Being Prepared For Data Loss

Data loss and accidental deletion happens all the time.  It’s part of using a computer.  Unfortunately, most people aren’t prepared for data loss before it happens. When they’re faced with accidentally loss a important file or having a hard drive crash, they panic.  Unsure of what to do, they turn to the internet for help.  The search begins to figure out how to get their...

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The Top 10 Causes Of Data Loss

Data loss is a problem for anyone that uses a computer.  Knowing the most common causes of data loss can help you to prevent and avoid it in the future.  Here are the top 10 most common causes of data loss for most computer users. 1) Accidental Deletion While most users don’t want to admit it, one of the most common reasons for data loss is user error.  Everyone makes mistakes and...

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What To Do If Your Camera Card Won’t Show Up

Sometimes the flash card from your camera will not appear on the desktop or in FileSalvage or CameraSalvage.  If this is the case, you may need to connect the media card via a media card reader.  Although a lot of cameras (like the Canon SD series and the Nikon COOLPIX) can be connected to your Mac via USB cable to download your pictures, there are sometimes issue that may prevent a damaged...

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Why You Need A Second Drive In Data Recovery

Most, if not all, data recovery software will require you to save the recovered data to an external drive or device. It is important to understand that when a user is recovering data from a device or volume, he or she should NOT save the recovered data back to the same location. Why?  The answer is simple enough, but does not necessarily occur to most people.  When recovering data and saving it...

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