Almost every computer user has experienced data loss. After all, there are many ways it can happen, most of which are accidental. It’s easy to format the wrong drive or partition accidentally or empty the recycle bin only to realize too late that it contained important files. In other situations, data can get deleted by problems beyond your control, such as a malicious software attack. While it’s always better to take a proactive approach and keep your data safely backed up on removeable media and online, there may sometimes be occasions where that’s not enough. Fortunately, and contrary to common belief, it is possible to recover deleted files and partitions in most cases, particularly if you act quickly. Data recovery software like Active@ File Recovery gives you that last line of defense you need in such cases.

How does file recovery work?

Regardless of the operating system or file system your computer is running, the entire directory and file structure of a writable storage device works in much the same way. All information about the files, folders, partitions, and volumes on a drive is stored in a master file table. When something is deleted, or a drive or partition is formatted, the only thing that changes is the information in the master file table. The contents of the deleted file or partition remains on the drive, for a time at least. However, the space which was previously occupied by the data is marked as available to the operating system. This means any other file operation can overwrite the original data until the point it becomes irretrievable. This can happen at any time. While it is often possible to recover files, which were deleted weeks or even months ago, your chances are much higher if you act fast.

Active@ File Recovery is designed to exploit this opportunity by performing a deep scan of the device to look for recoverable information. Operating systems don’t provide this functionality by default, hence the need for third party software to do the job. Also, the original file metadata, such as the filename and location, will be lost. That’s why Active@ File Recovery makes it easier to find files of certain types using predefined signatures. These include documents, media files, and many other file types. The latest edition, version 20, launched on April 22, 2020, adds new predefined file signatures for AQ, ODT, OGG, ODP, ODPS, ODF, ODB, DOCX, XLSX and PPTX files so you can search for them quickly and easily. This greatly increases your chance of finding and recovering the files.

Active@ File Recovery 20 also ships with many other welcome improvements, such as added support for Apple’s new ApFS file system and better support for Microsoft ReFS. Other improvements include new recovery kernel features and minor bug fixes. The Ultimate package now includes the latest Active@ Boot Disk and Active@ LiveCD. These tools help you recover data from primary system hard drives by giving you access to the storage media from a self-contained operating environment. This is important, since making any modifications to the drive you’re trying to recover data from increases the risk of the data becoming unrecoverable.

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