With O&O FormatRecovery, files and folders lost through deletion or Virus attack can be recovered from all Windows recognized storage media. Formatted and newly partitioned hard disks can be recovered with consummate ease. By use of a specially developed algorithm, O&O FormatRecovery V4 can search for files on formatted or deleted disks and restore them even when data is heavily fragmented. O&O FormatRecovery enables the recovery of formatted storage media, including all file system information. This means systems can be used again immediately upon completion of the recovery session. To recover data from damaged storage media O&O FormatRecovery first detects and then ignores defective sectors. It then proceeds with the recovery of data from storage media that is damaged but still accessible.