Lost your data? 3 ways you might get it back.
Losing important data can be a frustrating experience, but there are ways you can attempt to recover lost data. Here are 3 methods you can try:
Check your backup: If you have a backup system in place, such as regular backups to an external hard drive or cloud storage, check those sources first. Restoring the data from your most recent backup may recover your lost files.
Use data recovery software*: There are numerous data recovery software applications available that can help you retrieve lost or deleted files. These tools scan your storage devices, locate recoverable data, and restore it for you.
Engage professional data recovery services: If the data you’ve lost is critically important, consider seeking assistance from professional data recovery services. With specialised equipment and expertise on how to recover data from various storage devices, even in severe cases such as physical damage to the device, this is your best chance or getting that data back.
The success of data recovery methods will vary depending on the specific circumstances of your data loss. It’s vital that you act quickly, avoid writing new data to the affected storage device, and consult with professionals if necessary. Additionally, prevention is key, so regularly backing up your data and maintaining good storage practices will help minimise the impact of data loss incidents.
*Please note that this is not always advisable if you are unsure of what you are doing – we have had client’s who have attempted to use software to recover data and made the situation worse rather than recover any data.