posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:19 PM
originally posted by: IndependentOpinion
Since this happened, I have heard that a few times hehe.
Backups are your friends.
For daily backups I suggest Areca Backup
, a free, Open Source program for Windows and Linux computers that I
have been using for several years without a problem and that has a very easy way of recovering files.
I was thinking of making DVD backups as we recover my data, starting with the three most important categories of data. I wish I could write
everything on DVD's, but I worked it out, and I would need 400 DVD's hehe.
Either on DVDs or on other support, one thing I sometimes use is parity files, as those can rebuild damaged files in a very useful way. For example,
(the one I have installed in this computer), I can tell it to take 12 video files, set a
redundancy of 25% and it will create 7 .par files that are able to recover any 3 missing files of those 12. If instead of missing the files have
missing/bad data then it can recover more, even all, if the missing data is not much.
It has the disadvantage of occupying more space, but the big advantage of, unlike backups, being able to recover any
damaged or missing
As I haven't presented any program that may recover the data from the disk (if needed), I'll list some of the programs I have used with good
- Piriform's Recuva
(the free version has no limitations)
- EaseUS' Data Recovery Wizard Free
(the free version doesn't
recover more than 2GB of files)
- Christophe Grenier's PhotoRec and TestDisk