One of the best pieces of advice I have been given in recent times was to not be a firefighter. Before you all jump on me and tell me I'm a dummy for saying something negative about people who are clearly more heroic than I am, let me explain. What I mean is to not be proactive in how I operate.
Being proactive is important and if you're constantly putting out fires as and when they occur, chances are, some crucial elements in your business are going to fail. I'm assuming that most of us probably only think about recovery software when or if some data is lost or corrupted. It's at this time that we start to research options and look at how and what needs to be done. I recommend having a system in place prior to things going wrong and that way you're well prepared for any instances where data might be lost. We rely so heavily on storage media like SD cards and CF cards. maintaining them is extremely important but even well-maintained storage cards can become corrupted. Accidental deletions can occur too and in these instances, it's important to have a good piece of recovery software at hand.
Recoverit is a dedicated data recovery application, supporting Windows and Mac systems as well as external devices such as SD card, USB drive,etc The solution has been available for a few years now and is already used by over 5 million people in 160+ countries. It is known for its excellent data recovery algorithm, which is one of the best in the industry. The application also has an impressive 96% data recovery rate for Windows.
Having a good interface for any software is imperative in my mind. Nothing annoys me more about any software than something that's unnecessarily complicated. Fortunately, Recoverit is incredibly easy to get your head around. I was able to get right into using the software and there's very little need to watch super long tutorials on how to use it.
How to Recover Deleted Files
To start with, download Recoverit Data Recovery application. As soon as you open the software you have a clear view of all your connected storage drives and even any hidden partitions that are connected. Simply select the drive you'd like to recover from and press the start button. You can even select specific folders to recover from directly.
Once you've hit the "Start" button a second page appears which shows you all of the files that are available. You can check previews to see if the data is recoverable which is especially useful for images prior to performing any recoveries. This is a great feature because many other recovery type software that I've used require you to recover all of the files before you can see if the data is still intact or not. Scanning through a 1TB SSD drive took approximately 7 minutes to complete; although this drive has been used for a good number of years so the amount of data in the hidden directory would have been quite significant. I'm assuming most people will be scanning SD cards and portable storage media with much lower capacities. This means that the time spent scanning will be significantly lower.
What's super useful is the fact that Recoverit allows you to recover a wide range of data and file types including videos, photos, audio files, documents, emails, and several others.
I think one of the more useful features of this file recovery software is the fact that it can also recover data from corrupted sources and formatted sources. Fact is that SD cards will fail and it's just a matter of time until you experience a failure. I've unfortunately had SD cards fail on me too, however, I was fortunate in that I didn't lose anything important. This is especially useful if you own a camera with only one card slot. You probably should have bought that camera with two card slots but at least now you have some security if you do unfortunately lose your data.
If you've ever accidentally deleted any of your files either on your storage devices or on your computer, Recoverit can help you recover those files too. You even directly scan your recycle bin to recover any deleted files. And for those times that you see the blue screen of death, you can also recover lost data caused by crashes. Mac users aren't immune to crashes either so as much as you'd like to point fingers at Windows, crashes may cause you to lose data too. Recoverit works well for both operating systems.
Going back to one of the points I mentioned above which is how you can preview files before you recover them. This I think is a fantastic feature because chances are you may not want to recover everything from your device. In many instances you may only want to recover one or two files from a particular device and being able to see precisely what you're recovering is such a useful thing.
For the most part, we tend not to think about worse case scenarios very much because they're not pleasant thoughts. We tend to plod along hoping things will be ok but then go into panic mode when things go wrong. This is something I do too and I'm trying hard to get out of that mindset. Having recovery software available is kind of like insurance to some degree. You hope you never have to use it but it's great to have some available. You can try the free version before you buy and that way you know for sure that it's going to work for you. You can also recover up to 100mb worth of data with the trial version which is a nice little bonus.
You can purchase your lifetime subscription using the link here for both Windows and Mac computers.