Programs compatible with Windows Vista, Seven, Eight, XP for recovering deleted or corrupted files from Hetman Software.
Windows 10: Lossless MBR-to-GPT Conversion
Here is how the boot process worked in the early years: BIOS (basic input/output system) initialized devices and delegated control to the operating system. For that purpose, the BIOS addressed the partition table stored in the Master Boot Record of the hard drive. MBR-formatted disks had a maximal capacity of 2 TB and could not exceed four partitions. However, modern hard drives required a radical software upgrade, and MBR gave way to GPT.
I Reinstalled Windows! Can I Recover My Data?
Working in data recovery business for years, we are used to seeing emails such as this one:
“My computer went wonky, so I decided to reinstall Windows. To make sure all the glitches are gone, I chose to reinstall from scratch on a new partition. After I installed Windows on my computer, all of my files are gone. I know that you guys have a bunch of data recovery tools. Is there a particular tool to help me recover my files? I tried your Hetman Uneraser, but it didn’t find anything. Help?”
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.
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.
Android and Windows Phone:
Data Loss and Recovery Issues
Android tablets and smartphones seem to dominate the mobile market, or at least its price-conscious side. Windows Phone and Windows RT devices occupy a small niche in the market, but have a great potential. One thing in common between Android and Windows based devices (but not Apple iPhone/iPad series) is their ability to extend their available memory with the use of an external memory card.
Choosing the Right File System:
FAT and NTFS
Windows offers the choice between two file system families: FAT and NTFS. When formatting new media, you can have a question as to which one is the better file system. As usual, there is no single definite answer. Both file systems can serve you better under a variety of circumstances.
Why Deleted Files
Can Be Recovered?
With so many inexpensively priced data recovery and undelete tools on the market, one may wonder what magic they do to get deleted files back. Is it really a very complex and time-consuming process, or can anyone do it at home? To answer the question, we should first look at what Windows does when you delete a file.