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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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Modern Data Recovery Tools: Undelete.exe with GUI?

A large count of data recovery tools are available on the market. Do all of them work the same way? Are they just a good old undelete.exe with flashy user interface instead of the command line? Read along to find out!

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Photo Recovery Software

Looking for a quick, easy way to recover lost photos? Some moments are not meant to repeat, and can be only captured on a photo. Weddings, travel, vacations. Your baby’s first smile and first steps. Continue reading

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Recover Data from Flash Memory Cards and FAT/FAT32 Hard Drives

Lost access to a memory card or USB flash drive? Formatted a FAT/FAT32 volume by accident? Deleted a bunch of photos from an SD or Compact Flash card? RS FAT Recovery can recover the entire content of a formatted memory card, USB flash drive or the hard disk if it is (or was) formatted with FAT or FAT32. Advanced recovery algorithms allow complete data restoration from formatted, repartitioned, corrupted and inaccessible media. Continue reading

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Data Recovery Software

Looking for a perfect data recovery tool? Formatted a hard drive or flash memory card? RS Data Recovery combines sophisticated data recovery algorithms with convenient user interface, allowing everyone to quickly recover lost information. Continue reading

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