Recovery of partitions retaining the structure of the folder tree using Hetman Software products.
File Recovery Algorithm
Now when we covered most of the theory, we can proceed to actually recovering files. As you may remember from our previous article, FAT was never designed with data recovery in mind. As a result, FAT was very inconvenient to work with when it came to recovering lost information.
Files in the NTFS System
In our previous article we were discussing how data recovery tools are able to recover information. In that article we covered FAT, one of the two major file systems used in Windows computers. Today, we’ll be discussing the other file system: the NTFS. The authors of this article used their experience by developing Hetman Partition Recovery, a universal data recovery tool working with both FAT and NTFS formatted devices.
Inside FAT: File Search
In 2013, there are plenty of file systems around. There are FAT, NTFS, HFS and many other file systems used by the many different operating systems. And yet, the oldest and simplest file system of them all is still going strong. The FAT system is aged, and has many limitations on maximum volume size and the size of a single file.
Secure Data Destruction
Today we are covering an unusual topic that’s quite the opposite of what we’re usually writing about. In this article, we’ll discuss methods and issues of full, complete, secure and irreversible data destruction. Delete in a way that would make recovery impossible even using special programs and hardware solutions.
and Encrypted NTFS Files
NTFS has a lot of features not even imaginable in the older file system, FAT. Alternative data streams, user access permissions, on-the-fly compression and encryption are just a few things that are obvious to a computer user. Undeleting deleted files as well as recovering corrupted NTFS partitions presents more of a challenge to the designer of a data recovery tool than the older file system. Let’s deal with these issues one by one.
Recovering Compressed NTFS Files
To learn more about recovering protected and encrypted files, please read our article called Recovering Protected and Encrypted NTFS Files. Later on, we will consider the possibilities of recovering files compressed using the standard means of the NTFS file system.