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Data Recovery Guide - Resources & Information

Essential Guide to Data Recovery

Unexpected data loss in your work, school, or personal life can easily be one of the most devastating things to happen to you. Most data loss occurs after failing to properly use backup methods such as external hard drives, cloud storage, or flash drives.

Data Recovery Guide

By using our data loss prevention resources, you can protect important files on any type of computer or mobile device.

The key to preventing loss is preparation: Make sure to implement all available fail-safes, including antivirus software, built-in backup systems, and external data storage devices. This resource guide will help you through the process of backing up and restoring data from your Mac, PC, tablet, or mobile device.

We believe in providing our clients with the information that they need to make informed data recovery decisions. This section contains an overview of common backup procedures and technologies, including essential tips for preventing data loss on personal computers, tablets, smartphones and more.

Apple Mac Resources

Apple desktop and laptop computers offer intuitive functionality with built-in backup features, but data loss is still a serious issue for Mac users. These articles provide an overview of common threats and popular backup options for the Mac OS X operating system.

Microsoft Windows Based PC Information

For well over a decade, Microsoft's Windows has maintained its status as the world's most popular operating system for personal computers and servers. These links provide tips for preserving and encrypting files in various versions of Windows.

  • How to Encrypt Documents with EFS on a Windows Vista Computer – Learn all about the built-in Vista programs Encrypting File System (EFS) and Bitlocker to encrypt and protect your data.
  • Laptop Encryption – Taking the time to protect your PC is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent a disaster. This guide from the University of Texas Computer Science Department discusses the importance of frequent PC backups and data encryption.
  • Backup and Restore Files in Windows XP – A step-by-step tutorial for backing up and restoring files in Windows XP by using the Backup and Restore Wizard.
  • Recovering Unsaved Documents in Word for Windows – This tutorial from Microsoft Support describes how to recover lost Microsoft Word documents by searching for AutoRecover, Word Backup, and temporary files.
  • Best Practices For Computer Security – Data loss often occurs due to a lack of computer security. In this thorough guide for Windows operating systems, common issues like home network security threats, maintaining current software, and the importance of password protection are addressed.

Tablet PC Resources

Tablets like the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab still need regular backup. These resources provide backup guide for common tablet operating systems along with essential tips for preventing unauthorized file access.

Cell Phone and Mobile Devices

Smartphones have skyrocketed in popularity over the past decade, and mobile data loss is a growing problem for consumers. These articles provide helpful tips regarding mobile encryption, data loss, and security

Additional Resources

Employiong Data Loss Prevention Strategies requires a basic understanding of storage technology. These links provide additional information for securing and protecting digital information, including introductory guides for cloud storage and other new loss prevention tools.