Category Archives: Media and File Recovery

Repair MP4 files

MP4 is an abbreviated term used for MPEG-4 Part 14. It may also be denoted to as MPEG-4 AVC, which stands as Advanced Video Coding. This is a format working with video files and was first introduced in 1998. MP4 works in a similar way but much more complex way compare to MP3s, by compressing the files without losing the quality. MP3 technology revolutionized the way in which music &… Read Article →

How to undelete flash drive files?

Flash drives are the portable storage devices that became preferred way to transfer data from one system to other system. Unlike memory cards, USB flash drives do not require separate card reader, they can be directly plugged into USB port. When you connect USB drive to computer, they are assigned  a drive letter like other types of flash storage devices. Typically, read/write performance of USB 1.1 compatible flash drives is… Read Article →

Video Recovery Tips

The digital device allows us to take photos and shoot events with no difficulty. Many of these devices like digital camera, handicams or camcorder allows you to view these videos instantly as well. The digital camera uses a small clip called memory card to store the videos, pictures and audio that you have taken. This memory card can be damaged or corrupted easily, and you may not be able to… Read Article →

Protecting your iPod video and music files from loss

All of those songs and videos you have loaded onto your iPod can represent a substantial investment. How much of an investment? Well, 1000 songs at 1 dollar per song and you have a hefty collection. Now consider the investment in time that one must make in order to load songs and videos onto a music player. Obviously no one can afford to lose this much money and time. But… Read Article →

Handling the challenges posed by Mac hard drive recovery

When we speak of the process required to recover Mac files there is an odd dynamic at work. Obviously Mac computers allow you to open and work with many Windows based common file types such as jpegs. But when we accidentally delete a JPEG on a Mac computer how can we access that file? And when the Mac computer’s hard drive has crashed what extra difficulties does this present? Usually… Read Article →

Recuing different types of images files after data loss

Programs for digital photo recovery are made necessary by the contrasting and different image file types commonly associated with photographs. Many of these files are huge in size and extremely subtle in variation. They can be divided into what is known as the lossless or lossy files. As these two names would imply certain file types are more compressed and condensed then others. The original file type for many camera… Read Article →

Locating lost or deleted files on SD and XD cards

The primary use for memory cards is as a high volume storage media for digital cameras. Memory cards have many types depending upon their size and format. But a few more popular types are smart media, SD and XD picture cards. Almost all of these are formatted in the Microsoft FAT system. When attempting memory card recovery there are a few simple tips to be aware of. The first as… Read Article →

A look at Windows file allocation systems

Windows data recovery can be divided into two sections. Those would be the older FAT file system and the new NTFS system. While very similar in that both of these directory systems allow access to stored files on both internal hard drives and external digital storage they are different in regards to formatting issues. Formatting issues refers to problems that result in file deletion due to accidental or planned reformatting… Read Article →

Using a file shredder to destroy contaminated hard drive data

Getting rid of a particularly stubborn computer virus is no small feat. And the question remains after you have removed a virus or malware, is it truly gone? One would like to think so but many viruses regenerate simply by your sending them to the Windows recycle bin. The more you attempt to delete the virus the more clones it creates. One should remember that deleting a file does not… Read Article →

Differentiating a partition and a drive for file recovery

Most people consider a computer partition and a computer drive to be almost synonymous. They are different in that the partition is as it would imply a part of a drive or more specifically a space on a drive. Still we rightfully confuse them. In terms of data recovery partition recovery software points us in the direction of recovering files stored on a partition and in this case that partition… Read Article →