Some excellent tools for data recovery

Nowadays, there are many tools and programs on the market to assist you with data recovery. While there’s no end of data recovery tool packages out there, most of them are primarily designed to reclaim data from system drives. In this roundup, I look at the following six packages in terms of how well they recover data from mobile storage such as flash drives and memory cards: CardRecovery, PhotoRec, Recover My Files, Recuva, Remo Recover and Undelete 360.

As data storage components get larger and cheaper, people easier trust large amounts of data to them. It’s also much easier to mistakenly erase data or have them hiccup on you. And if you’re in the habit of holding on to that data for too long – for example, not transferring photos from your camera’s memory card – disaster is almost guaranteed to strike at some point. What happens then?

Undelete 360 worked best when dealing with recently deleted files, but anything more ambitious than that (e.g., quick-formatted media) was beyond it. CardRecovery’s biggest limitation was the limited range of file types it handles: It’s designed mainly to recover files created by cameras and almost nothing else.

Recover My Files may be costly, but I liked its tunable scan function; its professional-level support for devices like RAID drives may come in handy. Remo Recover is functionally similar to Recover My Files, but it turned up a high number of false positives during testing.

The biggest surprise was how two of the best programs cost nothing to use. While PhotoRec was the least novice-friendly – its text-only interface could scare off the uninitiated and its documentation is spotty – it was also one of the most powerful. Recuva was likewise quite strong and wasn’t lacking any functionality in its free version.

However when you’re not ready to take a leap of faith with one of these programs, it doesn’t hurt to ask for help. There are several free diagnostic services available.

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How to Repair a Damaged Excel File

For the damaged or corrupted Excel file (.xls, or .xlsx), Excel 2003 or 2007 has built-in repair feature, and it can recover some corrupted or damaged Excel files. For the files cannot be repaired and open Excel, you may use some third-party tools to recover them:

ExcelRecovery from Recoveronix Ltd. (www.officerecovery.com)
– Supports all modern file versions, including Excel XP, Excel 2000, Excel 97, Excel 95 and Excel 5.0.
– Recovers cell data: text and numbers as well as formulas.
– Restores formatting.
– Restores structure of multi-sheet files.
– State of the art recovery engine, designed to fix worst injuries.
– Easy to use. No special user skills required.
– Available for all modern platforms: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME.

Usage:

Using ExcelRecovery As A Standalone Application

1.Start ExcelRecovery.
2.Select the Recover… item in the File menu. A file selection dialog will open.
3.Select the file corrupted to recover.
4.Press the “Recover” button to start processing the file.
5.Wait until the file processing is completed.
6.When prompted, save the recovered file, assigning it a new name.

Disclaimer:

Actual results of recovery depend on how damaged a particular document is.

Other Excel File Repair or Recovery software:

Advanced Excel Repair (from DataNumen)

Advanced Excel Repair is a powerful tool to recover corrupted Excel XLS and XLW files. It uses advanced technologies to scan the corrupted Excel files and recover your data in them as much as possible, so to minimize the loss in file corruption. Main features include: recovers cell data including texts, numbers, and formulas; restores structure of multi-sheet files; restores worksheet names; recovers Excel files on corrupted medias, such as floppy disks, Zip disks, CD-ROMs; repairs a batch of Excel spreadsheet files; supports integration with Windows Explorer, so you can fix a XLS file with the context menu of Windows Explorer easily; supports drag & drop operation; supports command line parameters.

Excel Workbook Rebuilder (from vbusers.com)

TheWorkbook Rebuilder has been highly recommended on several Microsoft newsgroups. The rebuilder fixes corrupt workbooks and overcomes many problems including unexplained errors and Excel locking up while saving and opening workbooks.

