The reliability of online data recovery depends on which software is used for the task, the state of the damaged files and whether the person recovering the data has had previous experience. Researching recovery companies and software can improve the chance of success.
To recover personal files at home, researching online data recovery software is important. Even if a file can be recovered, all the data may not be included. As a precaution, files should always be backed up on an external drive. To take an alternative approach, check local papers, forums and reviews for companies that can complete the recovery work.