File repair is used to recover unusable files.

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Folder with document by Cyberang31 – Click/Tap the image to view the source.

Why do files sometimes need repair?

So many things can happen that can make our files unusable. It can happen through power interruption, a virus attack, and any number of other things.

Let’s just keep it simple here and accept that sooner or later, it happens to all of us.

Just like death and taxes.

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Sad Computer by dear_theophilus – Click/Tap the image to view the source.

What is corruption on a computer?

When the damaged files are needed for your computer to operate without errors, your computer is compromised. When this happens, it is often called “Data Corruption”.

Now, I’m not a computer expert and don’t want to get too deep, trying to help you recover corrupted data files on your computer, so here are a couple of resources for you. They go into more detail explaining how you can deal with a corrupted computer.

Resource:

How to Fix Corrupt File - WIKI-ERRORS Errors Encyclopedia - Screenshot
How to Fix Corrupt File? – WIKI-ERRORS Errors Encyclopedia – Screenshot

How to Fix Corrupt File? – WIKI-ERRORS Errors Encyclopedia

Many times the corrupted files causing our computer errors are in the registry.

Here you can learn more about what the Windows Registry is. You’ll also learn about some causes of registry issues and their recommended way to fix them.

I noticed that the recommended tool is compatible with “Windows 7, Vista, XP”.

This doesn’t invalidate the article, just dates it a little. Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported for security updates from Microsoft. Using these versions online pose a serious risk for malware, viruses, trojans or worse. Please don’t risk using these operating systems online.

Many of us are still using Windows 7 or have upgraded to Windows 10. You should not have compatibility issues using Windows 10. Of course, I’m no expert.

You can always use a search engine to find “top rated Windows Registry Repair Tools”.

Instructions for manually fixing registry issues using System Restore are also provided.

Resource:

Corrupted Files - LaptopTips - Screenshot
Corrupted Files – LaptopTips – Screenshot

Corrupted Files – LaptopTips

While this article talks specifically about laptops, it shares some really good basics we can use as a guide for almost any Windows computer including learning about ways computer files can get damaged.

The article talks specifically about Windows XP, but the basics regarding Symptoms and Troubleshooting are similar for newer computers, provided you have access to a bootable CD.

Increased use of SD Cards

Now let’s fast forward to the present day.

More of us are using some kind of digital camera or other mobile device for taking pictures, emailing, creating documents and many other uses. These devices are getting so advanced that many of us are using them exclusively.

Most of them have a common way to store these files on the device.

It’s the SD card. It stores information created on our device. We are able to connect the SD card to a computer and transfer the files to our hard drive.

We can even use a cloud service like Google Drive (what I use) to automatically backup our files.

How do I fix a corrupted SD card?

OH NO!!! I FORGOT TO COPY THE PICTURES TO MY PC!

Now, my SD card is not letting me access them.

How do I get my old pictures back?

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210H – http://www.gratisography.com/ – Click/tap the image to view the source.

You could try doing a Google search on how to manually recover the files, but how comfortable are you working with files?

You may find an online solution.

What are the chances that this will happen again?

Wouldn’t it be great to have a desktop solution that can be accessed any time you need it without having to login to an account or depend on an internet connection?

File Recovery Confirmation Screen - Card Recovery Professional
File Recovery Confirmation Screen – Card Recovery Professional

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After downloading and registering CARD RECOVERY PRO:

  • Connect a Device or Media.
  • Start Scan.
  • Select the file types to recover and choose a destination folder for recovered files.
  • You’ll get a preview of the files you can recover.
  • A window tells you the files are recovered.

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