Data recovery becomes an essential task when data loss situation takes place. The two most common reasons behind data loss are: accidental deletion and data corruption. Data loss is the most painful situation a computer user can ever face. You may lose all the invaluable data stored in your computer system. If the volume, drive or any other storage media is containing NTFS file system, you’ll definitely need NTFS Recovery software to recover your lost or deleted data back. Through this blog post, I’ll let you know more about data loss, its reasons, and how to restore lost data. Keep reading here…
NTFS – New Technology File System
How long have you been using computer? Have you heard about file system? It’s highly important in computing. The primary objective of a file system is to control how data is stored and retrieved. If there were no file system, no one can where one piece of information stops and the next begins. A file system separates the stored data into pieces and gives each piece a name, so that the information is easily isolated and identified.
If you’re a Windows user, you must be familiar with FAT and NTFS. These are two popular file systems used by Microsoft Windows. FAT aka File Allocation Table is an old file system, although some computer users are still using it. On the other hand, NTFS aka New Technology File System, as the name suggests, is a new file system. In these days, almost every single storage media device supports this file system format, be it system hard disk or any external storage media. Since NTFS file system is commonly used in these days, event of data loss often takes place in it.
Data Loss in NTFS File System
I’ve already stated earlier in this post that the two most common reasons for data loss are accidental deletion and data corruption.
Accidental deletion means you delete some of your files accidentally. If you delete some unwanted files from your system, it’s not accidental deletion. Therefore, no data loss is caused to you. But if you accidentally delete your files, this will definitely cause you data loss. If you use temporary deletion, you can restore your data from the Recycle Bin. But unfortunately if you use permanently deletion, i.e. by using Shift + Delete + Enter keys, you can’t restore anything from the recycle bin. This will result in data loss if you don’t have valid backup.
Data corruption makes the data unreadable or files inaccessible. You can’t open a corrupt file. Sometimes corruption can also remove the files from your system. There are numerous reasons which cause corruption. The most common reasons are: virus attacks, abruptly system shutdown, forcefully cancellation of any running application, software malfunction, hard disk or storage media failure, and sometimes human errors. Though sometimes corrupt files are still available on your system, but you can’t access or open them.
Data Backup – The Utmost Solution
Backup is strongly recommended to every single computer user. Being a smart computer user, you must take backup of your data regularly. This will help you restore your maximum possible data at the time of data loss due to any reason, be it accidental deletion or data corruption. A backup file contains copies of your data which you can restore at any time.
Important note: Don’t forget to take backup of your computer in a regular manner. You can take help of NT-Backup utility & Backup and Restore, both are freeware backup utility provided by Microsoft Windows. Also, you can try a commercialware tool like Backup Exec provided by Symantec.
How would you restore your data from backup if it’s corrupt? Even you can’t restore complete data if your backup file is not updated. What would you do in such a situation? The only thing you can do here is recover data by using NTFS Recovery software.
Key features of NTFS Recovery software
- Swift and easy NTFS recovery from corrupt and formatted drive
- Support both MBR aka master boot record and GPT aka GUID partition table formats
- Three recovery modes for handling different level of corruption: Standard, Advanced and Deep
- Tree-structure preview of recovered data before saving them at user-define location
- Easy-to-use application, i.e. no requirement for any prior technical expertise
- Available with demo version for free evaluation