Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Laptop computers are becoming more and more widely used then before. They are rapidly replacing desktop computers becoming many companies primary office tool. As survey data from 200 IT managers and stuffs of companies shows that 40 percent of them use notebook for working or building their network relationship. However, half of the companies indicated that they did not take some action to protect the commonly used documents or backup the important data for the later data recovery.
The survey, sponsored by Imation Corp, a worldwide leader in removable data storage media, also discovered that less than one-third (29 percent) of these companies use software to back up changed files to a corporate network. Additionally, 57 percent of companies hold the individual employee responsible for backing up data onto the company server.
With such a large number of small and mid-sized companies placing the responsibility for backing up laptops in the hands of their employees, Imation recommends the following tips to help end-users avoid potential data loss on their laptops:
1. Implement a software program that automatically backs up laptop data on a regular basis. Most programs work by having the software monitor the laptop hard drive for any changes to data files or directories. Changes are then backed up locally on the laptop’s hard drive. The next time the user connects to the company’s network, the backup software automatically sends the changes to a server for further backup to tape.
2. Copying laptop files to a network drive for further backup to removable tape media is also a common strategy for companies not employing special software. In this case, the user should review their company’s network backup processes to understand how often backups are performed. Here are a few questions users can review with their IT department:
- During regularly scheduled backups, what files, programs or folders get backed up?
- What time of day are backups performed?
- Where is the data stored and for how long?
- Once stored, how can the data be accessed?
Data protection means making sure that private data belonging to a person or organization is kept hidden from those who are not authorized to use it.
Many organization collect data of their customers. Some of this data is needed for efficient processing the business transactions but much of this data is personal information of the customer. For example, a hospital collects data about the disease history of patients. All the personal data kept by different organizations may be disclosed for some legal purpose. The data protection rules do not allow anyone to disclose personal data of any person. It means that any personal data kept by some organization should never be disclosed to unauthorized persons or organizations under any circumstances.
Friday, May 27, 2011
Data recovery may be used frequently in our daily life. It will always result in the loss of some documents when accidently delete some folder or the operate system crashed. Then we will try many methods to recover the lost documents, such as finding a lot of data recovery software or finding some data recovery company to help to do so. In fact, if we know more about the principles of data storage, and data recovery principles. We can completely restore the lost documents all by yourselves.
Firstly, let's look at what happens when we intentionally delete a file and why it may be possible to bring that file back. When you select a file and press the delete key on a Windows computer, the file is sent to the Recycle Bin. You may think of the Windows Recycle Bin as just another fancy storage folder on your hard drive. The real deletion is what happens when the Recycle Bin is emptied or the deletion bypasses the Windows Recycle Bin altogether.
File Recovery Programs
There is no shortage of file recovery software to help you out if you delete the wrong file. There are numerous commercial file recovery programs, DOS has its own 'Undelete' command, and Windows has the familiar Recycle Bin. Except for Recycle Bin, they all work on the same principle of searching the hard drive for files that have recently been marked for overwriting. More advanced ones will also tell you how much of the file is recoverable by checking how much has been written over.
The seemingly simple Recycle Bin has one advantage over any third party file recovery program: it doesn't allow any overwriting of deleted files stored in there. This means that files from here are recovered in their entirety, and will function exactly as before once they are restored.
Obstacles to File Recovery
The biggest obstacle by far is time. The longer you wait, the higher the chance of a deleted file being written over, unless it is safely in the Recycle Bin. Once this has happened file recovery is still possible but it will take a lot more than a bit of commercial software to do it.
Operating systems are continuously creating files, every web page you visit does the same, and so does every application you open. With this in mind, the time to start your file recovery process is the instant that you realize you needed that file.
There are lots of data recovery software can be found in the markets, even some free data recovery tools have the some functions. But their works are certainly the same. So if you little knowledge of the working principle of data recovery and data storage of knowledge, you can recover the lost document all by yourselves.
