Posts Tagged ‘file-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.


Hardwipe 2.0 Released, Delete Files Permanently

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

If you’re thinking about selling or donating a used computer and you want to make absolutely certain that the hard drive is cleared of sensitive data, then this type of program is an absolute must …

Files that you delete in Windows do not get removed from the storage device – usually a hard drive – right away. To speed up the process and all, the files are just marked as not being available anymore, and their disks space is set to be available again for new data.


Moo0 FileShredder – Delete Files Securely to Make them Unrecoverable

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

The program has kind of a funny name, but it definitely sounds useful …

Files are still recoverable after they have been deleted in the Windows operating system. They are moved first to the Windows Recycle Bin where they are recoverable for as long as they are stored inside. Most users do not know that files are even recoverable after the Recycle Bin has been deleted or files have been deleted directly by bypassing the Recycle Bin.


iCare Data Recovery Software Giveaway

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

I don’t have any personal experience with this product, but a free data recovery program is kind of tempting …

ICare Data Recovery Software is a file and partition recovery software for the Windows operating system. The program retails for $69.95 but is currently freely available for everyone visiting the promotion page. The giveaway lasts until December 25 which should give anyone enough time to download and activate the data recovery tool.


NTFSWalker – Explore and Recover Data on NTFS Partitions

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

I haven’t actually tested this myself, but it sounds like a useful tool for file recovery …

NTFSWalker is a free tool for the Windows operating system that can be used to explore and recover data on NTFS partitions. The program can display data of connected partitions, or do the same for drive images if available.