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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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External Drive Failed: Data Recovery from USB and Network Disks

Single-drive attached storage options such as personal clouds, USB 3.0 and SATA enclosures are becoming increasingly popular among home users and in small offices. WD, Buffalo, Shuttle, Synology, Qnap and many other manufacturers offer a wide range of sealed and removable-disk, single and multiple-bay solutions. Not all of these are created equal. Some solutions are inherently more feature-reach than others, and some models are more reliable than the rest of the crowd. However, even the most reliable storage will eventually fail or need replacement. In this article, we’ll have a look at what one can do to preserve (or recover) information stored in these systems.

External Drive Failed: Data Recovery from USB and Network Disks

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Avoiding Data Loss with Removable Storage Devices

There are three simple rules to avoid data loss on removable storage media.

– Use Unmount or Safe Remove to safely eject the device
– Do not remove the storage device while in use
– Disable write cache for removable storage devices

Avoiding Data Loss with Removable Storage Devices

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How Data Carving Works

This post continues series of articles about the internal mechanisms of today’s data recovery tools.

In “How Data Recovery Works”, we looked at how file recovery tools can recover deleted files by using the file system. But what if the file was deleted a long time ago, and its file system record no longer exists? Or what if the disk was formatted or repartitioned and the file system is empty or missing? Finally, what if the file system is overwritten by another file system (such as that used by Linux or Ubuntu if you experimented with an alternative OS)? If this is the case, traditional file recovery tools will fail to recover anything.

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Recovering Data from Raw Disks

Today’s data recovery tools had come a long way compared to the simple “undelete” of two decades ago. Instead of relying solely on the file system, today’s data recovery tools implement extremely complex algorithms allowing them to successfully recover files from raw volumes. A “raw” volume means that some disk system structures such as the master boot record (MBR) or the file system are damaged, empty or missing entirely. This article describes algorithms that are used recover files from raw disks volumes.

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Recovering Data from Formatted Disks

Recovering information from formatted disks, USB flash drives and memory cards requires careful choice of a data recovery tool. Using tools designed to solve a different task may give unpredictable results. In this article, we’ll explain the differences between various data recovery tool in the context of fixing data from a formatted drive.

Recovering Data from Formatted Disks

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Recovering Files from SSD Drives

There is a lot of controversial information circulating regarding the recovery of SSD drives. The purpose of this article is an attempt to clarify what, when and how can be recovered in the very specific case of SSD drives.

Recovering eMMC Memory

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The Complete Data Recovery Solution for NTFS Disks

Deleted an important document or lost access to a corrupted NTFS drive? Accidentally formatted or repartitioned the disk? Looking for a tool to fix NTFS volumes? Look no further! RS NTFS Recovery can reliably undelete files and recover data from all types of NTFS partitions, restoring the complete file and folder structure from formatted, repartitioned, corrupted and inaccessible hard drives. Continue reading

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