Pandora Recovery

Pandora Recovery

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 568 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    5,471,063
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 04, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16,682
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Pandora Recovery Wizard is a free tool that helps you locate and recover lost or deleted files from your system. You can browse for files in the main window's tree view, but the easiest way to recover files is with Pandora's wizard, which holds users' hands at every step of the critical process. It can recover deleted files, provided they haven't been severely damaged or securely overwritten.

Pandora Recovery Wizard opened with both its main interface and the program's recovery wizard, which we could set to open each time by clicking a check box. The wizard explains each step, starting with an important message about saving recovered files to a location other than on the disk they're being recovered from, such as a secondary hard drive, USB drive, network share, or other solution. The first step is a logical one: check your Recycle Bin to see if your file is there. If that seems a bit obvious, it is, but experience leads the program's developers to emphasize the obvious. Chances are good that you're not in the best mood or frame of mind when you can't find an uber-important file and fear you may have accidentally deleted it, and everything the program can do to not only make the process of finding and recovering the strays as easy as possible but also a quick as it can be is fine with us. If you find what you're looking for in the Recycle Bin right away, Pandora did its job and saved you time, though not as much as simply checking the Recycle Bin first (HINT).

But you probably checked the Recycle Bin already and need Pandora's help. As (bad) luck would have it, we recently used Pandora Recovery Wizard to recover a file we'd accidentally deleted (How? We don't know) from our C drive. We didn't have to resort to the program's powerful Deep Scan since our lost file hadn't been overwritten yet. But we were impressed with the care and detail Pandora Recovery Wizard offered at each step of the process. This effective tool puts powerful file recovery capabilities in every user's hands.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 351 votes

    • 5 star 202
    • 4 star 60
    • 3 star 21
    • 2 star 17
    • 1 star 51
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 568 votes

    • 5 star 345
    • 4 star 101
    • 3 star 30
    • 2 star 24
    • 1 star 68
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1 stars

"I didn't ask for the extra downloads"

November 02, 2014  |  By unclezaphod

 |  Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

Pros

None None None

Cons

Didn't ask for the Driver support software nor the Jtibiti Soft Phone that AVG identified as a virus

Summary

Tried recovering files to a thumb drive and now the thumb drive is screwed. Thanks Pandora. And I expected better from CNET.

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5 stars

"Much more user friendly"

October 09, 2014  |  By ReserWarmington

 |  Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

Pros

Been using for long time now and no trouble at all.

Cons

None, does what i want

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5 stars

"For me, it is very suitable"

October 07, 2014  |  By EffordHelgerson

 |  Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

Pros

Tiny, powerful, easy to use.

Cons

I can honestly say none.

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5 stars

"Finally! A truly free trial."

September 15, 2014  |  By krazyredheads

 |  Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

Pros

All I needed was to retrieve a handful of pictures off of a memory card. I tried many programs that claimed to have a "free trial", but none actually let you save the files.

Cons

No cons regarding this free trial program!

Summary

Thankful that Pandora Recovery let me retrieve the photos I needed free of charge. Many programs say free or free to try, but in reality, they let you see the files and force you to pay to save them onto your computer. It took me 10 minutes to recover the few photos that I needed and it was free! Thank you, Pandora, for coming through for us!

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5 stars

"Super-easy to use. 100% free."

August 26, 2014  |  By mikem1968

 |  Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

Pros

Super-easy to use. 100% free.

Cons

Haven't found any yet...

Summary

I tried to do a simple drag & drop of multiple photos from my Andriod phone to my Acer laptop. For some reason the files wouldn't transfer, and they became "corrupted" and would only show on the thumbnails. I tried everything I could think of, and everything I could find online...nothing worked except this. Not only did it recover all the pics I lost (200+), but it recovered a lot of files I purposely deleted. All on the VERY FIRST TRY!!! I simply took my memory card out of my phone, put it in my laptop, and ran the software. Very happy to recommend this!!!

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4 stars

"Did not recover all my data"

August 13, 2014  |  By Garryveeer

 |  Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

Pros

Recovered ALL deleted files (Bad, overwritten, good and very good)

Cons

Did not recover all my data.

Summary

The software performs expeditiously well on my extrnal hard drive of 100 GB. As the drive is quite old and computer couldn't able to detect it easily and so as your software, I can't blame the software for its incompetency in detecting failing hard drive.

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5 stars

"Easy to use - Recovered everything!"

June 11, 2014  |  By ckrysiak

 |  Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

Pros

Easy to use
35 minutes to recover 1300 photos
Free

Cons

None that I encountered

Summary

I accidentally reformatted my 32GB Sandisk while it was in my digital camera. PANIC! I tried to stop it in the middle but was too late, it said "No Image to Display." MORE PANIC! I popped the disk in my PC, downloaded Pandora, and VOILA! All of my 1,345 pictures were recovered and saved to my computer in less than 1 hour. Lifesaver!

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1 stars

"It thinksI'm using Windows 95"

April 29, 2014  |  By dmshank

 |  Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

Pros

Can't tell, can't install

Cons

Won't recognize Windows XP

Summary

I'm running Win XP Home Edition, SP3. When I try to run the installer, Pandora says I can't run it on Windows 95! I have no idea where THAT came from! I'll try something else, then.

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5 stars

"Don't get scammed for money!"

January 17, 2014  |  By SlimJim812

 |  Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

Pros

FREE! Simple, quick, effective. Can preview files to be recovered.

Cons

No Cons I can think of.

Summary

This was my 4th program to try and I will keep this one. The others sucked or wanted money after claiming to find hundreds of files that I could not preview.

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5 stars

"Excellent Product!"

January 10, 2014  |  By Bons0209

 |  Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

Pros

So easy to use! Really Works! Great wizard.

Cons

Some pictures came out grainy once recovered.

Summary

We were devastated when our pictures were accidentally deleted from our phone. After doing some research for recovery software, we elected to download Pandora. We are so happy that we did...all of our pictures were recovered! Though some of them were a bit grainy, and a small percentage had a part of the picture missing, we are thrilled that we were able to get any of them back. Thank you Pandora!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.1
Data carving (surface scan) of Adobe PhotoShop PSD and MS Outlook PST supported, access to Recycle Bin and GUI improvements.
General
Publisher Pandora
Publisher web site http://www.pandorarecovery.com
Release Date February 04, 2009
Date Added February 04, 2009
Version 2.1.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.33MB
File Name PandoraRecovery.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,471,063
Downloads Last Week 16,682
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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