PC Inspector Smart Recovery

PC Inspector Smart Recovery

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 174 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5
  • Total Downloads:
    475,360
  • Date Added:
    January 07, 2010
  • File Size:
    6.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    235
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 42 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 174 votes

    • 5 star 137
    • 4 star 15
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 16
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5 stars

"PLAIN AWESOME"

March 20, 2014  |  By Lux_Campbell

 |  Version: PC Inspector Smart Recovery 4.5

Pros

this guy is a beast. i tried pririforms recuva as well as fixing my recovered jpegs with stellar but this guy..no problems. HE JUST RECOVER EVERYTHING FROM A YEAR AGO TO NOW. WOW JUST WOW. everything i lost PLUS pics from the past are now with me just awesome.

Cons

the deep scan is awesome but takes 10 hours...thats why its deep! very great trade though, i have pics worth mooore than 10 hours

Summary

BE THE IT HERO IN THE COMMUNITY! SAVE LIVES SAVE DATA

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5 stars

"The best among several programs"

November 06, 2013  |  By tduranek

 |  Version: PC Inspector Smart Recovery 4.5

Pros

I tried 4 other free recovery softwares and one trial version of paid software. All other free programs recovered up to 14 files. Paid software detected 170 files (it was not possible to recover them due to the trial version).
PC Inspector Smart Recovery recovered all 210 files.

Cons

Nothing for the moment.

Summary

PC Inpecto, my daughter is delighted because I managed to recover all of her "lost" pictures. I am delighted because of my doughter hug!

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5 stars

"Free and works!"

September 27, 2013  |  By Bvox2

 |  Version: PC Inspector Smart Recovery 4.5

Pros

Free and really works. I was able to recover gigabytes of pictures (Canon RAW files) that even some paid solutions could not retrieve.

Cons

It's not very user-friendly (you have to run it as an Admin user, otherwise you get an random error) and if you forget to provide the final "\" for the destination folder, the folder name will turn into the suffix for the file names), but not a deal breaker. I also found it very slow (took like 12 hours to scan a 8Gb SD card) but hey, it's free and these things are time consuming anyways.

Summary

Don't look at the paid options!

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5 stars

"Really free and does recover"

August 12, 2013  |  By Traveloyal

 |  Version: PC Inspector Smart Recovery 4.5

Pros

Very easy to use; it recovers all lost photos

Cons

Need to start with right click and RUN as an adminstrator; Very slow

Summary

Thank you Convar for PC Inspector Smart Recovery and it makes my day so much happier!

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1 stars

"installed, but program wouldnt run"

May 14, 2013  |  By jettstream7

 |  Version: PC Inspector Smart Recovery 4.5

Pros

dont know, program wouldnt run

Cons

same problem as listed by reviewer in december,company apparently made no attempt to correct.

Summary

cant use it. good thing i passed on all the bloatware that was offered

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1 stars

"Installs, but program does not run"

December 19, 2012  |  By jamkarim

 |  Version: PC Inspector Smart Recovery 4.5

Pros

Program would not launch correctly after installation

Cons

Program would not launch ("run time error 339 component 'gif89.dll' or one of it's dependencies not correctly registered a file is missing or invalid")

Summary

If the program would have launched properly, I would have been able to give a better review. Unfortunately, their installer makes incorrect assumptions about the dll files that are currently on the system already.

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5 stars

"Un-ruined my holiday!"

December 05, 2012  |  By TheBish72

 |  Version: PC Inspector Smart Recovery 4.5

Pros

Lost the first 3 days pics from my holiday, including irreplaceable wedding shots, they simply vanished from my SD card, PC Inspector brought them all back in perfect condition! I am overjoyed, thought I'd lost them for good!

Cons

It does take a while to do it's thing, but hey, an hour or two waiting is a small price to pay to get your precious pics back.

Summary

There's a reason this is rated so highly, it worked brilliantly for me, and I can't thank the creators enough.

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5 stars

"Brings back more files than others!"

August 22, 2012  |  By indulis1

 |  Version: PC Inspector Smart Recovery 4.5

Pros

Recovers a lot more files than other software (e.g. Recuva).

Cons

User interface is not the clearest! But not incomprehensible, it is OK.
Not the fastest recovery, but do you want speed or more of your files back?

Summary

I tried a couple of other utilities (Recuva and others), and PC Inspector brought back more files. A LOT more. If you are recovering from a hard disk, expect it to take overnight or more. Recovery from a 120GB SSD took 3 hours. I would take some of the negative comments here with a grain of salt- for example, I did not have to select file types one by one, it just recovered everything it could.

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3 stars

"slow and tedious"

July 23, 2012  |  By iiigoiii

 |  Version: PC Inspector Smart Recovery 4.5

Pros

it recovered something, but slowly

Cons

- you must choose one file type at a time to recover (!). this means you'll have to run the scan repeatedly just to find all the different types of files you're looking for...where other programs let you recover whole classes of files - all images (jpg, gif, ...) all movies (mp4, mov, ...)
- very slow scanning (1/2 to 1/3 as fast as other free card recovery software
- counterintuitive UI that was obviously (poorly) translated

Summary

don't waste your time, unless this s/w somehow recovers files others won't.

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5 stars

"WORKED PERFECT!READ SUMMARY IF IT'S NOT WORKING FOR YOU"

July 12, 2012  |  By LovelyB_16

 |  Version: PC Inspector Smart Recovery 4.5

Pros

I had all my project pictures restored beautifully!and completely :)

Cons

Took a while and some pictures were 'meshed together' (half of one and another picture) which can be deleted after it's done.If you're desperately needing your pictures,you can get over it and you will be freakin' happy!

Summary

I got the 'Error 339' ...come to find out that before you open the program,you have to right click and select 'Run as administrator' and BAM! you open it!(make sure your memory card is in before you open the program)

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General
Publisher Convar
Publisher web site http://www.convar.com
Release Date January 07, 2010
Date Added January 07, 2010
Version 4.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.09MB
File Name pci_us_smartrecovery.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 475,360
Downloads Last Week 235
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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