As one of the most popular mobile cell phones, Blackberry has been favored by many people worldwide. It uses the whole keyboard input, the operation is very convenient. And the artificial system is very user-friendly. And always with a very high pixel camera, which help to capture the interesting moment in our daily life.
However, there are so many times you may encounter precious photos accidentally deleted and thus wonder if there is a way to recover deleted photos from BlackBerry cell phones.
Well, there are more unpredictable cases that may lead photos deleted from BlackBerry cell phone. So why those situations happen and are there any chances to recover those photos?
As a matter of fact, the memory card or stick in BlackBerry is just like an external hard drive. When connected to the computer and photos inside accidentally got deleted, those deleted photos won’t go to the recycle bin or trash. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the photos are deleted permanently. No matter the photos are deleted from BlackBerry phone card or computer recycle bin or trash, all the photos can be recovered provided that they are not fully covered or occupied. The deleted photos are still intact out there in BlackBerry cell phone card or computer hard disk if transferred. The System only marks those photos as deleted but the real data are safe just inaccessible. As a result, once you find your photos are deleted from BlackBerry phone memory card, stop putting more files to the card ASAP.
Then the most effective and efficient way to recover deleted photos from BlackBerry cell phone is by using third party photo recovery software. As those recovery programs will use advanced algorithm to analyze the deleted data from the card then perform photo recovery. Just install the program on your computer, and connect your BlackBerry phone memory card to start recovery.
If you are using Windows operation system, recommend you to have a try Wondershare Photo Recovery. It’s an easy to use and powerful recovery program which recover deleted photos, videos and music from computer hard drive, external storage devices such as memory card or iPod etc. It only needs two steps to recover the lost picture or video documents.
1. Store drive scan. Before recover the lost documents, the photo recover program need to scan the SD card driver to find all the lost documents.
2. Recover the needed documents. After scan the SD card drive, the photo recover program will list all the documents that have been accidently deleted from the SD card drive. Then you just need to select the photos all videos that you want to recover and click the “recover” bottom.
Tip: in order to increase the chances to recover deleted photos from BlackBerry phone memory card, it is strongly recommended not to save more files when you notice your photos are deleted.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
With the development of digital technology, it has become a significant trend to share and save content on CDs or DVDs in large volumes. You may be used to store your movies, music, photos and software applications through CD and DVD disk, and the DVD can also be used in advertisements, corporate presentations, media kits, e-learning solutions, games and reports. Companies launching a new product or service can produce a short film, magazine or advertisement and print it on a CD or DVD for distribution. They can also make tutorials and reports for distribution to media outlets.
But with an increased demand for saving digital content on DVDs, DVD copy is also called for. Yes, with the latest technology, it is possible to make perfect copies for your DVDs. In fact, the benefits of copying your DVDs can be endless as catered to your needs; and some companies have opted to invest in copying DVDs to minimize their cost. Here are some top reasons why it is practical and beneficial:
1. Copying DVD lets you create a backup copy of any existing DVD you already have. In this way you don’t have to purchase another copy in case the original one gets lost, damaged or breaks.
2. When copying information to a DVD, there is bigger storage capacity which means that you can store more data on a single disc.
3. DVD backup can be used to back up data from your computer's files and hard drive which can be saved to your favorites and other DVDs for later use.
4. By copying DVDs of your pictures, movies and films you can make it readily available and convenient to share with many family and friends from around the world.
5. With DVD copy you can promote your business. You can store your company's data, business products and your business information on DVDs, and then distribute to your potential or current customers.
6. DVD copy can also be used as a business tool to give to new and existing employees for training purposes and with company information.
7. You can use DVD copy to keep a copy of the DVD and store the original of old favorite, rare and expensive DVDs for safe keeping.
8. Theft or robbery can happen when you least expect it, so if you copy your data or pictures to DVD disk, you can stand a chance to take it back.
9. To share your dynamic and priceless memories to family and friends, you can create more copies of events, special occasions such as weddings, family reunions, graduations and births, baby's first steps, to give out as gifts or as memorabilia. This copy DVD disk can be passed down from generation to generation.
