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Andy Butler emails:

Hi Luke:

I chanced across your page http://www.lukeford.net/essays/contents/data_recovery.htm

and found it very interesting but was sad to see that the DMOZ list was either chopped or out of date.

My company is one of the few to have a fully certified ISO-3 (FED209E CLASS1) clean room.

Please note that the clean room certification is now more stringent than ever due to the higher data densities and the old class 100 status requirement was phased out in 2004.

Here is a link to our certification, we are one of the very few who have attained this standard.


I have built the company up through hard work, long hours and the highest possible success rates in Raid , Hard drives and Solid State data recovery including flash memory sticks.

The  training of now 20 staff in an operation which serves many of the data recovery operations in the UK and now more worldwide and has seen us grow into the largest independent data recovery lab in the UK.

I am also a consultant to the largest data recovery company in Japan


I plan to expand the operation still further in 2009 and have taken on additional offices and a newly commissioned faraday caged room  to expand our forensics operations now that the lab has established itself  as one of the best.

The new site will be www.silent-witness.co.uk and is geared to provide forensic investigators with the best data recovery operations available at an affordable price.

I have recruited the best staff from some of the well known operations listed on your site and am gradually developing the online marketing hence my enquiry.

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Here's an article from Microsoft on data recovery:

You've accidentally deleted or lost a file. Here's how you can recover it…

This can be the most annoying kind of data loss, simply because the file has usually been deleted because of user error. The important thing here, as with any kind of data recovery, is to keep calm, and think about what you're doing. Act rashly and you make it harder to recover that file.

The first place you should look after deleting a file is the Recycle Bin. It may seem a little obvious, but this back-up facility can be overlooked. If your file is in there, right-click it and select Restore from the menu. Of course, the Recycle Bin doesn't catch every file deletion, with files that have been deleted in DOS being a particular oversight. There are utilities that will cover this inadequacy, but if you're in DOS, then merely knowing that a deletion could be permanent should have you in the right frame of mind.

The Restoration

An option you have at your disposal is to use an Undelete utility. To understand how these work, it helps if you have a little background knowledge of what happens when you delete a file. Windows stores file data in clusters, with the size of those clusters being determined by the type of file allocation table (FAT) you've set up to use. The FAT stores the links between clusters, which when connected together, make up each file. Some of the most basic file errors occur when this file becomes corrupt, and simple utilities such as ScanDisk can usually piece together the file.

Hanging Around

When it comes to file deletion, the important thing to realise is that the file isn't actually removed from your hard drive. All that happens is that the files directory location is changed so that it points at the Recycle Bin instead. The data clusters for the file aren't changed at all. You may think that this information is deleted when you empty the Recycle Bin, or when you bypass the Recycle Bin. But again, the actual data in the clusters is left intact, only this time the entry for the file in the FAT is updated so that those clusters are now free to be used and the first character of the file name is changed to reflect this.

A Quick Recovery

Programs that can recover these files do so by searching through the FAT for entries that have been flagged, and also by scanning the hard drive for clusters that look like they may be files. The most basic of these programs used to be part of the Microsoft OS, namely the Undelete.exe, but since the introduction of the Recycle Bin, Microsoft has stopped supplying the program. There are loads of utilities out there that will perform a similar function under more recent versions of Windows.

According to Wikipedia:

Data recovery is the process of salvaging data from damaged, failed, corrupted or inaccessible primary storage media when it cannot be accessed normally. Often the data are being salvaged from storage media formats such as hard disk drive, storage tapes, CDs, DVDs, RAID, and other electronics. This can be due to physical damage to the storage device or logical damage to the file system that prevents it from being mounted by the host operating system. Although there is some confusion as to the term, data recovery can also be the process of retrieving and securing deleted information from a storage media for forensic purposes or spying.

A wide variety of failures can cause physical damage to storage media. CD-ROMs can have their metallic substrate or dye layer scratched off; hard disks can suffer any of several mechanical failures, such as head crashes and failed motors; tapes can simply break. Physical damage always causes at least some data loss, and in many cases the logical structures of the file system are damaged as well. This causes logical damage that must be dealt with before any files can be salvaged from the failed media.