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Probeer niet zelf uw beschadigde systeem op te starten

Bij data en raid recovery geldt altijd: hoe minder er al geprobeerd is, des te groter is de kans dat alle data weer volledig hersteld kunnen worden. Dat geldt zowel voor het reconstrueren van databanken als voor RAID Recovery van virtuele machines.
In de minder dan 5% van de gevallen waarin data niet meer kunnen worden hersteld, is dat vaak het gevolg van eerdere pogingen om zelf de problemen te verhelpen. In zeer uitzonderlijke gevallen is dataherstel in een RAID 5-systeem niet meer mogelijk in verband met fysieke beschadiging van de vaste schijven.
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RIAD systeem beschadigd?

harddisk recovery

Raid Recovery Service stunt met speciale actie

Raid Recovery Service biedt sinds kort een unieke service waarbij mensen die te maken hebben met dataverlies of een gecrashte harddisk in vijf overzichtelijke stappen van hun probleem verlost worden:

1.Vul een contactformulier in.
2.Overleg met de servicemedewerker.
3.U krijgt een gratis diagnose van uw probleem.
4.Uitvoering van harde schijf recovery.
5.De herstelde dat thuis ontvangen.

Raid Recovery Service biedt de unieke service van de gratis diagnose. U hoeft dus pas te betalen voor de service als u daadwerkelijk weet wat er aan de hand is en u dus weet of de kosten van reparatie opwegen tegen eventuele vervanging.

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Grote belangstelling voor Raid Recovery

Mensen kiezen er in toenemende mate voor om hun systemen te laten repareren in plaats van vervanging. Het biedt een tweetal voorname voordelen t.o.v. vervanging:

1. Dure software hoeft niet opnieuw te worden aangeschaft.
2. Recovery is meestal goedkoper dan vervanging.

“Wij merken steeds meer dat de tijden waarin klanten langsgaan bij een computerwinkel achter ons liggen. Harde schijf reparatie is sowieso iets – in tegenstelling tot wat veel mensen denken – dat niet tot het specialisme van een gemiddelde computerzaak behoort”. Zo meldt een medewerker van Raid Recovery Service. Het in data recovery en harde schijf reparatie gespecialiseerde bedrijf zag het aantal nieuwe klanten dit jaar met vele tientallen procenten toenemen.

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Win slaapadvies in bij Matras-online

In uw slaap herstellen lichaam en geest. Uw lichaam gebruikt zijn slaap om antistoffen aan te maken, die er op hun beurt weer voor zorgen dat u de nieuwe dag weer aankunt. Goed uitgeruste mensen concentreren zich beter en presteren meer en bovendien voelen zij zich gewoon fijner.

Een comfortabel bed of slaapsysteem is van cruciaal belang voor een goede nachtrust. Wie het beste bed wil kiezen moet met veel factoren rekening houden. Zaken als lengte, gewicht en slaaphouding zijn daarbij van het grootste belang. Bovendien heeft ieder zo zijn eigen wensen. Bijvoorbeeld wanneer het gaat om de stevigheid van een matras of om de mogelijkheid een bed (elektrisch dan wel handmatig) te verstellen. En dan is er natuurlijk nog altijd de keuze tussen een boxspring of een gewoon ledikant.

Wat uw wensen ook zijn, bij Matras-online vindt u het bed dat bij u past. Om te helpen bij uw keuze, staat bij al onze artikelen een uitgebreide productomschrijving. Bedenk daarbij wel dat de fabrikanten hun matrassen ontwikkelen voor de gemiddelde mens. Die weegt tussen de 60 en 95 kilo en heeft een lengte tussen de 1.60 en 1.90 meter.

Natuurlijk vallen er veel mensen buiten deze categorie. Ook voor hen heeft Matras-online een uitgebreide collectie matrassen en bedbodems. Zelfs voor de buikslapers onder ons zijn er speciale matrassen. Wie geen ‘gewone slaper’ is kan voor een goed advies het best even contact met ons opnemen. Dat laatste geldt natuurlijk voor iedereen die twijfels of vragen heeft bij zijn of haar keuze. Bel of mail ons gerust. Op vrijwel alle slaapvragen hebben wij het antwoord, want uw nachtrust is onze passie!

The Huge Advantages of Raid Recovery Services

Raid recovery is an expanding market in tough times. More and more entrepreneurs are successful in the business. Let’s find out why.

The economic crisis is putting a strain on the budgets of many people and businesses. Traditionally that’s good for businesses that offer an easy way to save money. Reconstruction and repair are preferred over new. Rather than to buy something completely new, people choose to have their stuff repaired. That’s of course great news for people who fix dishwashers, washing machines and cars. But computers especially. More than ever people chose in recent years to replace broken or malware infested computers. Due to fast developments in computer technology, personal computers and laptops need to be replaced every few years, anyway.

