Tag Archives: diy data recovery

CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives. How to recover your data.

CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives means the file system type of a volume can not be determined. As a result data may be inaccessible. The error indicates file system corruption. I need my files back now! Can you just give me your best recommendation … Yep. I am truly convinced that this is the most user friendly,… Read More »

Data recovery with original file names

When the need arises to recover your data, it is very convenient if data recovery with original file names is possible. Also, if you can restore the entire directory structure, then that’s also a plus. Whether data recovery with original file names is possible largely depends on to two factors: State of the file system… Read More »

The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable – Recover your data

As the error message suggests, “The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable” this is a case of file system corruption. It may happen when you try to access a specific file or folder. It can also happen that you can not access the entire drive (D:\is not accessible – drive letter varies of course). As… Read More »

Easily 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. What is this and how do you recover your data if you need to? To… 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 (Verlopen)

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 or boot sector is the cause for the “The volume does not contain a recognized file system” issue. I… Read More »