Most physical damage cannot be repaired by end users. For example, opening a hard disk in a normal environment can allow dust to settle on the surface, causing further damage to the platters and complicating the recovery process. Furthermore, end users generally do not have the hardware or technical expertise required to make these repairs; therefore, costly data recovery companies are consulted to salvage the data. These firms often use Class 100 cleanroom facilities to protect the media while repairs are being made.

Here's an article from Microsoft on data recovery:

How to rescue your files when you can't even get into Windows.

You may find that you turn on your machine and it crashes - it just won't go into Windows. If you're lucky you'll be able to pop into Safe mode and back up your files from there, but occasionally you won't even be able to do that.

There's no denying that your options for moving files around are a lot more limited in DOS. It's very rare for external drives to come with DOS drivers, and it's even rarer for you to have those drivers to hand - and you can't go on the Internet to download those drivers once your machine refuses to boot. If you do have an external drive, it's worth checking now to see if there are any DOS drivers for the device on the developer's Web site. Iomega, for instance, has a large selection of drivers for its drives; if you have an Iomega device, then backing up should be pretty painless in DOS.

If you only have a CD-RW drive, then the chances of being able to use it in DOS crises are pretty thin - even if you find drivers, there's not much software out there to make use of it. Most heavy duty back-up devices come with their own DOS drivers, so you should be safe there - as long as you know where the drivers are.

If you've partitioned your drive, or if you have more than one hard drive in your machine, then the easiest way out of this situation is to use DOS Navigator to copy files from one logical drive to another. As long as you don't have a physical problem with your hard drive, the move will be safe from any formatting you need to do on your main drive.

The one device that everyone should have access to for backing up data is the humble floppy drive. It may not be impressive on the capacity front these days, but it's universally supported in every operating system, including DOS.

Here are some tips on data recovery:

File corruption and data loss often occur when it's least expected -- as a result of a hurricane, flood, or other natural disaster. Yet even if business plans, financial spreadsheets or important emails are "lost" or appear to be "gone," they are most likely recoverable if the appropriate steps are taken from the outset. Ontrack Data Recovery™ operates data recovery labs equipped with cleanrooms to recapture data that has been corrupted or seemingly destroyed due to natural disasters like hurricanes.

Rain and seawater harm the data stored on hard disk drives, tapes and other storage devices in two primary ways. First, they cause electrical damage, which makes data inaccessible to the user. Secondly, when computer media is submerged in water, water may leak through the protective seal of the hard drive, spreading dirt and other contaminants onto the storage area.

When users find their computers submerged in water or buried under rubble, their first course of action should be to contact Ontrack Data Recovery (1-800-872-2599). The following tips provide the best chance for successful recoveries:

  • Never assume that data is unrecoverable, no matter what it has been through
  • Do not attempt to power up visibly damaged devices
  • Do not shake or disassemble any hard drive or server that has been damaged - improper handling can make recovery operations more difficult which can lead to valuable information being permanently lost
  • Do not attempt to clean or dry water-logged drive or other media
  • Before storing or shipping wet media, it should be placed in a container that will keep it damp and protect shipping material from getting wet. Wet boxes can break apart during transit causing further damage to the drive
  • Do not use common software utility programs on broken or water-damaged devices
  • For mission critical situations, contact Ontrack before any attempts are made to reconfigure, reinstall or reformat
  • When shipping your hard drives, tapes or other removable media to Ontrack, package them in a box (we suggest a box twice the size of your media) that has enough room for both the media and some type of packing material that allows for NO movement. If the media can slide around at all, it is not ready to ship. The box should also have sufficient barrier room around the inside edges to absorb any impacts the box will take
  • If you have multiple drives, tapes or other removable media that need recovery, ship them in separate boxes or make sure they are separated enough with packing material so there will be no contact.

