Getdataback from Runtime software Saves the Day! Feb 18, 2019 6:56:23 GMT -7
Post by Tekhmaster on Feb 18, 2019 6:56:23 GMT -7
I have to plug this marvelous little app that Shane recommended a long time ago.
I have been doing a ton of clean up on all my data archives and loose drives over the last 2 weeks. Shuffling, merging and deleting duplicate stuff. Saturday night I finished clearing a new archive spot on my NAS and Fired up a New app called Create Synchronicity to do Sync Backups of my Desktop. I've used it at work so I am familiar with it. However I must have been getting tired because I accidentally set it to 'right to left' sync.
When I ran it, it Synced the Empty new folder over the current Desktop folder, thereby deleting all my important files in My Documents. Stuff like photos tax data etc! Argggg!
Usually I would think, no problem, I have a few copies of that folder, BUT I 'cleaned' all of them up recently! I start to panic looking through a few old drives and the few archives I still haven't gotten to, but the only copy I had was from 2016 and knowing that I recently consolidated a large amount of photos that would be lost. Then something in the back of my head said 'Getdataback'!
I pulled out my Utility Thumb Drive, fired off Getdataback, and bingo it found the deleted files on the D Drive! I hit the restore/copy button and saved them to the Y Drive. All my files back in working order! All thanks to to this little 4MB App that Shane once recommended when he was on vacation many years ago and accidentally erased his camera Memory Card. Hehe.
Once again Mr Monroe saves the day.
If you want to grab a copy of this fantastic software for your self, go to www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm and pick it up for about $79.
A reasonable price for a well designed lightweight program that can save you much more that you can imagine. I've used it a few times in the past for other people here at work and it has only failed once, when the users memory card was damaged beyond recovery.
Moral of the story is apparently you should backup the stuff your going to backup before using a new Backup Program. Even then have a recovery option standing by.