handy logoHandy Recovery Advisor is a well-established portal dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions for data recovery, loss prevention, and efficient data management. Our focus is on empowering everyday users with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate complex data challenges.

Who We Are

We are a team of passionate data recovery, data loss prevention, and data management experts united by a shared commitment to demystify these complex topics for the everyday user.


Our journey began in 2017. Back then, we decided to branch out from a software vendor with a similar brand name. This independence allowed us to focus on developing a dedicated content portal with a clear vision: to make data recovery and management approachable and understandable for everyone. Since then, we have created over 500 detailed guides, each crafted to assist individuals in overcoming their data challenges. From recovering precious personal photos to optimizing mobile storage, our resources have guided thousands through their data recovery and management journeys.

The path hasn’t always been smooth; we’ve navigated through complexities and learned from each challenge. These experiences have not only shaped our expertise but have also reinforced our commitment to providing clear, practical solutions. Notably, the year 2021 was a milestone for us, marking the largest expansion of our team. Many of these dedicated individuals, added that year, continue to work hard on the project, contributing significantly to our growth and success. Today, Handy Recovery Advisor stands as a testament to our dedication, resilience, and focus.

Our Mission

Our mission has been clear from the start: to create a website where anyone, regardless of their technical expertise, could find reliable, easy-to-understand help for their data issues.

This objective is rooted in our fundamental belief that navigating data should be an achievable skill for everyone, irrespective of their technical background.

To make this vision happen, we’ve set measurable and ambitious targets. Our short-term aim is to engage at least 10,000 daily readers. Looking further ahead, we aspire to extend our reach to 4 million users within the next year. We recognize the enormity of these goals, but they are benchmarks that keep us focused and grounded.

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    Our Team

    Meet the individuals behind Handy Recovery Advisor, a group of professionals united by their expertise in data recovery and management and a shared passion for making technology accessible to everyone:


    The main job of our editors is to make sure that every piece of content meets the highest standards of quality and accuracy. In charge is, Odysseas Kourafalos, our Chief Editor, whose keen eye and extensive experience shape the content’s direction and maintain alignment with our Editorial Guidelines. Working alongside him is Andrey Vasilyev, our Advisor. His role is crucial in maintaining the integrity and reliability of our content.

    Odysseas Kourafalos, as the writer and chief editor at Handy Recovery Advisor, specializes in complex data recovery topics. Joining the team in late 2020, Odysseas quickly distinguished himself with his remarkable ability to grasp new topics rapidly and thoroughly. His meticulous approach to research and testing, which spans the entire spectrum from A to Z, rivals the precision of our QA specialists. And you haven’t seen his unique, unlike-anyone writing style yet. His blend of professional expertise and personal attributes has rightfully earned him the role of chief editor, where he continues to contribute significantly to our team and guide our content strategy.

    Odysseas has over three decades of experience in technology, with a special focus on software, data recovery, and management. Beginning his tech journey with a Commodore 128, he has since tackled numerous data loss challenges using various recovery solutions. His expertise is underpinned by over twenty years of tech writing for notable publications like Computer For All and the Greek edition of PC World. Recognized as a ‘software expert,’ Odysseas’s talent for demystifying complex data processes makes him a valuable asset to our team.

    Andrey Vasilyev

    Andrey Vasilyev

    Andrey Vasilyev is an Editorial Advisor for Handy Recovery Advisor. Andrey is a software engineer expert with extensive expertise in data recovery, computer forensics, and data litigation. Andrey brings over 12 years of experience in software development, database administration, and hardware repair to the team.

    Andrey Vasilyev also serves as Chief Operating Officer at ACE Data Recovery which gives him a unique perspective on the issues surrounding data loss and recovery. His deep knowledge of data recovery procedures and techniques helps ensure that all documents published on the Handy Recovery Advisor website are of the highest technical quality. Andrey is the go-to technical resource when the team has questions regarding any aspect of data loss and recovery.

