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File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility

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  • All versions:

    4.2 stars

    out of 187 votes

    • 5 star: 126
    • 4 star: 23
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 20
  • Current version:

    4.0 stars

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
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  • 2.0 stars

    "I love Free Any Data Recovery"

    February 28, 2014  |   By Eric_lemon

    Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 4.2

    Pros

    Free Any Data Recovery is the freeware to retrieve deleted/formatted/lost photos, music, videos, documents, emails, etc. from both computer and removable drives

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

    Cons

    It wasn't quick...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Recovered it all!"

    November 13, 2013  |   By kukumisu

    Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 4.2

    Pros

    Recovered absolutely everything pretty much as I had left it: Files, folders, Powerpoints, word docs, AVI. files - everything!

    GUI is easy to navigate

    Everything is pretty self explanatory

    Cons

    None whatsoever

    Summary

    I had spent hours looking at other software that only partially recovered files and gave me results that were no good to work with. File Scavenger recovered 10gb worth of data from a corrupted flash drive. I can't praise it highly enough. Best cash I've ever spent. I recovered documents that had taken me hours and hours to produce - all laid out in their original folders as on the flash drive. Save yourself a headache download now!
    Joined CNET just to review this. So thankful!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Remarkably effective in recovering data."

    November 12, 2013  |   By Geoff Sjostrom

    Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 4.2

    Pros

    Very effective, reasonable price.

    Cons

    Program assumes you know what you're doing, and the help files aren't particularly helpful.

    Summary

    I recently had a severe computer crash, and in trying to recover data I ham-handedly managed to damage the disk that had an excellent backup of all my information. I tried three disk recovery programs in succession: VirtualLab Client, Iolo Search and Recover, and File Scavenger. All have similar marketing schemes: They will scan your damaged disk and identify recoverable files for free, but to actually recover those files, you have to purchase a license. That seems fair enough to me.

    The Iolo and File Scavenger products cost about $50 each, and VirtualLab cost about $100. VirtualLab recovered a handful of files, randomly named and including many duplicates and damaged files. Iolo recovered a smaller handful of files, in similar condition.

    File Scavenger recovered about 80% of my files, completely intact, correctly named. Another 10-15% were recovered with random names, but were otherwise undamaged and completely useful. I wish I'd found File Scavenger before I wasted my money on those other programs.

    It wasn't quick: It took over 24 hours to scan my 2Tb disk, and about ten of those hours were spent as the progress indicator moved from 72% to 75%. So if you try it, don't assume that it's crashed just because things appear to be going slowly. And since File Scavenger doesn't alter the disk that it's scanning (which could cause more damage) you will need a separate disk to receive the files that it recovers.

    Needless to say, I highly recommend the program. If you've had a disk disaster or are anticipating one, go to quetek.com and get File Scavenger. It will be the best fifty bucks you ever spent.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy in use"

    September 29, 2013  |   By stevemartin12788

    Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 4.2

    Pros

    Suitable to operate with all windows version and recover files on the basis of name and size.

    Cons

    Unable to restore data from unbootable drive.

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