A common problem affecting data is corruption. This means you can see the file or database but can an error when trying to use or open them. At R3 Data Recovery Ltd we provide services that recover file data from corrupt, damaged and password protected files that are unreadable or unusable on your computer system.
There are many ways your data can become corrupted, here are some examples:
We can guarantee that if you can store data on a device, we have a technique that can fix your corrupted data. The R3 Data Recovery technicains can repair many different formats of data, including:
It is so important that you contact us so we can help diagnose the best and cheapest way forward. If you try to recover the data yourself you may cause further damage depending on the issue, which is why it is important you contact us as early as possible.
We provide outstanding customer support and continually update you as to the current status of your recovery.
We are not a reseller; you will talk to the technician who is performing your recovery!
To put it simply, it is when files are damaged (beyond repair more often than not). When files are corrupt, it means that they cannot be opened, although sometimes the files can be repaired.
If a word document is corrupted and cannot be opened then depending on the extent of the damage they are fixable. In this case when you open the word document, it will ask if you want word to repair the file, if you click "yes" and the file opens then save the data as a new document. If it doesn’t work and you are still unable to open the document then you can try and see if the document opens in Open office writer rather than Microsoft word.
There are a few options you can try with trying to recover corrupted documents, although a lot of the time the files are damaged beyond repair.
There are a few reasons as to why data can be corrupt. For example, if we try and recover a folder full of pictures that have been deleted, then it’s possible that not all of the pictures will be in fully working order.
Another reason is if the hard drive has accumulated a fair few bad sectors. If this happens then it’s possible that data areas may be affected which will affect certain files, so it is a good idea to back up your data onto another drive or the cloud.
There may be an issue with accessing the files if you have been affected by Ransomware, even though this doesn’t corrupt your files it will overwrite every single file you have if you don’t take extreme action, meaning you won’t be able to open your files and the contents of the files will be scattered around the drive. If this is the case then the only course of action would be to scan the drive for RAW data (numbered files), then once we recover the numbered files then you would have to go through the files and find which file is which and also rename them (since the structure of the files will be lost).
This maybe slightly tedious but it would be the only way to restore any ounce of structure to the files.
If you have a corrupt mp4 file, using third party repair software may work, it depends on how corrupt the mp4 file is. Here at R3 if we come across a corrupt mp4 file a customer is wanting we use VLC Media Player. This particular software offers corruption repair on mp4 files and many more video files. Nine times out of ten the software is able to repair the file, however for the severely corrupt mp4 files there is no way that we know of to repair them.
Get advice and assistance from Andy and the team at R3. R3 Data Recovery is real lab that deals with real disasters each an every day. If you have any sort of problem with a hard drive or any data storage device, we are the people to contact. Call us today on 0800 999 3282 for immediate help and assistance.
The inevitable happened and a CF card failed when I was filming a wedding. 3 companies told me the card had not recorded any info and that the footage was not recoverable. Someone mentioned R3 Data and I thought I’d give it one last attempt.
The service was second to none. They sent a courier to collect my card (the other companies had never physically seen my card) they kept me up to date with the process throughout and managed to return all the corrupt files intact. To be able to tell the bride all has been saved was a feeling I’ll never forget and I’ll happily use R3 again (thought hopefully not to soon).
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