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Aiseesoft FoneLab is an easy-to-use application you can rely on to recover deleted personal data like contacts, messages, memo, videos or audio tracks from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

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It may happen that you accidentally deleted some of your personal pictures or your personal songs from your iPhone. Most probably you will panic and try to restore your iPhone using iTunes backup or iCloud backup. Aiseesoft FoneLab is one of the applications designed specifically for those users who need to recover files from their iOS devices with only a few mouse clicks. It’s a light on resources and a useful recovery application. The only downside is that you cannot recover anything unless you purchase it first. The 15 days trial version is useless as it only shows you deleted files.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery allows you to easily recover deleted files from the hard drive, or from lost or damaged partitions, CDs, DVDs or removable media. To ease up the recovery process it features filters, it lets you examine and preview files before recovery, save scan results, and run in-depth searches for hard to recover files. It is geared toward both new and advanced users. MiniTool Power Data Recovery comes in three different editions, namely, Free, Personal, and Professional.

Windows 10 allows users to create a bootable USB Recovery Drive that can help you if your PC is giving you troubles. The bootable USB Recovery Drive helps you boot into the Windows Recovery Environment, also known as Limited Diagnostic Mode. Using the Recovery Environment you can do troubleshooting tasks like Repair Startup and other tasks like System Restore, System Refresh or Reset Your PC. This bootable USB Recovery Drive cannot be used to install Windows 10 for that you need to create a bootable Window 10 USB drive.

We recommend creating the recovery drive as soon as possible, before your PC starts giving you trouble. Because in the event of a disaster when you cannot boot into your Windows PC anymore, you are out of luck of recovering it without the Recovery Drive (or Recovery Disc) if you do not have a bootable Windows DVD with you, which is very common if your Windows came pre-installed (Windows 10 OEM) with your PC or Laptop.
You cannot use a Recovery Drive meant for Windows 10 x86 (32-bit) version to fix Windows 10 x64 (64-bit) version and vice versa. Windows 10 Recovery Drive cannot be used to recover any earlier edition of Windows, like Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. The same applies for System Repair Discs.
If Windows is installed on a GPT (not MBR) partition you cannot use System Refresh or Reset Your PC functions until you enable UEFI only boot mode from the BIOS/EFI. Windows 10 does not detect GPT partition alignment correctly if UEFI booting is not enabled.

Requirements For Creating bootable Windows USB Recovery Drive

To create a bootable USB Recovery Drive, we need a USB flash drive with at least 4 GB free space (for 32-bit edition of Windows) or 8 GB free space (for 64-bit Windows edition). If your Windows came pre-installed with your device and it has a custom Recovery Partition, you may need a USB device with up to 32 GB free space on it. If you are going to create a Windows System Recovery Disc, you need a blank CD/DVD. The flash drive you are going to use will be formatted so make sure to backup any data from it before you start following this tutorial.

After creating the bootable USB Recovery drive, do not forget to test it by actually booting into the Windows Recovery Environment. You do not need to do any of the tasks. Before you can boot using the created USB flash drive or CD/DVD, check the boot sequence in your PC’s BIOS/EFI. Make sure you select the USB/CD drive as the first boot device. Also, some devices with a mix of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports can cause issues if you plug in the drive into a USB 3.0 port. Put the drive into a USB 2.0 port and it will work fine.

How To Create A Bootable USB Recovery Drive?

Follow the simple steps described here to successfully create a bootable USB Recovery Drive for Windows. Although written for Windows 10, this guide has been made suitable to create a bootable USB Recovery Drive for Windows 8 / Windows 8.1.

First, connect the USB flash drive you want to use to create your bootable USB recovery drive.

Now, in Windows 10, open Start menu or press Windows Key + S to open Cortana search. Type recovery and from the search results, click on the Create a recovery drive present in the Settings section. When you receive the UAC prompt, click on Yes.

search for recovery

Windows 8/Windows 8.1 users, press Windows Key + W, type recovery into Search box. From the search results, click on the Create a recovery drive option.

You will now see the Create a recovery drive window. Here, keep enabled the option Back up system files to the recovery drive and click on Next to continue. Windows 8/8.1 users should keep the option Copy contents from the recovery partition to the recovery drive enabled before clicking on Next.

Create a recovery drive

Now, in the next step, it should automatically detect the correct drive letter of your USB device in the Select the USB flash drive window. If it has not, click on the correct USB device drive letter and then click Next.

In the next step, the wizard will warn you that all the contents of the selected drive will be deleted. To continue, click on the Create button. Wait for the process to complete. In the final window, it will display a message that says The Recovery drive is ready. Click on Finish to close the window.

If the wizard fails to create the Recovery Drive with the “We can’t create a recovery drive on this PC. Some required files are missing.” error, the winre.wim file or System Reserved partition is missing from your PC. To resolve the issue, follow our next follow-up guide (which will be published next week).

