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How Can Lost Data Be Recovered?

Unfortunately, it’s happened to the best of us. That college paper you have been working on for weeks has disappeared. You have an important business presentation to give next week, and you have no clue where your files have gone. If you find yourself in this situation, you’ll have several options for recovering lost data.

These data recovery options include:

1. Recovering your files from backup. If the missing files have been backed up to a jump drive or other type of medium, you can restore your files from the backup if you cannot locate them on your PC. 

2. Restoring them from the trash or recycling bin. If you are running Microsoft Windows or Apple MacOS and the files were recently deleted, there is a possibility that they are still in your recycle bin or trashcan. If you locate them here, right click on the file and select “Restore” from the menu. 

3. Purchasing a data recovery program or downloading a free one. When files are deleted off of a computer, they are not automatically removed from its hard drive. Assuming the deleted files have not been overwritten on your hard drive, a program designed for recovering lost data can be used to retrieve them. 

4. Contacting a company that specializes in data retrieval. If your data cannot be read from the hard drive or is otherwise extremely important, it’s time to call in the professionals. Many of these companies also specialize in recovering lost data that is password protected. 

If you’ve lost important data, don’t panic. Take a deep breath, and place your trust in CompuMarc Computer Services. We’re open seven days a week, and we offer professional data recovery services with a personal touch. In addition to recovering and backing up your data, we can also offer you training to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Contact us today, so we can get your files (and you!) on the road to recovery. 

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