Recover Data

How To : Resurrect a crashed hard drive

Has your hard drive been broken, overheated, or simply worn down from old age? Learn how to recover data from a crashed hard drive with a few simple tips and utilities. Resurrect a crashed hard drive. Click through to watch this video on pcworld.com

How To : Build a custom Windows recovery disk

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episod ...more

How To : Build a BartPE bootable CD

Steve Lee Ignacio explains the procedure to be followed to build a Bart PE Professional Rescue CD. He says that the basic requirements for completing this process is a Windows XP Pro or Home CD, a Bart PE builder, a Windows Computer, a program to burn .ISO files and a CD burne ...more

How To : Recover files on your PC after reformat

Sometimes data is lost on your hard drive by accidental deletion from recycle bin, or due to reformat or other reasons. In this video the instructor shows how to recover data even after a reformat. Contrary to popular belief that data is completely lost after a permanent delet ...more

How To : 'Undelete' Content on Your iPhone

Accidentally deleting important files can happen as easily as swiping left on something and watching it disappear into the ether. Of course, Apple allows automatic backups through iCloud, which ensures that your data is always stored safely in the cloud in case of emergency. ...more

How To : Recover Deleted Photos from Your iPhone

In one of Apple's newer ads, the company claims that "more photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera." If this is in fact true, then it might also be appropriate to say that more photos are accidentally deleted on iPhones than any other camera. Don't Miss: How to ...more

How To : Erase personal data from your Apple iPhone 4

We all have our reasons for erasing personal data from a phone. Whether you just ended a bad relationship whose face you never want to see again (lots of text messages) or just want to restore your privacy on the cell phone, erasing may be your only option. But make sure you' ...more

How To : Fix or Retrieve Data From A Bad Hard Drive

This is an intermediate guide on how to easily fix or retrieve data from a bad hard drive. What we're trying to do: 1. Fix a hard drive with a corruption problem (i.e., blue screen) or that is full of viruses to the point of being inoperable. 2. Retrieve data from a hard dr ...more

How To : Walkthrough SEGA's Alpha Protocol on the Xbox 360

Find out how you can kick butt in Obsidian Entertainment and SEGA's video game Alpha Protocol. The RPG and action hybrid came out on June 1st, 2010, and is available on the PlayStation 3 (PS3), Microsoft Windows (PC), and the Xbox 360. This video game walkthrough series from M ...more

How To : Undelete and recover your files

In this Labrats video tutorial the instructors Andy Walker and Seab Carruthers show how to undelete the deleted files and recover them. When you save data to your computer, the computer stores the data in the binary format on the hard disk. To keep track of the files, the Oper ...more

How To : Completely erase all the data on your hard drive

In this video the instructor gives tips on how to erase a PC hard drive. An MIT study shows that 74 percent of the discarded hard drives contain private data on them that can be read and recovered by others. So you should learn how to completely erase all the data so that no o ...more

How To : Recover deleted files from hard drives & memory cards

You may have lost your files but you needn't loose hope, too. In this episode of Lab Rats TV, Andy and Sean show you how to recover your deleted data (and your marriage!) using oranges. For detailed instructions on recovering your own lost data, take a look at this tech how-to.

How To : Use NTFS

NTFS? What is it? It stands for New Technology File System, but what does that mean? Well, it's the standard system for filing in Windows NT, including all later versions, up to the current Windows 7, but Mac users can take advantage of this file system, too. If you’re confuse ...more

How To : Restore PC software to factory condition

In this Know Your PC video the instructors show how to perform a recovery on your computer by demonstrating it on the HP TouchSmart PC. This recovery process will work on any HP desktops, HP Pavilions, Compaq Presarios. Your PC might get corrupted if you recently made any chan ...more

How To : 8 Weird, Non-Food Uses for Your Freezer

Other than keeping your popsicles and frozen veggies frosty, who would have thought that your everyday freezer had so many uses? Just like your dishwasher can be used for many non-cookware items, the freezer can be used in a variety of useful ways that don't involve perishable ...more

How To : Restore a deleted file on your computer

Oh no! You've just accidentally deleted an important computer file! Have no fear. When you delete a file on your computer, it is not necessarily destroyed. This video will show you how to search for and restore your file before it is lost forever. You Will Need * A PC or Mac c ...more

How To : Keep Stroke Patients Active at Home w/ Wii Fit

My father recently suffered a stroke. Now in Neuro Rehab at Cedars Sinai, he is enduring daily physical therapy, recreational therapy and occupational therapy sessions to help improve his balance, mobility and fine motor skills. I was initially worried about how I could incorp ...more

