Category Archives: Data Recovery Software

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You must initialize the disk before … – How to recover your data

When Windows Disk Manager does not find partitions it will display the message “You must initialize the disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it”. In other words the hard disk, SSD or removable device is “unallocated” or not partitioned. To store data on a hard disk or SSD, Windows (and other operating systems) need… Read More »

Ontrack EasyRecovery is made by Stellar Data Recovery

Noticed this week that a new version of Ontrack EasyRecovery is available. As I have looked at this software in the past I decided to check it out. EasyRecovery isn’t EasyRecovery. Ontrack has a history of out sourcing it’s DIY Data Recovery software development. It’s initial software was called Tiramisu which was developed by the German… Read More »

JPEG Recovery using Piriform Recuva

Recently I was offered a batch of corrupt JPEGs for repair that were recovered from a SD card using Piriform’s Recuva. The recovered files were not recognized by any image viewer as valid JPG files. File system scan By default Recuva performs a file system scan to discover deleted files. In most cases this means… Read More »

Professionals use ReclaiMe to recover NAS data

A 5 star review from an IT pro is always good news. The fact that the reviewer compared ReclaiMe Ultimate to competing products  even adds value. Better than the rest, easier than the rest “I have tried with many other Data recovery software such as UFS Explorer, DiskInternals, Captain Nemo, none of them mange to… Read More »

Corrupt JPEG Files

Wanted: Corrupt SD cards and other memory cards We will recover your digital photos for free from corrupt memory cards! We need real life scenarios to test an under development digital image recovery utility. Read more .. First things first, what is repair and what is recovery? Corrupt JPEG file Repair and JPEG File Recovery are… Read More »

Petya or NotPetya from a data recovery perspective

This is not a blogpost on the inner workings of this ransomeware. I am purely interested in discussing the recover-ability of your data. The Petya or NotPetya ransomware appears to do three things to prevent you access from your data: It encrypts the MBR Individual files files are encrypted Then it encrypts the Master File… Read More »

Free File Recovery and Undelete Software

I think it’s very normal for people to look for free solutions to problems. Most of us have a finite amount of money to spend, and money spent on necessary stuff can not be spent on fun stuff. And even if you’re not aware of free file recovery software, Google will suggest that instead of… Read More »

Asking data recovery advice in community forums, is not without risk.

Online Community Support Forums and data recovery advice I like helping people when it comes to disk and data loss related problems. A few decades ago I was a frequent visitor and contributor of hard disk related Usenet newsgroups, for example “comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage”. And more recently I decided to spent a little time on this hobby… Read More »