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How to recover volumes and partitions from a disk image?

Active@ Partition Recovery

April 11 2019, by LSoft team

If you have deleted a partition and want to bring it back this article will guide you gradually in retrieving your valuable information. The golden rule of data recovery is to always recover data on a location different than the one where the data was previously being stored. This allows for the already deleted data not to get overwritten with the new one. During scans and recovery, it is possible that not all data will be retrieved or recovered, therefore it is necessary to cover all the angles and recover data on another disk. For the purposes of this demonstration, we will be using our Active@ Partition Recovery.

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How to create two or more partitions on one USB?

active@ partition manager

April 13 2018, by LSoft team

If you have ever got into a situation where you might need two or more partitions on your USB and didn’t know how to create them, you are in the right place. Multiple partitions can be useful if you use your USB drive on multiple systems. For example, you need a USB that will work on WinXP and its FAT32 file system but you also need the comfort of NTFS which supports files larger than 4GB. For the purpose of this demonstration, we will be using our Free Tool Active@ Partition Manager which you can download from here.

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The importance of creating disk images before data recovery

creating disk images

July 20 2016, by LSoft team

In such situations, the chances of recovering the missing files are almost non-existent since the recovered files have overwritten the old deleted ones. However, there is a way of avoiding these situations by creating a disk image. Undelete has a unique feature fo creating disk images. This way you can create a replica of your drive (sector by sector) and copy it to another destination. This way, you can access your deleted files, recover them, manipulate them without affecting the original deleted files on your drive.

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What are File Signatures and why should you care when recovering?

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June 2 2016, by LSoft team

File Signature or Magic Number is a protocol set of constant numerical and text values used to identify file format. In other words, every file type requires a unique signature in order for an operating system to recognize it, classify it and show it to an end user. Magic numbers have been introduced in 1979 in Seventh Editions Unix (V7) and started to be commercially available in early 1980’s. In almost forty years’ hundreds of different magic numbers (file signatures) have been created for different uses.

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Active@ BootDisk, LiveCD and Data Studio comparison and which to pick?

boot disk, data studio, LiveCD

April 11 2016, by LSoft team

If you are on the market for one comprehensive data toolset, you have probably been thinking which to choose between these three products. We at LSoft Technologies have felt a need to clarify the differences between these products when it comes to their features and functionality so that you can make an informed purchase. But to avoid some confusion, first we need to clarify certain names and jargons.

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Seagate’s new 8TB HDDs feature new “shingled” technology


March 3 2015, by LSoft team

Seagate has shown its revolutionary technology called Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR). This new breakthrough allowed Seagate to increase the maximum capacity of the modern hard disk drives by 25%. In modern world of technological ventures and achievements, 25% is not something to brag about, especially after a long period of stagnation given the fact how long perpendicular way of data recording lasted; however there are reasons to believe that this might be just a begging of the new way of storing your data.

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Active@ ZDelete: pros and cons

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August 25 2014, by Mickael Findley, technology blogger

Active@ ZDelete is a very unique, brilliantly designed file deletion software, designed to replace your recycling bin with something more secure and… permanent. It feels exactly the same as the standard Windows Recycling Bin, only instead of just reallocating the memory from deleted files, it actually deletes them so they are no longer recoverable. As an added bonus...

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File recover software is a lifesaver!

active file recovery

August 7 2014, by Mickael Findley, technology blogger

Active@ File Recovery 12 is file recovery software, designed to recover data that has been deleted, formatted or somehow lost from a storage device, such as USB or hard drive. While the best way to keep data safe is backing it up onto other storage devices, the thing about data loss is if it were expected, it wouldn’t happen.

For times when files are lost unexpectedly, due to one reason or another, file recover software is a lifesaver and Active@ File Recovery 12 is a top contender when it comes to this these programs.

