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Lost Data? Use These 3 Free Recovery Softwares to Get Your Data Back

Lost Data? Use These 3 Free Recovery Softwares to Get Your Data Back

Data loss can happen on any device that is capable of storing data. Even a simple misplacement is a loss of data, and it is a loss technically. There are number of reason for this like human error, file corruption, hardware, site relates thefts, viruses and damaging malware, mechanical damages of hard drive, power failure, spilling coffee, and other water damages etc. Thus the permanent loss of data needs to be avoided as it hinders the ongoing success of business.

Though there are number of ways for recovering the data but it is expensive business so it’s better to take substitute which is backing up your data, photos and key documents on regular basis. Even there are number of backup regimens but it is of less comfort. As and when you are aware that data loss had happened, first thing which is critical is stop using drive immediately which is affected.

Things to be considered while recovering data from corrupted or deleted devices as below:

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  • Try not to use the partition or device you want to recover files.
  • Try not to save the recovered files onto same hard drive from which you are recovering.
  • Do not download, extract or install data recovery software onto the external device or hard drive that one wants to recover from.

There are number of tools available, but I personally recommend these 3 free recovery softwares below. Try some to ease the recovery of lost data.

1. EaseUS

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    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard recovers files which are deleted and even those emptied from Recycling Bin, or those deleted them directly. It will help to recover data from USB drives, hard drive, storage devices, and memory cards. It is compatible with all file system of Windows such as FAT and EXT, dynamic disks, and it can also skip bad sectors for quicker scanning automatically. The latest version is compatible with Windows 8 and improved user interface.

    It is a wizard utility, which has 3 simple choices like Partition Recovery, Complete Recovery, and Deleted File Recovery. The tool’s screen lets you to search lost file automatically or by typing the filename, and lets you opt out of bad sectors. It quickly finds files in automatic mode and display results in a tabbed and separate File Preview window. One can select the files which they want to recover and press next; you can choose directory from screen which displays available drive capacity.

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    EaseUS offers quick and deep scanning options which help you quickly restore lost files or lets you dig deeper to find files which weren’t recoverable using any other software or methods. Quick option is relatively quick and effective ways to get lost or deleted files without waiting for longer duration. Whereas, deep scanning is especially helpful when deleted files were severely corrupt and couldn’t be found using quick scanning option.

    2. DMDE

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      DMDE Free Edition is capable of recovering data from number of drives which includes 2TB+ drives. DMDE let’s select drive and identifies mountable partitions and highlights the most obvious choice. This is a powerful software used for data recovery, editing, and searching on disks. It can recover files and directory structure in certain complicated cases with use of special algorithms.

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      There are number of freeware features like simple partition manager, disk editor, and tool to create clones and disk images, file recovery from current panel, and RAID constructor. However, the premium edition supports directory and file recovery without restriction. DMDE supports FAT12, FAT16, NTFS, FAT32, exFAT, and works well for Windows 98, XP, and 7. RAID constructor is a tool to virtually reconstruct RAID supporting RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-4, RAID-5, and RAID-6.

      Disk clone is one of the features which include writing, creating images back to disk, supports handling error, and disk cloning. NTFS utility allows one to delete files, create files, copy files, remove directories, and repair by passing NTFS driver. It supports large disks, national filenames, large sectors, large files, compressed NTFS files, sector translation are some specific features.

      3. Recuva

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        Recuva is free utility developed by CCleaner for Windows which helps to restore files from computer that have been deleted accidentally. This includes exFAT, NTFS, and FAT file systems, and even files emptied from Recycle bin as well as video, music, images and some other files which had been deleted by user accidentally from MP3 & MP4 players, digital phone, and camera’s memory cards. It is a simple wizard which opens to a file recovery mode by default.

        The user can choose the type of file they are trying to recover; be it a document, picture, emails, compressed files are among the list. One can target search to search all drives or specific location, or one can opt either to choose deep or quick scan. The deep scan takes more time, but provides much better results. You just need to click Start button and wait for the scan to complete.

        The option of Scan for non-deleted files mode of Recuva’s search returns recovering files from formatted or damaged partitions. Once completed, results are displayed, with recovered files along with rating, depending on files condition. One can recover files directly from here or move to Advanced Mode for better view, which offers file information, preview and peek at file’s header. The latest version of this includes enhanced drive, improved partition scanning and partition detection, bug fixes, and other improvements. This is a portable tool and file size is 3MB only, which gives it an edge over other softwares.

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        Last Updated on February 15, 2019

        7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

        7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

        Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

        Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

        Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

        So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

        Joe’s Goals

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          Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

          Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

          Daytum

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            is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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            Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

            Excel or Numbers

              If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

              What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

              Evernote

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                I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                Access or Bento

                  If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                  Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                  You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                  Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                  All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                  Conclusion

                  I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                  What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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