File Recovery

Top Questions about Outlook File Corruption and Recovery

Outlook, managing our emails, contacts, calendar, and distribution lists is an important tool in the lives of many individuals and companies. Unfortunately, like any other software, it is vulnerable to file corruption and data loss.   Why do Outlook files become corrupt?   There are a number of causes of PST file corruption that include:   • Viruses or Malware. This vicious security threat is like a heat seeking missile looking to destroy your data. Even...

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Buying Software Isn’t Like Buying Soup

People buy backup software and Access recovery software for the same reason they used to buy cans of soup: Safety. There's a fascinating story about Campbell's Soup in Phil Dusenberry's excellent book "Then We Set His Hair on Fire." Dusenberry was the Chairman of BBDO North America, one of the most successful and influential advertising companies in the US. The book's title refers to an accident that occurred when Michael Jackson's hair caught fire during the filming of a Pepsi ad. BBDO...

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Fixing Corrupt Access Files

What should you do when your Access database starts behaving strangely? Don't panic. Calmly start investigating the problems that you're experiencing, and see if you can isolate the cause of the ugly data that you're seeing on your screen. Reboot your computer The most likely cause of Access screens showing scrambled eggs instead of ordinary data is a temporary memory glitch. In addition to running Access, you're probably running a handful of other programs on your PC. Truth is, in...

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