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Published on Feb 16, 2011
Level: Intermediate Presenter: Eli the Computer Guy Length of Class: 30 Minutes Tracks
Data Recovery Prerequisites
Students should have a solid understanding of how computers work, and should have experience troubleshooting and repairing Windows PCs.
Purpose of Class
This class introduces students to the concepts behind data recovery.
Lost Passwords Corrupted Files Deleted Files Physical Damage Class Notes
Password BIOS and Router type hardware can be reset manually Brute Force -- A piece of software that tries Username/ Password combinations at random until it finds the right ones. Find Password -- Some passwords are stored in a way that software can discover what they are Reset Password -- For Windows Operating Systems you can reset user passwords. Encrypted files will be unreadable File Corruption Easily fixed with $50 software Deletion Files are not actually deleted Recuva.com is a very good free tool Secure deletion makes files unrecoverable Stop using the computer if you accidentally delete a file. Physical Damage You need a clean room in order to fix a hard drive Expect to pay $1000-$3000 if hard drive physically dies Manufactures use different parts o the same model of hard drive Final Thoughts A good backup routine is the best bet