Recover Files

Recover Files

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 135 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.27
  • Total Downloads:
    795,298
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 03, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (Limited functionality); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    737
  • Platform:
    Windows

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

    1.6

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 11
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 135 votes

    • 5 star 50
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 11
    • 1 star 46
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1 stars

"Scam-ware, useless capacity, refuses to uninstall"

February 26, 2012  |  By joconl

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.27

Pros

Excellent scam.

Cons

CNET says it's free. Its not. "Free" undelete capability of only files smaller than 25K. After you install the software and find out it is useless, it wont uninstall with the normal windows uninstall feature.

Summary

Scam-ware!

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1 stars

"cant trust CNET anymore"

January 31, 2012  |  By brad6040

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.27

Pros

cant trust CNET anymore

Cons

cant trust CNET anymore

Summary

cant trust CNET anymore

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1 stars

"TOTALLY USELESS GET PANDORA INSTEAD"

January 31, 2012  |  By guojie31

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.27

Pros

NONE AT ALL

Cons

ITS JUST A HUGE SCAM!!!

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1 stars

"Basically non-functional"

January 14, 2012  |  By blue922

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.27

Pros

Shows a concept, does not work for real sized-files

Cons

Trickware, does not really work unless you show the money

Summary

You get a semi-non-functioning 'demo' that shows what it would recover. Please don't waste our time with bait and switch, it's free, but wait, you have to pay to get a really working version. Fail.

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4 stars

"Freeware very limited. Full version needed!"

January 07, 2012  |  By nigeljrwest

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.27

Pros

Very easy and quick to use. Does the job well.

Cons

Freeware is not extensive enough. You really need the full version which costs £30

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1 stars

"Sorry i ordered it"

December 09, 2011  |  By LakePlaciduser

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.27

Pros

It uninstalls easily to make room for something worthwhile.

Cons

Company slow to deliver key after duping me into actually paying for the so called freeware. I'm surprised that CNET would allow such a company to do business on it's website. I'll never buy anything else that doesn't have positive user reviews.

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1 stars

"Can't find anything on drive after a basic hdd format"

December 01, 2011  |  By cscooper2000

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.27

Pros

At least I wasn't duped into buying the full version. Had the trial found even a fragment of a file, I probably would have wasted my money (as others here have done) and bought at least the "personal" version.

Cons

With the latest build, it appears someone forgot to check in the MAIN FUNCTION of this software - UNDELETE()
The price is also wrong on this page. If you go to the "buy" page, the lightest version is listed as $39.99 (not $29.99 as it is listed here at the time of this review).

Summary

Useless (as so many have already stated). I did a simple test. I had some large original HD video files taken with my camera. I formatted the drive and then tried to get them back using this software. Not ONE file was found. Not even a fragment. WOW!

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1 stars

"Absolute garbage - huge scam!"

November 29, 2011  |  By case42

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.27

Pros

What? Seriously? Um... well, I killed a half day finding out it was a scam...

Cons

1. It doesn't actually work, even if you pay for it
2. it FAKES finding files (I KNOW what was on the corrupted disc, AND NONE OF THE FILES it said were found ever existed anywhere near that computer or on the disc)
3. It THEN tells you that for $79, you can get the files recovered. Well, $79 poorer, and the files are STILL unreadable!!!!!

Summary

I'm royally pi$$ed off about this. How can CNET give these guys a good review? I'm done with CNET forever. See ya, guys... too bad you take payments from the companies you review, now - maybe you always did, but this takes that cake - you might as well run for Congress!

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1 stars

"Don't waste your time. Look elsewhere for undelete tool"

November 03, 2011  |  By mclitherow

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.27

Pros

Easy interface. Found missing files.

Cons

Can do almost nothing with paying $40. CNet should pull this download or put it under a "fee required" classification.

Summary

Complete waste of time.

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1 stars

"Completely Useless"

October 27, 2011  |  By petersoncc

 |  Version: Recover Files 3.27

Pros

Found a lot of files (none of which you can recover however)

Cons

CNET states "Still, this effective freeware works so well it should be in every user's toolbox."

Really CNET, Really? Since it won't let you recover anything larger than 25 kb without buying the program and you really have no idea if it will do it correctly until after you pay than I don't think anyone could honestly call this "freeware" in any sense of the word.

The program waits to tell you about this lovely restriction until AFTER you have had it do a full scan and have marked files you want to undelete. Total bait and switch.

Summary

Don't know if the CNET reviewer is on their payroll or what but for once ignore the review and don't buy a product from a company that tries to trick or coerce you into buying it in this manner

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Undelete & Unerase
Publisher web site http://www.UndeleteUnerase.com/
Release Date February 03, 2011
Date Added February 03, 2011
Version 3.27
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.55MB
File Name recover_files_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 795,298
Downloads Last Week 737
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited functionality
Price $29.95

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