Here's an article from Microsoft on data recovery:

You may be a little anxious as you turn your machine back on - it crashed, forcing you to perform a cold reboot. Maybe the power went down, maybe you kicked the power cable; whatever the reason, you could now be facing one of the most heart-stopping experiences your computer can offer: it doesn't recognise the hard drive. One you've checked that the hard drives are automatically detected in the BIOS, you're faced with the thorny problem of getting all of your data off the drive before having to re-partition it and re-install Windows.

Things may look pretty bleak, but you actually have a number of options. Your first is to use the Emergency Boot Disk. Slide this into your floppy drive and reboot; if you're lucky you should be able to change directory to your hard drive. If you can see it this way, then it appears that your main drive's Master Boot Record has been damaged - something that can be rectified by typing fdisk /mbr. Your data is safe as it is, although it's a good idea to back up your data once you reload Windows.

There are a few reasons that you may have lost your MBR, and if your system didn't crash, then there's a chance that a virus has infected your machine. Use the boot disk that comes with your virus protection program to give your system a clean bill of health before continuing. If you have a virus, it's worth bearing in mind that all removable media that has come into contact with your machine has probably been infected, and this includes any backups you may have made. It's a good idea to perform several scans of your system after you've discovered a virus to make sure that you don't get infected again.

Partition Magic

If you've been sensible enough to save your data files on to a separate partition, then don't forget that you can access that data even if you can't see the main drive. When you boot from the Startup disk, just check that the data partition is visible; unless you're using some form of proprietary drive format or compression system, you don't need to boot from your main hard drive first. It's a good idea to make a backup of your most important data, using floppies if necessary, while you investigate the cause of the partition failure. It could be a problem that spreads later, so exercise caution.

Solving your problem is a little more complicated if you can't see any of your partitions, although all is not lost just yet. There are tools that can be used to recover data that has become inaccessible due to a hard-drive failure. For these tools to be useful, your drive needs to be mechanically operational, so the first thing to check is that your hard drive is rotating and that the problem is down to a power-supply problem (try the drive in another machine to make sure). You can tell whether a drive is spinning up properly by carefully holding the non-electronic side of the case as the drive boots up. You should be able to pick up the subtle vibrations as the platter spins.

If you don't think the drive is spinning up properly, or it's significantly louder than normal, then the drive heads may have impacted with the platters. Further use could cause more damage, especially if the platter has been broken or warped. You'll need to use a data-recovery specialist, such as Ontrack, to recover the data. This is a costly way of recovering data, and is only financially viable if the missing data would take weeks - if not months - to recreate.

Tools of the Trade

Once you're sure the drive isn't mechanically damaged, or the prohibitive cost of professional recovery leaves you with nothing to lose, you can start looking at low-level utilities. These tools read the hard-drive's contents beneath the normal file-system level, thus they don't need a working MBR or FAT for you to be able to examine the hard drive. There are a multitude of tools out there that enable you to look at your hard drive in this way, with Norton Utilities probably being the best known, and Ontrack's EasyRecovery being one of the most professional.

From Reuters:

Ant infestations, oil saturation, and failed parachute jumps are some of the unusual fates that have befallen innocent data-storage devices recently, according to data-recovery company Kroll Ontrack's list of the most unusual recovery jobs it has faced in the last year.

This year the company has seen more damaged portable devices than ever before. Strange ways of damaging hardware in the company's top 10 countdown this year include:

* A customer who told engineers she had "washed away all her data" after putting a USB stick through a cycle in her washing machine.

* A father who, while feeding his baby daughter, forgot about the USB stick in his top pocket. As he leaned over her high chair, the device fell into a dish of apple puree.

* A fisherman took his laptop in his rowboat. Both he and the laptop went overboard, taking all his data to the bottom of a lake.

* One wedding photographer overwrote the photos of one wedding with those of another event, and needed to escape the wrath of the newlyweds.

* During an experiment, a scientist spilled acid on an external hard drive, burning away his important data.

* In the middle of an argument, a businessman threw a USB stick at his partner, with the device ending up in several pieces on the floor. Unfortunately it contained valuable company plans.

* A fire destroyed an office, sparing only a few CDs which had melted to the inside of their cases.

