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Data Recovery Pro Glossary

Data Recovery Pro Glossary


Bad Sector
Bad sectors include any areas of the computer hard drive that cannot be used due to some flaw or damage incurred. These sectors cannot be used as data cannot be read or written to this areas and data cannot be accessed using Windows Explorer.


DBX File
A DBX file, a file with a .dbx extension, is common to Microsoft Outlook Express. All message emails from each folder are stored in the .dbx file along with a structure of newsgroups, mail folders, and some synchronization data.


File Table
The File Table, or File Allocation Table (FAT), is the file system used by the computer system to locate files on the hard disk drive. A file may be divided in many pieces in a defragmented manner. The File Table keeps track of where all the pieces are located by utilizing a list of filenames and folder locations.


Mounted Media
Mounted media is any file system that is connected to the computer system and is available for read and write operations.


Partial File Recovery
Partial file recovery is where Data Recovery Pro recovers any part of the file that still remains on the system. In certain situations, such as when a file is partially overwritten or when part of a file is lost due to a bad sector on the hard disk drive, part of the file cannot be recovered. Data Recovery Pro will recover the part of the file that is still accessible.


Partial files
Partial file recovery is where Data Recovery Pro recovers any part of the file that still remains on the system. In certain situations, such as when a file is partially overwritten or when part of a file is lost due to a bad sector on the hard disk drive, part of the file cannot be recovered. Data Recovery Pro will recover the part of the file that is still accessible.


PST File
PST stands for Personal Storage Table and is also known as Personal Folders File. A PST file, a file with a .pst extension, is a file common to certain Microsoft applications such as Microsoft Outlook. Message emails, calendars and other items are stored in the .pst file. You can have more than one .pst file per copy of Outlook.


Reformatted Partitions
A reformatted partition includes any file partition that existed before performing a format procedure on the hard disk drive.


Unmounted Media
Unmounted media includes any file system previously connected to the computer system but not currently available for read and write operations. You can unmount a drive via the command line or using disk management utilities. Examples of situations that involve unmounted drives include dual boot systems and non-allocated drive space.

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