Tag Archives: file recovery

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 »




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 »




Welcome to the Matrix. What data on your hard disk really looks like.

Few may actually wonder how the operating system, Windows for example, keeps track of all your data, your files. How does Windows find things on a disk? What does the data on a disk really look like? For the few taking the red pill, I write this. Let’s discover what’s underneath the world of stylish… 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 – How to recover your files

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 this error. Windows Disk Management will list the file system of the drive as “RAW… Read More »




File Recovery from a SSD

Is file recovery from a SSD (Solid State Drive) possible? As more and more PCs and laptops are shipped with a SSD drive this question becomes more relevant. The question is relevant because a SSD treats deleted data differently than a conventional hard disk. Conventional hard disk vs a SSD Conventional hard disk In this… Read More »




List of ransomware decryption tools

As a result of my ransomware research I’m now following a bunch of ‘tweeters’ that work in the filed of cyber security. One tweet pointed me at this list of ransomware decryption tools. Seen this list is a big mess, I cleaned it up and make it available here. In the first column the name of… Read More »




Can you recover files from the wannacrypt ransomware?

I just noticed a couple of tweets where file recovery software developers such as iCare and Easeus went as far as: “Save $300 in your pocket and don’t pay the ransom to decrypt files!”. For a moment I was under the impression, that they already figured out how to decrypt the hostage files. But that’s… Read More »




Can my data be recovered using file recovery software if …

“Can my 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. Note: In this article we will assume the disk is physically intact: It spins up, the system detects the disk and it does not produce unusual… Read More »