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Our multipurpose data recovery software iRecover
TM supports all major file systems in use today, such as FAT, FAT32, NTFS, and Linux file systems EXT2/3/4 and XFS. It recovers your data almost automatically!

iRecover has everything on board to deal with all types of data loss like undeleting, file recovery, unformat recovery, partition recovery, RAID recovery and NAS recovery. It can also be used to examine the physical condition of disks using SMART data and create a disk image if needed. iRecover also offers real-time configuration options to deal with bad sectors on disks. Please try iRecover, all-in-one, multipurpose data recovery software.


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"I have used this it works. Buy this software http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/irecover.htm. run it. be patient. Good luck" - MARKJ

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  • Image Recovery. This mode is specifically tailored to recover digital images from memory cards, USB thumb drives and such and can even recover data when the entire file system is gone.

  • Data Recovery for Windows and Linux. Whether you accidentally formatted a hard disk, or all data just went 'puff', use this mode to recover your data. Can also be used to recover data from reasonably intact NAS RAID sets that are no longer recognized by your NAS. Supported file systems are FAT, FAT32, NTFS, EXT 2/3/4 and XFS.

  • RAID Recovery. iRecover automatically figures out RAID parameters such as block size, disk order etc.. Once this scan has completed, recovery continues as if it were a single disk recovery (like Data Recovery for Windows and Linux). iRecover is capable of RAID 5 recovery with one disk missing. Supported RAID types are 0, 1, 5 and 10.

iRecover scanning a volume, doing all the hard work for you:




"I recently lost data on my RAID. I researched different solutions on the Internet and found this. http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/irecover.htm I ran it and it worked great. It ran for a long time but I recovered all my data." - (http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/127001-checkdisk.html)

"I found a wonderful program called iRecover http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/irecover.htm It recovered all my files and I bought a new drive :)" - (http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f149/faulty-usb-drive-146976.html)

GIUDIZIO: OTTIMO - (http://www.programmipro.com/recensioni/irecover.htm)

"Toobs, thanks for that reference to iRecover. I just used it on my hard drives and got off some stuff that Recovery2000 and Get Data Back weren't able to find. I had to buy it in order to use it but it was well worth it for the data I was able to recover." - (http://thecususergroup.proboards.com/thread/2006/n5200-raid5-migration)

"...it has worked for me many times before when all hope was lost" - (http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=441978)

"I used irecover to recover data from a bad partition. It was the only software I found which could read the bad partition - others would just freeze up." - (http://www.englishforum.ch/other-general/30824-external-hd-died.html)

"I have had really good results with iRecover http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/irecover.htm, i have even recovered data from a RAID 0 volume where parts of the drives had been overwritten. sam!!" - (http://studiosysadmins.com/board/threadview/1383/)

"I have used this it works. Buy this software http://www.diydatarecovery.nl/irecover.htm. run it be patient. Good luck" - (http://bb.nsmb.com/archive/index.php?t-147551.html)

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The founder of DIY DataRecovery.nl has over 20 years experience in low level disk structures and disk utilities. He became acquainted with low level disk structures while working for PowerQuest (acquired by Symantec), best known for creating award winning software like PartitionMagic, DriveImage and Lost & Found.

He developed several MS-DOS and Windows data recovery utilities and a disk defragmentation program. Originally DIY DataRecovery.nl was a hobby project.

Joep: "Those hobby days were magical. Discovering how hard disks actually stored data, this layer of raw data hidden beneath a world of pretty windows and icons. It was Matrix like (the movie). It was awesome!"

Joep van Steen

Q & A

Lost access to your data and getting this message:

chkdsk cannot be run on the drive The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.

DIY DataRecovery.nl: It is probably a good thing chkdsk does not run. Chkdsk is not a data recovery tool. It repairs file systems. It does not recover data. 

At some point the file system may be 'healthy' while your data is gone, actually overwritten in the process of repairing the file system. Once overwritten data can not be recovered.

There are two ways to approach this:

We have been able to repair this hundreds of  times using DiskPatch. The boot sector of the volume was damaged to such a degree that the file system driver was unable to locate meta data such as the FAT or MFT. Using DiskPatch the boot sector was rebuilt, and the data was accessible again.

If the damage is more severe and not limited to the boot sector, repair is impossible and data should be extracted from the damaged volume using iRecover (Data Recovery for Windows and Linux module).

Want your question answered here? Email me at joep@diydatarecovery.nl.

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