Hi, my name is Joep van Steen and I live in the Netherlands, Europe. I am 52 years old, have one daughter, and a Bulgarian rescue dog.

The site’s name, ‘DiskTuna’, is about why I first built this website: To be the home for my freeware defrag utility DiskTuna (pronounce: disk-tuner).

I have over 20 years of experience in developing data recovery and disk utilities. I remember my first recovery where I was helping someone gain access to deleted partition using a hex/disk editor. It was an awesome feeling when he was able to access all his data again. It inspired me to write my first DOS based partition recovery software. Helping people recover their data is somewhat of a hobby and what I am passionate about since then.

I am also the founder of DIY DataRecovery.nl (discontinued). I am fascinated with hard disk related software, ever since working for PowerQuest years back. It was then I first experienced the absolute kick of helping someone helping recover his data. It was also during that period I worked on software in my own time that eventually resulted in DiskPatch. DiskPatch is a program to repair corrupt MBRs, partition tables and boot sectors.

Over the years I had the pleasure of getting to know many top data recovery engineers around the globe and I am lucky enough they accept me into various of their online (some times secret) communities. The idea behind many of these communities is that 2 know more than one, and 10 more than 2.

DiskTuna is technical support partner for:

Recently I developed an interest in JPEG repair and recovery because available software was unable to repair or recover severely corrupt JPEG files. The result is my JPEG Repair Service and JPEG Recovery LAB photo recovery and video recovery software.

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I am living in the Netherlands also known as Holland in the Apeldoorn area. If you need my address for some reason, drop me an email. If you need data recovery please use the form here.
Feel free to contact me, I try to answer messages within one working day. Please note that I am located in the Netherlands, Europe (C.E.T.).

I am not a native English speaker/writer. Feel free to suggest corrections in grammar etc.. I am not a technical writer nor hold any engineering degrees. If you catch me writing nonsense, please, contact me.

Alternatively sent me an email: joep@disktuna.com.

I love hearing from you!