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  • 4.0 stars

    "An absolute must have."

    April 7, 2013  |   By tomysshadow

    Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

    Pros

    Found this on YutubeMedia and it's very helpful. It can recover deleted files from your hard drive or USB Disks. It also accounts for n00bs by providing a link to the Recycle Bin in case you haven't checked it yet.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, if the file has been deleted for too long, or have deleted a lot of files after it, you simply can't get it back. It is permanently gone. That isn't the fault of this program, that's just how it works. Also, due to the nature of how this software works, you might not be able to retrieve the file's NAME - just the contents of the file itself. This isn't a big problem in most cases.

    Summary

    It doesn't always work, but what else is new.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "It works, but installs CNET has bundled malware with it"

    April 2, 2013  |   By Thunder_Pig

    Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

    Pros

    The program works as advertised. I was able to save the photos I had accidentally deleted.

    Cons

    I discovered that malware is now infecting my system, showing me ads on websites where there should be none.

    I will never be using CNET to download software in the future and I advise you to do the same.

    Safe downloads and CNET do not not belong in the same sentence.

    Summary

    If you can find the program elsewhere, download it from there, I no longer trust CNET not to include malware (or check their downloads) for malware.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Saved all the pics I was lucky enough not to overwrite."

    March 24, 2013  |   By Markusoid

    Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

    Pros

    -Recovers jpg files off of a Sandisk SD card that has been reformatted (that's all I've done with it so far)

    Cons

    -Interface could be a little more intuitive

    Summary

    First, I went kayaking and took lots of good pictures with my camera. Then, I needed my camera to take some pictures of flowers. My camera was having trouble with the card and kept asking to format the card. I was sure that I copied all of my kayaking pics to my computer so I reformatted. Only when I returned home did I realize that was not the case. I was completely dejected until I thought about trying to recover the images off of the card. I searched around for a few recovery programs. The SanDisk recommended program cost $40. A free alternative (PC Inspector Smart Recovery) came highly recommended by Cnet but didn't work on my computer. So I tried this next and it worked like a charm. The only pics I couldn't recover were the ones I overwrote with new pictures. All in all this is the best I could have hoped for.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Recovery Program"

    March 7, 2013  |   By dlucienj273

    Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

    Pros

    Worked really fast and found all my files on Flash Drive that I had just accidently deleted .

    Cons

    There are no cons that I can think of , program worked perfectly and did exactly what it said it would do .

    Summary

    Excellent and efficient small program , which is why I had no problem making a donation , may never use it again , but the program helped me out by recovering all my deleted files , that to me is worth something .

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Bad Luck for Me"

    February 10, 2013  |   By qatz9

    Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

    Pros

    Works very quickly.

    Cons

    Doesn't retrieve many complete files.

    Summary

    Recovered many partial files. Most of the complete files were zips.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Free and it worked!"

    January 30, 2013  |   By ddragon17

    Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

    Pros

    It worked fine & didn't cost anything.

    Cons

    A little difficult to understand if you aren't a computer buff, (which I'm not).

    Summary

    I deleted my entire music file by mistake- just over 12GB's worth using shift/delete. I managed to recover over 90% using this prog. (the rest had already been overwritten), so I'm very happy with it!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Din't recover photos"

    January 11, 2013  |  

    Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

    Pros

    easy to install

    Cons

    didn't recover photos deleted in error on Win8

    Summary

    This program didn't work for me, Win 8. I tried several: Card Recovery, worked fast but soon showed recovered pictures asked for $39. Wondershare worked fine for the cost of $35. Finally on google found Digital Image Recovery by Kelvin Tang. Worked without a hitch and truly free. Thank you Kelvin Tang.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It works very good!"

    January 5, 2013  |   By yp_gong

    Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

    Pros

    It works very good!

    Cons

    It works very good!

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Free to a certain extent !"

    December 2, 2012  |   By redfox_jumps

    Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

    Pros

    It works but it is not the only one !

    Cons

    When the job is done ,you are blackmailed to pay in the gentle form of donation.I got angry and switched to "Recuva" also free and I felt really free ,then removed the last in order to avoid spy code !It is awful to be blackmailed !

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Success!!!"

    November 16, 2012  |   By n0trub

    Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

    Pros

    The program recovered my deleted files, easily and quickly.

    Cons

    Tried to install ask.com toolbar, easy to uncheck though.

    Summary

    My mom had somehow formatted her camera's SD card, and asked me to get the pictures back. The program I used to use for that is no longer supported, so I went in search for a new one. My search is over, now that I found Pandora Recovery. It found all the pictures it could, restored them quickly, and didn't mess around. Simple and successful, does what it says.

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