Windows Image Repair is another component of the Windows suite - PhotoRec. PhotoRec, as its name implies, is free - this free open source multi-media application is available under GNU General Public License (AGPLv2+), which allows free use, distribution and modification under various terms. It is built on top of Disk cleanup, a Windows XP backup tool. The most striking feature of PhotoRec for Windows is its ability to repair almost all kinds of file loss from most Windows operating systems. Apart from the obvious self-explanatory abilities, PhotoRec can be used to fix:
The main features of this Windows photo recovery are its command line interface and its ability to work even if the hard disk drive is inaccessible or already formatted. PhotoRec has the ability to create backup images from virtually any type of digital camera, digital photo, memory card, or any other data storage device. Using photo recovery software is very easy - you just need to click on 'Start', click on the 'Run' button and then enter a command line to initiate the recovery. The basic requirements of the Windows PhotoRec include:
If you have your system in such bad shape that the PhotoRec does not run properly, you can still get some useful information out of it by using the Windows PhotoShop. PhotoShop is an application that comes along with Microsoft Windows and provides a visual interface for editing digital photographs and other items. You can save and restore your old data using the Windows PhotoShop, and with PhotoShop, you can edit, format, backup and search your captured images. There is even an option to use the Windows PhotoRec to discover file types of captured information, such as JPEGs and PNGs. In case you find some information that still cannot be restored, PhotoShop offers you the option to recover those file types as well.