Recover Files

Recover Files

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2
  • Total Downloads:
    763,035
  • Date Added:
    August 15, 2007
  • File Size:
    1.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,387
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

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

    4.0

    out of 61 votes

    • 5 star 35
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 7
  • 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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4 stars

"It's a keeper."

April 28, 2009  |  By qrs136

 |  Version: Recover Files 2

Pros

Very simple user interface - Windows folder tree on the left, action buttons and progress bar on the right. This recovered all of the photos I had just deleted from my flash card.

Cons

It did not recover 3 photos I had deleted earlier. So - I took 20 photos, deleted 3, removed the flash card and reinserted it, deleted the remaining 17, ran the recover program, and it only brought back the 17 most recently deleted photos.

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2 stars

"Did't work"

March 31, 2009  |  By cpbenejam

 |  Version: Recover Files 2

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Didn't recover what I wanted

Summary

Didn't work for me, I was trying to recover an accidental delete from my camera memory (some important pics) but only recover some other pics, and those didn't work well either.

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4 stars

"A good program, and easy to use."

March 13, 2009  |  By barjesse37

 |  Version: Recover Files 2

Pros

This program is intuitive and straightforward, for the most part. It is clear and fairly easy to use and understand.

Cons

It did not actually get back what I was trying to recover, but I am fairly certain that was more my own fault than the program's.

Summary

I like its user interface. I do wish that it was able to find what I had been looking for, but if the deleted file is overwritten, then in my experience it is overwritten.

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5 stars

"Amazing for a free app."

March 10, 2009  |  By johnnyfst

 |  Version: Recover Files 2

Pros

I know it doesn't have all the features others programs have, but since its free, its a awsome program!!

Cons

None for now

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5 stars

"Saved a set of pix deleted by mistake."

February 11, 2009  |  By JusBen

 |  Version: Recover Files 2

Pros

Easy to use and works well

Cons

I don't know enough about PCs to really down put this programme

Summary

As a dummy as far as using a computer is concerend I found this was a real help. Even I could understand the directions.

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5 stars

"Thank God I found this software"

January 31, 2009  |  By rrcamby

 |  Version: Recover Files 2

Pros

My anti virus accidentally deleted the photo of my son's entire wedding photo because of a virus. I thought we lost it forever Until recover files recover them.

Cons

None that I know of

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4 stars

"Decent; seems to work"

January 05, 2009

 |  Version: Recover Files 2

Pros

Finds a LOT of deleted files. I haven't actually tried to recover any of them, so this rating is quite tentative!

Cons

Would be a lot more helpful if it includes a couple of broad categories, eg. Word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, videos, etc.

Summary

Works, and is free.

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5 stars

"I saved my file successfully, thanks so much!"

January 04, 2009  |  By CalbeexCalbee

 |  Version: Recover Files 2

Pros

This software is user-friendly, efficient and most importantly, free to use!
Thanks so much!

Cons

None! I love this software VERY much!

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5 stars

"It helped me find what I wanted and it's free."

December 11, 2008  |  By wjbeard

 |  Version: Recover Files 2

Pros

It worked as advertised. When it brings up deleted files it reports on those files status, whether recoverable or not. It amazed me to see how many files are delete by the operating system every day.

Cons

No problems. with this program.

Summary

This was an extremely easy to use program.

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5 stars

"Excellent producti"

November 24, 2008  |  By glandy

 |  Version: Recover Files 2

Pros

it's FREE and itis EFFECTIIVE!

Cons

encounter none yet

Summary

luv it!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher Undelete & Unerase
Publisher web site http://www.UndeleteUnerase.com/
Release Date August 15, 2007
Date Added August 15, 2007
Version 2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 1.55MB
File Name recover_files_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 763,035
Downloads Last Week 1,387
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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