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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not bad but could be better..."

    July 20, 2007  |   By kb5ynf

    Pros

    It's free and installed easily enough. It did popup an error when I used it that was blank but had a Yes or No response prompt. I chose Yes and the software run normally after that. It was easy enough to use.

    Cons

    The software worked but was very slow. I didn't play with it enough to see for certain but at first glance, I didn't notice any options to review the deleted files before restoring them. All other packages I tried would at least list the filenames and paths of the files to be restored so you could pick and choose the files to restore; some even provided thumbnails and a means to open the files before restoring them. From what I saw, this one just restored everything that matched the filter (by the way, the preset filter options would be a limitation too). Again, there may have been options to change that behavior but if there aren't, then that is probably a big reason for it being slow. I let the thing run for over an hour and it was only 1% complete so I canceled it and went with something else. During the time it ran, it did restore about 4GB of data though.

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