Recovering data from external and crashed internal hard drives

If you use a western digital or Maxtor external hard drive, you want to be extremely careful not to bounce that drive around. External hard drives of this type are not particularly sturdy and are extremely prone to a cyclic redundancy error. For those unaware a cyclic redundancy error or…
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Bringing lost and deleted data back in Outlook Express

A very common mistake made while using Microsoft Outlook Express is to accidentally click on the folder delete as opposed to the message delete when using the program. This results in the loss of anywhere from 1 to 1000 messages. The folder can be located in the applications area of…
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Recovery of deleted document and video files

Deleted documents file recovery presents numerous special problems. While one would think locating and recovering such a simple file as a Microsoft Word document would be one of the easiest file recovery problems. This is not always true. To begin with not all documents are stored in the Microsoft Word…
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Cleaning up the mess of a corrupted Outlook inbox

When dealing with computer code it is amazing how the slightest change or loss of data can result in a complete shutdown of an application. Consider that leaving out one simple semi colon will disable huge programs coded in PHP and shut down websites instantly and you will realize why…
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Deleting files to make them completely unrecoverable

Sometimes it isn’t good enough to simply delete a file. Sometimes we need to delete files forever. Most people are unaware that when they delete a file, the underlying data used to create that file is not deleted. In fact as long as that information is not overwritten with new…
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