Difference Between Recovering Corrupted and Deleted Files

March 20, 2018

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Data recovery is something that has been gaining importance in recent years, and the reason for this is nothing but the rise in the number of data loss cases. Though data recovery software are almost everywhere on the internet, certain users have not yet been able to understand the exact concept of recovery of data. This has led to people downloading the wrong recovery utility, people trying out free utilities which are of not much use in recovering deleted and lost data. There is another concept which is less understood, and that is related to data loss and data corruption which will be discussed in detail in this article.

There is a world of difference when it comes to data loss and data corruption, and this has to be understood properly by the user in order to make data recovery a success. Corruption of a file or a folder basically means that the data present in the file or the folder has been affected partially, or that a part of the file or folder has gone missing, due to many reasons, similar to the ones that cause data loss. Recovery of a corrupted file is extremely difficult and hence a data recovery software is not of any use in such a situation, for example, recovering part of a video file or an image file is of no use, as viewing a partially recovered video is not only impossible but is of no use and looking at a photo that is half recovered has the same effect.

Data loss on the other hand refers to loss or deletion of the entire file. This situation is very common on both Windows and Mac OS X, and hence the user can recover deleted files on Mac using a good Mac recovery software and the same can be done on Windows using a good Windows recovery tool. Data loss holds good for images and hence photo recovery on OS X can be made possible by using a good photo recovery tool that can recover photos that are deleted and lost.

The user should first determine whether the file in question has been deleted, lost or corrupted. If the data loss has occurred due to corruption, he should make sure that he gets in touch with a data recovery expert in order to check whether there are any chances of recovering the data, or if he is facing data loss due to loss or deletion of files, then he can opt to download a data recovery software.

19 Comments

  • MDRAZI AHMAD March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    My pendrive is not detect in any computer .but my pendrive heated ……….what the problem tell plzzz

  • Clayton Costa March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Hello.. I wonder what the model of your microscope is and if I can add you to my Skype contacts?

  • Alan Killham March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    This is my exact problem. what is the cost to fix this?

  • Quick Data Recovery Pune March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    I have Seagate ST500DM002
    Fw : Hp72

    Hdd not detecting, can it be recovered?

  • jose perez March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Your video rock thanks JoP

  • Mert Yerlikaya March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us! Please continue to do this, I want to learn and discover these stuff πŸ™‚

  • SUIN1 March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Hi. Excelet explication and image from you scope cam. what model is? thanks.

  • Ricky Shuptrine March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Where is a good place to get the usb solder connectors like you use?Β AreΒ a part number for the right ones.

  • TheHelevron March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Really intresting, thank you πŸ™‚

  • Arnoldo Zamora March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    nice, you got the video capture setup! good stuff

  • Hichem Naami March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    I really love watching these videos, very nice work, thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Glen England March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Love watching these videos! You certainly solder like a pro. I'd love to learn to solder even half as good as that.

  • Salman Khan March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    my 32 gb micro sd card has a little crack on it. and it converts in to raw file. when i connect it into my laptop it size shows 0 bytes. when i go to disk management it show 30.6 mb there . i want to recover all the data . and it cannot be formatted . i tried every software but nothing happens. can u help me to recover it plzzz?? …

  • Amarbir's - Chandigarh Datarecovery Labs March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Hello Erkin ,I wanted to suggest is that when you are uploading to youtube there is a option that says show newest comments first or top comments .All your videos have top comments as default can you look into the possibility to make newest comments display first like i like or do on my youtube channel .But opinion is totally yours

  • Gary Price March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    hi, could you please share some info on your microscope? looking to get one and any pointers would be appreciated. thx

  • Jason Ponciano March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    how do you know what kind of components to use @9:20? Is there some kind of de-facto standard on USB schematics?

  • Black Forhad March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    you are great bro

  • rapturas March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    I have a couple of questions, maybe you would be kind enough to point me in the right direction:

    -Seagate Barracuda drive has a damaged controller board so the platter doesnt even spin up, I replaced the board with another of the same model, platter spins up but the HDD isnt detected – is it a firmware issue? Do I need to acquire a board made in the same batch of HDD's?

    – 32GB Kingston Datatraveler, I setup Easy2Boot on this USB flash drive and I believe the drive had a FAT32 filesystem, I wanted to use Hiren's bootcd on the drive but had to convert the iso to a imgPTN and then 'switch' the drive to NTFS format- during the switch phase, my Windows 7 OS showed the drive as converted to NTFS but asked me to format it, I waited thinking that the computer had to finish the conversion process but nothing changed. I ejected the USB drive but now it doesnt even detect in the BIOS or in drive manager. Im guessing the MBR is corrupted and I cant recover it?

    Thanks πŸ˜€

  • ChaseMyRabbit March 20, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    nice tutorial!

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