Sunday, May 6, 2012

Recovering data from smart phones

Smart phones with significant better hardware and multi tasking capabilities can perform similar and sometimes better than that of conventional computers. With reducing of price factors and affordability of use and with the advent of new middle class who are earning more and more for these affordable prices of smart phones are now becoming reality. With additional option of augmenting more and more micro SD card facilities, the external memory option makes smart phones more and more affordable and similar to laptop and desktop computers. As memory increases so as data size and personal information goes on rise. We are also very dependent on these to retrieve all these information at ours fingertips and with taping of fingers we get all these information inside outs palm. We keep on piling data inside memory card but many a times forget to keep it in a safer place in case some manhandled of device. Many new generations� smart phones are now offering synchronization faculties and in built back up options which are pretty handy but still it is better idea to back it up for any device problems. Due to advent of five or higher megapixel cameras inside smart phones and ability to capture high definition videos make user to capture more and more still as well as motion moments and they are saved inside memory cards and for this due attendance and backing up smart phone is a must to garner best results and also data security. Smart phones can be connected to a computer and can be treated as external drive so that data can be retrieved from these and with using of good data recovery software paid or free you can retrieve already deleted photos and videos to its maximum effect. It is always a better idea to back it up your computer and smart phone periodically so that whenever any thing happen to these devices you may recover these through back up options.

As data inside smart phone is continually written and overwritten again and again and with this the recovery of older files may or may not be successful and for this continual backing up of smart phone files is good for data safety and recovery. If you have not back up data and want to retrieve data, for best results it is better to recover data soon rather than late. If you have accidentally deleted important files then it is better idea to take out media card out of device and back it up first and then recover all data from within.

How to use Recuva to revive deleted files:

Recuva software from Piriform is good learning curve for data recovery processes in case you have no data recovery option is available. First make sure that this software will not recover anything from drive so there are chances of it as to fail to recover older data due to chances of written and overwritten phenomena. It can be used for recover data for normal circumstances and it is not for extraordinary situations. Recuva software has handy little graphical user interfaces and it sorts and filters files based on file name or file types. It gives some additional views like that of lists and trees. It is portable and has abilities to run from USB drive and you can carry it wherever you go and wherever you reach. You can retrieve most of document types like that of documents, word processors , photos, videos ,music , email and lots more the list goes out to eternal. It supports all popular files systems. It can restore files from external devices like that of smart media cards, digital cards, memory sticks of Sony camcoder, digital cameras, compact flash cards and mobile smart phones. It permits you to restore files from pen drives and external hard drives. The process of recovering data with Recuva software is very easy and it consists of six beautiful steps. Just make a decent Google search of Recuva software and you will get the download link of this software along with its installer. Installation is fast and breezy, follow instructions to install it and after it will show running of wizard. Then choose file type you want to restore, it will show you type of files you can restore and choose yours relevant file type. Picture shows only files of common image formats, such as digital camera photos. Music shows only files of common audio formats , like MP3 player files ,documents shows only files of common office document formats such as Word and Excel files , compressed shows only compressed files , emails shows emails from Thunderbird , Outlook express and Windows mail and other shows all other files that are not listed inside above all these listings.


Then select location of files by clicking on next, you can permit Recuva to choose from any other drives including local and other removable media. If you forget where the file was originally located then just clicks �I�m Not Sure option� and then clicks on Next button. Then scan your drive for deleted files , you can choose for Deep Scan as it is very comprehensive scan , it takes time and gives more practical search results for recovery. If you are searching for bigger drive then it can take for hours in case of Deep Scan is employed so be prepare for it so that you will not bother about it. On completion of successful scan Recuva will show you a comprehensive list of all files waiting to be recovered, then you can select files you want to be recovered, and recovering of files takes time as with number of files you have selected for this.

After recovery process completed it is a better idea to check all recovery files one by one not all at once as this can make your computer resource heavy and hand. Many a times data with multiple times of overwritten and cycles of cycles running over it most unlikely to be recovered. If drive of concerned data is somewhat damager or half damaged then data recovery process may not be a success. It is better to try it out with you never know your required may be revived with this process and yours essential significant data will be with you again. (Picture courtesy:Recuva)


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