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  • 4.0 stars

    "wroks well"

    September 18, 2006  |   By roomyW

    Version: Recover My Files 3.98

    Pros

    This is one of the few programs that will recover files from a formatted or badily partitioned drive. In my case I had tried to merge two partitions back together on a hard drive with devistating results that made so many errors that it wouldn't even let me format it Pc inspector just kept comming up with errors when I tried to use it to scan the bad hard drive, I'm sure pc inspector is fine if you just want to get back a deleted file but not for what i needed it for.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "bugout"

    September 5, 2006  |   By 36mitch36

    Version: Recover My Files 3.98

    Pros

    This program got rid of 190 bugs in less than 30 seconds�amazing! It really surprised me.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "AWESOME PRODUCT"

    August 31, 2006  |   By mrseanpaul81

    Version: Recover My Files 3.98

    Pros

    I love the "unknown" options that doesnt require you to specify what kind of partition (FAT or NTFS) that you're dealing with. Most other programm dont have that. My drive had both type. It recovered all my files and kept the original names and easily let me save them on a folder. I had tried a few other programms like that and was frustrated for hours, this one really works

    Cons

    It took a few hours to scan my drive

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Deceivingly useless trial/Undetermined full-product functionality"

    August 10, 2006  |   By dancaselden

    Version: Recover My Files 3.98

    Pros

    Judging by the trial account, this product was easy of operate as the interface is mostly user friendly and so far bug free.

    Cons

    MOST IMPORTANTLY:

    The trial account will not allow you to recover any data. It will in fact allow you to search for the data, in my case for over 3 days, until it finishes, where it will refuse to recover the files it found unless you purchase the product on the spot. If you choose to purchase the product later you will have to do the search all over again.

    SECONDLY:

    This software costs $69. Personally, I can pay some children down the street to take a list of what songs I had and start stabbing my hdd with tiny magnets for $70. Or buy a backup hard drive. Or an operating system that doesn't write over its mft.

    NOTE TO THE DEVS:

    The user must choose some example file types to lead the recovery search. It preemptively states that selecting 'too many' file types will slow the process down, but that selecting just a few of the most common will speed the process. This portion of the interface was more difficult to work with, as I found myself scrolling down a seemingly endless list of files types trying to battle in my head "Do I have that? Yes... but how many? more than .mp3s? but what about .zips, I haven't even neared the end of this list, so maybe I'll come back to this one... but how many should I select? Will one too many be a big difference?" A thought process that is not necessary, and embarassingly lengthy. For a start, the user should not be allowed to select too many file types to ascertain that the recovery process runs as quickly as possible. But I beg the software developers to smooth this process, even if it means forcing defaults so that I have to sit another x hours of the 3 days that I've waited, just so I don't think to myself the entire time it's running: "I shouldn't have checked pdf...."

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  • 4.0 stars

    "It WORKS for me."

    July 3, 2006  |   By Mastura_M

    Version: Recover My Files 3.96

    Pros

    (1) I downloaded several data recovery sw for testing (demo ver). But it seems that I could extract most of my formatted data from Data Recovery 3.96. So I bought it. The other sw had wasted my time.

    (2) Not so epensive.

    Cons

    - I've tried several times but I could not get the data in it's original names and folder.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Life Saver!!!"

    June 29, 2006  |   By adonai.AD

    Version: Recover My Files 3.96

    Pros

    This program saved my files! Nothing else to say except---THE BEST in its field!!!! To: Software Critic: Don't blame this program if you don't have an alternative storage device. It tells you in the beginning that you need another storage area!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Worked for me, does what it says."

    June 15, 2006  |   By PC Tech

    Version: Recover My Files 3.95

    Pros

    It scanned my damaged hard drive on my laptop and allowed me to recover my files to an external 160GB USB drive. You can also use Recover My Files with BartPE to create a bootable windows environment running entirely from CD and do recovery on your hard drive from there. Scanning time was decent, but remember it can take a while with any recovery program to scan your drive (especially if your drive has errors or is damaged). One thing you have to realize is that no software is perfect, nor does any software perform miracles. One last thing, "No program is any better than the person using it."

    Cons

    One thing that stinks is having to type the loooong serial number. Other than that? No complaints so far.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent for Data Recovery"

    June 10, 2006  |   By jennyLL

    Version: Recover My Files 3.95

    Pros

    Recovered my formatted hard drive with no problems. Got back the whole file and folder structure. The preview is great - could see my files so the decision to purchase a registration key was easy. I like the way you can also search for individual file types, plus you can burn the results directly to CD or DVD.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "They don't readily give refund when the program doesn't work"

    June 8, 2006  |   By min33

    Version: Recover My Files 3.95

    Cons

    Even though the publisher gives a so called 30 day guarantee, they don't want to really honor that guarantee. It's been over a week since Ive been asking for a refund, and they just keep on dragging it giving lousy reasons.

    They just want your money even when their program doesnt recover files properly and creates corrupted files.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "33 minutes of wasted time I should charge them for."

    June 4, 2006  |   By java_pilot

    Version: Recover My Files 3.95

    Pros

    none

    Cons

    didn't work. Log file from program:

    ----------------------------------

    EventLog

    Searching for partition entries (Method 1).

    Cylinder = 12161

    Tracks per Cylinder = 255

    Sectors per Track = 63

    Quick Found Partition at 0

    Found 1 partitions.

    Partition at 0 is NTFS

    Drive = E:

    Bytes Per Sector = 512

    Cluster Size = 4096

    MFT Start Cluster = 786432

    MFT Record Size = 1024

    MFT Index Size = 4096

    Total Sectors = 195350336

    Total Clusters = 24418792

    Sectors Per Cluster = 8

    Attempting to read the MFT for drive E:\

    Not a valid $MFT

    A total of 0 file(s) were located.

    Time Elapsed: 58.2333333333333 (mins)

    ----------------------------------

    AdvancedRecovery from EASEUS found 211505 files in 34.85GB.

    ----------------------------------------------------------

    File Scavenger 3.0 found 211884 files.

    ----------------------------------------

    This thing couldn't find 1 file!

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