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Disk Doctors: PC Optimization, Recovery, Security

The average computer user has only a vague understanding of how their data is stored. They know they have this “hard drive thingy” inside the computer and they know that’s where their data is kept. That’s about as far as it goes for most users. Many don’t even know what a hard drive looks like.

Recovers data lost from Mac

Recovers data lost from Mac

However, when you are faced with data loss, you quickly learn a lot about hard drives. Not only do you begin to get an understanding about how complex they are, you also find out how expensive it can be to get your data back. At least once a day customers will ask “Why does it cost so much? I only paid $100 for my hard drive”. Yes, data recovery can be that expensive. My answer is simply this; if you had a million dollars sitting in a $50 safe, and you couldn’t get to it…does it really matter how much you paid for the safe? Data recovery should only be sought, if the value of the data exceeds the cost of the recovery.

But what is the use of wasting a huge amount where much software is available to recover our data. Data recovery software is vital to anyone who has inadvertently deleted important data from their hard drives. There’s a lot of tools out there that can help you do this, but they’re not all created equal.

We have talked about data recovery but do we know what data recovery is? Data recovery is a process of rescuing data from damaged, failed, sabotaged, or inaccessible data storage media when all normal means of data access have been exhausted.

Disk doctor is one of the tools available in today’s market which is use to recover data. Disk Doctors is a data recovery suite that helps people who’ve lost their data due to hard drive failures or even human error. If you’ve ever accidentally emptied your recycle bin, had viruses and worms overwrite your hard drive, had a system failure, or even if you overwrote a Windows partition during a fresh install (I know I have), you can use Disk Doctors to get your data back with a few clicks. Here we’ll be going through all the pros and cons of the Disk Doctors data recovery software, and if it’s right for you.

The program has two separate executable, one for NTFS and one for FAT, along with a special tool called File Tracer, which I found especially useful: it enables you to look for certain file types inside a given drive. Think about those deleted photos from your USB key…

Disk Doctors Windows Data Recovery is very easy to use. Right after launch the program displays a wizard that takes you step by step through the recovery process. However this wizard apparently lacks the possibility to narrow your search with filters, which may result in a really long and confusing list you’ll have to examine very carefully to find the files you’re looking for. There’s also a “Turbo scan” that performs a more in-depth analysis of your hard drive, though to be honest I couldn’t notice the difference: both analysis did find lots of deleted folder and files.

Disk Doctors Windows Data Recovery also lets you create disk images and recover data from them, but these two options are not available in the trial version.

If you need to recover lost information from your hard drive, Disk Doctors Windows Data Recovery may be your last chance.

How does disk doctor work? One of the good things about the Windows Operating System is that nothing is ever truly deleted right away. This allows you to recover any documents, pictures, music, and even system files if you have the right kind of tools. If you used something known as a washer, you have less of a chance to get your data back; washers overwrite a deleted file one to seven times so it’s difficult to recover, but not completely impossible to retrieve. At Disk Doctors, rescuing data from hard disk drives, RAID arrays, tapes, CDs, DVDs, and memory sticks / chips etc. is a daily routine.

Most Data Recovery software will use certain algorithms and techniques to peel back the data layers of your hard drive, searching for the files you’ve lost. The neat feature that Disk Doctors features is its instant recovery feature; you can browse the file tree for what you’re looking for, click on it, and have it back where it belongs in no time. Some programs are really technical and hard to use, but this one is very user friendly and suitable for end users all the way up to a large enterprise that needs a quick solution for data recovery.

Pros

  • Works with both NTFS and FAT systems
  • Special tool to trace specific files
  • Wizard-like, easy-to-use interface

Cons

  • No apparent difference between the normal and Turbo scans
  • Confusing list of results due to the lack of filters

How to contact Disk Doctors? Disk Doctors provide world class customer support for data recovery services. Support options for services include online case submissions, phone consultation, and live chat services. Familiarizing your data loss situation is quite important; this is why they highly recommend you call their customer services representatives. Their dedicated data recovery services support team is highly trained and will answer your questions in terms you will understand. Their support team is always there to help you in any way that they best can. To make things smoother, they offer a number of contact methods for you to select.