Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Ontrack launches new & improved EasyRecovery family of “do-it-yourself” data recovery and file repair products

Ontrack® Easyrecovery™ 6.0 combines Easyrecovery And Easyrecovery Filerepair into simple solutions to recover and repair files

MINNEAPOLIS – May 22, 2002 – Data recovery experts - ONTRACK Data International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDI; - today launched Ontrack® EasyRecovery™ 6.0, applying their 17 years of experience to improve the EasyRecovery™ family of “do-it-yourself” data recovery and file repair products.

EasyRecovery 6.0 features a new, improved graphical user interface and enhanced recovery features that make the product even easier to use. With a more powerful data recovery engine, EasyRecovery 6.0 offers new customizable recovery options, including a quick undelete for deleted files and format recovery for accidentally formatted or reinstalled partitions. Recovered data can now be sent to an FTP destination, and support for digital media - including Compact Flash, Smart Media and memory sticks - is now available.

The EasyRecovery 6.0 family replaces and improves EasyRecovery™ Personal 5, EasyRecovery™ Professional 5, and the EasyRecovery FileRepair™ Office Suite, integrating them into three simple yet powerful tools that help both business and home users minimize downtime, as well as save the time and the cost of lost productivity:

  • EasyRecovery DataRecovery™ – Safely, quickly and easily recovers data that is lost, inaccessible, or deleted due to human error, virus infection, corrupt file structures and inaccessible or unbootable partitions. An Emergency Boot Diskette is available to recover data from systems that cannot boot to Windows. EasyRecovery DataRecovery includes file repair capabilities for Microsoft® Word and zip files.
  • EasyRecovery FileRepair™ – Repairs and restores corrupted files that are inaccessible due to data corruption, application crash, inadvertent system shutdown and power outages into new, readable files. Repair capabilities are available for files created using modern versions of Microsoft Outlook® (accidentally deleted emails, corrupted PST and OST files exceeding the 2GB file size limitation), Access, Excel, PowerPoint®, Word, and zip utilities.
  • EasyRecovery™ Professional – The complete, one-stop solution – recovers, repairs, and diagnoses – includes all of the features and benefits of EasyRecovery DataRecovery and EasyRecovery FileRepair, plus superior disk diagnostic tools including Ontrack DataAdvisor® and the most advanced data recovery capabilities and options available. EasyRecovery Professional also comes in a free trial edition that allows users to identify and view deleted and corrupted files that can be recovered and repaired with a full edition of EasyRecovery Professional.

“No one – not a busy executive, a savvy computer technician or a home user - is immune to losing valuable data, or worrying about the potential ramifications,” said Greg Olson, Ontrack’s VP of data recovery. “The EasyRecovery 6.0 family brings together our most valuable data recovery and file repair tools, giving customers the ability to choose the solution that best fits their need.”

Product Features
Available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish, the EasyRecovery 6.0 family allows recovery from various types of media including IDE/ATA/EIDE and SCSI hard drives, floppy diskettes, zip, and Jaz removable media, and digital media (i.e. CompactFlash, SmartMedia, flash memory, memory sticks) for files created on DOS, Windows 3.x, 95, 98, Me, 2000, NT and XP systems.

EasyRecovery DataRecovery is available for $199.00, EasyRecovery FileRepair for $339.00 and EasyRecovery Professional for $499.00. All three products are available via the Ontrack Web site at or by calling Ontrack at 800-872-2599. Volume and corporate licensing opportunities are also available for EasyRecovery Professional. Please contact Ontrack for more information.

About Ontrack

Ontrack provides software and service solutions that help customers manage, recover and discover their valuable data. Using its proprietary tools and techniques, Ontrack can recover lost or corrupted data from virtually all operating systems and types of storage devices through its do-it-yourself, remote and in-lab capabilities. Ontrack DataTrail™ electronic discovery solutions help companies, law firms and federal agencies quickly and cost-effectively recover electronic information for use in legal matters. Ontrack also offers award-winning PC utility software programs and services to help prevent critical data loss through a broad line of problem-solving, file-management and productivity utilities. Ontrack can be reached online at or by calling 800-872-2599. In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates other locations in Los Angeles, CA; Boulder, CO; Washington, D.C.; New York, NY; London, England; Paris, France; Stuttgart, Germany; Milan, Italy; Lugano, Switzerland; and Madrid, Spain. Ontrack also makes its data recovery services available in Tokyo, Japan through its strategic alliance with Y-E Data, and in Katowice, Poland through its alliance with MBM Komputer.

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