"Unrecoverable" tape? We're the tape recovery bureau that other recovery bureaux come to.

Our company offers London based data conversion and recovery services, specialising in magnetic tape, cartridge, LTO and DLT. But we can migrate, duplicate, replicate, transcribe and copy virtually any data format.

Established in 1984, we have been providing the highest levels of service in data conversion, media recovery and tape duplication for the last 34 years.

We're the conversion bureau most UK (and even some European and U.S.) bureaus sub-contract their difficult work to, specialising in challenging formats like VAX VMS (and OpenVMS) backup, AS/400 SAVLIB and SAVOBJ, corrupted .bkf files, variable-length packed decimal, and dates stored in proprietary binary structures. We've reverse-engineered literally dozens of obscure and difficult formats other bureaus have failed to crack.

Contact us for professional, impartial advice — no matter how large or small your project.

Please talk to us first- you'll save a lot of time, aggravation and money

In 1984 A L Downloading Services started trading in the back of a shop on the Portobello Road in West London, beginning with a few diskettes. Within three years the company had become the largest conversion bureau in the country.

Advanced Downloading Ltd started trading in 1992, concentrating on difficult conversion tasks requiring reverse-engineering of data formats and bespoke programming. In June 2005 Advanced Downloading acquired A L Downloading's conversion business, becoming the UK market leader in tape conversion, recovery, duplication and migration.

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"We work in collaboration with ADL and they have proved to be the most reliable and knowledgeable experts in tape data recovery. They have a 100% success rate, which speaks for itself. If you are having problems reading tapes, look no further because you have found the UK experts".

- Aran Pitter, Commercial Director, Data Recovery Specialists Ltd

"Advanced Downloading is a true tape data recovery and conversion specialist. We have used their service numerous times over the years. Their work is second to none and delivered on time. If you have corrupted/unreadable tapes or very old tapes that need to be converted to more modern formats or readable data ADL is the place to go. Highly recommended."

Eric Sminia, Managing Director, Reqor Data Recovery

"I was eager to recover a valuable image from a 6250BPI magnetic tape from about 1986. A friend recommended that I contact Jim at Advanced Downloading in London. The process could not have been easier: I sent Jim an email on Thursday, I shipped him a tape from California on Friday, and I had my digital image on Monday morning. Terrific response time. Great service!"

Tom Porter, SVP Production, Pixar Animation Studios