    Andrey holds a Master’s degree in Computer engineering.

    Staff Writers

    The heart and soul of Handy Recovery’s content are our staff writers, a dedicated in-house team with expertise spanning the broad spectrum of data recovery, data loss prevention, and data management topics. These core writers infuse every piece of content they produce with useful advice based on their own real-world encounters with the same issues as well as thorough research.

    Robert Agar, a staff writer at Handy Recovery Advisor, specializes in data recovery and data management topics, with a particular affinity for macOS and iOS. He played a key role in the founding of our team and project back in 2017, and is notably responsible for authoring much of the initial content that graced our website. Robert brings over 30 years of experience in data storage, security, compliance, backup, and recovery to the Handy Recovery Advisor team.

    Robert spent more than 13 years at IBM as a Backup and Recovery: TSM (Tivoli Storage Manager) Subject Matter Expert. His role involved navigating the complexities of performing disaster recovery services for large corporate data centers, which cultivated a deep appreciation for the importance of protecting information through regularly scheduled backups.

    Robert holds a degree in Computer Science from Pace University.

    David Morelo is a technical staff writer for Handy Recovery Advisor. He is an essential member of the Handy Recovery Advisor team, known for distilling complex data recovery and data management topics into terms that are easily understandable. David was a key figure in the origin of our project in 2017 and authored many of the first articles that appeared on our site. Furthermore, he plays a continuing role in assisting the Editorial and Marketing/QA teams with building and training the content writing team, a contribution that remains ongoing.

    David is adept with a variety of devices, including Windows, macOS, iOS, and Linux. His blend of experience, knowledge, and writing skills enables users of all levels to address a wide range of data recovery and data management issues. He excels in simplifying complex subjects and scenarios, making them accessible to readers with varying levels of computer experience.

    David holds a Bachelor’s degree in the English Language from the University of Silesia in Opava.

    Jordan Jamieson-Mane is a staff content writer for Handy Recovery Advisor with a keen interest in data recovery and troubleshooting common issues on Windows OS. Jordan joined the team in 2021, initially as a contributing writer, and quickly established himself as a proficient expert in technical content and research. Throughout the history of our project, there have been few writers who have consistently maintained a high level of quality over an extended period. Jordan is one of these rare examples, which is why he rightfully earns his place on this list.

    Jordan Jamieson-Mane’s passion for technology extends beyond his writing. With a background in IT, he has delved into various tech realms, including hardware, networking, smart technology, and consumer electronics.

    Romana Levko is a staff writer for Handy Recovery Advisor, concentrating on data recovery and data management topics for macOS, iOS, and iPadOS. She embarked on her journey with Handy Recovery Advisor in 2021 as a contributing writer, quickly proving herself as a reliable and efficient professional with a keen eye for detail. Romana has a strong passion for addressing issues related to Apple devices and possesses advanced skills in various Content Management Systems (CMS). Since joining the staff team, she has not only retained these skills but has also amplified her efforts and contributions significantly.

    She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures from Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University.

    Alejandro Santos is a staff writer for Handy Recovery Advisor, covering a broad range of topics with a particular focus on data loss issues on macOS and data management for Apple devices. He exemplifies the impact of hard work, consistency, attention to detail, and a willingness to learn. Alejandro joined the team at the end of 2021, and since then, he has continually been scaling new heights and refining his skills as a technical writer and data specialist.

    Since joining our team, Alejandro has decided to make a hard shift to focus entirely on the tech industry. His goal is to become more proficient as a tech professional by furthering his education, handling more complex issues that he replicates and tests on his personal devices, and working closely with his Handy Recovery teammates to refine his contributions to the site.

    Manuviraj Godara recently advanced to the staff writers team at Handy Recovery Advisor, having initially joined as a contributing writer in 2021. His primary expertise lies in resolving data issues on Windows machines, and he has recently begun to explore Apple-related topics. It’s true that his journey has had its share of ups and downs, but Manuviraj has consistently demonstrated perseverance, commitment to principles, and a strong desire for personal development. These qualities have brought him well-deserved recognition, earning him a place on this list.