With all these benefits, there’s no evidence that CD or DVD copying will fade out in the near future.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Flash drive is the most widely used memory tool for us to store and carry the important documents. Its capacity from 128M to 8G, or even higher. It can basically meet all the needs of most of us. Their size is very small and easy for carry, and is also very easy to use. You can immediately read the data of the flash drive when push it to the computer. And do not worry about data loss problem.
Because there are many data recovery software can easily help to restore the lost data. Despite the lost data can be restored, but the quality of the service life of flash drives and other issues is still very important. Now I will Jiao you how to choose a good flash drive.
1. Assess your storage needs. Flash drives offer 32 MB to 2 GB of storage space. The most commonly used flash drives are 512 MB and 1 GB. The 2 GB flash drives can store up to 9 hours of music or 3 hours of video/DVD content.
2. Get the USB 2.0 interface that is backward compatible, as it fits most computers.
3. Get information about makers and vendors of flash drives. Kingston, Transcend, Memorex, Verbatim, LG, Scandisk Cruzer, Sony, Lexar and Iomega are among the popular and reliable names.
4. Explore the main features before choosing a model from a particular brand. It should have a built-in security lock and password protection features.
5. Choose a design and style that allows sufficient portability and comfort when traveling.
6. Plan your budget for purchasing a flash drive. Remember that flash drives, both new and used, are priced differently.
7. Check the warranty. Some flash drives come with up to 5 years of warranty. The best brands usually offer a lifetime warranty.
All the above tips are helpful in selecting a good flash drive. And you can choose the best flash drive after careful considering all the points above. All these tips can also been used to choose an good pen drive, mp3 player and mp4 player.
Monday, May 23, 2011
The key concept of data storage is that it is linear, logical and systematic in nature. When you 'save' data to the hard disk, the disk will follow a logical system.
The second key concept to remember is that data storage follows a simple rule – data is stored (or 'written') on the first available space, wherever this may be.
Data Storage Example
Imagine that you are saving a 1-Mb Word document on the hard disk. Saving a 1 MB file means the disk will systematically 'fill in' a thousand squares.
After saving the Word document, let us assume that you saved to your hard disk a 3 MB photo. Following the key concepts of data storage, the disk writer head will go through the disk and then look for the first available space – which in our example, happens to be the square following the last kilobyte of the Word document. Thus, the 3 MB photo will be saved at the space next to the Word document.
Afterwards, you go back to your Word document and trim it down, ending up with a file 700 KB in size, which you then save to your hard disk. Given the smaller file size, the 1 MB space requirement was reduced to 700 KB, leaving 300 KB free or (using the analogy above) 300 blank squares immediately after the Word document. There's now available space between the Word Document and the 3 MB photo.
When you save yet another file, say a 2 MB Excel file, the hard disk will follow its rule of saving data on the first available space. Thus, the Excel file will be split into two portions: 300 KB would be written on the 300 KB free space and the rest will be placed in the next available space – after the image file.
Data storage, while designed to be logical and systematic, leads to file fragmentation. Imagine adding, deleting files and editing files for days, weeks and months. After a few months, the hard disk will become so fragmented that it would take the disk a lot of time to find fragments of a single file, and the lost documents is nearly can’t be restore only if you take advantage of some data recover software to do so.
Friday, May 20, 2011
For most ordinary users, they concerned about the storage capacity more than the concern of safety performance. They will care about the data security only if the capacity has met the demand. Although capacity is an important factor we should concern, but the stable and security features are always more important in fact. And this won’t make users to care about that until some problems occurred on their mobile hard disks.
Some mobile hard disk drive manufacturers cooperate with the hard disc manufacturers. They install 3D seismic in the hard drive to determine the hard disk by supporting the work of the state. Thus supporting the hard disk will be forced to move to safe area head. Specifically, the chip can predict the working status of the hard disk, mobile hard disk, such as making copies of data, play movies, which are hard to read and write heads of the operation, the chip to work. If you do not do mobile hard disk accidentally touched off the table, the process in the fall, when the acceleration reaches a certain degree of time, the chip can be detected, and then immediately stop working so hard, and hard drive head to a safe location to avoid damage by the hard disc.
