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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

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What is List Building all about?

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Celebrating Small And Locally-owned Businesses With Bill Brunelle of Independent We Stand

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Photographers, Has Anyone Had a Hard Drive Crash and Then Found a Good Recovery Program?

By Mike Shea · Posted on Monday, June 19, 2017 · Tagged in Software

Had a hard drive crash and have run a recovery program. It found thousands and thousands of file, but no corresponding names and folders. Anyone know a recovery program that actually works and recovers original names and folders with data? Thanks in advance.

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J.D. Small: Photographer from J.D. Small Photographer
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, June 19, 2017

We had a hard drive crash and our IT person wrapped it in 2 ziplock bags and put it in the freezer for 2 days. I never would have believed it, but after taking it out and letting it come up to room temperature, I was able to copy all of the files from it onto another hard drive. He has taught us that generally a hard drive will last for 5 years. Before that it's a good idea to back up, but after 5 years we back them up and throw them away. We have at least two backups on everything and we alternate that backups so they are always done at different times. I... (more)

Mike Shea from Mike Shea Photography
8 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, June 19, 2017

the drive that crashed is only a year old

J.D. Small: Photographer from J.D. Small Photographer
0 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Monday, June 19, 2017

Yes . . . 5 years is a guestimate . . . sometimes they last longer and sometimes they don't last that long. It's like a light bulb in your garage door opener . . . ya just never know.

Anjali de Bellefroid from Anjali N.L.P. & Creativity Coaching
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Thanks J.D. Great tip about the freezer!

Mark Ososke from PI Services
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Monday, June 26, 2017

I would contact IS Advisors. We have used "David" and our Clients have used them for 20+ years. We have a link on our website.

Gregg Lantz from GPL Integrated IT, LLC
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I'm a full time IT guy and hobbyist photographer. Here's what you need to know about drive recovery. NEVER PUT A DRIVE IN THE FREEZER! This only works if the drive was built with faulty grease. Freezing works by adding a layer of water condensation to the grease, allowing the drive to spin up. In most situations, this only works for a few minutes and will cause permanent drive failure when water hits a moving object.

Most conventional hard drive issues are caused by head alignment, while SSD drive issues are caused by worn out blocks. Use SpinRite to maintain... (more)

Daniel Cabral from ITProToCall Consulting Ltd.
3 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Friday, June 23, 2017

Also for those who who believe add drives provide better protection be fore warned this is not the case it is also the most expensive form of data recovery as it is the highest risk of return

Unlike hard disk drives (HDDs), solid-state storage devices have no moving parts. This creates the wrong impression that data is much safer on an SSD. However, this is not the case. SSDs are more vulnerable to some defects than typical HDDs are, including abrupt power loss, magnetic fields and electric charges. Also, because SSDs have a limited number of write... (more)

Barry Durham from NetMonkeys
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Check out the line of hard drive products from the guys at -- They write good software!

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