The world runs on data. This is the reason why when you lose data, you are going to face a lot of trouble. The best thing that we can do is to have multiple optical media devices like flash drives and external hard drives. Do not trust the online drives if you have sensitive information that needs safekeeping. If there is no sensitive information, then use the online drives, and the flash drives as well. But no matter what we do, we just lose data sometimes. The worst things about this is the fact that we lose data when we need them the most. It is as if the devices can feel our anxiety and plays a game on us.
Optical Media Recovery
The good news is when you are using a flash drive or a hard drive, there are ways in order to recover data. If you are lucky, you will recover everything the way you made them, but sometimes, the data is incomplete. This is especially true if they are freshly transferred. There are some people who are specialists when it comes to optical media recovery and many people, especially the older ones, call them magicians. This is because we don’t really understand how they do it. Here are some ways:
- The data was not actually lost – this means that the data is still there, you just cannot open it because you cannot see it. This is actually one of the easiest situations that specialists can solve. All they have to do is to locate the real file using the computer and change some settings.
- Recovery Program – there are several programs that are designed for optical media recovery. These things are a bit more complex since the data is really lost and the program has to scan your hardware to locate where it is.
We have to understand that even if we know some of the ways to recover data, not everyone can do it. After all, this is a specialty. Not everyone can properly identify the issue and apply the necessary solutions. We might be using a program on a file that is not actually lost.
If you lose data and you are not so sure about the issue, better go for an experienced specialist. They will tell you what’s wrong and what can be done. This way, you will not be jeopardizing the data even further.