* A scientist was fed up with his hard drive squeaking, so he drilled a hole through the casing and poured in oil, stopping both the squeaking and the hard drive.

* To test the functionality of a parachute, a camera was dropped from a plane. The parachute failed and the camera shattered into several pieces, but the device's memory stick was reassembled and the footage was recovered.

* After discovering ants had taken up residence in his external hard drive, a photographer took the cover off and sprayed the interior with insect repellent. The ants were killed off and the data was eventually recovered.

All the data on the compromised hardware was recovered, the company said.

FOXNews reports on data recovery:

MILWAUKEE — As flood waters filled their basement, Larry and Nancy MacLennan hastily moved their computer to the first floor before evacuating. But the water continued to rise, eventually filling most of the two-story house and submerging the computer for hours.

For the next several days the family worried about the damage to their Minnesota City, Minn., house. When they remembered that the computer held thousands of photos, including some about 70 years old, the MacLennans feared those precious files were lost forever. But their daughter, 35-year-old Jenna MacLennan, had heard that data-recovery firms now sometimes find data on extremely damaged hard drives. Within days, engineers had recovered all the MacLennans' files.

"We were extremely happy about that," said Jenna MacLennan, an account manager for an electronic-equipment manufacturer. "With the water, the mud, everything, we just didn't know what kind of corrosion or damage might have occurred."

Hard drives typically fail when mechanical parts wear out, but the drives tend to be remarkably resilient to external elements such as flood water, said Richard M. Smith, an Internet security and privacy consultant at Boston Software Forensics. "If you look at a hard drive, it's hermetically sealed," Smith said. "In most cases water wouldn't get into the drive itself."

Darius Chang writes for CNET:

Though flash memory is hardier and stores data longer than conventional magnetic platters, it is possible that you could be one of the unfortunately few with a corrupted thumbdrive.

Windows operating system do not come with data recovery software. The best it can do is to try to fix the flash drive but, in the process, could result in data loss in corrupted areas. You can try freeware data recovery software like FreeUndelete which will read your data bit by bit and try to retrieve the lost information.

From ComputerWorld:

In data recovery discussions with senior IT executives, an oft-repeated refrain is about the difficulty in obtaining an accurate picture of their organizations' ability to recover key applications and transact business in the event of a significant outage. They want to have confidence that critical data is recoverable, and they are looking for metrics that demonstrate that recoverability.

The reality is that IT infrastructures have become sufficiently complex that it's a challenge to peel through the layers of abstraction and aggregate the various components that in combination determine the recoverability of an application. Instead we tend to attempt to ascertain the health of each individual component under the hope that the overall recoverability is equal to the sum of the parts.

This isn't necessarily the case. First, there can be lots of moving parts that enter into recoverability for a complex application, and accounting for them all is difficult. More importantly, the synchronization among these elements presents a significant roadblock to successful recovery.

This consistency issue is usually well understood at a system level, but it's often overlooked when dealing with cross-platform business functions consisting of multiple application components. The fact that underlying databases are copied or backed up at different times can add hours and days to recovery as discrepancies among them are reconciled.

Compounding the problem is that in some situations, interdependent systems may be prioritized differently in terms of criticality, leading to entirely different protection profiles being applied.

Michelle Hope writes:

Eight years ago, most IT organizations’ ideas of affordable remote disaster recovery (DR) would have consisted of tape backups stored off-site and the potential use of a third-party col- location facility in the event remote system recovery from tape was needed. While still one of the most affordable options today, this method for remote DR comes with trade-offs: primarily, a gap of several hours to several days in both time to recover and the amount of data lost since the last backup to tape. Back in the “old days,” only the upper echelon of enterprises- such as many companies in the financial and insurance sectors-could justify their investments in expensive frame-to-frame remote replication technologies from vendors such as EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, and IBM that could satisfy their very short recovery time objective (RTO) and recovery point objective (RPO) requirements.

