Tag Archives: diy data recovery

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 »

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 »

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 »

Tijdelijke korting actie op ReclaiMe (Facebook discount)

Nu met 10% korting! Je bestanden herstellen was nog nooit zo eenvoudig! ReclaiMe File Recovery Software is de meest simpel te gebruiken, effectieve data recovery software die verkrijgbaar is. Het maakt niet of je het gebruikt om verwijderde bestanden (undelete), bestanden van een RAW disk redden (unformat) of  voor partitie recovery gebruikt. Je kunt zelfs bestanden terughalen van een gecrashte NAS.… Read More »

Undelete, File Recovery or Data Recovery Software. What is the difference?

For many, undelete, file recovery or data recovery software is all kind of the same thing. Even ‘professional’ reviewers use the terms loosely. And more often than not they tend to compare full blown data recovery software under review to other (free) software offering less options. Recuva from Piriform and also PhotoRec from CGsecurity are often used… Read More »

The volume does not contain a recognized file system – RAW File System

The cause for Windows or Chkdsk failing to recognize the file system on a volume, mostly lies with file system corruption within the volume itself. Theoretically it also possible that an error in the partition tables is the cause for the “The volume does not contain a recognized file system” issue. As it is a… Read More »

Can data be recovered using file recovery software if …

“Can data be recovered using file recovery software if ..” , or, “can I recover my data after ..” is the most common type of pre-sale question I get. In this article I focus on Windows file systems (FAT(32) and NTFS). Note: In this article we will assume the disk is physically intact: It spins up,… Read More »

ReclaiMe User Testimonials

Real world user reviews for ReclaiMe File Recovery Software You want to recover your data as well? Be smart like these people and download ReclaiMe   Data Recovery from RAID I was able to rebuild the RAID array and successfully recover the data using ReclaiMe. See the full story – Tom’s Hardware. NAS Recovery “Keep… Read More »

Recover data from a RAW file system using ReclaiMe

To recover data from a RAW file system using ReclaiMe you will need a running Windows system and an additional disk to copy data to.  ReclaiMe File Recovery ReclaiMe is an easy to use, effective tool for file recovery. Download For Windows file systems (FAT, exFAT, NTFS, ReFS) you need to purchase the Standard License For support:… Read More »