Counting losses after the corruption of computer files might be a distressing affair, especially if the lost files are of huge importance. The user could end up losing music, video, documents or other types of data. For those who’ve lost very important information, the thought of a repeat of the same is unwelcome.
While some of the files could be regained easily from friends or internet downloads, some other form of information cannot be retrieved whatsoever. Because of such probabilities, many users implement a number of measures to forestall such. Think of losing all your project information that you’ve worked so hard on for months or even years. How would that make you feel? What if you have a lot of research work accidentally deleted and therefore you have to carry out the same research again? There are also individuals who’ve lost all their business communications through the corruption of some email client applications, rendering it impossible for them to recover such.
Microsoft Office Outlook is a good example of an email client application that stores email data locally in .pst files. These can be lost if no proper care is taken.
Precautions to Take to Avoid MS Outlook Data Loss
There are a number of things that one can do in order to avoid falling a victim of MS Outlook data corruption or loss. While these are highly effective, they are not 100% guarantee that no data will be lost or corrupted. Nevertheless, they are considered very effective and have been able to save many from losing vital data.
One of the basic things you need to do is ensure that the mail client is properly installed in a partition that has ample space as specified by the developer. You must also carry out regular updates directly from the application to ensure that only genuine updates from the developer are installed.
The installation of an antivirus is also mandatory since emailing requires connection to the internet. Where there is no effective antivirus installed, spyware or other computer viruses might invade the computer system and eat or corrupt all the files.
Since most of the mail clients enable the user to configure things locally within the PC or tablet, care accessibility to the computer must be implemented to avoid the possibility of malicious deletion of files or virus infection through the insertion of an infected media device.
Even with all the above measures taken, you shouldn’t forget to back up your email documents and activities if you want to enjoy some level of email data security.
Where there is corruption or loss of MS Outlook data, a repair or retrieval process can be applied. Where possible, the user will be able to repair pst files and thus get up to the minute data and records of activities prior to the loss. MS Outlook data recovery applications are available for the user and can help a great deal where there is no up-to-date backup existing.
The most effective pst file repair program is DataNumen, which can recover files, folders, contacts and other MS Outlook related data without much hassle.
Alan Chen is President & Chairman of DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com.