Most of the time, what you have is more important that what you don’t have. This applies, at least, when we are talking about our computer systems. Don’t understand? Well, read on.
All the things on and connected to your computer system (hardware, external devices, software, data, network(s), Internet connection, etc.) are really important. So, in this case, what you HAVE is more important than what you DON’T HAVE.
You may not realize this until your hard drive crashes, your computer is lost or stolen, you save over an earlier version of a really important document, or you or someone else deletes it. In these instances however, the situation will be reversed. What you DON’T HAVE is suddenly much more important than what you have.
The solution: Good, scheduled backup: Backup to a flash drive, backup to a service in the Internet, backup to an external hard drive or backup in the form or redundancy on a RAID 1 or RAID 5 volume (most often only seen on servers, not workstations).
Take advantage of the many free or inexpensive backup solutions that are available today and make sure that WHAT YOU DON’T HAVE (YOUR LOST DATA) is never more important than what you have.
In all these cases, other than the lost or stolen computer, there is an excellent chance that a vendor specializing in data recovery, such as Grundig Consulting, can retrieve some or all of your lost data. The most important thing is not to panic. Make the phone call before making things worse by attempting to use your computer once you realize that data has been lost. Additional activity on your workstation will make it harder to recover the files that you are looking for.