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File Scavenger

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  • 2.0 stars

    "I love Free Any Data Recovery"

    February 28, 2014  |   By Eric_lemon

    Version: File Scavenger 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 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 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 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy, Fast & Accurate"

    January 26, 2013  |   By coronajrrr

    Version: File Scavenger 4.0

    Pros

    This is the first time I have been so appreciative of a software purchase that I felt compelled to write a review. Installing Windows 8 made my system so unstable that it corrupted a 2TB iOMEGA eSATA/USB2.0 external HD. It was so bad that while the drive could be seen, any attempt to read files on it showed the drive was "not formatted" and asking whether one wanted to format the drive now. After trying normal procedures to fix the problem failed (i.e. rebooting, trying different eSATA and USB ports, using a different computer to read the disk), I tried different software programs. The first 2 (Nero 12 & Image Rescue 4.0), were useless because couldn't access any part of the disk. This program immediately read the entire disk and enabled me to recover all the files that were precious to me. Because this was such a strong program, it allowed me to assess it's worth prior to buying it. For me, this was a great buy.

    Cons

    None at all.

    Summary

    By allowing an advance showing of what it could do, I was able to determine this was the program which could solve a very difficult and potentially disastrous problem for me. I am very grateful to it's designer.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Delivers what it advertises."

    November 22, 2012  |   By Coleworx

    Version: File Scavenger 4.0

    Pros

    Easy to figure out, sellect the right files, etc.

    Cons

    Seems slow on data transfer to new drive, but accurate and complete.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Only good for physical drive on user PC"

    November 12, 2012  |   By byankos

    Version: File Scavenger 4.0

    Pros

    Very easy to use...

    Cons

    Can not see NAS (Network Access Drive). This is why I bought it.
    Can only see drives connected directly to the computer.
    Finds great numbers of duplicate files most if not all of which are corupted.
    Can not sort/search for the most recent deleted files, etc..

    Summary

    Too expensive for the function it performs. No value for money. Not worth US$50. Not recommend.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I like it!"

    August 19, 2012  |   By RichardRon

    Version: File Scavenger 4.0

    Pros

    great software!

    Cons

    I need alternative data recovery software for mac os

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Clear perfect"

    May 22, 2012  |   By meetincg

    Version: File Scavenger 4.0

    Pros

    Thanks for the sensible program

    Cons

    Developers are talented guys

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Fantastic functionality, support, price"

    April 5, 2012  |   By _Nibs_

    Version: File Scavenger 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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