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Windows 8 comes with a new feature known as “Refresh your PC“. When your Windows 8 PC is not working properly, you can use the “Refresh your PC” as the last option to revive the ailing operating system. By default, when you refresh your Windows 8-based computer, it keeps your personal data and re-installs Metro style applications. But it removes Desktop apps, and their names will be placed in a file on your desktop called Removed Apps, unless you have created a custom system image. Once you create system image of Windows 8, the custom system image is used by the operating system as the refresh image, instead of any existing image or OEM restore image.

Windows 8 comes with its own built-in backup function, titled, File History. File History automatically backs up your Desktop, Libraries, Contacts, IE Favorites, and Microsoft SkyDrive. If you ever lose data due to some mishap or change any file content stored in one of these locations, you can use File History to restore back the data. We’ll discuss more about File History in another dedicated article. Today, we will look at Paragon Image Backup for Windows 8.

As the release of Windows 8 is coming near, Paragon Software has released Image Backup for Windows 8, a simple backup software, which is probably also the first of its kind to support Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft’s new Resilient File System, ReFS.

In this digital age, when we keep all our important data dumped into electronic devices, it’s not very hard to lose the data either by human error or for any other reasons. Also, there is a threat of data being stolen when we thought that we got rid of it. Auslogics File Recovery 3 is a simple to use professional application to recover deleted files or lost partitions. It also includes advanced privacy protection and backup tools too; it includes a secure file eraser and disk wiper.

We completed our earlier Auslogics giveaway successfully, so we are here again with another Auslogics software giveaway! This time, the Auslogics File Recovery 3 is up for giveaway. We’ll be giving away 5 copies of Auslogics File Recovery 3 worth almost $250 in total this week. But, first, let’s see the features offered by this application.

File Recovery is a very straight forward and easy to use program. Inclusion of advanced privacy protection and backup tools further increases its value. Let’s take a quick walk-through of the program features before we talk about the giveaway.

EASEUS Partition Master is a comprehensive Windows application for easily managing hard disk partitions. Its convenient user-interface simplifies your tasks by offering many functions to manage your partitions. The Professional Edition can let you enjoy all the powerful basic and advanced partition functions.

Windows default partition manager is very basic and doesn’t offer advanced partition options. EaseUS Partition Master with Partition Recovery Wizard integrated is a comprehensive toolkit for computer users. It covers a full range of features including Partition Manager, Partition Recovery Wizard and disk & partition copy and more.

EaseUS Partition Master also allows users to create bootable disk. Using this bootable disk, you can manage hard disk partitions when the Operating System crashes. You can also resize the primary drive to reinstall other Operating Systems or even manage partitions on a computer without Operating System.

Wondershare LiveBoot 2012 will help you boot into Windows when you can’t due to the dreaded Blue/Black Screen of Death.

Wondershare LiveBoot 2012 integrates the latest Microsoft WinPE technology to boot into Windows. Using the application, you can easily create a bootable LiveBoot CD or LiveBoot USB drive. Upon booting into Windows using it allows you to fix your computer boot up problem, rescue data, backup and restore file or system, clone and deep wipe disk, manage disk, etc. The LiveBoot CD/USB created by the application features over 40+ utility functions in total.

Review posted on Jun 23, 2011. Before proceeding please read my comment.

In this digital age, we store data commonly in hard disks, but we should be extra cautious about our precious data. As hard disks are getting cheaper and cheaper, everyone is storing everything they can in them. But, have we all ever thought about backup? With these fragile data storage medium, we can never be 100% sure. Disaster happens almost everyday, hard disks fails, data corruption occurs, in seconds all our important precious data vanishes in thin air, while we just stare at the monitor helplessly. Sounds scary?

It’s scary, loosing all our data in seconds is the worst nightmare that anyone will want to experience. Here, at My Technology Guide, we take backup seriously, thus we rely on VaultPress, a premium backup service by Automattic for WordPress sites. We will share about our experience with them some other day.

While our Windows operating system is busy performing a scheduled backup, there’s time to check an interesting backup tool, NovaBACKUP Professional. NovaBACKUP Professional is a cost-effective backup application for Windows users. It has an easy to use user interface and can back up your data to CD/DVD drives, online over the Internet, or to tape drives, disk drives and other media without interfering with other programs. The easy step-by-step wizard guides you through performing backup and restore tasks.

Symantec has released version 5.0 of its Norton 360 suite. Symantec calls Norton 360 v5, “the industry’s fastest, most effective all-in-one security suite.” Norton 360 includes backup and tune-up features along with security, which makes it a complete-suite.

The user interface of Norton 360 is different from that of Norton Internet Security 2011 but it offers all the same protective technologies offered in NIS 2011. Norton 360 version 5 features: Insight, which uses anonymous software adoption patterns of Symantec users to automatically identify and block new malicious software; SONAR 3, which monitors running applications for suspicious behavior to identify new attacks, crimeware and other threats designed to evade traditional detection; and Norton Power Eraser and Norton Bootable Recovery Tool, which offer detection and repair technology that enables consumers to clean up previously infected computers.