Thursday, March 16, 2000

Ontrack upgrades award-winning file manager software for windows operating systems

ONTRACK Data International, Inc., (NASDAQ: ONDI), a leading provider of data availability software and service solutions, today announced the release of PowerDesk® 4, a powerful desktop enhancement utility designed to ease file management in Microsoft Windows 95, 98, NT and 2000 operating systems.

“PowerDesk 4 is ideal for all computer users – from novices to experienced pros needing quick and powerful file-management tools,” said Jon Eisele, product line manager for Ontrack. “By combining effective file-management and desktop utilities, PowerDesk 4 provides an easy-to-use application that maximizes user productivity and functionality in the Windows environment.”

PowerDesk 4 is a complete, fully integrated set of enhanced file-management and desktop tools for Windows operating systems and is available in two versions – PowerDesk 4 and PowerDesk 4 Pro.

PowerDesk 4 is a free version available on the Ontrack Web site and includes the PowerDesk File Manager with single- or dual-pane file-management capabilities advanced File Finder, Dialog Helper, built-in zip and unzip capabilities, and more. PowerDesk 4 also supports JASC Software's QuickView and QuickView Plus file viewing utilities, which offer the ability to view many different graphics, text and multimedia file types without opening a separate application.

PowerDesk 4 Pro is available for $19.95 or as an upgrade for $9.95. In addition to the features included with PowerDesk 4, the Pro version includes a new integrated FTP downloader, extensive file-viewer capabilities for more than 200 different file formats, a Size Manager that displays the files and folders using the most disk space, a Folder Synchronizer for keeping desktop and laptop computers in sync, and a customizable “Coolbar” toolbar that allows users to add their own programs, system utilities and functions. In addition, PowerDesk 4 Pro offers one year of free technical support.

Both PowerDesk 4 and PowerDesk 4 Pro are available at or by calling 800-645-3649.

Ontrack, a leading provider of data availability software and service solutions, helps customers protect, back up, recover and discover their valuable data. Using its hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques, Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from all operating systems and types of storage devices through its do-it-yourself, remote and in-lab capabilities. With its Electronic Information Management business, Ontrack specializes in searching, recovering and analyzing computer information – such as e-mail and user data – for use in legal matters. Ontrack also offers a line of award-winning software tools to help prevent critical data loss through a broad line of problem-solving, file-management and productivity utilities. In addition, Ontrack recently introduced its RapidRecall line of backup and restore software and services for remote users.

Ontrack can be reached through its World Wide Web site at or by calling 800-872-2599 (612-937-5161). In addition to its Minneapolis headquarters, Ontrack operates other locations in Los Angeles, Boulder, Colo., 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.

ONTRACK and PowerDesk are trademarks or registered trademarks of ONTRACK Data International, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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