Losing data sucks, regardless of its importance. Sometimes though, the lost data can be extremely valuable and cost you a ton of money and progress on a project. You could ask your tech-savvy buddy for some help, but he might not be equipped with the knowledge and tools to retrieve your valuable data, and may only do further damage in the recovery process. Many people understand this, and it’s why they would rather take their device to a professional because that’s their best chance of getting the data back. When looking to retrieve deleted files Mac service professionals will usually guide you through their process, which generally includes consultation, pre-recovery evaluation, data recovery, and support.
Consultations are generally free, and they’re conducted over the phone, where the professionals determine what’s the most cost-effective and best solution to retrieve the lost data. Not every service company offers a free initial consultation, but there are also plenty that do, which is why it’s important to shop around and find them. With that said, when looking to retrieve deleted files Mac service professionals offer multiple methods, and you can pick the one you want to go with.
If you’ve decided to go with a specific service, the next step is the pre-recovery evaluation which involves analyzing the damage and determining the data’s condition. There are many different diagnostics that can be performed, which will deliver a report. Data can be lost in many different ways, from accidentally pressing Shift + Delete, to water damage, hard drive failure and accidental formats without backup. What this means is that the hardship of recovering the data and the steps to do so can greatly vary.
Regardless of how the data was lost, an IT professional can probably recover it. I lost a couple of thousand images a few months ago, and IT professional that I hired managed to recover every single one of it. I was actually there when he did it, and he actually showed me a couple dozen different programs and tools that he uses to recover data. They keep track of all the newest data recovery and storage technologies. Once the recovery is performed, the final step is to support you through accessing and re-installing all of the data on your device. For that reason, make sure this is included in the deals you’re looking at, as technical and world-class customer service can go a long way.