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Data Recovery

CNET Editors' review

This single-function application is a reliable and practical tool for recovering deleted files on your system.

Data Recovery requires no installation and runs in a neatly designed, straightforward interface. The program scans a user-selected drive and displays removed files in a sortable list. For a quick search, specify part of the file name. The list contains file details such as folder, file type, size, and attributes. You can then choose which files you want to recover and specify the destination of the recovered files. Data Recovery also has a wipe feature for completely removing the located files.

There aren't any bells and whistles, but users looking for an efficient and reliable file recovery tool will find this freeware handy and useful.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.2 stars

    out of 63 votes

    • 5 star: 22
    • 4 star: 11
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 17
  • Current version:

    3.2 stars

    out of 63 votes

    • 5 star: 22
    • 4 star: 11
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 6
    • 1 star: 17
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  • 3.0 stars

    "Free Any Data Recovery VS Data Recovery"

    February 27, 2014  |   By Coco_cooler

    Version: Data Recovery 2.3.1

    Pros

    Free Any Data Recovery seems be to more powerful that can Retrieve deleted/formatted/lost photos, music, videos, documents, emails, etc. from both computer and removable drives; it provides Normal scan and deep scan modes. It can recover music files like MP3, WMA, MID, OGG, WAV, AAC, M4A, APE...; document files like DOC, XLS, PPT, ODT, ODS, PDF, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, OLE, TXT, XML, CHM, PST, DBX, WPS, DPS, ET, ONE, MPP, MDB, ACCDB, PST; Archive: ZIP, RAR, GZIP, TAR, 7Z, ARJ, LZH, ACE, GZ, UUE, BZ2, JZR, ISO; photos like JPG, PNG, RAW, GIF, JPEG, BMP, TIF, PCX, TIFF, TGA, EXIF, FPX, SVG, PSD, CDR, PCD, DXF, UFO, EPS, AI and videos like AVI, MOV, QT, MPG, MP4, FLV, WMV, RM...

    And various devices like Windows hard drive, USB Drive, Memory Card are also supported.

    Free Any Data Recovery needs to be installed on computer. The is no Mac version currently.

    Reference:
    http://download.cnet.com/Free-Any-Data-Recovery/3000-2094_4-76036800.html
    http://free-any-data-recovery.en.softonic.com/

    Cons

    Search seems to take forever
    Search results seem to repeat forever
    Very slow recovery process

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Virus laden"

    December 27, 2013  |   By Damonrgsdfsg

    Version: Data Recovery 2.3.1

    Pros

    None that I could find...

    Cons

    It failed to do anything but install a bunch of programs I did not want. It reset my homepage in my web browser and reset my search engine to its crappy tool. I had to waste 20 minutes uninstalling and resetting my settings. This is a pure virus.

    Summary

    Beware of the virus insertion tool.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Backup data recovery for all Storage Devices"

    August 26, 2013  |   By adonismark

    Version: Data Recovery 2.3.1

    Pros

    I lost all my data and photos, from my PC. Some said there is nothing usable and I am searching over the past 24 hours almost ready to scream and give up all hope. I found Amrev Data Recovery software on a Google search and more recovery software and follow the step by step after few hours my entire data file, Massages & Photo are recover, wow thanks God!! It's really awesome data recovery software Thanks Amrev Software Thanks a Lot

    Cons

    Very fast recovery process (at least for big files)

    Summary

    Overall, this software recovered all data that I didn't think I would get back. It was very fast and would ask me to "overwrite" files quite often, but it eventually worked.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "BEWARE of MISC. PROGRAMS THAT ARE LOADED!"

    March 2, 2013  |   By tvlbrother

    Version: Data Recovery 2.3.1

    Pros

    Didn't find deleted file!

    Cons

    I spent half an hour uninstalling misc. software that was loaded???

    Summary

    Don't use!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Recovered files from my Truecrypt-encrypted drive!"

    September 26, 2012  |   By kokanee-yyz

    Version: Data Recovery 2.3.1

    Pros

    Only recovery tool that recovered files from a Truecrypt-encrypted volume

    Cons

    None that I found when running the program. It's pretty intuitive.

    Summary

    Thanks to the author Tokiwa!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Windows Data Recovery"

    August 11, 2012  |   By supriyalovely

    Version: Data Recovery 2.3.1

    Pros

    Best to install and use.there are no need any technical knowledge its use very simple.

    Cons

    Surely Recommend to everyone!

    Summary

    Window Software is one of the best software to restore lost data from corrupted hard drives, pen drives, USB drives, etc.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Who knows?"

    August 5, 2012  |   By nikkosguy

    Version: Data Recovery 2.3.1

    Pros

    Easy and fast to set up.

    Cons

    I needed to retrieve a deleted file from a Digital Secure card. It would not recognize my camera as a lettered drive of any kind. It will only retrieve deleted data on a card if you have a car reader installed as a drive.

    Summary

    All in all this program could not assist me. So I can't say if it worked or not. Too bad it needed a specific drive letter to work with.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Thought all pics were gone, so this is a lifesaver!"

    July 16, 2012  |   By B-dubs

    Version: Data Recovery 2.3.1

    Pros

    Data Recovery was fairly simple and easy to use. When I realized that I had hit "delete all" on the camera, I nearly broke down in tears. It helped me recover the majority of the pictures from our trip to Montana. Although it didn't recover all of them, it made me extremely happy to have most of them back.

    Cons

    Frustratingly slow, but since I didn't have to pay any money to recover my pics from our trip to Montana, I dealt with how long it took. Some pictures came back with part of the pic missing, while others couldn't be recovered at all. I think I was able to recover about 90% of the pictures.

    Summary

    Overall, this program recovered many pics that I didn't think I would get back. It was very slow and would ask me to "overwrite" pics quite often, but it eventually worked.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Worked with some problems"

    February 20, 2012  |   By Dangerfreak70

    Version: Data Recovery 2.3.1

    Pros

    No installation required
    Very small
    Easy to use
    File name filter

    Cons

    Search seems to take forever (can be stopped though)
    Search results seem to repeat forever (sd card)
    Very slow recovery process (at least for big files)

    Summary

    The search (sd card) didn't stop and it kept adding files to the result list, though they already had been found (same name, date, size, etc., maybe a bug).

    If you want to search for a specific file you accidently deleted, this program will work perfectly for you. If you search for all deleted files, you really need a lot of patience.

    However, the recovery was successful.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Worked for deleted files from my Flip video camera!"

    February 17, 2012  |   By myaccountatcnet

    Version: Data Recovery 2.3.1

    Pros

    Worked to delete 14 of 15 videos my 4 year old accidentially deleted from my Flip video camera. First I tried UndeleteMyFiles, but it said it couldn't work with FAT32 files. But this one did it, for free! (I gave a donation via the website.)

    Cons

    The 15th one wouldn't play. Oh well.

    Summary

    Yippee!

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