In addition, the enclosure of the mobile hard drive is also very important. Mobile hard disk enclosure not only to the role of mobile hard disk appearance, it has protection. Metal in the impact performance of the best, but the shell of this material is not perfect. First of all, this material can be deformed shell is rather poor, in the sudden severe attacks by the time the impact of the internal hard drive is still not small. In contrast plastic shell shock by the sudden deformation will produce tiny, weakened the impact, so that better protect the safety of the hard disk. Do not underestimate the small deformation of plastic materials, which can be reduced to the original impact by five times.
The second is the heat. Disadvantage of plastic is not conducive to heat loss, but this is precisely the advantages of metal. Metals are the positive conductor, heat large majority of mobile hard disk with metal case. But it is not absolute, with the hard drive technology, the temperature continued to read and write drives down a lot than before, so the plastic shell is gradually replace the metal position. Tightness of the shell is a topic that people do not often mentioned, but a well-designed mobile hard disk, the seal is forced to care about stealth design. Can ensure a good seal mobile hard disk drive cartridge in the event of an accident will not be water or other liquid pollutants harm. They use a plastic molding design. You can very well ensure the safety of mobile hard disk.
You should consider all the above requirements when purchase a good mobile hard drive. But also need regularly backup your important documents to prevent accidents from happening. And this will always save much data recovery work.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Windows operating systems have evolved greatly from the time where hard drives were segmented off using a simple disk DOS command. Beginning with FAT16 and FAT32 systems complex partitioning was created so as to allow specialized applications to run. This process improved further with the advent of the NTFS file system. Of course as things evolve they become more sophisticated and this often means that they are more prone to problems.
For example, if you accidentally deleted or lost a partition containing important data, what can you do to access the important data on the deleted or lost partition?
These problems create a genuine need for a quality program for data recovery. And there are lots of tools in the market can help to recover the lost partition. And now, I take Wondershare Date recovery to show how to resolute the problem.
Wondershare Data Recovery is magic partition recovery software for computer users to recover lost or deleted partitions and repair your partition problems, say, partition cannot be accessed.
The first is Quick Scan: This scan finds all the partitions when there is some corruption with the MBR of Windows or it is missing or deleted. This scan can easily locate all the lost partitions in no time and allows Windows data recovery components to recover partition data.
Wondershare Data Recovery can help you to repair partition table and recover lost or deleted partitions except for physical damage, or hard disk (or other storage medium) failure. It is safe to use for only recovering your partitions through modifying partition table or boot sector, which means the software will never attempt to write to data area of the drive you are want to recover. Partition Table Doctor manages for MS-DOS, Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 2003.
The second we call Thorough Scan: This is the advanced form of lost partition recovery. This disk scanning method is extremely helpful when a drive is re-partitioned or resized. Finding older or reformatted partition is extremely difficult, this is the reason why this method scans the drive heuristically and tries to locate and validate lost partitions. For e.g. on a 40 GB drive having 2 equal sized partitions (both NTFS) now re-partitioned and reformatted as two partitions, one 10 GB as NTFS and the rest space 30GB formatted as NTFS. Thorough scan designed and offered by Windows data recovery software is efficient enough to locate those two older 20 GB NTFS partitions to recover and restore lost data.
All that is required to recover lost partitions is to attach the faulty drive, set as a secondary drive, to another working PC and install Disk Doctors Windows Data Recovery Software. The software will scan the failed drive and locate all of the lost partition data
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
As one of the most convenient data storage device, USB drive is nearly the most widely used.
It is easy to carry, store fast and small. All these advantages bring great convenience for us to store and carry many important documents. However, Just as the old saying goes every coin has two sides, the data storage on the USB drive is always easy to lose. For example, the data will always seems like to lose when force out if from the PC. So, is there any great method to recover lost data?
When you reading here, perhaps you may already know the answer, the answer is definitely yes.
