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ParetoLogic Data Recovery

CNET Editors' review

Even those of us who back up files religiously sometimes lose things, and it's safe to say that a lot of us don't back up quite as religiously as we should. ParetoLogic Data Recovery can help you recover files that have been lost due to accidental deletion, hard drive corruption, or other causes. Note, however, that we said that it can, not that it will.

The program's interface is well-designed and intuitive, with its major features arranged in four sections. Users can choose between a quick scan, full scan, or guided scan, as well as an advanced scan that lets users specify the types of files they're looking for. A separate e-mail scanning utility lets users search for specific e-mails within e-mail applications like Outlook. Scan results are displayed in a list, and depending on the file, can be previewed before the file is actually recovered. Although the program seemed to do a thorough job of scanning and recovered quite a few files, it didn't seem to find the specific files that we were looking for, and a lot of the files that were recovered couldn't be opened. That's the chance you take with these sorts of programs, though; sometimes they can recover what you've lost, and sometimes they can't. We were disappointed that we weren't able to scan for files on our digital camera; although ParetoLogic Data Recovery claims that it can scan external devices, we couldn't get it to recognize the external devices we plugged in. The program's built-in Help file is fairly well-written, but wasn't any help when we tried to troubleshoot this problem.

ParetoLogic Data Recovery installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

Editor's note: This is a review of the full version of ParetoLogic Data Recovery 1.1. The trial version does not recover files and has a nag screen.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "SCAM SCAM SCAM"

    March 19, 2014  |   By somerj

    Version: ParetoLogic Data Recovery 1.1

    Pros

    NONE NONE NONE

    Cons

    WILL NOT WORK WITHOUT LICENSE KEY WHICH COST COST COST

    Summary

    AVOID AT ALL COST

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  • 1.0 stars

    "They break computers!!!! DO NOT USE THEM!!!!!"

    February 12, 2014  |   By j4beck

    Version: ParetoLogic Data Recovery 1.1

    Pros

    I can't think of any.

    Cons

    I had an error message for 1 program and someone recommended downloading RegCure to fix the problem. From that you downoad some software but in order to fix the problem you need to pay $39 for software, which then leads you to having to call to authorize something. At which point they try to sell you a slew of services include monthly subscriptions and pc clean up services. For some reason I did decide to do the pc cleanup. They then hand you over to technicians for Paretologic. While they were servicing my computer the system froze or the internet dropped. I'm not sure. But I restarted the process with them about 6 times, 2 x on Friday and 4 times on Monday. Tuesday morning my computer would not even start. There was power but no information coming from the CPU. They gave me a refund but are unable to fix the computer. This is a terrible company and terbbile service. DO NOT USE THEM!!!!! It must be a scam of some sort or just a completely terrible service.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "what a scam do not buy"

    December 15, 2011  |   By ngee1234

    Version: ParetoLogic Data Recovery 1.1

    Pros

    hmmmm - let me think - its taken 2 years to cancel yearly subscription

    Cons

    yearly subscription is very difficult to cancel even when you press the "decline " pop up you have to register an account with another company called safecart then go through their de registration procedures

    by the way on aol any emails from safecart come up as spam

    and by the way its not just me - do a google search for complaints

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  • 1.0 stars

    "not trustworthy"

    December 2, 2011  |   By baileyrad

    Version: ParetoLogic Data Recovery 1.1

    Pros

    Might retrieve files. Questionable. Time and memory intensive program which does not necessarily accomplish task.

    Cons

    Expensive, $50, and it signs you up for a recurring fee every year when you buy it.

    Summary

    Deceptive tactics. Recommend not to buy. There are free alternatives.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Saved Hundreds of Lost Images"

    May 5, 2011  |   By skentros

    Version: ParetoLogic Data Recovery 1.1

    Pros

    Saved all image formats including DNG, CR2, jpg, PSD files. I tried using several other recovery programs, but they didn't work, except PhotoRec, which has a difficult interface and does not retain file names. ParetoLogic has a nice user interface.

    Cons

    It's not free.

    Summary

    This product saved me.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Nags............"

    January 17, 2011  |   By jbkirkpatrick

    Version: ParetoLogic Data Recovery 1.1

    Pros

    ??????????????????

    Cons

    Don't trust this software company as far as I can throw them.

    Summary

    Look elsewhere.

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