File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility

File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 191 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,055,526
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 06, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (64KB file size recovery trial); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,035
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

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    out of 191 votes

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5 stars

"Fantastic functionality, support, price"

April 05, 2012  |  By _Nibs_

 |  Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

Pros

I couldn't find a truly free file recovery app. This one was well worth the price. They don't charge you by the megabyte like some others do. The interface is clean and very easy to use. I scanned my bad drive with two different popular recovery tools and File Scavenger was the fastest of the two (2.5 hours to scan my 4TB RAID array). Also, the other application seemed to only find specific file types from a pre-defined list. File Scavenger found ALL file types.

I was able to recover about 80% of my files which is fantastic considering the drive had been repartitioned and reformatted, and had a small amount of data written to it after that. I used the live chat feature on their website and was connected with someone who really knew their stuff instantly. They actually connected to my computer remotely and spent quite a lot of time working to recover the remaining files at no extra charge.

Cons

It didn't find 10% of my files on the scan and the other 10% it found but couldn't recover. I don't really blame the software on this because the drive had been both repartioned and reformatted, and data had been written to the drive after that. 80% success is fantastic given the circumstances.

Summary

This product works great on hard drives, even RAID drives. It is WELL worth the price and the support is second to none. I feel this software has the best value of all the data recovery apps, combined with the best functionality.

I had to use this because my RAID5 array just vanished from windows one day.

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5 stars

"A True Life Saver"

February 13, 2012  |  By sbcurtiss

 |  Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

Pros

This program really works. We didn't exactly have deleted files that we were trying to recover. My son had downloaded his partially-written essay from an email attachment and proceeded to work on it (and hit save) for 2 days not realizing he had not re-saved it to his local drive. We spent hours looking for his document in temp files and reading through forums until we came across the File Scavenger Data Utility suggestion and it immediately found the document in a hiddien IE5 temp file that we would have never located. We were all so relieved!

Cons

None that we came across.

Summary

Don't forget to save your email attachments to a local drive! This program did the trick in seconds.

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5 stars

"BEST recovery software and BEST after sale care"

February 13, 2012  |  By JIMJOE2012

 |  Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

Pros

-excellent customer care through livechat before buying anything and after.
-recovered all the lost data and more.
-no limitation on amount of data need to recover for the fixed resonable price.
-no internet connection required during either recovery or activation of their software.
-received activation key immediately after paying

Cons

slow on recovering everything, however, I had a large amount (took 2 days for over 680GB to recover)

Summary

Today I recovered all of my lost data after a painful experience with another software company that has a lousy customer service and a paid software that did not work, even though it was three times more expensive than this one and had limitations like internet connection is a must to activate the software and throughout the recovery so that they can monitor the amount you're recovering and charge you accordingly. Also, the activation key is received after 24 hours of purchase because the processing is done by another company.
With file scavenger I was able to chat with their customer service on their website and asked them everything. I then tried the demo which identified all of my lost data and then went ahead and baught an activation code, I received the code immediately afterwards and started using the software on my PC which was not connected to the internet and recovered all of the lost data from my corrupted external hard disc which I'm using to store my life's work, family videos and photos for the past 14 years.

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5 stars

"Very effective on a bad drive"

January 09, 2012  |  By reisssa

 |  Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

Pros

Finds files on bad media
Intuitive, flexible interface

Cons

None - worked very well for me

Summary

I had a boot drive (from a relative) that had crashed and was corrupted and after review by their local "IT guy" it was pronounced as dead. Too bad - all those years of pictures. I decided to give it a try. The free demo of this program ran, and ran - over 3 days. The drive was riddled with media errors, so I knew it was a long shot. But: it found basically everything. I bought the license to do a full recovery, and it pulled off everything except for a handful of files which were too corrupt to recover, and none of them mattered to me anyway. So from my perspective: 100% success and money very well spent!!!

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4 stars

"Useful and efficient"

November 15, 2011  |  By axelbroquet

 |  Version: File Scavenger Data Recovery Utility 3.2

Pros

For the first time I had to recover files I had deleted.
This software was suggested by Cnet. I tried it and it suceeded very efficiently and within a short period.

Cons

You have to be very careful when you select the task you want to be performed.
You have to spend time to read the instructions

Summary

Useful and efficient

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2
Version 3.2 streamlines the installation and contains many bug fixes.
General
Publisher QueTek Consulting
Publisher web site http://www.quetek.com/
Release Date September 20, 2011
Date Added October 06, 2011
Version 3.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.11MB
File Name 32fsu43.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,055,526
Downloads Last Week 1,035
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 64KB file size recovery trial
Price $49.95

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