Active File Recovery

Active File Recovery

Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 23 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    13
  • Total Downloads:
    143,275
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 04, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (Only allows recovery of up to a 64KB file); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    14.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    101
  • Platform:
    Windows

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5 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 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 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 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 stars

"One of the better file recovery programs."

May 03, 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 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 stars

"Saved me"

September 01, 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 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 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 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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 13
Version 13 added Last Chance recovery method for detecting files by signatures; Added recovery of files from Linux BtrFS file system; Added recovery of 26 more pre-defined file signatures: eBooks, Adobe Flash, Real Audio, Archives; New Ultimate package now includes Linux-based bootable Active@ LiveCD, being able to boot all the latest x86 & x64 UEFI secure boot systems.
General
Publisher Active Data Recovery Software
Publisher web site http://www.ntfs.com/products.htm
Release Date December 04, 2014
Date Added December 04, 2014
Version 13
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.56MB
File Name filerecovery-demo.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 143,275
Downloads Last Week 101
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Only allows recovery of up to a 64KB file
Price $29.95

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