Before performing USB drive file recovery, what you should do firstly is to minimize the data loss and increase the possibly of successful recovery.
Stop using the USB drive
The more activity taking place on your USB drive, the greater the chance that some of your lost file might be written over. To enhance the chances to recover files from your USB drive, remember not to use the USB drive to store new files, not to edit any documents stored on it, not to use the USB drive for any further transfer process.
Solutions for USB drive file recovery
Losing files from USB drive does not mean these files are gone forever. Files can be recovered if you don't do any mistakenly operations to reduce the USB drive file recovery chance and choose the correct tool. When you lose your files from USB drive due to accidentally deletion, formatting, virus infection and other logically damage, you can recover files from USB drive with file recovery software. There are lots of file recovery software, you just need to get a program that best fits your needs. Overall reliability should be the most important factor while recovery speed, ease-of –use, and price you should also take in consideration.
A good file recovery tool can provide preview ability for you to evaluate recovery result before you purchase it. Wondershare Data Recovery is such file recovery software that can help you recover files from USB drive lost due to deletion, formatting, virus infection, and other reasons. You can also do USB drive file recovery through the help of a recovery service company, but the cost is extremely high.
Tips for USB drive file recovery
Get in the habit of having backup of files. Although lost files on USB drive can be recovered with the help of recovery technology, the success rate of USB drive file recovery is not 100%. Getting backup of files regularly is the safest way to reduce data loss.
However, data recovery for USB drive is not so necessary. What more, it always cost money for data recovery if you employ person to do so. So a good idea to find ways to reduce the cost is to pay more attention to data backup.
Monday, May 16, 2011
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Friday, May 13, 2011
PDF files are viewable and printable on virtually any platform, including Windows®, Mac OS, and mobile platforms such as Android™.
Security (Encryption, Digital Signatures)
PDF supports different levels of encryption, access control, and digital signatures. This makes it attractive for processing sensitive documents that are sent over the internet or used in web browser applications. PDF documents can be encrypted such that their contents cannot be reconstructed without knowing the password.
PDF objects, especially images, can be highly compressed with different compression algorithms without a visible loss of quality. A PDF file can be a fraction the size of the original file.
PDF files can be randomly accessed. For example, if you want to view page 733 in an 800-page document, PDF can identify and load the objects needed to display page 733 first. You do not have to wait for the entire file to load before the page can be viewed.
Graphics separated from rendering
PDF separates graphics (shapes and colors) from rendering (raster output device). The appearance of pages is specified in the PDF file in a device-independent way. Rendering the pages can be optimized based.
All fonts used in a PDF file can be embedded in the file, guaranteeing that the text will look exactly the same when the file is reproduced. To save space fonts can be subset, i.e. the fonts only contain those parts that are really needed.
With the above five features, PDF shows great advantage over some other common-used formats. Get to know more here so that you can make the most of it to meet any of your needs.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Keep Tube is an available as a web-based service or a Firefox extension. It supports downloading YouTube videos in various formats such as 3GP, Mp4, FLV etc.You can install Keep Tube Firefox Extension and download videos directly from YouTube and other websites supported by Keep Tube.
Keep Tube has the advantages over other similar services. We all know that there are many video downloaders are available, but they don’t allow you to download HD videos from YouTube. But Keep Tube helps you to download YouTube HD videos and also restricted videos download from YouTube. Of all online video download services, I’d like to choose Keep Tube as my favorite tools to download HD videos from YouTube.
Just copy the URL of your favorite video into the URL box on the Keep Tube main page, and hit download button; On the other hand, the service is a Firefox extension which lets you download videos from YouTube HD faster without having to open the service itself. Keep Tube allows you to download the videos in four formats: HD/High Definition Quality, HQ/High Quality, NQ/Normal Quality, and PQ/Phone Quality.
Keep Tube is a web-based online video downloader that supports a wide range of formats and popular video hosting websites like YouTube, Google Videos, Daily Motion, Vimeo ,Break ,Spike, Current, Facebook, MySpace and many other more. It offers simply ways to download high quality video from the supported sites with one click.
