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Smartphones and Data Recovery

What happens to files I delete from a smartphone? Is there a chance to get them back after full factory reset? And when are you finally writing a data tool for my smartphone? With massive proliferation of smartphones, we are getting more and more of these questions every week. So we decided to write the definite article to (hopefully) answer most of these questions.

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How Data Gets Lost

Working in data recovery business, we hear all sorts of stories with one thing in common: in the end, the data is lost. What are the most common factors contributing to the loss of data, and how one can protect themselves against such a loss? Read along to find out.

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Recovering Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 Documents

Back in 2006 when Microsoft released a new version of its Office suite, the Microsoft Office 2007, the company introduced a range of new file formats based on Open XML to eventually replace the proprietary Microsoft document containers.

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Recovering Encrypted and Compressed Data

Data compression and encryption are like fashion: they get popular one day, and lose their perceived importance the other day. The cycle repeats itself regularly. Today, data encryption is trendy, while real-time compression is once again out of fashion. Let’s see what types of encryption (and compression) are available to a Windows user, and what you can do if you lost data that was compressed or encrypted.

Recovering Encrypted and Compressed Data

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Recovering eMMC Memory

In our blog, we are writing a lot about recovering information from SSD drives. Recently, we added an article on recovering information from hybrid hard drives that combine a traditional magnetic hard disk with a smaller but very fast SSD. What we didn’t cover so far is yet another class of storage media commonly called as “eMMC”.

Recovering eMMC Memory

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Recovering Hybrid HDD’s: Easier Than You Might Think

With the advent of ultra-fast SSD drives, nearly everyone was toying with the idea of replacing their big, loud and power-hungry hard drive with a slim and silent SSD. The extremely high speed of SSD drives is, however, countered by their high cost per gigabyte of storage, which in term limits the practically affordable maximum capacity of such disks to between half a gig and one gigabyte (as of mid-2015).

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Your Hard Drive Is Unreliable. Your SSD Is a Time-Bomb

Dealing with failed hard disks, SSD drives and other storage media on a daily basis, it’s hard not to make a conclusion that, whatever storage media you’re using, it’s doomed. Why exactly are hard disks unreliable, what causes SSD drives to fail, and what can you do to minimize the chance you’ll ever need our services? Read along to find out!

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Fixing Hard Drives: Don’t Try It At Home!

While software-based recovery is pretty much the only method available to ordinary computer users, this method has an awful lot of assumptions. It needs your hard drive to be working and in a reasonably healthy condition, both mechanically and electronically. Your computer’s BIOS must recognize the hard drive, at very least exposing it to low-level functions of the OS. Finally, the OS must be able to read the drive, at least in low-level mode.
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