Recover Files

Recover Files

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 134 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.31
  • Total Downloads:
    788,596
  • Date Added:
    September 12, 2013
  • File Size:
    1.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    919
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Proving you can sometimes have it all, this freeware tool is not only flexible and powerful, it's also easy to use. Recover File's interface is informative and intuitive. A concise manual explains those details casual users might need brushing up on.

Operating Recover Files takes a bare minimum of steps. On program start, the app displays all drives where files that might be recovered reside. Simply select the drives you want to check and press a single Analyze button. The process isn't lightning fast, but the results are full of helpful information. Recoverable files are listed on a simple spreadsheet with Path, Status, Size, Date Created, and Date Modified information for each. It's incredibly easy to set filters to list only the files you want to see. The app lists categories of file types to further help filtering the file list. Recovery is the easiest step. Simply check each file to attempt to recover and press a single button.

Recover File rates recovery from Overwritten to Very Good, but status is only a best guess. Still, this effective freeware works so well it should be in every user's toolbox.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.1

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 134 votes

    • 5 star 49
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 46
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1 stars

"Hijacks Your Web Browser"

June 13, 2014  |  By parabola11

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.31

Pros

zero zero zero

Cons

Installs malware

Summary

This program hijacks all web browsers installed on your computer. It changes your homepage and your default search engine. Completely malicious.

Upon installation, it tries to trick you into downloading more useless software. Even if you decline all the additional software, it will still modify all of your installed web browsers without your consent.

Shame on CNET staff for giving this 5 stars. Do not install this garbage.

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5 stars

"Outstanding Program"

March 10, 2014  |  By OldSarge5575

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.31

Pros

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

Cons

Sloooww, but SURE

Summary

Had a brain burp and permanently deleted $247 worth of downloaded videos. Immediately went to another computer (so as not to overwrite deleted files) and bought this program. Copied it to a USB stick and ran it form there on my computer. I started at 3 pm and went to bed at 11pm and was 50% done (I let it run all night). In the morning there were all my files (patience is a virtue), I undeleted all the videos and they all worked! If you are careful during installation you get the opportunity to decline downloading all the bloat programs. This was the best $40 I ever spent.

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3 stars

"I have Free Any Data Recovery already."

February 27, 2014  |  By Coco_cooler

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.31

Pros

Free Any Data Recovery is better than that! It is the popular freeware which can retrieve deleted/formatted/lost photos, music, videos, documents, emails, etc. from both computer and removable drives and it provides Normal scan and deep scan modes. I really like it.
Where I found it:
http://free-any-data-recovery.en.softonic.com/
http://download.cnet.com/Free-Any-Data-Recovery/3000-2094_4-76036800.html

Cons

The files it found were random and folders limited to the search criteria. No flexibility. It did not find any of the files I was looking for. It just found tmp files and random crap nobody would care about.

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1 stars

"Does not work at all"

December 02, 2013  |  By isaacarte

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.31

Pros

None whatsoever

Cons

It won't even see any files in the formatted card. Any other recovery software I've used, sees the files, but doesn't do a good job at recovering video. I thought this one would, because cnet gives it such a high rating. But it's bogus. I hope I can uninstall it. CNET, change your rating!

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4 stars

"Simple and Easy"

October 23, 2013  |  By ChengSSA

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.31

Pros

Was able to recover most files from sd card
easy to use

Cons

it cann't scan my iphone 5

Summary

I gave a try to this tool but no success. I'm using iPhone 5 (running on iOS7) and it simply did not detect my phone. Now finally, I am settled with another similar tool named Data Recovery for Mac :
http://software.bigbigsoft.com/data-recovery-mac

and it lived up to my expectations. The only thing missing is that it (data recovery for mac) does not recover SMS to computer in ANTS file format. But still would recommend it!

PS I'm not advertising this program. I just found it useful and thought of sharing with others. I would also advise you to try before you buy.

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1 stars

"Couldn't find squat."

October 22, 2013  |  By jennytalia

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.31

Pros

None that I can see.

Cons

Doesn't work

Summary

I ran this piece of crap on a formatted drive and it found 8 gibberish files. I ran 2 alternative programs and each found much more than this. "Recover My Files" is pricey, but it found the whole directory layout and is easy to use.

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1 stars

"Spam and toolbars sneak in on install."

October 19, 2013  |  By MastErSimStim

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.31

Pros

sure it looks thorough,

Cons

sorry, but spam, toolbars, extra gaming software, and other random crap installing without asking me first is unacceptable and is then to me considered spam-ware.

Summary

Spam, don't download

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1 stars

"Terrible Program. Don't bother."

October 02, 2013  |  By Ossenke

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.31

Pros

Simple functionality.

Cons

This program (trial) does not function well at all. The files it found were random and folders limited to the search criteria. No flexibility. It did not find any of the files I was looking for. It just found tmp files and random crap nobody would care about.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Undelete & Unerase
Publisher web site http://www.UndeleteUnerase.com/
Release Date September 12, 2013
Date Added September 12, 2013
Version 3.31
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.55MB
File Name recover_files_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 788,596
Downloads Last Week 919
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited functionality
Price $39.95

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