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7 Advantages & Disadvantages of DIY Data Recovery

Posted December 15, 2017 By AuthorZT

When encountering data corruption, you will definitely want to attempt DIY data recovery by software. Yet, in some cases, such recovery will not always be successful. Now, this article will expose 7 pros and cons of DIY data recovery.

For instance, if your Outlook data file becomes compromised, you would hope to recover Outlook data. Under such a circumstance, you must consider to apply DIY data recovery software in the first place, instead of resorting to expert recovery service. In honesty, DIY data recovery indeed has many merits. Nevertheless, as a saying goes, every coin has two sides. The same holds true for DIY recovery. That is to say, DIY recovery also has its flaws. If you’re interested in this topic, please read on. Thereinafter, we will release its 7 top pros and cons.

7 Advantages & Disadvantages of DIY Data Recovery


1. Cheap

With no doubt, compared to data recovery service, DIY data recovery software is much cheaper. There are a lot of data recovery utilities in the today’s market. You can easily purchase and download one with little money. Also, some of them are even free of charge.

2. Fast

If you have procured a powerful, credible and well-proven recovery tool, it is very likely that it will work. Moreover, in generally, through it, you would be able to get back your precious data in simply a few minutes. If recurring to recovery services you will need to deliver your damaged device to them, which will takes too long.

3. Convenient

Based on mentioned above, DIY data recovery is unquestionably convenient. For instance, you needn’t consult anyone or deliver your device to anywhere. As long as you have some basic knowledge about data recovery, you can just run DIY data recovery software on your own.


1. Not Suitable for Novices

Data recovery is actually complex. So, performing DIY data recovery requires you to equip some basic knowledge about your computer, file, applications or data recovery. If you’re totally a novice in computer or do not know how to launch and make use the recovery software in a proper fashion, you shouldn’t try it yourself.

2. Risk Permanent Data Loss

Perhaps you have stored a great amount of data in your device, like a hard drive. If you accidentally make any mistakes or wrong operations in DIY data recovery, further damages may take place on the drive. Not only will it bring up permanent data loss, but also it might harm the other originally intact data.

3. Not Effects in Case of Physical Damage

In addition, DIY data recovery software is definitely unable to restore data from a physically damaged hard drive, and even destroy your hard drive thoroughly. For example, if you hear strange clicking or whirring noises from your drive, you had better take aid of data recovery service. DIY data recovery will not work.

4. No Guarantee for Success

Last but not least, it is acknowledged that no data recovery software can give you a promise that it can recover your data absolutely. In other words, there is not an exact guarantee that you will retrieve your data successfully.


In a nutshell, depending on listed above, thereby, if you’re a novice, don’t know actual reasons for your data loss or your device suffers physical damages, you should never try DIY data recovery.

Author Introduction:

Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including mdf repair and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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Many users hope to export Outlook calendar to a Word document. Therefore, in this article, we will expose 3 easy and rapid approaches to realize it.

In Outlook, it is simple to export the list of calendar items to an external file, no matter to Excel file or Word document. Yet, most of time, what you want to export is the calendar, which is admittedly not as easy as exporting item list. Hence, thereinafter, we will teach you 3 easy workarounds to realize it.

Export Your Outlook Calendar to a Word Document

Method 1: Insert Screenshot of Calendar

  1. First off, in Outlook, open the right calendar folder.
  2. Then, ensure the current view is “Monthly Calendar” view.Monthly Calendar
  3. Next, scroll up or down to the month of calendar which you want to export.
  4. Subsequently, create a new Word document.
  5. After that, shift to “Insert” tab and click “Screenshot” button.
  6. Later, select the “Calendar” screenshot from “Available Windows”.Insert Screenshot of Calendar
  7. Now, use this way to insert the other months of calendar into the document.

Method 2: Copy “Emailed Calendar”

  1. To begin with, in the calendar, click “E-mail Calendar” button.E-mail Calendar
  2. Then, a new email will display.
  3. In the popup dialog box, you should specify the date range of calendar.Specify Date Range
  4. After clicking “OK”, the calendar details will be inserted in the mail body.
  5. Now, you can copy all the email content.Copy Email Contents
  6. Finally, in the Word document, press “Ctrl + V” to paste the copied content.Paste into Word Document

