Electronically stored information for businesses and individuals is a part of their operations. Today, data is one of the main resources used by people worldwide every day. However, these sources sometimes become unnecessary, so there occurs a need to get rid of them.
When a computer user decides to delete the file, he can tap on the “delete” button or drag it to the recycle bin or trash can. Still, this process does not erase the data completely but makes it unseen. Users can not access deleted data because it is not visible, but it is still is stored somewhere on the media storage device.
How a Data Deletion Process Works
The deletion process is very tricky, primarily because of the fact that it does not delete the files from your device. The system makes files inaccessible by destroying the path to find them.
Operating systems use so-called “pointers” to track where files are stored on a hard drive. Thus, each document of your hard drive has a pointer, which helps the system to find and open it.
However, when a “file deletion” process occurs, the operating system removes the pointer, showing the sector where the data was stored as available. From the user’s point of view, the file no longer exists on the hard drive. Still, it is stored on the device’s sectors unless it is overwritten by other data.
Based on this factor, the data can be recovered after deletion. Or, it can also be completely erased from the storage device.
What Services Do You Need?
Data deletion is not always an intentional process. Due to human error, an accidental file deletion may occur, leading to severe issues for its users. However, as we mentioned before, deleted data is still stored somewhere on the hard drive, making the restoration possible.
When an unintentional deletion occurs, users react differently. Mostly, people try to find fast and efficient solutions on the Internet to save lost videos, photos, documents, or other file types. Many free recovery tools scan the device and recover files stored in “free” space.
However, these programs are very risky, and with all the good, they can also bring all the bad. Data recovery software often overwrites lost data, making the restoration process completely impossible.
Hence, it is always better to entrust your device and essential files to engineers with years of experience. But for a recovery company to restore files that were accidentally deleted successfully, there are several steps a user should go through.
After performing actions to save your essential files from subsequent overwriting and corruption, PITS Global Data Recovery Services engineers can quickly help you with lost data. Our skilled experts have successfully worked with all types of storage devices, operating systems, and file types.
Completely deleting data from the storage device is one of the goals before selling, recycling, and disposing. However, formatting the drive may not be enough, as media appliances require a professional approach for a complete deletion process.
You can eliminate data by using various techniques depending on the type of the device, but destruction software is not one of them.
Users often look for a format utility that overwrites the data to make the files’ inaccessibility fast and cost-free. Nevertheless, this method does not guarantee that the information will become completely inaccessible.
Many companies may also offer a secure deletion service where your information is completely removed from a device before being disposed of.
Professional disposal services are necessary to efficiently and securely get rid of unneeded data.
Experienced engineers of PITS Global Data Recovery Services destroy sensitive data using state-of-the-art technologies and advanced equipment. Our expert team tailors services based on your needs and achieve incredible results by completely erasing your data from the device. We examine the device and data in detail until no files are left to be restored.
For more information about our data destruction and media disposal service, call us at (888) 611 0737 or submit a request form. Our dedicated customer service will get back to you at the earliest opportunity.