Recover data from a SD memory card

Recovering data from a SD card or any other type of memory card is essentially the same as recovering data from a regular disk. As memory cards are typically ejected and inserted on a regular basis they appear to be a tad more prone to file system corruption. If this happens the memory card file… Read More »

NAS Data Recovery Software

NAS data recovery using ReclaiMe File Recovery Recover data from a Network Attached Storage device. QNAP, Buffalo, NETGEAR, LaCie, Seagate, and Synology etc.. NAS data recovery can be quite a challenge but is doable. As modern NAS devices typically use multiple disks in a RAID layout, the recovery is complex and multiple disks need to… Read More »

File System Recovery vs. RAW Recovery

This article explains RAW Recovery vs. File System Recovery. File System Recovery is able to preserve the directory tree and recover data with the original file names. Some times however RAW Recovery is the only option. To recover data from a disk, basically two methods are available to data recovery software: They can try to… Read More »

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 »

Wanted: Corrupt SD and other memory cards

For the development of an advanced file carver for digital photo recovery, we’re looking for corrupt memory cards. We will recover your images for free! Utility for recovering fragmented digital photos The main problem with digital image recovery from memory cards as used in most modern camera’s today is fragmentation. 99.9% of the photo recovery… 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 »