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File Recovery Assist

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  • Date Added:
    Jun. 15, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (Recovery-disabled); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


A failing hard drive or loss of data can be really stressful. If your external backups are missing or giving out, it just adds insult to injury. File Recovery Assist promises to bring those files on your portable drives back if you cough up $29.95. Actually delivering on that promise is hit or miss for this program.

While the installation of File Recovery Assist went rather smooth, we were a bit disappointed with its interface. We feel that developers should have spent more time making it straightforward rather than goofy. Though the program scans external drives quickly, it tends to stutter and crash if you make it scan a bigger drive. Getting it to read a drive of 320GB or larger is almost impossible. It fails to find files if you've formatted a drive as well, so you might not be able to salvage files you accidentally deleted. The software is free to test and the free version will find the files you're looking for. However, without paying for the full version you can't really recover any files.

For anyone who's lost important files, programs like File Recovery Assist are a bliss as they are able to save hours of work or hundreds of dollars in missing files. However, this software doesn't completely deliver. Plus, the upgrade only gives you the major functionality of the program. It doesn't make the goofy layout any cleaner or give you smoother performance.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of File Recovery Assist

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User Reviews

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3 stars

"works very well"

October 01, 2013  |  By michalrobert111

 |  Version: File Recovery Assist


Program allow you to preview files before they are eventually recovered.


you cannot select any particular location from which you wish to recover the data.

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5 stars

"DISCOUNT COUPON found yesterday"

September 21, 2011  |  By benverghier

 |  Version: File Recovery Assist


File Recovery Assist has saved my bacon yesterday. I had my external usb drive plugged in and ended up formatting the wrong drive. FRA recovered ALL!! So I decided to buy it and I found a discount here:


Nothing bad to say.

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3 stars

"Gets the job done"

July 16, 2010  |  By bluegreenant

 |  Version: File Recovery Assist


Simple 3 step process


Program is a bit slow, have to scan the entire drive before you can select a location as to where the file would have been


Gets the job done, good to use for small sized drives like USB's. will not recover files after the drive is formatted

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
This version is compatible with Windows 8 64-bit.
Publisher sondle
Publisher web site
Release Date June 09, 2014
Date Added June 15, 2014
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.17MB
File Name FileReAst.exe
Total Downloads 344,458
Downloads Last Week 3
License Model Free to try
Limitations Recovery-disabled
Price $19.95

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