Your file(s) just went missing
You are a business exec and you are writing a 50-page business analysis for a presentation you have to give the next morning and suddenly the lights go out and your PC goes down. When it all is sorted out and everything comes back up your document is gone and you did not make a backup copy.What do you do now? Cancel the presentation find another job? No, you go online and download a recovery tool that will find and bring back your lost or corrupted data!
In the old days, a Software Support Specialist (SSS) got paid big bucks to go out on a Fortune 500 Hundred company’s computer room, locate, piece together a corrupted file, and give it back to an anxious customer. The going rate back then was $150 dollars an hour and a minimum of 2 hours was charged.
The SSS would then scan the Disk’s Directory looking for the sectors of the file and then manually patch the headers so they all pointed to the next one in sequence, then manually reactivating the file’s entry header in the master Volume Table of Contents. (VTOC)
Hopefully, when all was said and done the file would then be readable. Today you will learn about a tool that does all of this for you and makes having an SSS on call moot.
Recuva to The rescue
Here you have a software recovery tool that does the job as well or even better than many of the pay-for-use tools on the market and it’s free. Just go to the Piriform site and download the one that matches the type of environment you want to run in. (portable or standalone)Then it’s just a matter of downloading it.
It is a simple and intuitive package to use, all it does is ask you a few easy questions, and then it gets to work. BTW, it runs on a plethora of windows versions and that makes it convenient, as this tool fits in the one-tool-fix category that runs across the spectrum of Windows releases.
One it’s up and running the Wizard will help you get you to where you want to be. Don’t be confused when you suddenly see a menagerie of files appear as the tool will find everything that is even remotely recoverable. You just need to be patient and look for your missing file. Once you file it select it and Recuva does all the hard work for you.
If you don’t find what you are looking for don’t fret. Recuva has a more advanced option call a “Deep Scan” Where like Sherlock Holmes it looks for traces of your missing file and then like the fabled sleuth puts all the clues together and you get your file back.
This tool also works on newly formatted drives as well as data is never truly gone just the disk’s directory pointers don’t exist anymore. The sectors still contain the bits and bytes and this is where Recuva performs magic for you.
So when you lose that file you can’t afford to lose, turn to Recuva and get it back unharmed. You can look at it here at. http://www.piriform.com/recuva