Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Ontrack launches software suite to repair and recover data from corrupted Microsoft Office files

EasyRecovery FileRepair™ now available for Word, Excel, Outlook,

MINNEAPOLIS – February 19, 2002 – ONTRACK Data International, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONDI, http://www.ontrack.com), a provider of data availability software and services, today announces the launch of EasyRecovery FileRepair™ for the full Microsoft® Office suite. EasyRecovery FileRepair is a do-it-yourself application for repairing files corrupted due to virus infection, application crash, data corruption, inadvertent system shutdown, or power outage. Ontrack’s file repair capabilities are available for modern versions of Microsoft® Word, Access, Excel, Outlook® and PowerPoint®, including Office XP.

“Having to recreate files that have been corrupted or damaged is extremely costly on top of being frustrating and inconvenient,” said Greg Olson, Ontrack’s senior director of data recovery. “Businesses and individuals are storing most of their valuable information electronically, and crave simple, do-it-yourself products like EasyRecovery FileRepair that help them protect and maintain control over their work.”

EasyRecovery FileRepair™ works in a simple two-step process. It repairs and then restores Microsoft® Office files into new readable documents, saving users the valuable time it would otherwise take to recreate them.

The most recent addition to the EasyRecovery FileRepair suite is the Microsoft® PowerPoint component, which has an MSRP of $129.00 and is available online at http://www.ontrack.com/filerepair/ or by calling Ontrack at 800-872-2599. An entire suite of products is available for an MSRP of $749.00. 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 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 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 http://www.ontrack.com 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; London; Paris; Stuttgart, Germany; Milan, Italy; and Lugano, Switzerland. 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.