how to uncorrupt a file

By ravaged_spirit ·
I have a Sony Ericsson W810i which uses a MemoryStick Dou Pro (1GB). A video (*.3gp) has been accidentally deleted. I have recovered it using Final Data Enterprise but it is corrupted. Is there a Freeware or Shareware program available which will uncorrupt this file? Or perhaps there is a data recovery program which supports this file extension... Or maybe there's something I'm just not considering. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have my phone shut off at the moment until I can recover this video so that nothing gets written over it.

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You could try chkdsk.exe

by nepenthe0 In reply to how to uncorrupt a file

Try connecting your Memory Stick. If it's assigned the drive letter E, type the following in Run:

chkdsk.exe E: /F

The F parameter is supposed to fix errors detected by chkdsk.exe

The System File Checker is inapplicable because this is not an issue of a corrupted System file, so the sfc command won't help you.

Rick/Portland, OR

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Where is this file located in the Phone or the Memory Card?

by OH Smeg In reply to how to uncorrupt a file

If it was on the memory card you can plug the Card into a Card Reader and then attack it from a computer but if it's in the phone I don't fancy your chances of recovering it.

Also if you recovered the File from the Memory Card and the software used just brought it back to the Partition Map on the Memory Card it isn't actually recovered and quite likely you have ruined any chance of actually doing a successful recovery as the original has been overwritten.

When you try to recover anything you need to save the output to a different Device so if it was in the phone saving it to the Memory Card would still mean that you can attack the phone and try a different recovery method or the other way around on the Memory Card and saved to the Phone.

No matter what you do here you'll need a way to connect the phone to a computer by wire not by Bluetooth and then attack the external drive with some form of Data Recovery Software. This is not something that I've ever done previously but most of the common Data Recovery Software should work on this I'll post a short list of the better ones below.

Just remember to setup the software on the computer to read the Phone and save to a Folder that you have created previously on a HDD in the computer Never save the Recovered Data to the original Source because it will overwrite the file/s that you are attempting to recover.

Most of the Software in this list have Trial Programs which will either recover a few files or show you the first few hundred K's of the files that are possible to recover

While the last 2 are from the same company they are very different products. Win Hex should only be considered foe use by someone who knows Hex Inside Out while Davory is a great cheap General Purpose Application.

Personally I prefer the On Track Option but it's anything but cheap. However because I use this type of software a lot it's paid for itself many times over by now, for a cheaper option Spin Rite from Gibson Research or Stella have both very good reputations by other TR members.


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