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The Ways to Prevent Data Loss and Retrieve Data

2013-10-09 16:39:52 / Updated by Jerry Cook to Data Recovery
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Data Retrieval is the everlasting topic for everyone who uses a computer. It is especially problematic for those who don't have a habit of data backup. As long as Windows allows files to be deleted, we'll need to find ways to retrieve them. A time machine is probably not a viable solution to undo an accidental file deletion so we're left with finding some way to retrieve data.

Data Retrieval is the very best data retrieval software which is very easy to use but has many optional advanced features as well. This software allows you to retrieve lost, corrupted, formatted, deleted data (include documents, videos, audios, photos and music) from hard drive, partitions, external hard drive, USB flash drive and other portable media, etc.

If you are Mac users, turn to Tenorshare Data Retrieve for Mac, which works in the same way as the Windows version.

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In today's topic, I would like to share some useful tips on how to retrieve data if you accidently delete, format your files.

How to Retrieve Data in Windows 7, 8, XP and Vista?

Select Recovery Mode

There are four kinds of recovery mode in Tenorshare Data Recovery. Choose one based on your need ("Deleted Recovery" for deleted data retrieval, "Format Recovery" for formatted data recovery, Partition Recovery for partition recovery and Raw Recovery for specific type of file retrieval). Here we assume that you just now deleted some files, so click "Deleted Recovery". And select the partition where your lost data located.

Step 2: Scan Partition

Hit "Scan" to start file retrieval, and it will list the files you lost.
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Step 3: Select Lost Files

Then all the data can be retrieved are displayed. You can preview your lost photo by highlighting its thumbnail in the column. Tick the files you would like to recover and click "Recover".
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Step 4: Save the Recovered Files

After it finished, specify the location of your retrieved files. You need to note that you can't save them on the same partition as where you stored your lost files before. Click "OK" to finish data retrieval.
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Part II: How to Retrieve Data on Mac OS X?

If you are using Mac machine, you need to turn to Mac Data Retrieval. It is quite easy to retrieve lost data on Mac. Here are short tutorial:

Step 1: Select the recovery mode, hard disk, and file type. Click "Scan".

Step 2: Select the files you need to retrieve. Then click "Recover".

Step 3: Choose a location to save the retrieved data.

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Tips: Ways to Prevent Data Loss:

The only sure-fire way to recover lost files is to never lose them, and that is why it is so important to prevent data loss. Here's what I recommend to prevent against data loss:

  • 1. Never store your important documents on the same drive as your operating system stores. Your OS will be infected when the virus attacks. The only solution is to format the drive and reinstall the system. If you save your files in the same drive your OS stores, you will lose those files. Therefore, saving your files on another drive would be the safest way.
  • 2. Backup your important files regularly. You are suggested to create regular backups of your files. It will increase your odds of being able to retrieve files from hard drive if you accidently lose your data in the future. Another excellent alternative is to buy an external hard drive and save your valuable files on it as a backup.

Keep two things in your mind: Prevent data loss in advance; use Tenorshare Data Recovery when you have to retrieve data.

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