History Of Data Recovery To Mystery Of Data Recovery

Data loss is one of the headaches that is usually faced by almost every individual or organization. Importance of data cannot be neglected in any case whether you have your own personal data or business data. Regrets for loss of personal data may somehow be bearable but in terms of business data, it ruins you not only technically but also economically. Data has a lot of species and categorized as statistical data, web data, occupational data, educational data etc. So, protection is necessary for the data from any misuse. Data is like “The Wet Soap”, it slips from your hand if you hold it freely and slips if you hold it too tight. An effective approach to maintaining the protection of data should be implemented to prevent data from loss.

Reasons behind Data Loss

There are many factors behind data loss. Among them, the first reason behind this is the non caring attitude for the precious data. Most of us do not properly shutdown our systems and often put off plug directly from the power supply. This irresponsible behavior may cause resistance in saving data to main memory and ultimately data loss. Viruses are the second main source of data loss. There are many precautions associated in order to prevent virus entering into the system like do not plugin any anonymous external storage devices, do not connect with the anonymous server, do not use proxies, do not open suspected websites etc. Another reason is the power failure, Power failure issue is usually encountered in underdeveloped countries who are facing the energy crisis. Data could not save due to frequent power breakdown which also cause hardware failure too.

Cure Of Data Loss

Data loss is a disease and every disease have a cure. The software developers joint their heads to find the best cure and that’s how the invention of Data recovery software happens. The main application of recovery software is to evaluate raw data that were left behind after accidental deletion or format of hard drive or other storage media. These recovery software integrates the raw data and generate the same file which was lost. The method of working is almost same of every recovery software, but some additional features made them efficient and reliable. The recovery software initially paid software but due to increase in their demand and supply, they started available in markets as free data recovery software having limited features. However, the best practice is to back up your data periodically. Data backup gives you relaxation even in case of data loss because through this means you can retrieve your data without spending your precious time and money on recovery software. Let’s find some historical background of data recovery softwares below.

History Of Data Recovery

Loss of data and to recover the data started since the first computer have invented. Later, mechanically different professionals recover data from damaged punch cards, magnetic tapes, corrupt files and other data loss issues. However, software-based Data recovery techniques were beginning to develop in the last three decades.

During the 80s, the introduction of Personal Computers (most famous Pentium series) brought revolution in the digital computing world. Hard drives and floppy drives were commonly used. That time data loss problems were frequent because of bad sectors produced on the films and magnetic drums due to ultraviolet radiations. Since then it is difficult to recover data logically. During the 90s, it had become necessary to have a reliable hard drive recovery software and software development houses started their working. In 1997, world’s first certified data recovery software made which were able to recover lost or removed data from sensitive hard disks for many organizations and modified hardware for solid-state drives and RAID arrays.

In the previous decade, the number of different free data recovery softwares have been developed and popular among the people. There are many common and widespread data recovery in the market. By means of these recovery software, operators may preview the images, videos, and documents before being recovered. It is one of the best performing applications for retrieving deleted or lost data and files and is very competitive to other Free Data Recovery software. There are other data recovery tools available in the market such as ADRC Data Recovery Tools, CD Recovery Toolbox, MiniTool Power Data Recovery, Do Your Data Recovery Software etc.


To perform any task there are some proper instructions which are necessary to understand before executing the task. Below are some useful tips for data protection:

  •    Back up your data by means of any third-party software or by using the operating system built-in tools.
  •    Check restore capability of data which is being backed up regularly.
  •    Follow the environmental condition proposed by the source company. For instance, if the system or device need to place in colder and dry environment so it should be provided such surroundings to prevent device failure.
  •    Keep out your data out of reach from your children even from the elder ones who has not trained.
  •    In any disorder in the device always hand over your system who is expert in its repairing.
  •    Use trusted anti-virus software and keep checking for its updates regularly. Windows defender, Avast antivirus, and NOD32 are trusted antivirus available for the users.
  •    Always scan all external storage devices for viruses when plugging into your system because incoming diskettes are the chief source of entering virus which eats your data as fire burns the wood.
  •    Switch off your computer if it hangs a lot and behaves abnormally.

Final Words

In short, any lost file can be retrieved if have an effective recovery software and the fortune to don’t have overwritten files on it. Data recovery outcomes sometimes different from the original one if you get late to do data recovery so it is highly recommended to start data recovery process as soon as the file is lost unintentionally. The mystery of data recovery and its solution will continue and will never end in future. There will some new techniques and software wizards invented in order to tackle more advanced problems.

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Alisia Watson graduated in Masters of Business Administration, now playing a leading role as a Brand Strategist in MUS Tips

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