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Oleg Afonin

Oleg Afonin

Technical Writer

Oleg Afonin is a technical specialist in the field of data recovery, an expert in digital forensics. He is the author of numerous publications on mobile forensics and IT security.

Oleg often speaks at conferences such as HTCIA, Techno Forensics, CEIC, FT-Day. He is also a co-author of the popular book "Mobile Forensics – Advanced Investigative Strategies" and conducts trainings for law enforcement agencies in countries such as Germany, Austria, Canada, etc.

Oleg has written many articles for East Imperial Soft, which help our readers and clients not only to understand the essence of the problem, but also explain its subsequent solution in the data recovery process.

  • Total posts: 14
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How to recover Office Documents or Spreadsheets

How to recover Office Documents or Spreadsheets

In one of the previous articles, we analyzed the main causes of file loss. There is nothing worse than losing the Word or Excel documents that you have been working on for hours. We want to tell you how to check all possible backup locations, perform a thorough search of your computer, or install data recovery software. Method 1: Restore files from the Recycle Bin The Recycle Bin is the place where files are placed before they are deleted from... Read the article

  • Oleg Afonin
  • May 29, 2017
Using 64 GB Memory Cards in Non-Supporting Devices

Using 64 GB Memory Cards in Non-Supporting Devices

Sometimes, one can use a 64 GB SD card in a device advertised as only supporting up to 32 GB SD cards. Formatting the card to FAT32 may do the trick. Or not? Read about the use of alternative file systems on SDXC cards, and learn why many data recovery tools should be never allowed to touch your 64 GB SD cards. However, if this is the case and exFAT is the only reason preventing your device from recognizing the larger memory card, there is... Read the article

  • Oleg Afonin
  • July 3, 2015
Flash Data Recovery: Inside SD Cards. Part II

Flash Data Recovery: Inside SD Cards. Part II

There is something unique about how SD and Compact Flash cards store and organize data. Built-in microcontrollers and wear leveling mechanisms not only prolong the life of the flash storage device, but they can help recover lost data. Read how to choose a data recovery tool and how to use it to take full advantage of the way SD and Compact Flash cards organize information. This article continues Flash Data Recovery: Inside SD Cards. Part I. In... Read the article

  • Oleg Afonin
  • September 25, 2014
Flash Data Recovery: Inside SD Cards. Part I

Flash Data Recovery: Inside SD Cards. Part I

There is something unique about how SD and Compact Flash cards store and organize data. Built-in microcontrollers and wear leveling mechanisms not only prolong the life of the flash storage device, but they can help recover lost data. Read how and why wear leveling helps recovering data from SD and Compact Flash cards in this series. “I shot a wedding session last week. Moved 1.5GB of files to my computer, then shot another session with... Read the article

  • Oleg Afonin
  • September 12, 2014
Data Recovery FAQ’s

Data Recovery FAQ’s

Is my Windows 7 smartphone recoverable? Can you help me with my laptop hard drive? Our customers call in, and we do our best to help. Read how we helped our customers get their data back! This time we’ll have an unusual post. Normally we would take a certain problem and write about how we solved it. This time we decided to answer your questions. We get dozens phone calls every day with questions about whether or not the recovery is possible in... Read the article

  • Oleg Afonin
  • August 13, 2014
Lost Data in a Memory Card

Lost Data in a Memory Card

Losing information stored on memory cards is extremely common. Read about a recent case where we helped a customer recover a 32-GB memory card after a failed Ubuntu installation attempt. Losing information stored on memory cards is extremely common. Manufacturers of flash memory cards often bundle one or another data recovery tool with their cards, and this is for a reason. In a recent case, we had a customer who wiped a memory card by... Read the article

  • Oleg Afonin
  • July 22, 2014
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