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Data Recovery Support | Data Recovery Services Toronto

1CS Technician’s can provide a first attempt to recover or access inaccessible data from a personal computing device using recovery software. This is a less expensive option than going to a Data Recovery Specialist but with less capability. If we are not able to recover the data, you can then see a specialist.

Accessing or Restoring Your Data:


Introduction to Data Recovery

Data Recovery is the process of locating and restoring data after an event of data loss. 

If data is deleted by accident, a device sustains damages including a liquid spill or data becomes corrupt and/or inaccessible, it may still be accessible to data recovery professionals.

If data is deleted by accident, a copy is often found somewhere deep within a computer’s hard drive. There are measures that can be taken which may allow the recovery of some or all of the data on the affected device.

First Attempt to Recover

In the event of data loss or some other form of data inaccessibilty, 1CS can perform a  “First Attempt” to recover your data. That means we will try to recover your data using entry level techniques or utilizing consumer grade data recovery software, on a best efforts basis, for a low cost compared to a Data Recovery Laboratory.

1CS Data Recovery Services’s described on this page are for residential customers with consumer grade computing technology and data which is similar in nature and size to an individual opposed to a business.

Kinds of Recovery We Do Not Perform

1CS is not going to repair damaged tape drives or repair any mechanical drive failures.

We do not recover data from a drive after it has been reformatted or sustained damages from a fall, fire or flood.

Our Technician’s do not conduct forensic data recovery or data recovery which requires special tools, a clean room or a certification.

Why Use 1CS Data Recovery Services

1CS Technician’s carry-out a more narrow form of Data Recovery compared to a laboratory. Yes our capability to recover data is more limited, however, the cost, in many instances, may be dramatically less than going through the laboratory process.

It is also true that we do not offer any sort of “guarantee” and will still charge you if we are unsuccessful in recoving your data, even though some labs say they will not charge in the event they cannot recover your data.

Essentially, one can go about recoving their data in 2 ways:

1) Use a lower cost, lower capability data recovery service provided by 1CS

2) Use a higher cost, higher capability recovery service provided by a lab

In addition to the lower cost, 1CS can book you in right away compared to a lab where the process will likley be much longer, come to you instead of having to ship your device to a lab and supply other computer related services and products. These are some of the advantages of data backup and recovery services offered by 1CS.




Desktop Data Recovery


Laptop Data Recovery


External Hard Drive Recovery


Solid State Drive Recovery


Data Accessibilty Issues


Mechanical Hard Drive Failures


Head Crash with Platter Damage


Reformatted Disk


Damage From Fire or Flood


Electrostatic Discharge Failure


Data Backup Support | Data Backup Solutions

1CS Technician’s are familiar and experienced with different forms of backup, backup systems and solutions. Irrespective of exactly what your backup issue is, we are confident we can assist you.



Setup Automatic Backup


Setup Cloud Backup


Troubleshoot Backup Issues


Setup Redundant Backups


Backup Maintenance


Show You How To Backup Data


Get Backup Advice


Design Custom Backup Solution


Home Office Backup Solutions


Buy Hard, External & SSD Drives

Backing Up Your Data:


Introduction to Data Backup

In computing, a backup, or the process of backing up, refers to the copying and saving of computer data such that the backup may be accessed or restored to the original.

When it comes data, individuals across the GTA commonly may:

1) not backup their data

2) backup their data to a USB stick

3) backup their data to an external drive

4) backup their data to the cloud

Except for option #1, each of these has benefits and limitations or things to be careful of. 

1CS Technican’s can explain the basics of each. Irrespective of your preference, we can assist you with any of these options.


USB Backup Tip for PC Users

Those who operate a personal computer often use a USB drive to backup their data.

After plugging in the USB drive to a computer, the user usually drags and drops files onto the USB drive. Once the files have been copied to the USB drive, please remember to emove it safely.

On a PC, safe removal of a USB drive may be carried out as follows:

1) click on the small triangle located in the bottom right corner of computer screen

2) search for USB drive icon in the open window

3) click on the USB drive icon

4) select “safely remove hardware”

5) wait for notice indicating it is now safe to remove USB device

6) remove USB device

Auto-Cloud Backup Solutions

Cloud services are the fastest growing form of backup. Individuals can use a cloud service to save their documents, images, video and other data to a location on the internet, instead of an external hard drive sitting in a drawer. Data is accessible from any computer on the internet, so long as one has the login information or locally from your computer.

Aside from not having to purchase hardware, what is especially appealing about cloud backup services is it’s ability to constantly sync data between your local files and cloud files, essentially making them one in the same.

Supplying Backup Equipment & Solutions

1CS is a supplier of backup related equipment including various kinds of drives, software, systems, solutions and cloud services relating to backups. 

In additional to supplying the necessary backup technology, 1CS provides backup related services and support to individuals in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. 

When it comes to personal backups for indivuals and homes, 1CS is well prepared to assess your need, diagnose your issue, recommend a solution, supply the required technology, set it up for you and show you how to use it. 


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If you found this website by searching Google for the search term “computer repair data recovery near me”, you have come to the right place. 1CS provides onsite data recovery and data backup related services across the GTA. IN some situtation, we may be able to provide services remotely. In any event, if you live in the GTA, we are near you.

Contact 1CS for more information on our data backup and recovery service or to book an appointment. If you are looking for business related backup services, check out managed backup for business.

The Importance of Regular Backups

Regular backups are important because they help to mitigate against the risk of data loss.  Some examples of how data loss may occur:

  • deleting data by accident
  • acquiring a virus or having malware installed on a computer
  • a device gets lost or stolen
  • a device sustains damages or a liquid spill
  • data becomes corrupt in some way making it inaccessible.

Data stored on a personal computer typically consists of folders and files in various fomats such as word documents, picture, audio or video files. If your personal data is important to you, make sure to preserve it by backing it up regularly to a separate and safe location.


Still looking for a simple and low cost option to Recover Data? Our Support Team is standing by to take your call.

Servicing Downtown Toronto, Scarborough, North York, Etobicoke, Markham, Mississauga, Vaughan, Concord, Barrie, Oakville, Burlington, Brampton, Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering and Hamilton


Need a professional grade backup system for your business? Interested in knowing more about Automatic Backups and Cloud Backups? How about a Managed Backup which includes monitoring of your backed up server or workstation files? We would be pleased to explain the differences between these various forms of data backup, and quote you on that which is most suitable for your business. 

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