Tag Archives: unformat

Recovering fragmented photos and videos – the file system matters

One of the most frustrating things after file recovery is to discover your files are corrupt. Corruption can be caused by a few different things, IF we assume the software didn’t make errors like guessing the wrong file system. Parts of the file were overwritten after deletion. Overwritten data can not be recovered. File occupied… Read More »

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 »

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 »

Why photo recovery and undelete software recover corrupt jpeg files.

In this post I will try to explain why most tools fail recovering fragmented digital photos and instead recover corrupt JPEG files. If half the data is missing due to file fragmentation I can not repair the JPEG (see: JPEG Repair Service). It is better to have a tool that can recover fragmented files directly. Why… 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 »

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? Related: The… 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 »

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 »

Corrupt JPEG Files

First things first, what is repair and what is recovery? Corrupt JPEG file Repair and JPEG File Recovery are often mixed up. Recovery: Meaning getting lost or deleted files back from for example a memory card. Maybe the card itself (the file system) is corrupt or the card was accidentally formatted. Repair: Repair existing JPEG files that… Read More »

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 »