iRecover is a comprehensive read-only Windows
based data recovery
utility. Whatever caused your data to become in-accessible, download and install
and you'll be recovering your lost data in minutes.
iRecover highlights and features:
|Easy to use:
You can recover data yourself as long as you are reasonably
familiar with computers. iRecover is ideal for the
entry-level computer user; all you have to do is select a recovery mode
and a disk.
More technically minded users can benefit
from a wide range of configuration options. You can override
file system type and parameters, and control disk access
parameters (useful when dealing with disks containing bad
iRecover offers support for all major file systems: FAT,
FAT32, NTFS (all versions) and Linux Ext2/3/4 and XFS.
is a one-stop solution for undelete, unformat, partition,
RAID and image recovery. Both Windows 200X/XP/Vista/Win7/8 basic
and dynamic disks are supported.
iRecover offers a powerful RAID 0 and RAID
5 recovery module that will automatically detect RAID
parameters such as stripe size and disk rotation.
Support for NAS systems is also included. iRecover
can access disks from a failed NAS and recover the data,
much like the way you would recover data from RAID disks.
iRecover allows you to create a RAW image file of a
volume, a disk or an entire (reconstructed) RAID array and
recover data from the image file.
With iRecover, nothing is assumed (the 'zero assumption principle'); it never relies on
file system structures on the (damaged) disk and figures
everything out by itself.
iRecover will automatically
detect the file system type and file system parameters, such as
cluster-size. It will even do so if vital file system
structures such as the boot sector and partition table
are lost. It will recover data even if other file recovery
software does not.
iRecover allows you to recover data from broken
RAID 0 and RAID 5 arrays (hardware and software):
unlike other RAID-capable recovery software you will
not have to enter RAID parameters such as stripe size and
disk rotation order, iRecover will automatically detect these parameters. RAID 5 arrays can
processed even if one member is missing.
only reads the problem disk. While scavenging the disk for
file system structures iRecover constantly monitors
the disk's physical condition (if the disk is S.M.A.R.T. capable).
If any S.M.A.R.T. attributes exceed critical levels iRecover
will warn you and halt operation until it's safe
to continue. For example, one of the attributes that can be
monitored through S.M.A.R.T. is a disk's temperature. If the
disk gets too hot iRecover will pause to allow the
disk to cool down and then continue.
As disks grow larger, data recovery operations tend to take more time
as more data is detected and needs to be analyzed. iRecover now includes a smart
quick scan for NTFS drives (automatically invoked if
applicable). The quick scan dramatically improves scan
speeds on NTFS formatted volumes.
|If you are
recovering data from a system drive
The safest thing would be to shut down Windows and boot the PC
from a parallel Windows installation, or to move the disk to
another PC and attach it as a (slave) data drive. Then run
iRecover to salvage data from the corrupt disk.
| If this is not
- Stop processes and tasks that may write to the disk. These include
automatic update tasks (Windows, virus scanners), backup
jobs, network sharing services, peer to peer download
programs, cd-burn sessions etc. Under no
circumstances should you attempt to defrag the drive or
allow chkdsk to run. You may want to consider
disconnecting the PC from the internet before shutting
down firewalls/virus scanners.
- Download (on a different PC) the DIY
DataRecovery.nl Product CD ISO image, burn the ISO image using your CD burn software,
insert the CD in the PC containing the disk that
requires recovery and select the option to run
iRecover from the CD directly (the PC must already be