Recovery of MFT (Main File Table) of the NTFS file system using Hetman Software products.
File Recovery Algorithm
Read about data recovery procedure for NTFS disks and the algorithm used by file recovery apps.
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.
Inside NTFS: Files in the NTFS System
In this article, we’ll tell you how file recovery works with NTFS-formatted disks.
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.
and Encrypted NTFS Files
This article describes the process of recovery for files protected, encrypted or compressed with EFS (NTFS), and gives you hints on how to tackle possible problems.
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.