The bad news is that professional data recovery services can be extremely expensive. Many programs suitable for professional data recovery are offered in multiple versions, each with a different end user license. For our descriptions, we give the pricing that includes an end user license suitable for working on systems other than your own. The creators of the program put a lot of work into ensuring the Active File Recovery software will be compatible with your hard drive and operating system. Weaknesses: Limited file search and preview capabilities.
This program also received some of the poorest file recovery performance for several other tests. Depending on your needs, a program with a middling overall rating might do the trick for you, even if the top-rated program does not. Overview Active File Recovery Publisher Description Active File Recovery for Windows is an effective data recovery software tool. The application features two scanning modes: quick and super scan. Also, no built-in previewer and extremely severe demo mode restrictions actually, no file recovery or preview is possible made its overall rating so low. The interface is intuitive and easy to use.
It is the only way to recover your data in the case that your system is not bootable and you cannot attach the damaged Hard Disk Drive to another machine. This is a kind of insurance against unsuccessful recovery and overwriting of deleted files. Secondly, perform a quickscan or superscan the superscan takes longer as it is an in depth search into files. Requires a very deep knowledge of disk and file system structures. With the release of version 8. Interestingly enough, its 2014 version had an outstanding interface language support.
Business license that provides unlimited worldwide licensing for corporation. Moreover, to add insult to injury, the program failed unbelievable number of tests throwing error messages instead of any result. Offers a highly advanced hexadecimal editor tailored for data recovery for Windows and Linux file systems. Also, no built-in previewer and severe demo mode restrictions made its overall rating low. All these apps offer to recover lost or deleted files. There are scores of programs to choose from, with a few popular programs rising to the top of the list.
. Other programs are more optimized for automatic recovery without manual interference from inexperienced users. This is crucial for unbootable systems. For this comparison, we will be providing very limited focus on these basic features. The new program in our review, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Technician, did not show any impressive results. This year it scored only sixth in recovery performance, showing no impressive results at all and the weakest for file recovery from damaged partitions.
After doing several tests with this software, seeing how it would work for fun, mostly , it can save you from accidentally formatted drives, deleted photos or lost documents. Strengths: Good results for file recovery from emptied Recycle Bin. Restorer Ultimate, which is very similar to R-Studio, also appears to be well-supported and under active development. We kept the rest of the scope of our tests the same as 2016-2018. By using the demo versions, you can estimate your chances for a successful recovery before you invest in a license. Support for custom file signatures. Highlights include its file previewer and support for disk images.
The best startup version among all tested programs. A close second to R-Studio in terms of recovery features and performance. Although the reviewers working in our data recovery lab are data recovery professionals by trade, this review is designed for everyday personal users. The most functional versions of the program are Professional and Ultimate. Other recovery programs hang on this particular drive as well the Mac version of Stellar Phoenix excepted , but can be set to scan around the damaged sectors.
It has drastically improved its localization support, which is now among the best. Very good data recovery performance, always among the top scores. As such, we continue to note that Restorer Ultimate may be a lower cost alternative to R-Studio, given its very similar feature set and recovery performance. We also removed two programs, and , for their quite poor performance shown in our 2018 tests, and added one new program to our tests: Reviewed Version: version 8. We added two new programs to our tests: Reviewed Version: 6. All prices are in U.