Today’s blog is about Data Rescue 3’s advanced feature called “ FileIQ “.

One of the many features that set Data Rescue 3 apart from other data recovery applications is the “ FileIQ” tool. Many applications support the mainstream file types , however what do you do if you are using a specialized app and file types for your industry that may not be as mainstream as others. This is where “ FileIQ” shines and just may save your deadline, hours of work, money or simply irreplaceable data.

I will go into to detail a little more to explain why this is feature is so powerful. Many data recovery applications can recover hard drive of any type in certain scenarios. For instance , a corrupted directory or a improper ejected drive that no longer mounts on the desktop.That is because the application is only accessing the original directory structure and it is beneficial in many cases. When more severe scenarios are encountered like a formatted drive / volume, broken Raid or a failed controller card the original directory structure may not be simply read or only portions are detected. In these cases you need an advanced data recovery application to rely on the “ Content Base Recovery” approach, which looks for the footprint of the file types.

Prosoft Data Rescue 3 has an extensive “ CBR” database for many of the most popular files types used today. If your file type is not in our data base you can use “ FileIQ” to add it to the database and scan the drive afterwards.

FileIQ will work for many , but not all types of files. Data Rescue 3 will tell you if your sample files are likely to work or not, and there is nothing to lose by trying.

If Data Rescue 3 does not recognize the file type you are trying to recover, FileIQ will help Data Rescue 3 to learn new file types. Data Rescue 3 will analyze any good working file samples and detect any file patterns to help find missing files of that file type.

The FileIQ feature would be used if:

A file type you are searching for is not found You have a special file type that is not supported by Data Rescue 3 You want to check if a file type is supported (can be done in demo mode)