If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably wondering whether or not recovering the data that you lost is worth it. The process is expensive, time-intensive, and complicated. It’s only worth going through with the recovery if you’ve lost things that you need, but many people don’t realize how many things are important. Here are a few things you might have forgotten about.
Old photos might be the first thing you think of as you consider whether or not to recover your data, but it’s worth mentioning, just because it’s so important. If you had even a few photos on your media storage, you will forever appreciate having retrieved them, or regret letting them go.
Although they may not bring the warm feelings that photographs do, having copies of old records can prevent huge headaches in the future. While it’s usually possible to obtain copies of documents, it’s almost always a hassle, and sometimes it’s expensive as well. Maintaining a digital filing cabinet that goes back as far as possible can save you time and money.
Many people believe that passwords are not important to save as they are so easy to reset. This is actually true the majority of the time, but in rare cases, this may not be possible. For example, if you don’t have a recovery email set up, or you lose access to a phone you use for two-factor authentication, you may be faced with days or weeks of paperwork and begging a company to release your account back to you. Some companies won’t even respond to these requests at all (think Google and Facebook). Retrieving these passwords through data recovery may actually save you a considerable amount of time and effort.
There are forms of media worth saving other than photos. Do you have any home videos of past experiences you’ll want to see again in ten years? Maybe you have a large music collection that would be time-consuming to download again, or that isn’t still available online. This can all be recovered and returned to you.
If you realized you’ve lost some or all of these things, or even something that wasn’t mentioned here, contact us! We would love to help you out with data recovery or any of your other computer repair needs.