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Recover Your Lost Files

JFileRecovery is a free Java Web Start application that can copy files from damaged storage devices and media, skipping over problematic regions that typically cause copying to fail. If the file is listed, there is a good chance that JFileRecovery can salvage much of the data with minimal corruption. For many media files such as MP3, MPEG, AVI and JPEG, corruption is often not even noticeable.

Copying large video files from scratched CDs and DVDs often results in CRC errors, aborting the process and making transferring the file impossible. JFileRecovery can bypass these CRC errors, with minimal data loss which may only be noticeable as a single bad frame in the video.

What is a CRC Error?

A cyclic redundancy check (CRC) is used to detect alteration of data during transmission or storage. This checking procedure is useful to identify when data is damaged or corrupted.

The most common time you will see a CRC error message is when trying to read data from a damaged CD or DVD. Usually the computer becomes less responsive and you hear repetitive seek noises from the drive for up to a minute. And then, if you are using windows XP, you will encounter the following error message:

Cannot copy [FILENAME]. Data error (cyclic redundancy check)

The copy process is then aborted with no option of retrying to read from the damaged region or skipping over it. This is very frustrating when copying large files because you must try copying again from the beginning.

JFileRecovery provides options to retry or skip bad sectors when copying files from damaged hard drives, CDs, DVDs and Flash media.

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