How Wizardry Saves Lost Data

Why Files Get Lost and What Should We Do Then?

Modern NT-based systems remind the sophisticated Matrix from Hollywood's techno-saga. They pull an artificial world before your eyes to hide the reality. The partitions and drives you see in the explorer window are parts of the virtual world made to prolong the delusion. At times, though, a glitch in the system is enough to cut you off the data stored on them. Whatever the cause of the failure, it is just what we can't afford. Worse a thing can hardly happen to a dweller of the hi-tech society. And what if your hard drive is the only carrier of precious photos and sounds, mail and documents? At this point Windows should put you before its well-known existential question: "To send or not to send… the error report?" While the data can still be recovered, system's virtual machinery blocks you from accessing physical media. And even though the new technology file system (NTFS) promises automatic file recovery, most of us know that it is not always the case. Without questioning the benefits of the NTFS file system, let's say that it seems only wise to have independent solutions in case things go wrong.

When you have problems accessing folders and files on the hard drive or removable storage media, an NTFS recovery tool helps overcome drive malfunctions and system failures. Even when the drive was reformatted, it is still possible to recover most of its content. DiskInternals Research offers an NTFS Recovery solution for users who want their files back while keeping personal involvement to a minimum. A self-explanatory wizard will guide you through all the steps of NTFS recovery. Just follow 'the white rabbit' of a wizard, like Neo from the Matrix, and in the end you will find your files back and in pristine order.

Step-by-Step Guide to Recover NTFS Volumes

At each recovery step the program comes up with the best suggestion, so there's no need to rack your brain over it. When there is a choice, however, the recovery algorithm guards you against further damages and warns about unsafe actions. DiskInternals NTFS Recovery v1.22 demonstrates top efficiency handling corruption or damage to system files and partition tables, inadvertent drive reformatting, physical drive damage and other problems. The NTFS recovery takes four simple steps:

  1. Select the source
  2. Scan for files
  3. Configure the drive (optional)
  4. Recover files and folders.

The program uses Windows embedded controls and for that reason it has customary graphic interface and a comfortable size of 1.3 Mb to download and install. The download link is If you worked with Windows installer before, you should know what to do. Just click "Next" four times and be done with it.

Let's get started, shall we?

DiskInternals NTFS Recovery v1.22 starts with Welcome window. Click next.

The next wizard window asks you to select a partition or a physical drive for recovery. The program doesn't change anything in your file system while scanning, so you can safely scan even the system volume. In our case, the scanner runs on a single physical drive with system folders. At this step you can also mount the image of a drive without actually getting it connected, or create a new virtual partition by clicking on Map Virtual Partitions.

The following Scanner Window shows the progress with the number of recovered folders and files. When recovering large volumes, you may want to sit back and enjoy a mug of freshly ground coffee, so it's high time to go and get one.

Before DiskInternals NTFS Recovery moves the recovered files to a safe location, it asks you what to do with the present file system: whether you wish to leave it as it is, with a current cluster size, or pick a new size. It is recommended to proceed with the current value.

These things done, you get all the restorable files in the Explorer-like window. DiskInternals NTFS Recovery supports all the usual refinements of the Explorer, namely the file search, tree and folder view, go-back, go-forward, and file details.

As you can see, the problem of lost data can be easily overcome on NTFS partitions, if the right tool is applied. The easy-to-follow wizard will put all the advantages of NTFS file system under your fingertips. To recover files and folders, highlight them and choose "Recover" from the toolbar or the context menu. In the following dialog window select the destination and check the box to save the directory structure. The evaluation copy allows recovering files up to 64 Kbytes. For larger files you will need to register the program. The registration not only unlocks all the program features, but entitles the user to free life-time support and program updates.

  • Download DiskInternals NTFS Recovery v1.22 to try its functionality on your system
  • Buy DiskInternals NTFS Recovery v1.22 online to unlock off the program features and benefit from the registration.


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