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Active File Recovery

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All User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Saved me a ton of work!"

    February 16, 2009  |   By linnyhca

    Version: Active File Recovery 7.3.111

    Pros

    Tried 3 other file recovery programs on a nonbootable drive- none of them worked. Demo version of this program found my files, but couldn't recover them correctly. Decided to buy the full version for $34.95 which worked perfectly.

    Cons

    There is nothing I can complain about with this product.

    Summary

    This program worked great on my non-bootable hard drive hooked up as an external drive to my laptop. It didn't take long to search using the Quickscan function and my recovered files work great (including my important Quickbooks file). Highly recommended!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Simple: It doesn't find my deleted file"

    November 26, 2008  |   By cdebel2005

    Version: Active File Recovery 7.3

    Pros

    Absolutely none

    Cons

    It doesn't find my freshly deleted file. Simply not usefull

    Summary

    Won't waste my time with writting a more detailed review...

    I've created a file in My Documents, deleted it, removed it from recycle bin... and it's not found anymore.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Useless for trial due to max 65K file size limit."

    August 27, 2008  |   By MustXcape2

    Version: Active File Recovery 7.3

    Pros

    NONE - unless your believe the advertising!
    A complete a waste of your time.

    Cons

    To get it to work on any file larger than limit a payment is demanded - Before you even know the results!

    Summary

    Forget this software and move on to a better product.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy to use, works great, trialware has 65k file size limit."

    August 26, 2008  |   By milspec

    Version: Active File Recovery 7.3

    Pros

    User friendly interface, simple to navigate.

    Have tried three other file recovery utilities in the last three days. This is the best.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "One of the better file recovery programs."

    May 3, 2008  |   By Charles K

    Version: Active File Recovery 7.3

    Pros

    Having tried a couple dozen, I settled on this one. Why? Because it works as described, can be installed on removable storage devices like my 4Gb travel drive and my 500 GB Maxtor one touch external hard drive. It's a simple to use program that not only can search for multiple files and file types but a can hunt a particular file or folder which I fine it's best feature. All my hard drives are NTFS file type drives and Active @ works great on all. Even the price, compared to others is good.

    Cons

    Only one con from me! The free trial limitations. However, it does what I need and accomplished everything I purchased it for.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "3"

    December 12, 2007  |   By nour_rewesh

    Version: Active File Recovery 7.1 build 301

    Pros

    very good

    Cons

    no think

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Saved me"

    September 1, 2007  |   By billped

    Version: Active File Recovery 7.1 build 301

    Pros

    My daughter spent 10 days in Japan on an exchange program, took a huge number of photos, but one of her SD cards was accidentally reformatted. Unfortunately, she saved a couple of new photos before realizing the problem.

    Active@ File Recovery found all the photos and recovered at least 80% of them. For $30, it was a screaming bargain.

    I am once again my little girl's hero.

    I love the other response of "only works if bought". For free, it will tell you what it can recover and then will tell you to pony up if you want to actually recover the files. I consider that fair.

    Re: the "expensive" comment, the other product I found that was able to recover the files was $80, so the competition appears to be much more expensive. Perhaps if all you need is a simple "undelete", freeware would be fine, but I needed something that would recover files from a format AND it had to work with something other than a simple hard disk.

    Cons

    The interface is not as intuitive as it could be, but a bit of playing with it eventually got me what I needed.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Outstanding"

    July 24, 2007  |   By claseboy

    Version: Active File Recovery 7.1 build 301

    Pros

    A couple of days ago I had to reformat my hard drive and re-install Windows. Unfortunately I'd completely forgotten to backup up my entire collection of photographs which were stored on my D partition. That's about 5 years of birthdays, family events, parties, family visits, even little things like pictures of our new puppy and days out at the zoo. The lot, gone.

    I tried several other programs and none of them managed to find my photos.

    One go with the demo version of Active@ and it found my entire D partition, untouched and undamaged.

    Yes I had to pay $29.95 to recover the files, which is about £15 there or thereabouts. Was it worth it? Most definitely.

    Cons

    I can't say a bad word against it. I didn't even need to read the help documentation before using it. It was so easy.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good"

    July 22, 2007  |   By carvil

    Version: Active File Recovery 7.1 build 301

    Pros

    Long time to download

    ,But I had trouble with an erroron my computer

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Expensive!"

    July 14, 2007  |   By FreddyMysty1_x

    Version: Active File Recovery 7.1 build 301

    Pros

    Seems to recover but you have to pay.

    Cons

    Why do these programs cost so much? No free trial? How can I get my data back for free? Why doesn't microshaft include these types of programs?

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