6 Main Reasons Why You Can’t Open Recovered Files

Data disasters occur every day around the world in many ways like corrupt documents, deleted emails and etc. And you may try to restore you files. But results are not always satisfactory. If you cannot open your recovered files, you can refer to this article to find the reasons.

When some small problems like compromised pst file, deleted data files occur, people are prone to do a DIY recovery to resolve the issues. Although DIY recovery effects in many cases, you still have a chance to fail in the recovery. Bad results are frustrating and everyone wants to avoid. Don’t worry. Here we will analyze the reasons why the recovered files cannot be opened. Thus you can refer to this article to help you find the causes and increase the success of the recovery.

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1.Check filename extensions

Firstly, you can check whether your recovered file has a correct filename extension. Sometimes, weak recovery tool can retrieve the data but fail to recreate the file with a right format. Thus you will not open the restored files smoothly. Besides, there is also a chance that your recovered file does not have a filename extension. All in all, you should correct it and try to open the file again.

2.Damaged Files

Data recovery has many matters need attention. If your restored file is a deleted file like Outlook pst file, and you keep writing new data to the disk where the file was located, then your deleted file is damaged probably. So you will definitely fail in recover Outlook. What’s more, if virus or hacker attack your file , then you will come to nothing in the end.

3.Bad recovery software

When you attempt DIY recovery, it’s of great importance to select a reputable and professional tool. Unprofessional software can ruin your previous data totally. If you fail in the first recovery by using an unqualified application, then it will be very difficult to restore the file by the second recovery.

4.Fragmented files

If you want to recover the file which was edited frequently, then you are likely to receive damaged files after recovery. Because this kind of file is saved in discrete locations, once some fragmented files are lost, recovery will be very difficult.

5.Partition dislocation

Partition dislocation will stop the recovery tool from finding the whole data file but only finding some information about file name or file folder. So this is a situation that you can’t open your recovered files.

6.Corrupt device

Apart from foresaid situations, you might come across corrupt devices. In fact, hard drives store all the data, if the data you want to recover is exactly in a damaged part of the drive, then it’s also be tough for you to restore the file successfully. 

Author Introduction:

Allissa Shen is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including recover SQL Server and word recovery software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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