Recovery Mechanic Labs Improves HDD Mechanics with Extra File Formats

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Recovery Mechanic Labs announces the update of HDD Mechanics enables comprehensive recovery for dozens new file formats by extending PowerSearch support to new types of files. In addition, the same types of files can now be previewed in pre-recovery mode. The total number of supported file formats now reaches 230.

Recovery Mechanic Labs announces the update of HDD Mechanics enables comprehensive recovery for dozens new file formats by extending PowerSearch support to new types of files. In addition, the same types of files can now be previewed in pre-recovery mode. The total number of supported file formats now reaches 230.

Technical Background

HDD Mechanics offers basic and comprehensive data recovery modes. In basic mode, the tool can recover folders and all types of files. The basic mode, however, is limited to relatively healthy disks that still have a file system (FAT or NTFS) still available. This is not always the case.

If the file system is no longer available on the disk, or if it’s damaged severely, the company offers comprehensive recovery mode to locate missing information. The comprehensive recovery mode is enabled by PowerSearch, the company’s proprietary signature-search algorithm. PowerSearch scans the entire hard drive in order to locate missing files by matching information it reads from the disk against a database of recognizable file formats. Naturally, the more formats are recognized, the more types of files can be recovered during the deep scan of corrupted, formatted and inaccessible storage devices. The latest edition of HDD Mechanics adds a number of new file formats to the database, making the total number of recognizable formats 230.

LivePreview, a feature allowing users to preview recoverable files before restoring them, is also updated with additional file formats. LivePreview can now recognize around 230 file formats, a major update from the previously supported 150 types of files.

About HDD Mechanics

HDD Mechanics is a comprehensive data and hard drive recovery software for Windows. HDD Mechanics gives Windows users the ability to undelete deleted files and folders, recover lost information and repair damaged disks and partitions. The data recovery tool supports all versions of FAT and NTFS file systems, and can run under all versions of Windows including the latest Windows Vista, Windows 7, and 2008 Server. HDD Mechanics repairs most types of corrupted disks, can fix inaccessible hard drives, and unformat formatted disks and partitions. All types of storage media are supported including hard drives, external storage devices, memory cards, and flash drives.

About Recovery Mechanic Labs

Established in 2004, Recovery Mechanic Labs provides a variety of general use and specialized hard drive recovery tools to customers worldwide. Serving homes and small offices, businesses and data recovery services, Recovery Mechanic has products to satisfy the most price-conscious as well as the most demanding customers. The company's signature wizard-based user interface implemented throughout its entire range of data recovery products makes its tools usable to the majority of general computer users.

The free evaluation version of HDD Mechanics with full Live Preview and PowerSearch is available for download at http://www.recoverymechanic.com

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