Posts Tagged ‘data-recovery’

How to Recover Data from a Damaged docx, xlsx or pptx Document

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Here’s a cool trick for accessing damaged MS Office documents …

Interrupted transfers, system crashes while editing documents or malware may corrupt Office documents on your system. When Office fails to open a document that it opened previously or supports, you know that something is not right. While you could try a program like File Repair to recover data from corrupt documents, you can alternatively try to fix the issue by yourself, provided that the damaged documents are stored in docx, pptx or xlsx format on your hard drive.

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PhotoRec File Recovery Software

Monday, December 6th, 2010

You never know when a file recovery program will come in handy …

PhotoRec is a file recovery software for various operating systems including Microsoft Windows but also Linux and Mac OS X. The free program ships with Testdisk, a well known program for recovering lost partitions on a computer system.

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CD DVD Data Recovery Software Overview

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

If you back a lot of data up to recordable CDs or DVDs, then you’ll probably find this one pretty useful …

Blank CDs and DVDs have been around for quite some time now and their limited life span means that many users will eventually run into accessibility problems. With age come problems to read files from the CDs or DVDs. The only option in this case is to make use of data recovery software to save those files to storage device before they become completely unrecoverable.

Why can files become unreadable on optical media? Burned CDs and DVDs suffer from material degradation. And most disks also suffer from oxidation, not to mention scratches and other forms of physical contacts. The average lifespan of such disks is said to be ten years.

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