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A quick or standard format initializes the file information. The actual data still exists on the drive. Therefore, recovery is possible with FINALDATA. However, a low level format initializes not only the file or data information but the actual data itself. Therefore, recovery in this situation is impossible.
In order to save data on to a floppy disk, a file system is required, just as is required on an HDD. Formatting a floppy disk before saving data on it will initialize the disk. After this you can save and erase files on a floppy disk. However, the actual file allocation and information is left behind . When quick formatting a floppy disk, only the file allocation and information is initialized. As a result, recovery of this data is possible. When standard formatting a floppy disk, the whole file itself is initialized. As a result, recovery of data with a data recovery program is impossible. If you have Quick Formatted your floppy disk, please download and test the demo version of FINALDATA.
Just because your data was deleted a long time ago, doesn’t mean recovery of that data is impossible. The rate of recovery depends on how active the drive in which the deleted folder was saved in. This is because the file, in a certain drive, can be overwritten by a newly saved file. However, you can see if your file has been overwritten by performing a scan of the drive. Please try the demo version of FINALDATA on our website.
FINALDATA cannot recover a deleted program. Of course, if the program is very basic and does not use the system registry, recovery is possible. However, if the program is composed of many different files and uses the system registry, recovery of that program will be difficult..
The file name recording system is a bit complex in the Windows environment. First, if the file name has more than 8 letters or if the letters are mixed (upper and lower case), Windows saves two types of information. One is a short file name for DOS and the other is a long file name for Windows. Second, if the file name has less than 8 letters and comprises only of one letter (upper or lower case), Windows only saves the short file name information for DOS. In the first situation, the first letter of the file name can be recovered, but in the latter situation, there is no information on the first letter of the file name and # is given to the file name as the first letter.