Not all data loss is created equal. An accidentally deleted file is much easier to recover than files on a fire-damaged computer. But, no matter how they’re lost, once a file’s gone, you truly realize how much you needed it.
Whether it’s cherished family vacation photos or all of last year’s accounting records, losing computer data is the same as losing a physical filing cabinet that holds thousands of important files, records, and memories.
According to Dell, the average cost to companies for a data loss episode is $2,450, and that’s if the data is retrievable. A per record lost file estimate from Ponemon Institute is $154 per file. If a company is in the healthcare industry and subject to HIPAA regulations, each lost or stolen record containing sensitive information can cost them an average of $363 per record.
Costs for lost data add up fast, and if the data isn’t retrievable, they can skyrocket even higher.
At Connect2Geek.com, data recovery is a specialty of ours. We offer risk-free data recovery services… You don’t pay unless we get your data back. We know how important it is to have files restored, and we’re able to do most of the work in house, and we partner with severe case recovery experts when needed.
Main Types of Data Loss
Accidentally dropping your iPad in a pool is one type of data loss, an operating system that crashes on your main computer is another. Here’s a look at some of the typical ways that data loss occurs.
Your marketing team is working on an important client sales presentation, using another one as a template. When they’re done getting in all the new text, images and ROI figures, they realize they accidentally saved it over the one for a different client.
Human error, either from overwriting data or accidental deletion, is one of the main ways data can be lost.
That important looking email promising a purchase order was actually a phishing scam designed to gain access to your computer network and wreak havoc. But unfortunately, your new office manager was an unsuspecting victim, causing your network to be infected and files to be encrypted.
Today’s ransomware attacks scramble your files, making them unusable until you pay a ransom to the hacker. Other viruses can simply damage or delete files at will maliciously.
Operating System Failure
You’re working just like usual on your laptop and, BOOM! It shuts off suddenly and you can’t get it to turn back on. The hard drive has crashed due to an operating system failure and the only way it looks like you can recover it is to reset to factory conditions, which means all your files are toast.
This is more common with older systems, but still happens all too often. A critical system crash can wipe out years of hard work.
The office team is setting up for a trade show, all is going well until an exhibit piece falls on top of a tablet holding all your sales videos and presentations. The tablet is cracked, and your team is unsure if it can be fixed.
Physical damage can represent some of the most severe cases for data recovery experts. Fire damage, water damage, cracked and broken computers are a challenge, but that doesn’t mean the files can’t still be recovered.
Data Recovery Techniques the Experts Use
We use a number of proven data recovery techniques at Connect2Geek.com to bring back files that our clients never thought they’d see again. We recommend you come to an expert first before attempting data recovery on your own, because if you do it wrong, it can possibly reduce the chances of getting those files back at all.
Here are a few of the main techniques used to recover lost data.
Have you tried to open a file you use often, but now it looks strange? When you attempt accessing it, you get a “file corrupted” warning and it won’t open like usual.
File repair is a restoration technique using special software to recover files which have been corrupted by an internal data write issue and put back the data pieces that have gone missing.
Backup Image Creation
Your accounting person unknowingly has a virus on their system that’s damaged several files. They search online for a free fix tool, trying to repair the damage before having to tell you about it. But, unfortunately, in the process, they’ve only made things worse.
Recovery experts like Connect2Geek.com want to make sure we are moving forward not backward when working to recovery a client’s data. A backup image copy is often created of the whole system and backed up elsewhere to ensure no further data loss while working on the recovery.
Hard Disk Drive Repair
A power surge during a storm hit your main desktop computer at the office. Now it won’t even turn on, you don’t know if it can be fixed.
In this type of physical damage scenario, often a hard drive disk repair can recover your files and computer. We put on our big glasses, get out our little tools, and work on the hard drive like PC surgeons to bring it back to life.
Specialized Recovery Software
In the midst of an operating system update gone wrong, suddenly you’re missing whole folders of files and contacts from your device. 10-years worth of hard-earned contacts are just gone in a flash.
In cases where partitions, Master Book Records, or other file structures may have been damaged, we utilize premium specialized recovery software designed for the toughest internal recovery jobs.
Try Us for Data Recovery, It’s Risk-Free!
Don’t try recovering lost data yourself and potentially making matters worse. You have nothing to lose by working with Connect2Geek.com. You don’t pay a thing unless we get your files back. Call us today for a free consultation.