technology, DRaaS offers several advantages over traditional backup and disaster recovery methods. DRaaS is quite reliable and helps address many challenges, including mobility, portability and high performance, among other features. Traditional disaster recovery does not offer the capabilities that…

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 Choose A Data Recovery Lab That Won’t Let You Down
RecoverySoft / July 14, 2018

When choosing a data recovery company to recover your valuable data it is very important that you make the right choice. They need to have a fully focused team of professionals 100% committed to your data requirements and it should certainly not be something they do as a background activity, so don’t be afraid to ask some very pointed questions. A true data recovery lab will be able to successfully recover data from Servers, Laptop’s, Desktop’s, CD/DVD’s and all other types of storage media, not simply just from a failed hard drive. They will have both the leading technology and skilled technicians to identify and solve the most challenging recovery situations presented to them, and, as leaders in data solutions they should be able to offer a full gamut of data recovery services including full server and raid data recovery capabilities. A missing link in data recovery however in many businesses and one that is over looked far too often even by large corporations is data back up. Why is data back up so Data Backup important for your company and your home PC? Data back is essential to protect the data held on your servers, laptops, home PC’s and…

Finding Ways to Repair Microsoft Outlook PST Files
RecoverySoft / July 12, 2018

There are many people who are puzzled about how to repair Microsoft Outlook PST files. PST files, also known as Personal Storage Table, are an intrinsic part of the MS Outlook program. These files contain all your important data in the form of emails, your address book contacts, events on your calendar, your personal folder, and other information. Your MS Outlook email files are vulnerable to certain errors and problems, and may become damaged or corrupt over time. There are many methods with which you can fix these errors, and one of them is through repair tools or repair programs available to MS Outlook users. Once your files are damaged, you will be unable to access this mail program. Sending and receiving mail becomes impossible, as is setting appointments and making notes. Your only recourse would be to repair Microsoft Outlook using the Inbox Repair Tool or a Repair Program. The success of the repair will depend on how corrupted or damaged the application is. Microsoft provides a free utility in the presence of the application’s Inbox Repair Tool to help you fix the program. A Scanpst.exe can repair Microsoft Outlook files by mending its header information and deleting all…

Issues With External Hard Drive
RecoverySoft / July 8, 2018

An external hard drive can be described in simple terms as a hard drive that is portable, or one that can be transported around. Although this is a very simple definition of what an external drive is, the truth is that, it is pretty much the same as it is described above. However, we can be more specific by describing it as the portable version of the fixed hard disk, which comes with a USB casing that enables it to be used on various computers with the help of an USB cable. Other than the above given differences, there is no noticeable difference between a fixed hard drive and an external hard disk. We can confirm this due to the presence of various moving parts that are present both in a fixed disk and an external disk. The main purpose for which the external hard disk is used is also pretty much the same, which is data storage. However, in this case, the stored data can be transported along with the user and accessed on the computer of his choice. Some of the most common uses of the external disk are for storage of data, which usually eat up a…

Activity Diagrams – Advantages, Disadvantages and Applications of Use
RecoverySoft / July 1, 2018

Activity diagrams describe the actual work flow behavior of a system in Information Technology. These diagrams are very similar to state Diagrams because activities are the actual state of doing something. These diagrams describe the actual state of activities of a system by showing all the sequence of activities performed. Also, these diagrams can show activities that are conditional or parallel. When to Use: Activity Diagrams Activity diagrams should be used in alignment with other modeling techniques like interaction diagrams and State diagrams. The main reason behind using these diagrams is to model the work flow behind the system being designed. these Diagrams are also useful for analyzing a use case by describing what actions need to take place and when they should occur, describing a complicated sequential algorithm and modeling applications with parallel processes. Activity diagrams’ advantages: UML modeling language included that these diagrams are normally easily comprehensible for both analysts and stakeholders. In UML for the IT Business Analyst, “The activity diagram is the one most useful to the IT BA for depicting work flow [because] it is simple to understand-both for BAs and end-users.” Since they are among the most user-friendly diagrams available, they are generally regarded…

PDF File Recovery From Formatted Hard Drives
RecoverySoft / June 30, 2018

Data recovery from different file formats involves different procedures. Portable Document Format (PDF) enables users to protect their file modification and thereby, avoids misinterpretation of data. You can create your PDF file from an existing word document by clicking a few buttons. This article is about restoring your corrupted or damaged PDF. Restoring a PDF from the Recycle Bin is one way of recovering your data. Some users will need to recover their formatted PDFs. There is a different procedure for extracting data from a deleted, formatted PDF file. As we know, the deleted data is never actually lost. Its address is free for some other data, but the deleted data remains on hard disk at some other location. Diskgetor recovery tool is useful for extracting deleted data from formatted hard disks. Diskgetor can also extract PDF files from SD cards, memory cards and USB drives. It is a powerful utility tool, which can even recover data that has been washed out from the Recycle Bin. It is a tool used by professionals. Two ways of recovering PDF document: • You can recover the formatted partition and then, extract the PDF files from that partition. • Extract PDF data without…

Data Disasters – Horror Stories of Data Loss
RecoverySoft / June 4, 2018

The threat of data loss exists with almost every click of your mouse. Life in the online world can be dangerous. Smart businesses will do whatever is required to minimize that risk. Have you ever lost all of the data on a floppy disk and had to redo an entire afternoon’s work? Perhaps you have rendered a music or game CD unusable because of a tiny scratch? Maybe you have experienced a full fledged hard drive meltdown that resulted in gigabytes of lost data and months, even YEARS of lost effort. The “worst case scenario” happened to me a few years ago. I received a call from a friend informing me that my home had been broken into and the burglars had not only stolen the electronics in the living room but had also taken the house’s PCs. I learned the hard way that data backup is something that every computer user who has important data on their hard drive cannot live without. Whether you simply purchase an external drive that you can connect via USB or Firewire, or sign up for offsite secure data backup, make sure you take steps to guarantee that your data is safe and sound,…