Thursday, December 18, 2014
Deleted data by mistake? Here's how to get it back
Data deletion can be caused by all sorts of unexpected, events: sudden hardware or software failure, malware activity and, perhaps most commonly of all, simple human error. Some examples of the latter I have experienced have included accidentally reformatting a laptop drive, tripping over a wire that pulled the power lead out of a desktop machine and corrupted the data being written at the time, and - most common of all - deleting the wrong file or directory. Avoiding human error is, quite frankly, all but impossible as we all make mistakes. Avoiding the potentially costly impact of deleting important data is not only possible but absolutely imperative in terms of business continuity.