Today, a different story has emerged. Although it is still a significant investment for any company, remote replication to an off-site disaster-recovery facility has become more of a de facto practice among a growing number of enterprises and midrange companies, due in large part to a mix of technologies that are driving down the cost required to replicate and restore data off-site. From data de-duplication and wide area data services (WDS) to server and storage virtualization, remote DR has begun to come into its own.

Mitch Wagner writes:

My keyboard is pretty nasty. It just accumulates dirt. About a year ago, I made a new rule for myself: No eating at my desk. That helped a little, but my keyboard still looks like a fraternity house after homecoming weekend. So I was excited to see this news on the Internet: Most keyboards are dishwasher safe.

Scott Moschella describes how he ran his keyboard through the dishwasher. He was advised not to use the heated drying cycle, but got the advice too late. After running the keyboard through the dishwasher, he says, it looked like it would work fine. And people commenting on the post say they do it all the time, and it works great.

Scott says he popped the keys off the keyboard after washing, to facilitate drying. He took a picture of the keyboard beforehand so he'd know where the keys go. Other keyboard-washers say they don't bother, they just leave the keys on.

Boing Boing picked up the post, and their readers added their own comments, including a story about an electronics factory that routinely runs parts through a dishwasher.

Boing Boing reader Erik V. Olson recommends turning off the heated drying to avoid warping the plastic, and taking the keys off beforehand. Put the keys in the silverware basket, Olsen says. Give the keyboard a good shake to remove standing water right after you take it out of the dishwasher.

Jerome Wendt writes:

In doing some research recently on the problems associated with recovering data from old tapes, I found out that a similar set of problems exist when trying to recover data stored on old disks. This problem becomes especially pronounced if a company unplugs an old disk drive and puts it on the shelf or keeps it in production too long. The problem that companies are more likely to encounter when storing a disk drive on the shelf is not necessarily data degradation on the disk drive platter but mechanical failures of the parts within the disk drive itself. Greg Schulz, the lead analyst with Minneapolis-based StorageIO, finds that the lubricants of the mechanical parts within the disk drive can settle. This can cause the disk drive to malfunction when the company attempts power it up again for the first time in a long time. Jim Reinert, VP of disaster recovery for Kroll Ontrack, a worldwide provider of data recovery services, says that the largest problem Kroll encounters with trying to recover data from old disk drives is repairing and replacing defective mechanical parts inside the disk drive. Motors failing and electronic circuit boards going bad are just some of the components Kroll has had to repair before it can recover the data from the drive. This situation requires Kroll to find an exact match for the defective part, usually on the used market. Of course, mechanical problems can also occur while the computer system is still in use. Reinert finds that some of the toughest data to recover is found on older, proprietary computer systems that are in use but break. Typically found in manufacturing and production environments, these are older computer systems that control a piece of equipment that everyone uses but no one manages. As a result, the data is not backed up nor does anyone know who created the application or how it runs.

Here are some tips on data recovery:

It's amazing how fast a single keystroke or mouse click can change your life. One false move, and bang! An hour's, day's, or even lifetime's work can slip away into digital oblivion. But not everything that disappears is lost forever. These tips will help you retrieve the seemingly irretrievable: from files long ago removed from the Recycle Bin, to hard drives you pronounced dead in years past, to text messages zapped from your cell phone's SIM card. Get it back, Loretta!

Recover a missing or deleted file: The file was there just a second ago--you'd swear to it! Before you panic and start shopping for a file-recovery program, make sure that you don't make things worse. If you're certain that you deleted the file, refrain from running any software designed to save files to the hard drive, a USB flash drive, or a memory card that the files was stored on; doing so may overwrite recoverable data.

Begin by checking the obvious. If the file isn't in XP's Recycle Bin, click Start, Search and use Windows' 'When was it modified?' option (if you don't see this option, click View, Explorer Bar, Search and in the left pane select All files and folders). In Vista, choose Start, Search, click the down arrow to the right of Advanced Search, and select Date modified in the Date dropdown menu on the left. Look for any recently created, altered, or renamed files. If you find the one you're looking for, save it onto at least two different storage devices.

If you come up empty, there's a good chance you can recover the file with an undelete utility. Two freebies--PC Inspector File Recovery and FreeUndelete--are well worth a try.

