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  • 5.0 stars

    "life saver"

    June 13, 2013  |   By cjmor1804

    Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

    Pros

    i use this program to recovery files from SD cards that accidentally get deleted. this has always worked for me. the SD cards we use get filled with thousands of photos every day. after of couple of days it will still recover the files, even some files from up to a year old. i just did a deep surface scan, which recovered over 16000 files within several minutes. haven't tried this program with other formats or files though.

    Cons

    as with most downloads here, during the download and install process, you will have to actually read the fine print and make sure your not accepting bloat ware.

    Summary

    great product that is my go to software for file recovery. have not had a problem with it at all.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Job Done, free easy!"

    May 14, 2013  |   By alvesric

    Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

    Pros

    easy
    work with "no boot" issue
    free

    Cons

    none that i saw

    Summary

    I have a 500gb portabal wd disk that had like 150 gb of information. One day it just show me a pop up that I need to format disk!
    well, I searched for many many software to get my data back. I also tried Recuva (which is great... to get DELETED files...) did not work in this situation! With Recuva when I tried to get data, the only information was that "THE DISK IS NOT READY" or "DISK NOT DETECTED".
    so, gladly i found Pandora.
    It started the scan for my data. Found everything, and restored it for the folder I wanted with the original folder structure

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Pandora did it!"

    April 21, 2013  |   By jk-pc

    Version: Pandora Recovery 2.1.1

    Pros

    Immediately found accidentally deleted jpeg files on SD card. Easily allowed me to save them to pc hard drive. User interface is visual and easy to understand (skip Wizard). Shows previews of files.
    (I tried 4 other free file recovery programs from CNET list that did not find any/all files or did not allow me to save files.)

    Cons

    None at all.

    Summary

    Success! Quick and easy to use. Download directly from Pandora site.

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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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