    With an educational background that intriguingly combines English Literature and Technology, he has honed the ability to craft articles that are both informative and engaging.

    Princess Lescan, formerly Princess Angolluan, is also known by the pseudonym Emma Collins. She is a tech expert specializing in data recovery. Like many other staff writers, she joined the project in early 2021.

    With clear and concise communication, she makes complex topics accessible to readers of all technical levels, establishing herself as an invaluable resource in the fields of data recovery and file system management.

    Dedicated to maintaining content accuracy and relevance, Princess diligently updates articles across the platform, promptly addressing any inaccuracies or outdated information identified by our QA department or users, thus ensuring the overall quality and reliability of our site’s content.

    Prior to her writing career, Princess gained valuable experience as an English language teacher in Japan, enriching her adaptability and communication skills.

    Vihaan Jain joined the project in 2023 and has recently been promoted to the position of staff writer. He specializes in reviewing data recovery programs, creating ratings, and covering topics related to data management on Apple devices. Despite still being in the process of completing his degree, Vihaan’s exceptional dedication, eagerness to develop and enhance his content, and strong commitment to the project and its ideals made him an undeniable asset to our team, leading to his early inclusion as a staff member.

    Contributing Writers

    Our contributing writers bring diverse perspectives and fresh insights to Handy Recovery Advisor. While they may not be part of our in-house team, their contributions adhere to the same stringent standards as our staff writers.

    Joshua Solomon, formerly a staff writer and now a contributing writer for Handy Recovery Advisor, has authored numerous articles on our site about data loss and recovery concerning Windows and external devices. His work clearly showcases his expertise in these areas, and we anticipate more insightful contributions in the future. Currently, Joshua is focusing on developing his own business, yet he still finds time to occasionally grace us with new material. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.

    Levin Roy is a contributing writer for Handy Recovery Advisor, with a focus on data recovery and resolving errors on Windows OS. Like many of the other writers mentioned, Levin joined the project in 2021 and swiftly showcased his willingness to delve deeply into topics and thoroughly test the concepts he writes about. Currently, Levin is actively contributing to the expanding library of articles on the site, consistently enhancing our content with his detailed and well-researched work.

    Mako Young, also known as J. Robertson Macaulay Young, is a contributing writer for Handy Recovery Advisor, having fully joined the project in early 2022 as a macOS expert, a title he continues to hold up to date. Since then, he has been dedicated to creating data recovery and storage optimization guides for Apple devices. Mako has been writing about Macs for over six years, drawing from his extensive experience of using them for more than a decade. Additionally, he sometimes branches out from his primary focus on macOS, contributing articles on Windows topics as well.

    Stefan Ionescu is a contributing writer for Handy Recovery Advisor, having commenced his collaboration with our project in 2022. Even before joining us, Stefan had already established himself by writing for our friends. From his initial drafts, it was clear that he is an experienced writer, possessing a distinct style, and has published on popular portals like TechRadar. Currently, Stefan focuses on macOS-related data loss and recovery topics and his expertise significantly enriches our content, especially in the area of storage optimization for Apple devices.

    Arjun Ruparelia is a contributing writer for Handy Recovery Advisor, specializing in resolving data loss issues on Windows OS and external devices. He joined our project in 2021 and has since developed his own unique approach to formatting articles, which has proven to be effective. While we would welcome more contributions from Arjun, he is occasionally preoccupied with other projects, which limits his availability to devote additional time to our platform.

    Joel Lockard, a contributing writer for Handy Recovery Advisor, primarily showcases his expertise through articles on Apple-related technology and Mac applications, including data recovery. This expertise is rooted in his experience at MacUpdate, where he served as Editorial Content Editor, App Data Editor, and Support Agent for over three years. Since joining our project in 2020, Joel has continued to inspire us with his insightful and innovative content.