But what if you've accidentally reformatted a drive, for example? For situations where you need extra data recovery horsepower, QueTek's $49 File Scavenger offers many of the recovery capabilities of far more expensive programs. Meanwhile, Kroll Ontrack's $500 Easy Recovery Professional is the Cadillac of data recovery programs; it comes with Ontrack's high-powered data recovery tools and a suite of file repair utilities. Though it's too expensive for most individuals, it's not a bad investment for a small business or for a midsize company's IT department. Beware the fine print for Ontrack's stripped-down, $89 Easy Recovery Lite version, however; it allows you to recover only 25 files at a time--a major inconvenience if you have lots of data to recover.

Recover files from a dead or dying hard drive: Strange noises or an outburst of corrupted-file messages could very well portend the imminent failure of your hard drive. Copy important files to another drive or to a removable medium immediately. If you can't access some files that you simply must have, you may have to turn to an expensive data-recovery service such as DriveSavers. If you'd like to take a crack at restoring the files yourself (a much iffier proposition), watch our video, "How to Resurrect a Crashed Hard Drive".

From PCToday:

If you haven’t experienced the heartache that is losing thousands of photos, hundreds of Outlook contacts, or a database full of sales figures, you probably know someone who has. An unfortunate reality of living in a digitally driven world is that eventually a mechanical malfunction, human error, or unforeseeable disaster will cause you to lose some or all the data in your notebook’s hard drive or the memory in your smartphone, PDA, MP3 player, or USB flash drive.

Still, with each form of disaster comes a period of recovery. Where digital data is concerned, the recovery process offers more hope than you may believe, especially if you exercise some common-sense measures immediately upon encountering a data-loss situation. Even if your attempts to retrieve lost files by reviving a dead hard drive or mobile device prove fruitless, there’s a fair chance that a professional data-recovery service can pull the data back from the dead.

The following offers some guidance for recovering data.

What Could Go Wrong? A lot, actually. In addition to a mechanical error zapping data from a notebook’s hard drive or mobile device’s memory, corrupt software; viruses; and water, fire, electrostatic discharges, drops, and other physical damage can wreak havoc on data. Further, your reaction to such situations potentially plays a huge role in the possibility of recovering that data. Jeff Peterson, manager of data recovery at Ontrack Data Recovery, a company specializing in data retrieval, says about 75% of its customers perceive that a hardware- or system-related problem caused their data loss. “What we actually find . . . is that number is much lower...

