Recovery of data from flash cards and USB drives in a step-by-step mode using Hetman Recovery products.
Practical Hints on Choosing
Between FAT and NTFS
Enough theory! To learn more about the differences between file systems, read the article titled “Choosing the Right File System: FAT and NTFS”. When exactly do I use FAT, and when should I pick NTFS? Naturally, NTFS should be used within the scope of desktop and laptop computers.
Recovering Data from Flash Drives
and Memory Cards
USB flash drives are used to carry files around, while memory cards such as SD, SDHC, Compact Flash or SONY Memory Stick are used in a variety of devices such as cell phones, digital cameras and MP3 players. While these solid-state storage media appear as drive letters in Windows, their principle of operation is very different from hard drives. As a result, they require a different approach to recover information.
Top Ways to Lose Your Data:
This article continues the list of the most common data storage mistakes made by our customers. We keep receiving queries from our clients that describe these very situations, so we were able to assemble a pretty comprehensive statistics about major causes of data loss.
Why Today’s Data Recovery Tools
are Better than Undelete.exe
Data recovery software has come a long way since the “unerase” tool was introduced in Norton Utilities 1.0 in 1982. A few years later, Microsoft added “undelete.exe” was added to MS DOS 5. Both tools relied on the properties of the file system (FAT16 at the time) to retain information about deleted files in its directory structures.
When Software Can’t Help:
Hard Disk Drives
As manufacturers of software tools for recovering users’ data, we are often presented with cases when our tools could not help. Is there a different tool that could do the job better, or is information truly unrecoverable? In this article we’ll have a look at physically damaged storage devices, review early signs of upcoming failure and give tips on what to do next if your storage device has failed.