Recover lost or deleted data, files, photos and videos
Partially failed, corrupted or quick reformatted disks
Forensic investigation tools
CnW Recovery is a program to recover and restore data from all CDs, DVDs, hard drives and memory chips. It recovers data from damaged and corrupted disks, memory chips, CDs and DVDs. It optionally provides a large amount of forensic analysis of the media including partial files, deleted files as well as data stored in unallocated space.
The comprehensive program is configured with many options ranging from basic data recovery of CDs, and camera memory chips, up to full and automatic forensic analysis of most media. Full logs are created for the forensic applications, along with data hashing for security to verify that data has not been changed since restored.
The basic functions of CnW are to list the disk properties, and to recover the data in one of several possible ways. Where ever possible, the program will determine the best mode of operation, but this can normally be overridden where the user has determined that a different mode may be more appropriate. CnW can be used to recover data from almost any Windows compatible storage device including the following
The program operates with USB, IDE, Firewire, S-ATA or SCSI drives on a Windows 2000, Windows XP or Vista system. Image files (dd format) may also be generated and subsequently used rather than the original media.
Logically it will read disks and media formatted as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, MAC HFS Plus, ISO9600, Joliet, UDF. MTF (.BKF files). Some Unix formats including XFS, Reiser FS, HP Media Vault are supported. It supports multiple partition drives, and multi-session CDs/ DVDs. Each type of media, and how to recover from it, is described in detail in the relevant section of the Recovery chapter in this manual.
Typical features that will be used in recovery include the following
(* some of the above are forensic/RAID only features).
To help use the program, go to the getting started tutorial. Amongst other points, it explains how to recover files on a corrupted hard disk.
Typical recovery procedures is a list of examples of how different types of failure or corruption can be handled.
If problems are encountered, the section on Errors and Problems may provide assistance.
With every screen of CnW Recovery software, if you press F1, there will be a context sensitive help screen. On many screens by move the mouse over a button, a small help message (tool tip) will be displayed
On many of the recovery option boxes, by double clicking on a sector value, the sector will be displayed.
A PDF copy of this help may be downloaded from www.cnwrecovery.com/html/cnw.pdf
Overall, the program is simple to use, and powerful enough to recover data in all instances.