Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Computer Glitches Can Lose Important Files Very Easily

By: Stewart Wrighter

The era of the computer is very much with us and there are not many people in the world today who do not have access to one in one form or another. Unfortunately, along with computers come the difficulties of having electronic machines which can and do go wrong occasionally. Finding someone who can deal with getting information out of something which appears to be broken is not hard, but there are some things that the novice can do to attempt hard drive recovery. If an expert is needed, try looking under ‘data hard drive recovery’ on the internet and follow instructions from there.

One of the first steps that anyone has to make is to not write anything more to this damaged part. Sometimes we delete files by mistake but if these are to be recovered, again, do not save them to the damaged part. One very good reason for this, and which most of us technically challenged individuals do not know, is that nothing on the computer is ever erased completely. All that happens is that it is flagged as being deleted but it is still sitting there. This is how detectives can find out what business has been transacted on the computer when they suspect crimes have been committed.

However, if there is a lot of information or files being saved, these deleted files will be written over eventually when every other space is taken and this is why saving anything at all when the computer obviously has problems may just lose important files that will never be recovered. The HD can be put into another computer, which hopefully is running the same system, and this sometimes works to retrieve some files from the HD.

Although it is highly recommended, most people who work with computers on a daily basis to not back up the information being kept there. Indeed, people only realize that they have made this fatal error when they have lost some important information or photos which will never be replaced. If the HD stops functioning, it may just be that this information is lost forever and we all have to face this at least once to realize the importance of backing up files regularly.

Local repair guys can do this work for those who just do not have enough knowledge about what they are doing. They are merely using something that we ourselves could use, that is the same program for recovery, however, they do have the knowledge and the confidence to go in there and do what they can. With novices, they often compound the problem by pushing buttons all over the place without really knowing what they are doing.

Online help is available too and these sites walk the novice step by step through the whole process. Take a look to see what is on offer and do not touch anything until the way forward is clear. After this scare, and hopefully recovery of at least some of those important files, it is advisable to back up all and any information that is deemed irreplaceable.