Method 3: Export via OneNote

  1. At the beginning, access the right calendar folder.
  2. Then, go to “File” menu and switch to “Print” tab.
  3. On this tab, you can change the date range in “Print Options”.
  4. Next, select “Send to OneNote” in “Printer”.
  5. Afterwards, click “Print” button.Send to OneNote
  6. The calendar will be opened in the MS OneNote at once, like the image below.Calendar in OneNote
  7. Later, click “File” in the upper left corner.
  8. In the “File” menu, turn to “Export” tab, on which select “Word document” format and click “Export” button.Export as Word document
  9. After that, in the new dialog box, choose a destination folder and type a name for the Word document to export to.Save As
  10. Ultimately, after you hit “Save”, you’ve gotten a new Word document, which will look like the picture below.Word Document from OneNote

Outlook Cannot Be Immune from Damage

Provided that you have applied Outlook for decades, you must have come across numerous issues in your Outlook. To solve the minor errors, you can simply make use of the inbox repair tool with ease. However, if the issues have posed severe damages to your Outlook, the inbuilt utility cannot help matters. At that time, it is necessary to take recourse to an experienced external tool, such as DataNumen Outlook Repair. It can fix PST troubles in a jiffy.

Author Introduction:

Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including corrupted sql and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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Many objects, such as gif animates, are not supported in Outlook emails. If you hope to view these objects, you can view emails in browser. In this article, we will teach you how to batch open multiple emails in your browser.

When you insert gif or flash animations into an Outlook email, you will find that they are static, not animated. If you receive many such emails and want to view these inserted objects in proper status, you can view them in browser. To do this for one email, you can just open it and then click “Actions” and “View in Browser”. Yet, if you wish to perform on multiple emails, the above way is too tedious. Thus, in the followings, we will teach you a more efficient way.Batch Open & View Multiple Outlook Emails in Browser

Batch Open & View Multiple Emails in Browser

  1. At the very outset, launch Outlook application.
  2. Then, get access to VBA editor by “Alt + F11”.
  3. Next, put the following VBA code into a module.
Sub BatchOpenViewEmailsInBrowser()
    Dim objSelection As Outlook.Selection
    Dim strTempFolder As String
    Dim i As Long
    Dim objMail As Outlook.MailItem
    Dim strSubject As String
    Dim strHTMLFile As String
    Dim objInternetExplorer As Object

    Set objSelection = Application.ActiveExplorer.Selection
    If Not (objSelection Is Nothing) Then
       'Save the selected emails as HTML files in Temp folder
       strTempFolder = CStr(Environ("USERPROFILE")) & "\AppData\Local\Temp\Mails" & Format(Now, "yyyymmddhhmmss") & "\"
       MkDir (strTempFolder)
       For i = objSelection.Count To 1 Step -1
           If TypeOf objSelection(i) Is MailItem Then
              Set objMail = objSelection(i)
              strSubject = objMail.Subject
              strSubject = Replace(strSubject, "/", " ")
              strSubject = Replace(strSubject, "\", " ")
              strSubject = Replace(strSubject, ":", "")
              strSubject = Replace(strSubject, "?", " ")
              strSubject = Replace(strSubject, Chr(34), " ")
              objMail.SaveAs strTempFolder & strSubject & ".htm", olHTML
           End If
       'Open the HTML files in Internet Explorer
       strHTMLFile = Dir(strTempFolder)

       Do While Len(strHTMLFile) > 0
          Set objInternetExplorer = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
          objInternetExplorer.Visible = True
          objInternetExplorer.navigate strTempFolder & strHTMLFile
          Set objInternetExplorer = Nothing
          strHTMLFile = Dir
    End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Batch Open & View Multiple Emails in Browser

  1. Afterwards, exit the current window.
  2. Later, add this macro to Quick Access Toolbar according to “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook“.Add Macro to Quick Access Toolbar
  3. Eventually, follow the steps below to try this macro.
  • Firstly, select several emails in the mail list.
  • Then, click the macro button in Quick Access Toolbar.Run Macro on Selected Emails
  • Immediately, these emails will be opened in your Internet Explorer, like the following screenshot.Opened Emails in Browser

Protect Your Outlook from Damage

Nowadays, data losses are occurring almost every day everywhere. Therefore, it’s common that many users complain that their Outlook file gets damaged. In such cases, you will definitely proceed to attempt PST repair. Generally, you can firstly try the inbuilt fix tool – Scanpst. Nevertheless, it may not help you. At that time, you need resort to an external versatile repair tool, such as DataNumen Outlook Repair.

Author Introduction:

Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including corrupt sql and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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