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Active@ KillDisk for Linux

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April 2 2014, by Jatin Patel, technology blogger

Active@ KillDisk is a compact but very powerful software for effectively destroying all data on hard disk drives, SSD, LU/RAID disk arrays and USB disks removing any possibility of recovering already deleted files and folders in the future. This robust utility for erasing hard drives and partition is also available for Linux console.

This is a software that has been designed to destroy all data so there will be no more possibility of it being recovered. In essence, KillDisk is the ultimate data eraser in the market today.

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Active@ ISO Burner – Create Perfect Data And Media Discs With Ease

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December 19 2013, by Richard Pardoe, technology blogger

For a number of years, many PCs and laptops have come equipped with burners that can create CDs and DVDs from data hosted on PC. With a shallow learning curve, burners made it possible for music or video discs can be duplicated directly, allowing for the creation of backups of purchased media. Raw data can also be burned to disc, allowing users to store files and folders on a CD or DVD. Things have moved on, and with cloud storage and online streaming media, the overall need for copying data to and from CDs and DVDs has been vastly reduced.

However, the humble CD and DVD formats are far from obsolete. There is still very much a need for burners and burning software, in both personal and professional sectors. Here are some situations in which you might still need to copy a CD or DVD, even in today's modern, interconnected and online world.

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NTFS Data Recovery – Painlessly Recover your Crucial Data!

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December 14 2013, by Richard Pardoe, technology blogger

NTFS stands for 'New Technology File System' - a term that becomes less and less appropriate as the years go by, seeing as it was first introduced by Microsoft twenty years ago.

It's stood the test of time, and the NTFS file system is the type most commonly used on business networks with Windows machines. It's well known for its robustness and resiliency, and has endured over the years as the backbone of choice of many workplace IT setups.

NTFS makes use of log files which allow for scheduled system repairs, and it automatically deals with and cordons off 'bad sectors' on disks that don't read or write data effectively. All in all, it has many useful features that minimise data loss incidents.

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Freeware Active@ Partition Manager

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December 9 2013, by Liz Froment, technology blogger

As technology has improved in computing, one of the first places most people start to notice the effects are in the sizes of hard drives. Whereas in the past a hard drive might have seemed quite large at 1,000 GB, now they can surpass that size many times over.

Because these drives can now store so much information, many users are now looking to partition their drives. This concept has a couple of great benefits.

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Recover Your Data Easily And Cost-Effectively With Active@ UNDELETE

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October 9 2013, by Richard Pardoe, technology blogger

In a world increasingly dependent on data, data loss has evolved from a niche problem only experienced by IT professionals, to an issue that very much affects the lives of everyday, casual computer users.

More and more, people are experiencing a sudden wake-up call, and quickly being forced to become “data-literate”. There are several possible catalysing events: a hard drive (HDD) failure that decimates a wealth of sensitive documents, or an accidental deletion of a USB stick with precious photos from the last vacation.

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Active@ Data Studio Review

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September 4 2013, by Michael Findley

Almost a year ago I stumbled upon a great bundle of software on the internet. A year later, I'm still using this software on a weekly basis and am bringing you a series of reviews on the software. The bundle I am reviewing, developed by LSoft Technologies Inc., is called Active@ Data Studio.

Active@ Data Studio is marketed as a collection of disk utility software, with "All Disk Tools in One Package!". This bundle is a composition of LSoft's core software, designed for a variety of disk utility purposes, thrown together and sold as a package.

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Fix Your PC and Recover Data with Active@ Data Studio

Fix Your PC and Recover Data with Active@ Data Studio

August 29 2013, by James Moran

Active@ Data Studio is the ultimate set of data recovery, disk utility, optimization and maintenance tools for your computer. All utilities work in a self-contained boot environment independently from the operating system.

Active@ Data Studio provides the full range of Active@ utilities including File Recovery, Partition Recovery, Disk Image (with SSD support), Disk Monitor, KillDisk and Disk Editor. All of these utilities are available as part of a completely self-contained bootable environment as well as separate utilities which you can use from within Windows.

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