Tools of the Trade – Unstoppable Copier

One of the frustrations or constant struggles in our litigation support role is copying data from one source to another in the quickest way possible. We each have our little tricks and we are often trying different methods to see what works best in a given situation. As I mentioned in the article about Data, Data and More Data, it sometimes feels like our whole job focuses on data (cuz it does).

One of the tools that I discovered through my husband is Unstoppable Copier. He was in a situation where he could not get an 11-gigabyte Outlook 2007 PST file to copy to the network with any of the tools he normally uses. He went “to the Oracle”, his nickname for Google, and he found a free tool that did the job. Later, in another scenario, he used this tool to copy 14 gigabytes of data from a hard drive to a server in 30 minutes!

In using the tool over time, we have noticed that it copies data from troublesome disks better than other tools we use. On their website, the product description states that it “Recovers files from disks with physical damage. Allows you to copy files from disks with problems such as bad sectors, scratches, or that just give errors when reading data. The program will attempt to recover every readable piece of a file and put the pieces together. Using this method most types of files can be made useable even if some parts of the file were not recoverable in the end.

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