Get Data Back
March 2, 2007
life / software
When I was posting about my Mac envy, I mentioned my hard drive crashing, and my fear that I was to lose all of my data and
get to be forced to switch to Apple sooner than I had prepared to do so. I forgot to mention the solution to the data issue that stopped me from getting a Mac let me get all my important data back.
There’s a program called Get Data Back. Evidently, it is used by approximately 70% of Fortune 500 companies, and as I’ve searched the net I haven’t seen anything negative about it. In any case, the basic workflow of this program is this:
- you have a hard drive crash, power failure, virus, etc.
- life as you know it is over
- you visit Get Data Back, and download the free trial
- said free trial, if installed on a working Windows drive, allows you to see the directory structures, and open the files, on the corrupt drive… but you cannot save them
- you think… I’m saved. I can get my data back. You pay the money for your hard drive’s correct version of the program (NTFS was $79).
- You run the paid version, and get your data back. You gush and ooo and aaaaa and tell everyone about Get Data Back
So I’m a big fan. And, of course, if I should encounter another hard drive crash, I still have my license. Out of 50 gigs of used hard drive space, I was able to retrieve everything I could possibly have needed. And, of course, a bunch of random stuff I don’t need.