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The top 23 free data recovery tools – 2019 Update

How many times have you searched for a file only to find that it’s gone from your computer? Your fault, my fault, nobody’s fault… it doesn’t matter. When a file you need is gone, all you really want to do is get it back: as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Deleted by accident? Formatted […] … [Read more...]

How to Recover Deleted Files from Network Shares

You may have discovered—and too late—that while you can recover some deleted files from the Windows Recycle Bin on local machines, you cannot recover deleted files (accidentally or otherwise) from network drive shared folders. If you delete a file from a network share, it is gone. If you look in the Recycle Bin, it won’t be there.  This happens because Windows is organized … [Read more...]

Ransomware Protection Tips

You hope that your systems never get attacked by Ransomware, but in case you do, you want to be prepared. One of the best ways to recover from such a malicious attack is to ensure you keep good and recent backups of your systems. But even with that, you can only recover back to the last known good backup. What about the files worked on since that last good backup? To fully recover from a … [Read more...]

Undelete Saves Your Bacon, An In-depth Video Series

Undelete® is a lot more than those simple file recovery utilities that just search through free space on Windows machines looking for recoverable data. Undelete does so much more; protecting files in network shared folders and capturing versions of any number of file types. If you've ever had to rely on restoring from backup or a snapshots to get a deleted file back, watch now to find out how … [Read more...]

Undelete 11 coming soon – User Feedback Drives New Features

Soon to be released is a new major version of Undelete. I have been able to preview a pre-release version of this new Undelete and wanted to share the new enhancements. These changes were driven from current Undelete customer feedback looking for further improvement of the product. In a later blog, I will go into each new feature in more detail, but for now, I just wanted to briefly list some of … [Read more...]

Solving the IO Blender Effect with Software-Based Caching

First, let me explain exactly what the IO Blender Effect is, and why it causes a problem in virtualized environments such as those from VMware or Microsoft’s Hyper-V. This is typically what storage IO traffic would look like when everything is working well. You have the least number of storage IO packets, each carrying a large payload of data down to the storage. Because the data is … [Read more...]

Help! I hit “Save” instead of “Save As”!!

Need to get back to a previous version of a Microsoft Office file before the changes you just made?  Undelete has you covered with its Versioning feature. Have you or your users ever made some changes to a Word document, Excel spreadsheet, or a PowerPoint presentation, saved it and then realized later that what was saved did not contain the previous work? For example, and a true story, a CEO … [Read more...]

How to Recover Lost or Deleted Files BEFORE Resorting to Outsourced Data Recovery

Here’s a nightmare scenario…a user accidentally deletes irreplaceable or valued files from a network share, and there is no way to recover the data because: >The file was created or modified then deleted AFTER the last valid backup/snapshot was taken. >There is NO valid backup or snapshot to recover the data. >There was NO real-time recovery software like Condusiv’s … [Read more...]