A data recovery expert is a computer technician or at least someone well-versed in the trade that handles the operation of recovering lost or accidentally deleted data. Many people turn to a data recovery expert in light of many of the possible computer problems they may have had that lead to a loss of data, important files, critical settings or other files and pieces of computer code that affect the running of the actual computer to the point that it may not even start up properly.
A data recovery expert monitors a lot of tasks and is responsible, effectively, for the operation of computers to the point at which lost data can be recovered and restored to its original setting. This can involve the usage and installation of a basic program or hours of undoing computer code to “turn back the clock” on a mistimed or mistaken computerized operation that resulted in data loss.
Computer technicians are able to recover lost data from almost any situation including power outages, mechanical hard drive failures, file overwrites, disk reformatting, deleted files or file groupings, software corruption, physical damage, and other critical errors that may plague the smooth operation of a piece of information technology. This also includes errors on laptops, tape machines, CD players, and other pieces of equipment dealing in recorded data of some kind.
Many service calls to a data recovery expert begin the same way. The technician asks for specific information about your computer and the hard disk drive. The information is recorded in a database and arrangements are made for either a technician to visit your place of business or home or the technician has you bring your computer into their lab area. Many recommend bringing the computer into the lab space as the equipment is handy and the area is generally cleaner than an office or home.
Data is usually recovered in 24-48 hours by a trained technician. This is done using a variety of techniques, all of which must be approved by the customer before they are implemented. An estimate is usually given after the prospect of whether or not the data can be recovered is reached, and then the data is recovered and checked for workability. Data is then returned to the owner and the cycle of customer service from a data recovery expert is complete with excellent results.