File Scavenger

File Scavenger

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 191 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,051,411
  • Date Added:
    December 04, 2003
  • File Size:
    2.11MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    501
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows NT/2000/XP

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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 58 votes

    • 5 star 49
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 191 votes

    • 5 star 129
    • 4 star 23
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 21
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5 stars

"Fantastic, and unbelievably reliable"

April 22, 2005  |  By Endtroducing

 |  Version: File Scavenger 2.1

Pros

It's easy to use, which is a MAJOR aspect in software utilization. Second, there is literally no limitation on the amount OR the type of data to be searched & recovered. That's what makes this program so great. EVERYONE should have a copy of this utility on their computer, because you really never know when your hard drive could "bite the big one." And don't think hard drive failure can't happen to you - it certainly CAN!

Cons

No cons whatsoever! I love it!

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4 stars

"Excellent."

April 14, 2005  |  By IcemanBoogies

 |  Version: File Scavenger 2.1

Pros

Tried others. Hard to figure out. Robbed you. Tried File Scavenger 2.1.

It was very easy to install, use and understand the trial. Went to the site to buy the license with VISA. Worked like a charm. Had it and could start salvage my damaged hard drive in seconds. Works fast. Very satisfied customer.

Cons

1. Installs the software but dosen't confirm that it has. As an experienced computer user I figured out immediately that I could locate and start it from the Start menu. The software should ask right after installation if the user wants to start using the software.

2. Couldn't find a link to the site, in the software. Had to type the URL/address in manually.

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5 stars

"The best $40 I spent"

April 13, 2005  |  By viperrjm

 |  Version: File Scavenger 2.1

Pros

This worked great to recover the lost files I had when my computer crashed. Even recovered files that I had lost from the crash before. Works best with a second drive (internal or external) large enough to recover the file's onto.

Cons

This may run a little slow but that's because It's looking at every sector of your drive...The bigger the drive you have the longer It will take.

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5 stars

"Saved my skin!!! Trial worked and puts all data back in original folders!"

April 10, 2005  |  By Cpt Crazy

 |  Version: File Scavenger 2.1

Pros

1. Recovers to original folders.

2. Found all data files.

3. After long initial scan, recovers files/folders rather quickly.

4. ONLY $40!!!, ONLY $40!!!, ONLY $40!!!, did I say only $40?!?

5. Saved my butt with the wife!

6. Easy to use for a noob.

I had inadvertently deleted the partition on my backup drive (250Gb WD) while reinstalling WinXP on primary RAID 0 drives. After several recovery attempts, repartitioned the drive so I could see it in windows. Tried numerous programs that claimed to work, PC Inspector - address errors, Handy Recovery - couldn't tell which files were which, DIY Data Recovery iRecover 1.0 - couldn't get past initial scan. After sorting the reviews, File Scavenger 2.1 had the highest overall user rating. Started initial scan overnight(program estimated 2 hours to perform). Next morning I'm recovering all sorts of files (kept to <64Kb size limitation). Happy with the initial success, I bought the license online, entered the key, and started downloading the big files. Now I don't have to redo my taxes and have all my data and backups again.

Cons

Always scary testing a trial version with 64Kb file size limitations and plunking money down on the actual. It came through though. Would have liked the option to recover some large files in trial. Didn't recover one of two windows backup files, but that could have been because of repartition overwrites.

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5 stars

"!!!!24 Gigabytes of Data Lost for 3 Weeks Recovered in 3 Hours!!!!"

April 05, 2005  |  By slcdrew

 |  Version: File Scavenger 2.1

Pros

Do not let the low price of this software or the fact that it is available as free trial fool you. I recovered a 3 year old 4 disk 0+1 RAID Array that had a drive and RAID controller fail at the same time. Without a chance to rebuild the array and no data stripe size or location info I was sure out of luck (SOL). New controller didn't recognize disks or Array. Many,many attempts to rebuild the Array with different stripe size and/or disk orders utterly failed(and mangled the data). Two other more expensive methods (Both time and money ($250.00+))were attempted and failed. The software was easy to use and allowed variables that were a prerequisite for the recovery.

Customer Service was unsurpassed and replied in every case under two working hours.

No, I do not work for this company and in 15 years of IT work have only felt this strongly on 2 other occasions. Please Download and when the time comes----Buying it won't even be an issue. Thanks Quetek, for saving my data, 10 years worth!!!

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5 stars

"This program saved my day and my job"

March 15, 2005  |  By huy123456

 |  Version: File Scavenger 2.1

Pros

I've accidentally Shift+Del one of the top most directories in my 200GB hard disk. Being devastated, I searched the internet and found this amazing piece of software. It found and recovered every files I needed. I cannot express any more appreciation to the developers of this software.

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1 stars

"Tested it. Created a file,deleted it,did'nt find it. :("

March 15, 2005  |  By 8-bit

 |  Version: File Scavenger 2.1

Pros

Good name

Cons

Did'nt find what it was supposed to

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5 stars

"Great Recovery Program"

February 28, 2005  |  By computer guy

 |  Version: File Scavenger 2.1

Pros

Easy to use and set up

This program has saved me a couple of time already.

Great customer support - They respond quickly and offer helpful suggestions

Cons

None to report

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5 stars

"Best program for this I have found!!!!"

February 25, 2005  |  By msstark

 |  Version: File Scavenger 2.1

Pros

Undeleted every file I was looking for. Easy user interface, easy to understand. I have tried about 10 of these programs. For the money, this is the best darn program of this type you can find.

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5 stars

"AWESOME! Saved my data from a terrible fate!"

February 22, 2005  |  By moonfire

 |  Version: File Scavenger 2.1

Pros

This program succeeded in recovering all my "lost" data which suffered from an "un-sheduled" re-format! Worth every penney of it's low cost! HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED!

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General
Publisher QueTek Consulting
Publisher web site http://www.quetek.com/
Release Date December 04, 2003
Date Added December 04, 2003
Version 2.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 2.11MB
File Name 32fsu43.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,051,411
Downloads Last Week 501
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 64-KB trial
Price $39.95

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