Archive of posts with category 'Computer Maintenance Tips'

Hard Drive Maintenance Tips

Jul 11, 2013

Hard drive maintenance and data protection tips are two very important topics. Handling the marketing for a DIY data recovery software manufacturer and data recovery service I have heard and seen all cases and scenarios. It is extremely important subjects; subjects that every computer user needs at least some knowledge about.


Making your PC Look as “Mac” as Possible

Dec 28, 2012

For many, there’s just something about the way a Mac computer system looks and feels that’s very appealing. While some believe a Mac is easier to navigate, others simply believe it offers a more exciting visual experience than the typical PC. Whether you are contemplating a switch to Mac from PC or are required to use Windows for work, it’s possible to create an experience similar to what Apple offers on your PC desktop. For quick ways to masquerade your computer as a Mac, follow these tips.


When is it not safe to clone my own hard drive?

Nov 1, 2012

This is a question that we get asked from time to time here at The Data Rescue Center and the answer to this question is rather complex. There are a number of factors to process when trying to determine if you should or can clone your own hard drive. Here are a few questions to consider if you are wanting to clone your own hard drive:


Don't Forget: Defrag Your External Hard Drives

Oct 5, 2012

Many computer users store data on external drives. There are several reasons for doing this. For example, data backup sets are often stored on externals drives. Additionally, some computer users store their original documents on an external drive. This allows the data to be stored separately from the OS and program files. Should the main drive crash and hard drive recovery is needed, the external can be moved to another computer, eliminating the need for emergency data recovery, including digital picture recovery.


Looking for software to speed up your Mac?

Sep 19, 2012

Keeping your computer defragmented will assist in computer data recovery as well as computer speed. We’ll look at that in a minute; however, let’s observe the defrag results first.


Computer Spring Cleaning Part One – Maintenance Chores

May 15, 2012

I just love the smells, sights and sounds of spring. The fresh aroma of pine-scented cleaning solvent, the rustling of dusters on the shelves, and the dog playfully chasing after the vacuum cleaner all make me smile. Yes, it’s time for our annual spring cleaning!


How to Care For Hard Drives Properly

Dec 1, 2010

Technically, every hard drive that one purchases will fail him or her. This is mainly because nearly all hard drives eventually weaken due to mishandling, age, or constant use. In addition, viruses could potentially ruin the system. In order to prevent the hard drive from crashing sooner rather than later, it is possible to take care of the hard drive better. By doing this, you will be able to avoid looking for someone who specializes in Ntfs file recovery.