Glary Undelete is a free and easy-to-use yet powerful file undelete solution for FAT and NTFS file systems. It will bring back files emptied from the Recycle Bin, in a DOS window, from Windows Explorer with the SHIFT key held down. It will even recover files that have been deleted by bugs, crashes and viruses. Features: Supports FAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 , NTFS + EFS file systems. Supports recovery of compressed, fragmented and encrypted files on NTFS. Supports Basic and Dynamic Volumes. Undelete files on removable devices (SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MemoryStick). Filter by file name, file date, size, recovery state. Supports Windows XP/ VISTA / 2003 Server Operating Systems.
- It finds all deleted documents or folders even if they weren't sent to the recycle bin after deleting.
- It shows you its original path for easy searching
- The original file name is retained and you can recover it to your desired folder (although it's advisable to recover it to a different path from where it was deleted)
- It shows the state of the file giving you an idea of how much chance you could recover the file.
- It recovered to at least two years back of deleted files (not all were in good condition though, but still...)
- It gives you that sigh of relief after an accidental delete!!!
Recovered photos I had accidentally deleted from SD card as well as the hard drive they were supposed to be copied to. I liked that I could restore them to folder of my choice.
Fortunately, I knew the dates on the files so I could figure out which ones were the ones I needed. Couldn't see the full file path to them, so otherwise might have been a hassle.
Does a nice job, easy to use.
AS WITH ALL CNET DOWNLOADS THESE DAYS, I DOWNLOAD DIRECTLY FROM PUBLISHER SITE AS CNET IS ADDING A CRAPWARE WRAPPER (WHICH MY ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM DETECTS) TO ALL OF THE PROGRAMS. SHAME ON YOU CNET!!!!!!!!!!!
After some frustration with Picassa a couple of jpg files were removed from my network drive where they were stored. Nothing was found in recycle bin. I found the Glary Undelete recommendation in a Picassa forum thread. I downloaded and used on the PC on my network that used to contain these pictures. Glary found them and I was able to recover. I am SOOO thankful! Easy, Effective and Free. If you are happy as I am after using, you should consider buying the Pro version to support the company. I am really impressed and again...thankful!
This program literally has no directory structure. It shows you the folders, but instead of being the folders they were actually in, they all have names like "00b1" or something. The files all have this name too, and most are not openable. Pretty poor program but works I guess if you only have a few, exactly-specific files you want and are willing to search for them for a few hours. It also doesn't scan the same way if your work gets interrupted and you need to do the scan again. Annoying pop-ups which go beyond the edges of the display and cannot be closed other then by the 'X', no option to overwrite or not overwrite files individually or rename them, in fact this program actually has no options at all.
This program would work for most itty-bitty 2G flash drives like you had. However, in order to be truthful instead of false, your review would have to say, "It works great IF you are using an itsy-bitsy drive of less then 20GB, and the drive is not a system drive. In this case the files probably also worked because you don't have room to have them altered AT ALL from their original form. In that case it's really not doing anything other then ignoring the MFT. Use this on any kind of real or useful drive and it wont' work.
Easy to use format, finds *some* files when you finally cancel a search.
I've tried running the program three times (currently running since last night, 9 hours later I'm trying this) and it can never get past 35% of my hard drive. Like other users said, it flies for awhile then stalls.
Yes, it's free which is great but not if the program doesn't work.
In my opinion, there are absolutely no pros to this program at all.
This program is totally useless, unless you are familiar with all the mumbo jumbo numbers and letters that show up as deleted files.
You are supposed to be able to filter your search by file extentions. However, if you put jpeg, doc, or mp3, many other files come up including some that only has a lot of numbers or number/letter combinations. Many of the files are unrecognizable as something useful. I definitely would not recommend this program. Most of the undeleted files that showed up were not specified files names. This program is a total waste of time.