Almost every computer user has experienced that dreaded feeling before when they empty the Recycle Bin or format the wrong drive only to realize when it is already too late that they had just deleted important files. Since Windows and most other operating systems warn you before that the files will be permanently deleted in such cases, people understandably tend to assume that they will never be able to get them back. However, due to the way modern storage devices and file systems work, this isn't actually quite true. In fact, there's a good chance that you'll be able to get back what you have lost by exploiting the fact that data isn't permanently lost until something else has overwritten it. Sometimes, it takes many months for that to happen. However, getting on top of the problem quickly gives you a much higher chance of success. Here's how Active@ File Recovery exploits that opportunity to recover your data where others have failed.
Scan Your Drive for Recoverable Data with Active@ File Recovery
When you delete a file or format a drive, the only thing that changes is the entry in the master file table. This huge database contains all the information about the directory and file structure of the partition or hard drive. There is one entry for every file on the device, which states its location, name and various other file attributes. However, this is only meta information, meaning that it is completely separate from the file itself. Once that meta information is deleted, the space previously taken up by the file is marked as available for the creation of new data. Because the information about the file is deleted when the disk is formatted, or the file removed from the Recycle Bin, there's no way to locate it using conventional means. Active@ File Recovery gets around this limitation by introducing support for various file signatures.
File signatures in Active@ File Recovery allow you to look for recoverable data of specific formats, such as documents, pictures, videos or compressed archives. The latest edition adds support for even more file signatures than ever before. New file extensions supported include ONE, PUB, VDI, BCB, IBD, FRM and MYI. You can also use the new Easy Recovery mode, which greatly simplifies the search for lost files on live volumes. With this features and abilities at your disposal, you can find files of just about any type you want and restore them back to the file system as though nothing had ever happened in the first place. Furthermore, being the product of ongoing research and development, Active@ File Recovery is better than ever at data recovery - it's faster, more efficient, easier to use and it increases your chances of a successful recovery operation more than ever before.
Active@ File Recovery version 18 also sports the latest editions of Active@ Boot Disk and Active@ LiveCD, which let you boot up your computer into a fully self-contained operating system to avoid making any further modifications to the drive which might hinder recovery operations. Find out more at http://www.file-recovery.com.
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By: James A Ashton
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