Data Recovery and Backup

February 5, 2012

Last week was a very busy time although three jobs were related to data recovery.  First I had a customer who spent hours working on a document onlyto lose it when the computer crashed.  Fortunately for her the Word Processor auto-saves in the background regularly, and, if you know where to look you can get the file back.

The second case was for a local business whose PC died suddenly.  It was about 10 years old and it was the hard drive itself that finally given up.  Luckily, I was able to recover most of the data and transfer it to the new PC that was rather rapidly purchased.

The third case was slightly different.  Another local business called me as they had dropped their 2TB back up external hard drive and as a result it kept on cutting in and out.  Luckily, the actual hard drive was alright and it was just the USB connections that had broken off the circuit board in the drive casing.  Just a matter of buying as new hard drive enclosure.

The moral of the week is make sure that you keep back ups but don’t drop them.