Data recovery involves the process of retrieving data from damaged, failed, infected or inaccessible secondary storage media. CPA International Investigations provides data recovery from storage media such as hard disk drives, storage tapes, CD’s, DVD’s and other electronics. In special circumstances CPA Private Investigators can also decipher encrypted files in order to obtain specific critical evidence or information in an investigation.

CPA Private Investigators can retrieve files that have been deleted from a storage media, hard disk failure or from comprised file systems. Data recovery may be due to physical destruction to the storage device, damage to the file system or because of an operating system failure. CPA International Investigations will work with the client to determine what happened to the data and to recover and restore the information that has been lost.

CPA Private Investigators are also capable of recovering or resetting passwords for operating systems, emails, and IM’s, as well as other sources, so that the protected contents can be accessed. CPA International Investigations offers various benefits in providing a password recovery service, including gaining access to a system, helping a user recover a forgotten password, or for preventive measures in order to check for easily accessible passwords. Password recovery can also be used to gain access to digital evidence – for example, where a judge has allowed access, but the file’s access is restricted.