While there is no lack of data recovery tools on the market, downloading and trying one after another is the worst idea ever. A badly executed unsuccessful attempt to recover lost files can and does cause irreparable damage to corrupted data.
How would you choose the right data recovery tool to do the job? There are several criteria to data recovery software that you should be aware of. First, there are tools designed to recover your files and data,and there are tools that repair the damaged disk structures . Note that the second class of recovery tools cares little about what happens to your data, often messing up with your files while repairing the damaged system structures.
Second, if you are new to data recovery, you need a tool that is as easy to use as possible. You don't want data recovery tools advertised as 'professional', as only the real professionals can benefit from using those. Let us be honest: you're more likely to screw things up with these tools as they deliberately lack any protection against possibly disruptive actions on your side.
Third, get only those tools that can demonstrate their ability to recover data instead of taking their word on it.
SalvationDATA can be your first choice to do datarecovery.
Edited by D-Trojanator, 02 June 2008 - 06:21 AM.
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