How To : Clean your Mac computer with MacKeeper

If you're Apple computer needs a little cleaning, not the hardware, but the software, then MacKeeper is the way to go. This application will help protect your hard drive from junk and other useless data, freeing up much needed space on your Mac. Also, you can recover files, hi ...more

How To : Recover deleted text messages on an iPhone

In this video one of the ultimate iPhone hackers, Jonathan A. Zdziarsk, demonstrates how to use a forensics toolkit to recover deleted text messages on an iPhone. But wait - there's more! Not only can you access text messages, but almost any other data on an iPhone as well. We ...more

How To : Recover a deleted SMS & text messages

Accidentally deleted your address book? Got some sneaking suspicions you want to clear up? Got something to hide - permanently? In this video you'll learn what hardware and software you need and how to use it to recover deleted text messages, or, conversely, how to delete data ...more

How To : Recover your Windows password and wipe hard disk

A tutorial on how to "break in" to your Windows machine after you have lost the password. This works in Windows NT, 2000, and XP machines without an encrypted file system. I then show you how to wipe a hard disk to assure no one can gain access to your data once the drive is s ...more

Strengthen Your Password : Watch an 8-Bit Striptease

About two months ago, the massive Gawker Media hack was a wake up call for many web denizens on the importance of proper password security. Data analyzed by the Wall Street Journal revealed the three most popular passwords recovered from the hack were downright idiotic—123456, ...more

How To : Recover lost files with Windows XP and Vista

In this video tutorial, Mike shows how to find a missing file in Windows XP and Vista with three different options. In the first option, open Windows Explorer or My Computer. Then open the recycle bin to check for your missing files. If you don't see your file there, close the ...more

How To : Recover deleted photos from an iPhone

This is kind of scary! This video demonstrates just how easy it is to hack into an iPhone to access the data on it - including recovering deleted photos. You only think you've deleted those naughty photos you sent to your girlfriend.... Fortunately, there is a way... However, ...more

How To : Backup All of Your Xbox 360 Data to Your Computer

Flash memory can be a tad unpredictable at times. I have had 4 flash drives die out on me over the last few years, and they usually die without warning. When a flash memory based device dies, the data is likely impossible to recover. Adversely on an HDD, or Hard Drive Disk, ev ...more

How To : Recover Deleted Files in Windows

Everyone has deleted a file or folder on accident before. Sometimes people even delete stuff on purpose, only to find out that they needed the files after all. If you're experiencing one of these mishaps, don't worry, file recovery is possible in most cases! When a file gets ...more

News : MacRecipes Catalogs All 313 of MacGyver's DIY Hacks

Can you really make an explosive from salt, sugar and weed killer? Does glycerol and water actually recover text from burnt paper? Is it possible to develop film with a first aid kit and some orange juice? MacGyver says yes. Want to know more of MacGyver's ingenious household ...more

How To : Recover Deleted Files in Linux

File recovery on Linux is a bit different than Windows. It requires different software than the Windows counterparts because every OS has their own file system. Windows uses NTFS, or FAT file systems, while on the other hand, Linux uses ext-based file systems. I personally use ...more

How To : Edit Your Google+ Account Settings

If you've gained entry into Google+, one of the first things you should do is adjust your Google account settings. Your settings will now look quite different, and you can adjust your notifications, password retrieval methods, and more. There are many settings that you may not ...more

News : Danes One Step Closer to DIY Suborbital Spaceflight

They've been at it for a few years now, but the crazy group of amateur rocket scientists who call themselves Copenhagen Suborbitals have triumphed over adversity, successfully launching their DIY rocket nearly 2 miles into the sky last Friday. The privately funded, non-profit ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/18 - 04/24)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (01/18 - 01/24)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. More amazing community contributions this w ...more

Top 10 : Best Ethical Destinations for 2011

By Ethical Traveler As the world becomes ever more interconnected, being an ethical traveler becomes both easier and more urgent. Travelers today have access to far more information than we did even 10 years ago. We can observe–almost in real time–the impact that smart or sel ...more

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In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to recover and restore deleted files using Recover. Recover is a freeware data recovery program. Recover recovers files deleted from your Windows computer, Recycle Bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player. Start by selecting the type of ...more

How To : Handle a computer crash

You can learn to deal with the thing we all dread, a computer crash. Hopefully you diligently back up work but even if that's not case, stay calm. There is still hope and even if you're not a wiz at computers there are people out there who can help. If your computer suffers a ...more

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