Data Recovery:


We’ve all done it – deleted files when we didn’t mean to. Whether it’s accidentally dropping them in the Recycle Bin, hitting Delete instead of Save or deleting something in DOS without thinking things through first, we’ve experienced that jaw-dropping realization that we’ve lost work. And you may have experienced more horror at a hard-drive crash.

However, it’s very rare that those files are completely deleted for good. Even when something really catastrophic does happen – that is, your hard drive seizes – there are professionals that can work digital miracles on your equipment to resurrect the data. Of course, this sort of nightmare can be avoided altogether if you make regular backups.


You’ve accidentally deleted or lost a file. Here’s how you can recover it. This can be the most annoying kind of data loss, simply because the file has usually been deleted by user error. The important thing here, as with any kind of data recovery, is to keep calm, and think about what you’re doing. Act rashly and you make it harder to recover that file.

The first place you should look after deleting a file is the Recycle Bin. It may seem a little obvious, but this back-up facility can be overlooked. If your file is in there, right-click it and select Restore from the menu. Of course, the Recycle Bin doesn’t catch every file deletion, with files that have been deleted in DOS being a particular oversight.


When it comes to file deletion, the important thing to realize is that the file isn’t actually removed from your hard drive. All that happens is that the files directory location is changed so that it points at the Recycle Bin instead. The data clusters for the file aren’t changed at all. You may think that this information is deleted when you empty the Recycle Bin, or when you bypass the Recycle Bin. But again, the actual data in the clusters is left intact, only this time the entry for the file in the FAT is updated so that those clusters are now free to be used and the first character of the file name is changed to reflect this.


On the other hand, if you have decided to give away your PC to a family member, friend, or want to donate your old computer to a charity, local group or school, it's important to make sure your computer's hard drive is completely free of personal data to protect yourself. We provide a “Hard Drive Delete” service, which is more than a "format", we use software based on military standards to totally "wipe clean" the Hard Disk Drive.


Why suffer with frustration and lost time? Contact us and we will take care of you with prompt, courteous, and professional service.