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  • Dataquest International Ltd - Specialist data recovery company in the South of England recovering data from corrupt, defective and faulty hard disk drives.
  • DataRecovery BC - West Canada data recovery services for most storage mediums.
  • DataTech Labs - Perform recoveries for servers, desktops, laptops, USB flash drives, CD, DVD, Zip, floppies, PDA, cell phones, all digital camera Cards and RAID arrays.
  • Datex Europe - Offers hard disk drive repairs and data recovery services in class-100 clean rooms, as well as peripheral repairs.
  • Digital Medix - Data recovery and computer forensics performed on all types of media performed in a class 100 or better clean room.
  • Disaster Recovery Group - Offering data recovery services with evaluations in Riverside, California, USA.
  • Discount Data Recovery UK - Provides data recovery solution for home users in UK.
  • Disk Doctors Labs - Provides data recovery services for crashed hard drives, raid and tape drives. Specializes in physical and logical data recovery cases.
  • DiskEng Advanced Data Recovery Services - Perform disk, raid and tape recovery for any media and OS.
  • Disk-O-Tech - Retrieve lost data from all catastrophic situations and also deal with computer crime investigations.
  • Docotor Recovery - Specializes in data recovery of damaged of corrupt files.
  • Doctor Byte - Recover data from defective HD, RAID, CD, Zip, floppy. Also recover deleted or corrupted files.
  • Doctor Data - Data recovery solutions for home and business, for virtually any format and operating environment. Free estimates and pick up.
  • Doctor Disk - Perform data recovery for all storage media including HDD, RAIDS, Tapes, CDs, DVDs and legacy storage devices.
  • Drive Service Company - Provider of data recovery and services. Resolving disk problems, major hard drive crashes, drive failures and disk failures.
  • DriveSavers - Worldwide data recovery service for all operating systems and storage media. Authorized by all drive manufacturers.
  • DTI Data - Physical and logical hard drive recovery services and software products. Also drive recovery training.
  • Dwarf Paradox Document Recovery - To fix corrupted documents at low cost
  • ECO Data Recovery - Provide data recovery service for hard drive, server, RAID, SAN, and NAS.
  • eProvided - Specializing in image recovery and memory stick recovery services. Located in Parker, Colorado, United States.
  • ESS Data Recovery - Company with locations in Illinois, Minnesota, and California offering data recovery services. Services, clients and testimonials, plus information on data loss prevention.
  • Excalibur Data Recovery Inc. - New England based and specialize in recovering lost data from RAID Arrays, SNAP Servers, hard drives, DLT and 4mm DAT tapes.
  • Exchange Recovery Clinic - Recover data from exchange server database and email from all edb files and stm files.
  • File Detectives Data Recovery - Provides logical data recovery and security services at a flat rate on the web site.
  • Flashback Data - Offer specialized data recovery services for any media types including hard drives, backup tapes, CD and removable media.
  • Flatline Recovery Inc. - Helps businesses and individuals with professional data recovery services.
  • The Foundation - Data recovery services for the Indian Subcontinent.
  • Geeksnerds - Offers data recovery services in London for hard drives, raid servers, tapes and all removable media
  • Gillware LLC - Affordable and risk-free recovery solution.
  • Hard Drive Doctor - Offers data recovery services for failed hard drives in laptops, desktops, servers and also CDs, DVDs, memory sticks and USB drives.
  • Hard Drive Recovery Group - Offers nationwide RAID, disk, data, and hard drive recovery services.
  • HDRC - Hard disc data recovery and repairing services in India.
  • Independent Technology Services - Flat rate data recovery with information on viruses and disk drives.
  • IntelliRecovery - Global data recovery services company specializing in hard disk and hard drive recovery from lost data, and drive crashes. Free evaluations.
  • Internet Desk, Inc. - Specialists in data recovery from damaged or virus infected hard drives or retrieval of lost files after accidental formatting.
  • Intratec Data Solutions - Provides diagnosis of media to assess the state of the media and strives to provide a 24 hour turn-around time for data recovery quote.
  • IT Data Recovery - Hard disk data recovery services based in Austin Texas.
  • Kenedacom - Offers disk recovery services, and hard drive and tape data recovery.
  • Kepler Data Recovery - Provide free evaluation, no data no fee, fast, confidential, affordable and reliable services.
  • Kroll Ontrack - World leader in data recovery services and data recovery software offering fast, convenient and cost-effective solutions to clients who have experienced data loss.
  • Linwei Technology - Provide hard disk drive data recovery service for PC, MAC, Server, Laptop and RAID.
  • LiveOak Professional Data Recovery - Cost-effective professional data recovery services for storage media including all computers, devices, and environments.
  • LWG Data Recovery - Offers data recovery services for businesses and professional Firms.
