One of the more popular services we offer at BD PC Services is our remote computer assistance. When people first hear about being able to access a computer remotely many are initially skeptical of the service, but once they have an understanding of how remote desktop sharing works they usually prefer that to any other support method.
If you ever find yourself needing to access your computer from another location it helps to setup remote desktop (RDP) on it. Many IT consultants use RDP to provide off-site services for the their clients. At BD PC Services we use it (and a couple of other “tricks”) to give our clients all over the world the best service we possibly can. It works well, comes with Windows (or can be freely downloaded), is simple to learn, and is effective.
If you’ve worked on a computer for any amount of time you’ve likely had that “Oh crap” moment. That’s the moment when you delete something you weren’t supposed to have deleted.The Good News The good news is that recovering deleted items is not only doable, but in most cases fairly simple. The following steps will take you through a process that will help you recover the work you thought lost. Recycle Bin If you’ve recently deleted the item check to see if it is in the trash. Open your recycle bin and see if the missing item(s) is/are in there. If so right click on the item and click restore. This will put it back into the location it was deleted from. This is a good reason to always double check what you have in your recycle bin before you empty it. It just makes the recovery process much easier. File Search Next do a through file search on your computer to be sure that the file wasn’t just moved to another location. Often times when we’re brought in to do a data recovery that turns out to be the case. External Hard Drives and USB flash keys seem to be some of the biggest offenders. Just be sure to check everything Stop using the computer If neither of the above brought your file back then it is time to start preparing for recovery. The less you use your computer at this stage the better off you’ll be. When something is deleted from a computer it doesn’t actually remove the item initially. It just makes the disc space the item is taking up available to have new data written on top of it. So the less you use your computer the less likely it is that new data will be written there. Run Recuva Recuva (pronounced “recover”) is a small program from the makers of Ccleaner that is designed to recover deleted files. It is lightweight, fast, and best of all effective. In order to use Recuva follow these steps: