Smith Micro Launches File Recovery Software Tool

Apr 20, 2007

Smith Micro has released its MediaRECOVER 4.0, a file-recovery software tool that enables users to recover their lost or corrupted digital media files.

Smith Micro Software Inc. announced April 19 that it has made available its MediaRECOVER 4.0, a file-recovery software tool that allows users to recover their digital media files.

This software recovery tool allows users to recover pictures, music, video and data files from memory cards, thumb drives, digital film as well as corrupted, accidentally erased or reformatted hard drives.

"The risk of damage or corruption to the data stored on digital cameras, mobile phones, flash drives and computers is an ongoing concern for owners," David Polzine, product manager at Smith Micro Software, based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., said in a company statement.

The recovery tool also retrieves files from an array of file formats including jpegs (joint photographic experts group), mpegs (moving picture experts group), mp3, mov (movie file format), avi (audio video interleave), wmv (Windows Media file format), pdf, doc, xis and ppt (power point) format images. The file recovery tool from Smith Micro also enables users to recover files from e-mail files, archive files, graphic files and database files, enabling them to access their files when they need to.

Smith Micro's file recovery tool enables users to repair files that are unusable due to corruption of the card when it is pulled out while the camera is on, corruption when the camera is turned off during the write process, inadvertent camera or computer shutdown, data corruption to critical areas or other events that could cause damage to a user's data.

Mediarecover 4.0 features a Format Option that writes new system files to the media and enables a user's card to be read from a PC or camera. This format option corrects the media when the camera or PC says that the card is corrupt, not initialized or not mounting.

The new file recovery tool also includes a wipe option, which overwrites a card with zeros, including the file system areas and erases the data. Users can also use the wipe option to get rid of any old data off of their media.

"MediaRECOVER acts as a 'safety net' for important files," Polzine said in the same statement.

Smith Micro's Mediarecover 4.0 is available for $29.99 at the Smith Micro Web store as well as retailers, catalogs and distribution partners.

Copyright 2007 by Ziff Davis Media, Distributed by United Press International

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