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The most common reasons for data loss
Cases of losing data are closely related to our daily routine. What are they and what can we do to prevent them from happening?
File systems of different devices and operating systems
What does a file system depend on and how can one identify it? How does the file system type influence data recovery chances?
Disk partition overlapping: possible causes
During scanning, Recovery Explorer may spot an error related to disk partition issues. The causes for this error can be absolutely different but lead to the same result: recovery scan may be incorrect.
Checking device connection before starting data recovery
Preparing the hardware for recovery is of the same importance as the recovery itself. Have a look at some recommendations on how to connect the storages to your PC correctly.
Setup instructions
Learn how to install Recovery Explorer on Windows, Linux and macOS as well how to change the default settings and adjust the scanning options.
RAW data recovery
Everything you need to know about file fragmentation, file metadata and what it all has to do with file recovery.
What are the dos and don’ts of a data recovery procedure? Go through this checklist to make sure that you are doing everything properly.
Regardless of the reasons, one might consider a hard drive of another computer or a NAS attached via the local network as an appropriate target storage for saving the recovered files. Learn how to save your data to a network disk.
Virtual disks as data storage
Virtualization technologies are very popular these days. Almost every office with an IT-infrastructure uses virtual machines. So, what is a virtual machine?
RAID systems
Different RAID levels and chances of data recovery, storage interpretation as part of a RAID, precautions during manipulations with disks organized in a RAID.
NAS: the ways to bypass data loss
Popular NAS: the ways to bypass data loss, using network disk for saving your data.
Supported storage technologies
Basic information on the storage technologies you may come across with when working with Recovery Explorer.