Download YouTube Videos (HD/HQ/PQ MP4, FLV, 3GP) Daily motion (HD/HQ/PQ MP4, FLV), Google Videos (HQ/NQ MP4, FLV), Break (HQ/NQ MP4, FLV), Mega Video, Metacafe, Veoh, Vimeo, Spike, Current, Facebook, MySpace
Monday, May 9, 2011
How to restore Photos from iPhone
iPhone is used more and more frequently, and many people may own their iPhone. One of the most common uses of iPhone is camera. Because its pixels is very high and easy for carry. We carry it around nearly anytime. After taking new images, we are curious to check if the images are nice or just so-so. Sometimes we may accidentally press wrong button. We delete images instead of saving. So, what should we do now? if the deleted photos can be recover?
Of course, the answer is yes. However, we should learn some knowledge about the data storage theory of memory card or hard disk first. The image hasn't been permanently deleted, and we can still undelete image from iPhone. Because what you deleted is the entry index which says what and where the file is. The space in which the deleted file located is available for immediate and re-useable use. It means that the space can be occupied by new file at anytime. So Time is of the essence. The success to undelete image depends more or less on how quickly you act! Therefore you must act fast and try not to upload any new images, or videos onto the iPhone. Doing so minimizes the chances of the space in question being overwritten by new files, thus increasing the likelihood of success to undelete image from iPhone.
And now let show you how to recover deleted photos from iPhone, If you just deleted your image on your iPhone, and your iPhone isn't physically damaged, you can undelete image from iPhone on your own as long as the original data is not overwritten. The trick to is to find out professional picture recovery tool for iPhone. There are some picture recovery tools on the current market. Search on Google you can find out the software suppliers and product websites. Most picture recovery tools are wizard-designed, what you need to do is to follow the step-by-step guidance. In order to choose a right and best one, the following factors you should pay attention to:
Whether the software is risk-free or read-only or not. The data recover tool you chosen should not do any further damage to your valuable data. The right one should be risk-free and non-destructive.
Powerful recovery function: The tool you chosen should restore main types of picture formats such as BMP,JPG, JPEG,TIF, TIFF, PNG,GIF,DNG, CDR, MAX,PSD,WMF, etc.
Whether you can preview your pictures from thumbnail ( if it's not a freeware). It's better for you to preview your deleted pictures to check if all the pictures you deleted are recoverable and you can evaluate the recovery quality before you buy.
Tips of recovering images from iPhone
When selecting a recovery path, do not save undeleted images on your iPhone directly. First save to your PC, then you can copy or send to your iPhone, in order to avoid data overwriting.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Generally speaking, there are two types of pdf passwords to PDF files. One is open password and the other is user password. The two kinds of protection are used for different situations: the former prevents people from viewing documents while the latter makes copying and printing unavailable.
Also known as open password. If you were familiar with this kind of password, it is possible to unlock PDF file quickly. Or if not, things would become complicated, as there is no easy way to rip PDF password. Many PDF apps which claim have to use some universal methods such as Brute Force Attack and Dictionary Search, but you have to bear the unbearably slow speed. Imagine it, your computer runs for a whole day to remove user password. What a time-wasting work. That's terrible, isn't it?
Usually, we need to ask the publisher for the open password to unlock it. However, sometimes, it is impossible, because we could not find the author message. Of course, PDF Password Recovery can manage it. You need to make it legitimate previously.
It is a sort of PDF restriction rather than a type of password. Many people use it out of consideration of copyright. They want to their work retained as what they were in the beginning. Or they hate copycats. However, people who are authorized may still face such a problem. Fortunately, you can find many PDF Password Crackers are made to crack owner password and they really work very well.
There is much software available for owner password. The most common used is PDF Password Remover, which would make restricted PDF documents unrestricted quickly.
In conclusion, these two kinds of PDF password are both useful for copyright protection. You can use any one of them to requirements. And you can set both open password and user password to the same PDF document.