But loss of data and other software related problems are easily fixable. And some hardware related problems are more easily fixed than most people think. Complete recovery of data and software offers a cheap way around the purchase of new equipment. Adding up to the advantage is the fact that data that you lost, are at least thought to have lost, is often recovered.

That’s exactly the business of Raid Recovery Service. A Dutch company which specialises in the recovery and repair of all the data carriers that one can think of. The business is profiting both from the crisis as well as from increasing awareness of their services. Their annual revenue has doubled in the last year.

Also beneficial to Raid Recovery Service is their no-cure-no-pay service. Customers send in their damaged or crashed hard disks, and only when Data manages to fix the problem en recover the lost data, the costumer has to pay for the service. The problem diagnose is always free.

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Data Recovery Saves Money

The economic crisis is putting a strain on the budgets of many people and businesses. Traditionally that’s good for businesses that offer an easy way to save money. Reconstruction and repair are preferred over new. Rather than to buy something completely new, people choose to have their stuff repaired. That’s of course great news for people who fix dishwashers, washing machines and cars. But computers especially. More than ever people chose in recent years to replace broken or malware infested computers. Due to fast developments in computer technology, personal computers and laptops need to be replaced every few years, anyway.

But loss of data and other software related problems are easily fixable. And some hardware related problems are more easily fixed than most people think. Complete recovery of data and software offers a cheap way around the purchase of new equipment. Adding up to the advantage is the fact that data that you lost, are at least thought to have lost, is often recovered.

That’s exactly the business of Data Recovery Nederland. A Dutch company which specialises in the recovery and repair of all the data carriers that one can think of. The business is profiting both from the crisis as well as from increasing awareness of their services. Increases in revenue of more than ten percent a month are not uncommon.

Also beneficial to Data Recovery Nederland is their no-cure-no-pay service. Customers send in their damaged or crashed hard disks, and only when Data manages to fix the problem en recover the lost data, the costumer has to pay for the service. The problem diagnose is always free.

Check out the website for information about their services:

For more information go to: Data Recovery Nederland

RAID data recovery professionals can handle the most challenging of RAID recovery scenarios

Our highly skilled team of RAID data recovery professionals can handle the most challenging of RAID recovery scenarios. We can recover data from all types of file servers, application servers, web servers, direct-network attached RAID storage devices, and SAN system failures.

RAID and other enterprise server environments have a high degree of fault tolerance. However, even the most well designed systems are susceptible to malfunctions and RAID systems can hardly be an exception to this rule. There’s a litany of reasons that can cause a RAID system failure. Sometimes power fluctuation, software, hardware problems (disk controller malfunctions) or even human error are the cause leading to the need for RAID data recovery.

When a business RAID, NAS or SANs storage server system first fails, it can be the first signs of an unfolding catastrophe. The damage and loss caused by such failures are not only disruptive to productivity, but the downtime and outage can also often have astronomical financial consequences if not quickly remedied. At SalvageData our dedicated RAID data recovery team understand this and have helped many small, medium and large enterprise businesses dealing with data loss resulting from various types of RAID and network storage server media failure outages.

Our in-lab RAID Data Recovery service and critical server response team of professionals can quickly assess the situation and provide instant access to experts for advice and guidance on how to best address the specific RAID data loss situation. Once in possession of the server or RAID disk set, we can quickly make the necessary arrangement at our facilities to salvage and recover your data in order to reduce organizational downtime.

Some Data Recovery Do’s and Do Not’s of Data Loss:

DO NOT try to swap circuit boards on modern drives. There may be firmware/system area conflict issues that may cause major problems.

DO NOT put your drive in the freezer and then try to spin it up. It is possible that moisture has condensed on the media surfaces. This WILL cause head contact if it has and will destroy the drive.

Stand Alone Drive Failure:
DO NOT open your hard drive and expose the media!!! There is nothing inside that needs the attention of a common user or do-it-yourselfer. Only a qualified hard drive data recovery engineer in a certified clean room environment should ever open a drive.

DO NOT listen to your friends or continue to look for home remedies on the net such as the one mentioned above, seek professional help if you value the lost data.

