These useful tools will help you protect files, and recover your data when things go wrong.

This article appears in the May 07 issue of PC Advisor, available now in all good newsagents.

Back4Win Protect your data before you lose it with this free utility.

Clone Maxx A useful clone utility, this one is free to use.

Disk Doctors: Recovers data from drives and backup devices.

FreeUndelete 2.0 A program to recover deleted files.

Mamut Online Backup Free-to-use online storage from Mamut.

Ontrack The best-known company for data recovery.

PC Inspector File Recovery 4.0 Finds lost or deleted data.

R-Studio Data-recovery software that works on many file systems.

True Image 10.0 Latest version of this excellent disk-cloning software.