    Ojash Yadav is a contributing writer for Handy Recovery Advisor, having joined the project in November 2021. He specializes in articles about recovering various types of files and addressing data loss issues on logically damaged devices. Currently, Ojash is focusing on his career as a digital marketer and SEO manager. Despite his busy schedule, he remains committed to enhancing our article base with high-quality content whenever possible.

    Christian de Looper is a contributing writer for Handy Recovery Advisor and a well-known Tech Reporter, published by several top-notch tech portals such as DigitalTrends, TechRadar, Forbes, and Business Insider. He is a distinguished figure in the realm of technology journalism, with his expertise spanning a wide spectrum that includes software and hardware insights, as well as comprehensive Apple news and reviews. In the context of data recovery, Christian focuses on elucidating the principles of data recovery on various devices using macOS.

    Marketing and QA Team

    The Marketing and QA Team at Handy Recovery Advisor plays a pivotal role in shaping our content strategy and ensuring the quality of our output and adherence to our Editorial Guidelines. Led by Andrii Yasko, our Content Strategist, and supported by Oleksandr Medvediev, Junior Content Strategist, this team is responsible for aligning our content with reader needs and market trends. Working hand-in-hand with them is Olexandr Lukashin, a quality assurance specialist who checks every piece of content for accuracy.

    Andrii Yasko is the Content Strategist for Handy Recovery Advisor, having joined the team at the outset of 2021. Under his leadership, significant global transformation processes were initiated within the project, and these continue to evolve. Andrii brings over eight years of experience in SEO, web marketing, and content creation to the team, with almost four of those years dedicated specifically to data loss, recovery, and management. His primary responsibilities at Handy Recovery Advisor include developing content strategy, selecting topics, overseeing the assignment and processing of content writing tasks, and ensuring regular updates and maintenance of the accuracy and relevance of published content. Additionally, Andrii plays a crucial role in upholding editorial standards in collaboration with the QA department and editors, and he is responsible for structuring the content department itself.

    Oleksandr Medvediev

    Oleksandr Medvediev

    Oleksandr Medvediev is a Junior Content Strategist at Handy Recovery Advisor. He joined the team in 2022 and quickly became an indispensable asset. Well-versed in software and hardware, Oleksandr demonstrated his eagerness to immerse himself deeply in his work, swiftly proving that one can acquire substantial knowledge in the complex technical topics of data recovery and data management in a short period. Regarding his responsibilities, he contributes significantly to various aspects of content strategy. This includes assisting in the selection and analysis of potential topics that align with Handy Recovery’s core competencies, conducting initial research and analysis on selected topics to inform and enhance article development, ensuring the information is authentic, reliable, and up-to-date. Additionally, Oleksandr is responsible for writing initial briefs of articles, providing content specialists with a clearer understanding of the topics to be researched.

    Oleksandr Lukashyn

    Oleksandr Lukashyn

    Oleksandr Lukashyn is a QA specialist at Handy Recovery Advisor. He joined the project in 2020 and has since become an expert in the field of recovery methods and data management. No article is published on the site without his thorough review and approval. In collaboration with our Editors, Oleksandr rigorously checks content for technical accuracy, tests the methods described in our articles across various platforms including Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and iPadOS, and assists in evaluating the software discussed in our articles. Additionally, he plays a crucial role in the CMS publication process, diligently searching for errors and identifying bugs. The excellent presentation of our articles, in terms of styling and design, is largely attributable to his efforts. When team members need clarity on “how something works,” Oleksandr is the go-to expert. Even if he doesn’t have an immediate answer, he is committed to researching, testing, and finding the solution.

    Former Writers

    Many writers have played a role in building Handy Recovery’s rich content repository but are no longer with us. Their articles and insights continue to guide and inform our readers, and we want to take this opportunity to thank them and recognize their invaluable contribution.