How to Repair Corrupted Files

By: PCCare247
August 24, 2012

Despite repeated attempts, are you still not able to open or delete a file? If yes, take a break for in all probability, the file has got corrupted due to a system crash or an application failure. However, in those scenarios where files get corrupted even without a system crash happening, the possibility of a virus infection or errors prevailing on the file system of a hard drive can’t really be ruled out.

But then at the end of the day whatever might be the reason, salvaging data from corrupted files ends up becoming a pressing concern. And in order to take care of it one just needs to follow a set of instructions. Starting with:

Step 1
. Restoration of a file from a backup file: In this case say for instance, whenever one creates a document in the MS Word application two files would be created, one being with .Doc extension and the other being with the .Wbk extension. Now in case of a contingency, the best way to get the data back would be to just simply rename the .Wbk extension back as .Doc

Step 2. Utilizing the System Restore Feature: This feature ends up rolling back the system files back to the period when everything worked. With facets such as software installations, updates and removals making unwanted changes to the system this utility ends up coming in extremely handy.

Step 3. Using the available tools: PC users can end up using tools such as Partition Recovery or HDD Regenerator to either recover or fix lost top-level folders containing a gamut of file types. For those who are not certain of the file type could make use of utilities such as FAT Recovery or NTFS Recovery.

Step 4. Calling in the professionals: When everything fails then the last available option should be to call in the experts. But please take note this method should be adopted only when all other methods fail and the data to be recovered is of highly extreme value.

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