The most annoying thing that we often come across after malware infection is that some of our files get damaged or become corrupted. If you try to open them in a default program, you get a message that the file is damaged. Fortunately, there is a tool called File Repair which can help you repair such corrupted files. The File Repair tool is a freeware which can repair many different kinds of files. It scans the damaged file, extracts maximum possible data from it and saves it to a new usable file.
The free File Repair tool can repair the following formats of files :
- Word documents (.doc, .docx, .docm, .rtf)
- Excel spreadsheets (.xls, .xla, .xlsx)
- Zip or RAR archives (.zip, .rar)
- Videos (.avi, .mp4, .mov, .flv, .wmv, .asf, .mpg)
- Picture files (.jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .tiff, .bmp, .png)
- PDF documents (.pdf)
- Access databases (.mdb, .mde, .accdb, .accde)
- PowerPoint presentations (.ppt, .pps, .pptx)
- Music (.mp3, .wav)
You can download the Free Repair tool from http://www.filerepair1.com/. The download is just 1 MB in file size and is in form of a installable setup. It is supported on Windows XP, Vista and 7. After you have installed the Free Repair tool you can open it from its Start Menu shortcut.
Just click on the ellipses button to select a file to be repaired. You can only select the supported file formats. You can also choose where to save the repaired files by clicking on the browse link. Finally click on the Start Repair to start the repair process. When it has done repairing the file, you can click on the open link to open the repaired file. It would be opened using the default associated application installed on your system.
The makers of the free tool File Repair also provide a free service for manually repairing your damaged files. You can send them your corrupted files at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org. They claim that their repair experts will analyze the file and repair it for you. Once the file has been received, it generally takes between 1 to 24 hours to process and repair the file.
The free File Repair tool is a powerful recovery tool for repairing your damaged and corrupted files due to malware infection, power outage, network interruption etc. If you experience power outages often or get infected with malware now and again, then you should keep a copy of it on their system.