What is Data Recovery Software?

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Say you're working on an important document-a work file, a school thesis, or a personal letter-and suddenly your computer shuts off. Or say a virus sneaks into your system and starts eating holes in your family photo files, what are you going to do? When a precious picture or an important document seem irrevocably lost, data recovery software can find and restore the file.

Skilled computer technicians can recover data by accessing the complex indexing system used by the computer to piece together misplaced files. Yet you do not have to be a skilled computer technician to recover lost or damaged system files. Luckily, well-qualified companies provide data recovery software to do that work for you.

The software automatically locates temporarily lost files or the fragments of those files by restoring the operating system's ability to access the file and piecing together missing files. Though sometimes lost files are much like scattered puzzle pieces, data recovery software can put the puzzle together and return the complete file to it's proper place. Data recovery software will search the hard drive for all the data that is still on the disk but is fragmented, damaged, deleted, or misplaced.

When a virus deletes part of a file or a user unintentionally deletes a file or an entire folder from user access, the data does not immediately disappear forever. In fact, when a file is deleted it remains on the physical landscape of the computer's storage device until the computer uses that space for more data. While the file remains on the hard drive, it is possible to recover the pieces and make it accessible to the user.

Backing up files continuously is the first defense against data loss, but the software will recover lost, fragmented, deleted, or destroyed files before they are written over with new ones. If you lose an important file, data recovery software can find it for you, but only if you realize your error before the computer uses that space. If new data replaces the lost data, the software will not be able to work properly. But if you're quick, data recovery software will save the day.

In brief, software for data recovery is a lifesaver when the occasional system hiccup or user mistake ends up costing you a valuable document because it can find the files and restore them to their proper place.

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Learn more about data recovery software by visiting DataRecoveryHelpCenter.com. There you'll find more useful information on how to recover your data in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

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This article was published on 2010/04/01