DO NOT run the recovery CD/DVD furnished with your PC. Most OEM helpdesk techs Don’t care about your data; they only want the hardware back on line.

DO try to slave your drive into a working system to check for readiness and file system integrity. You may be able to copy your data with no problem if only the OS is corrupt or if there is a hardware issue with the original host computer.

DO try an undelete demo from the net to see if what you’re looking for is available for recovery, if so, purchase the tool.

DO seek professional help if you’re not 110% sure of what you’re doing. You can learn basic recovery procedures on an expendable system.

DO back up your data early and often. It’s not if, it’s when.

DO NOT continue to power cycle a clicking or non-responsive drive; it’s not going work for you and may make the drive unrecoverable. If it should come “ready” by some chance, the possibility of it loading the OS for you, “just one more time”, is a million to one.

DO NOT install recovery software on the same drive/partition that you’re lost files are on, you will overwrite them with the installation.

DO NOT try to rebuild an array unless you know exactly which drives failed, why they failed, and most importantly,

DO NOT make a backup of the database to the same drive.

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Call Your Data Recovery Service. Do’s and Do Not’s of Data Loss.

Hardware failure and data corruption can bring about panic, chaos and bad decision making in a very short period of time. PLEASE STOP WHERE YOU’RE AT and take just one minute to read this.

DO NOT try to swap circuit boards on modern drives. There may be firmware/system area conflict issues that may cause major problems.

DO NOT put your drive in the freezer and then try to spin it up. It is possible that moisture has condensed on the media surfaces. This WILL cause head contact if it has and will destroy the drive.

Stand Alone Drive Failure:
DO NOT open your hard drive and expose the media!!! There is nothing inside that needs the attention of a common user or do-it-yourselfer. Only a qualified hard drive data recovery engineer in a certified clean room environment should ever open a drive.

DO NOT listen to your friends or continue to look for home remedies on the net such as the one mentioned above, seek professional help if you value the lost data.

DO NOT run the recovery CD/DVD furnished with your PC. Most OEM helpdesk techs Don’t care about your data; they only want the hardware back on line.

DO try to slave your drive into a working system to check for readiness and file system integrity. You may be able to copy your data with no problem if only the OS is corrupt or if there is a hardware issue with the original host computer.

DO try an undelete demo from the net to see if what you’re looking for is available for recovery, if so, purchase the tool.

DO seek professional help if you’re not 110% sure of what you’re doing. You can learn basic recovery procedures on an expendable system.

DO back up your data early and often. It’s not if, it’s when.

DO NOT continue to power cycle a clicking or non-responsive drive; it’s not going work for you and may make the drive unrecoverable. If it should come “ready” by some chance, the possibility of it loading the OS for you, “just one more time”, is a million to one.

DO NOT install recovery software on the same drive/partition that you’re lost files are on, you will overwrite them with the installation.

DO NOT try to rebuild an array unless you know exactly which drives failed, why they failed, and most importantly,

DO NOT make a backup of the database to the same drive.

DO NOT use the disk or array if the database corruption was caused by hard drive failure, RAID collapse, bad sectors or check disk utility.

DO NOT restore a database until you make a copy of the current database files. Sometimes the backup is outdated or corrupted and the restore process will overwrite the actual data.

DO make a copy of the database and log files to an alternate physical drive before you do anything.
Exchange Corruption:

WHEN they failed. RAID recalculation incorporating old data from a drive that fell off line first will corrupt all of your data. We see this on about 30% of all RAID 5 recoveries that enter our facilities.

DO NOT TRY ANYTHING unless you are ultimately familiar with the hard drives, configurations and controller routines.

DO stop where you are and call Data recovery serviceif you value the data on your array.
SQL Corruption:

DO NOT try to attach or repair a damaged database without making a backup copy of all .edb, .stm, and .log files. This applies to any and all repair utilities both from Microsoft and 3rd party developers. They may cause further data loss since objects in the database may be deleted even if they are actually salvageable.

DO NOT try to defragment a data store if mail server(s) were not brought offline properly. This often causes data store to be inconsistent, and may result in corruption if defrag is attempted.

DO NOT open a tech support case with Microsoft or send your damaged database to any recovery company without making a backup copy of your mail data store.

DO backup your data store often. Incremental backup every day and a full backup once or twice a week is sufficient.

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