Wednesday, June 27, 2001

Ontrack introduces new product that can repair and recover data from corrupted files

EasyRecovery FileRepair™ saves Microsoft Office Files

MINNEAPOLIS – June 26, 2001 – ONTRACK Data International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDI), a provider of data availability software and services, today announces the launch of EasyRecovery FileRepair™, a do-it-yourself application for repairing Microsoft® Office files corrupted due to virus infection, application crash, inadvertent system shutdown or power outages. Ontrack’s file repair capabilities are currently available for Microsoft® Word; capabilities for Microsoft® Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook will be available in the near future.

The loss of critical data can have staggering financial, legal and productivity ramifications on business and home users. In a simple two-step process, EasyRecovery FileRepair restores and repairs Microsoft® Office files into new readable documents, saving users the valuable time it would otherwise take to recreate them.

“There is a growing demand in the marketplace for software that not only recovers lost data but also repair files that are susceptible to corruption by a new virus, power outage or other potentially destructive event,” said Greg Olson, director of worldwide data recovery for Ontrack. “EasyRecovery FileRepair gives our customers another tool that helps protect their data while it also gives them more control over their valuable information.”

While EasyRecovery FileRepair is currently available for Word, add-on components for other office applications will be available in the near future to allow users to customize this tool to their file repair needs.

EasyRecovery FileRepair can be used with modern versions (including XP) of Microsoft® Office running on Windows® 95, 98, Me, NT, and 2000. The Microsoft® Word component has an MSRP of $129 and is available online at or by calling Ontrack at 800-872-2599. Volume and corporate licensing opportunities are also available. Please contact Ontrack for more information.

About Ontrack
Ontrack provides data availability software and service solutions, helping customers protect, manage, recover and discover their valuable data. Using its hundreds of 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 helps 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 through its World Wide Web site at or by calling 800-872-2599. In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates other locations in Los Angeles, Boulder, CO., Washington D.C., New York, London, Paris and Stuttgart. Ontrack also makes its data recovery services available in Tokyo through its strategic alliance with Y-E Data, a company with over 25 years of experience in storage devices.

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