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Active@ File Recovery

Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 23 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1 build 301
  • Total Downloads:
    146,985
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 28, 2006
  • Price:
    Free to try (64KB-file recovery trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    15.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    974
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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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1 stars

"only works if bought"

June 15, 2007  |  By russpad

 |  Version: Active@ File Recovery 7.1 build 301

Cons

everythings too big for free recovery

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2 stars

"Average Recovery Program"

June 14, 2007  |  By noevil666

 |  Version: Active@ File Recovery 7.1 build 301

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1 stars

"Total Garbage"

June 04, 2007  |  By mike67cam

 |  Version: Active@ File Recovery 7.1 build 301

Pros

None

Cons

Takes up 25MB without even starting a scan. Got a much better program for free.

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5 stars

"It helped me to recover data from my formatted HDD"

April 07, 2007  |  By Dashken

 |  Version: Active@ File Recovery 7.1 build 301

Pros

I accidentally formatted my HDD with my CD which boots and autoclean the HDD. It was dumb and I nearly fainted. After trying numerous recovery software, finally I found Active@ File Recovery. I tried the demo and was able to see all the folders and data from my formatted HDD. I was so ecstatic and I bought it. I was able to recover almost all the data, the tool that I was writing and nearing completion (I didn't have any backup) and also my Outlook archive.

You can create an image of your HDD and use that instead of scanning and taxing your drive which is nice. You can reuse that image over and over again.

Thank you so much! You save my life. :)

Cons

It sort of hangs when you try to recover huge folders with lotsa files. And you can't even press Stop to end the task. Had to end the program and rescan several times. But it did the job, so it's cool.

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5 stars

"Easy to use, fast and efficient"

March 08, 2007  |  By nobmouse

 |  Version: Active@ File Recovery 7.1 build 301

Pros

This program was so simple to use I had all the files I'd accidentally deleted back within a couple of minutes of installing it. I couldn't ask for better than that.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Active Data Recovery Software
Publisher web site http://www.ntfs.com/products.htm
Release Date July 28, 2006
Date Added July 28, 2006
Version 7.1 build 301
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 15.75MB
File Name filerecovery-demo.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 146,985
Downloads Last Week 974
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 64KB-file recovery trial
Price $29.95

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