In the first case recovery software must analyze the surface of the physical drive for residual logical data organization clues in order to reconstruct partition/drive parameters (clues such as the first sector number, cluster size, file system type, etc.). The user must have access to this virtual drive so that the lost data can be copied to another drive. For more information see the topics below.
Q: What to do if partition is not bootable, i.e. Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP is unable to start?
A: Choose a solution from the topics below.
Q: What to do if a file or folder was deleted from NTFS bypassing the Recycle Bin (or the Recycle Bin has been emptied after file deletion)?
A: If the Recycle Bin has been emptied, the recovery software must have full access to the existing partition or drive. The task is to scan the drive surface for the deleted file or folder entries in the Root Folder (FAT) or the Master File Table (NTFS). If such entries are found, Active@ UNERASER should display them and give the user an opportunity to save whatever is recoverable (that which has not been overwritten with other data). For more information see the topics below:
It is assumed that you have some basic knowledge of HDD and File System organization to be able to understand the recovery terminology and examples.