  • Mark's Data Recovery - No charge if data is not recovered. Services hard drive, flash media, CD/DVD, floppy and zip disk.
  • MDS Disk Service - Data recovery for crashed hard disk drives and other magnetic media.
  • Micro Com LLC - Delivers emergency data recovery service from inaccessible computer storage device. Also provides forensic data recovery investigations and expert witness consulting.
  • Micro-Surgeon - Data recovery service and forensic discovery services. Located in Northern New Jersey.
  • Midwest Data Recovery - Provides services for RAID systems and servers, desktops, laptops, tape cartridges, flash cards, and removable media devices. Contains a listing of services, shipping instructions, and policies. Located in Niles, Illinois, United States.
  • MjM Data Recovery Ltd - Offer recovery from hard drives, tapes and other media. Various operating systems covered. Based in Hertfordshire, UK.
  • Ondata International - Data recovery from hard drives and files, located in the UK.
  • Optical Drive Repair Ltd. - Optical and magnetic recording techniques specialist offers data recovery service for most types and forms of corrupted or damaged storage media.
  • Optimum Data Recovery, Inc. - Offers data recovery service for hard drives, RAID, tape and removable media. Locations in Houston, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
  • PAYAM Data Recovery Pty Ltd - Data recovery services for faulty hard disk drives in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia.
  • Promise Data Recovery Chicago - Offers data recovery for hard drive and Raid.
  • RCR Concepts Data Recovery - RCR performs recoveries for all types of media and assure confidentiality.
  • Recovery Force Inc. - Friendly and affordable data recovery service. Family owned and operated.
  • Re-Source Hardware - Perform data recovery on obsolete or hard-to-find hard drives.
  • ReStoring Data Inc. - Specializes in affordable data recovery services from hard drives, laptop, RAID array, memory cards and removable media.
  • ReWave Hard Drive Recovery - Offers 24 hr hard drive data recovery services for laptop, desktop, server and RAID 0, 1, and 5.
  • R&R Data Managed Services Ltd. - Data recovery from all forms of media are available.
  • SalvageData Recovery Lab Inc. - ISO-certified data recovery services for hard disk drives, RAID servers, tapes, and other removable storage media.
  • Save Our Data - Recover lost or damaged images from all digital camera cards and digital media. No recovery no charge.
  • Scratch Busters to restore CD/DVD - Restore all CD or DVD on a no fix, no fee basis.
  • Seagate Recovery Services - ISO certified data recovery services with labs in the USA, Canada, Europe and Australia. Also offer data migration and forensics.
  • Sector Logics Inc - Provides data recovery services for hard drives, camera cards, RAID arrays, CDs and DVDs, USB drives, cell phones and PDAs.
  • SOS HD Data Recovery - Recovers lost files from defective hard drives, RAID systems, DVDs, Pen Drive, Memory Card, Zip Drive and others.
  • Southwest Stars - Data recovery for RAID and multi-disk arrays, deleted or corrupt MS SQL server and corrupt Norton ghost files.
  • SpectrumData Recovery - Offer data recovery services for hard drives laptops, tape media and other specialist network storage with Class 100 clean room facility.
  • Technetics Data Recovery - The data recovery labs in Australia with many years of experience in the industry.
  • TecLeo - Specializing in recapturing lost data from hard drives, backup tapes, floppy diskettes, DAT tapes and all other types of digital media.
  • Tic Tac Data Recovery - Professional data recovery services in Greece and Athens.
  • Tierra Data Rescue - Provides data recovery services for companies and individuals across UK.
  • TLC Technology - Data recovery services for all types of data loss. Located in Omaha, Nebraska
  • TNT Data Recovery Labs - Professional data recovery staff provides 24 hr data recovery solutions nationwide.
  • Toba Data Recovery - Data recovery specialists in Australia and handle most media including IDE, SATA, SCSI, RAID systems.
  • Total Recall - Provider of data recovery and data recovery software for the PC and Macintosh.
  • TR LOGIC Data Recovery Lab Services - Performs in house dedicated recovery and certified hard drive repair since 1987 in Class 100 Clean Room with expedite emergency service.
  • UniRecovery - Provide emergency forensic and data recovery services for IDE HDD, Laptop, SCSI, RAID server, Mac and Linux systems.
  • Vantage Technologies - Specialist in data recovery and restoration services for all types of disk, diskette, tape and optical storage media.
  • Vital Data Recovery - Montreal, Canada - Vital Data Recovery provides professional, fast and low cost recovery services for hard drives.
  • WeRecoverData.com - Provides data recovery service and support for every operating system and storage media in New York.
  • WG Fulton & Associates Inc - Data Recovery and Office Network Systems in San Diego
  • WinnipegDataRecovery.com - Offer data recovery solution for computer storage devices
  • Xytron Hard Drive Recovery Services - Xytron offers data recovery solution for all media and formats. Free diagnostic fee.