Diskeeper Ships Standalone Version of Emergency Undelete

Just in time for tax season, when the shuffling and organization of documents becomes all-important, comes a backstop in the case of lost files.

As accountants get rolling on recapping the 2010 tax year and looking for deductions for their customers, fast and easy access to data storage becomes a major factor in getting all that work done.

What if an important document or database is accidentally deleted or moved from storage, whatever the size of the system? With more and more business records stored digitally instead of in paper files, and many companies lax about backing everything up, the scene is set for disasters to happen.

So Diskeeper wants to come to the rescue.

The venerable Burbank, Calif.-based disk optimization company on Feb. 3 released a new product called Emergency Undelete, which makes it possible to recover any file that has been accidentally deleted -- such as important tax documents that would be a catastrophic loss to personal finances.

Previously, Emergency Undelete was available only as part of the company's full Undelete data recovery software package. Now it becomes available as a stand-alone product.

An important feature: Because installing software on a computer can overwrite the deleted files you may want to recover -- therefore making them unrecoverable -- Emergency Undelete can be run directly from a CD-ROM or USB drive, Diskeeper Vice President of Marketing Dawn Richcreek said.

Accidentally deleting a file from a computer doesn't mean it is lost forever, Richcreek said. The software can be used to recover any file -- whether it is a tax document, photos, video, music or any other type. It also can recover folders in addition to the deleted files that go inside them, Richcreek said.

Emergency Undelete is priced at $19.95 for unlimited file recoveries and is available on the Diskeeper Website.

Chris Preimesberger

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