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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.0.7
  • Total Downloads:
    175,108
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 16, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (Only allows recovery of up to a 64KB file); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    16.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    183
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Active File Recovery enables you to recover files that you've accidentally deleted or that were lost for any number of other reasons. With clear options and quick scanning functionality, this app will have your files back in your hands in no time.

Pros

Superscan: Files that can't be recovered with the Quick Scan feature can often be unearthed by breaking out the Superscan. This is especially useful for items lost due to deleted or damaged partitions, and while it does take a little longer to run, it is adept at finding files you never thought you'd see again.

Good for beginners: This app is a good choice for those with limited computer knowledge, thanks to its clear interface and helpful descriptions of the types of files recovered. But that doesn't mean it's lacking in the power features that more advanced users are looking for.

Cons

Hidden features: These power features are not always easy to find, however. While the initial scanning options are presented in a straightforward enough way, the recovery process is less clear, and taking advantage of advanced features can be a little confusing.

Bottom Line

Active File Recovery is a good option for most users, whether you consider yourself a computer pro or are just starting to learn your way around. You can try out the scanning capabilities of the software for free to see if it can find the files you're looking for, and you can even recover one small one without purchasing the full version.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Active File Recovery 14.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.0.7
  • More pre-defined file signatures recognition: AC3, MSG, 3DS, MAX, DXF, CMX, AMV, 4XM, 4XA, EPS, XZ, LZ4, BZ2, JP2, M2V, MTS, FDB
  • Added file system's metadata display: $FILE & $INDX file records for NTFS, $DIR Directory entries for FAT/FAT32
  • Added support for Linux/Unix XFS file system scan & data recovery
  • Added support for Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) partitioning and recovery
  • Improved Windows Logical Disk Manager (LDM) support for nested volumes
  • Improved display for HiDPI monitors and large resolution screens
  • Improvements in user interface and in data recovery algorithms
  • Ultimate package: the latest Active@ Boot Disk and improved Boot Disk Creator
  • Ultimate package: the latest Active@ LiveCD (64-bit) with updated drivers and new utilities
General
Publisher Active Data Recovery Software
Publisher web site http://www.ntfs.com/products.htm
Release Date March 04, 2016
Date Added March 16, 2016
Version 15.0.7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 16.26MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 175,108
Downloads Last Week 183
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Only allows recovery of up to a 64KB file
Price $29.95

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