Lost PC Data DIY Recovery & Professional Recovery

By: James Walsh



All these situations, though desperate, simply indicate the fact that the concerned individual is facing a data loss situation.

In the present day digital environment, a computer is like a premature baby, susceptible to various problems and ailments, if not properly taken care of. Almost all these ailments lead to data loss. Data loss may occur due to a variety of reasons such as a failure to backup data in time, sabotage, a virus attack, accidental deletion of important files or folders, software malfunction, etc. So next time you face a data loss problem, there is no need to get desperate or engage in some complex religious ritual. Be assured that your data is still lying safe inside your hard disk, just like a genie inside a magic lamp. All that needs to be done is to rub your computer on the right side.

In case of a data loss scenario, your line of action should be determined to a great extent by the kind of problem your computer is facing. A computer often loses data owing to two types of problems i.e. logical and physical. If your hard drive is functioning properly, but you have lost data due to accidental deletion of important files and folders, formatting your drive, or any such reason, then the problem is logical. In case the data is lost due to damage to the mechanical or electronic components of a hard drive, then the problem is physical. To recover the lost data, you can choose between two options i.e. either to use a DIY data recovery software or to go for professional help. If your computer has lost data due to a logical error, you are welcome to opt in favor of DIY recovery software. Remember that DIIY data recovery software should not be tried if the problem is physical in nature. Not only will it fail to recover any data, but it may further worsen the situation.

Choosing DIY data recovery software to recover lost data has many advantages:

1) Cost Effective

DIY data recovery options often prove to be cheap and cost effective. You do not need to incur considerable expenditure, so as to salvage your data. There are many free-to-use data recovery software options available on the internet. You can simply download them from the relevant website and follow the simple instructions to execute a successful recovery.

2) Easy Usage

Most of the genuine DIY data recovery software is user friendly. They come with easy to follow instructions and do not demand any special expertise on the part of the end user. In case of any complication, one can always avail the services of the customer care department for appropriate guidelines and advice. You do not need to ship your storage media to an off site location for recovering your data.

3) Multiple Usages

Purchasing DIY data recovery software is mostly a one time investment. They can be used again and again, over a long period of time. You do not need to repurchase them in case you face a similar problem. On the contrary, data recovery services only offer a one time solution and that too at a considerable expense.

4) Recovers Data from Various Types of Media

DIY data recovery software can be used to recover data from various types of media such as hard drives, memory cards and USB drives.

Using DIY data recovery software should only be attempted if you know what you are doing. In case you accidentally install the recovery software on the same media from which you are trying to recover the data, your data may get overwritten and you may lose it forever. Each data loss situation is unique and may not be corrected by the recovery software. In such a case, it will only lead to the wastage of time, money, effort and sometimes data too. Data loss problems caused by physical errors are often complex and indispensably need the services of data recovery professionals.

It is often very tempting to use recovery software and avoid hiring costly data recovery services. However, the main determining factor should be the value of your data. If your data is valuable and you do not intend to lose it, it is better to solicit the services of some authentic recovery firm. So when in doubt, simply go for professional help.

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