Restoration

Restoration

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 50 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.13
  • Total Downloads:
    429,281
  • Date Added:
    March 31, 2009
  • File Size:
    163.84KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    710
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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In our tests, this simple but effective file-recovery application worked well. Restoration doesn't have a traditional installation process; you simply click the EXE file, and the program pops up. The main window's austere design isn't likely to drive anyone wild, but since the application really only does one thing, it's a snap to understand and use. You simply specify the source drive for recovery and click the Search Deleted Files button. Restoration did a good job of resurrecting files, folders, and clusters in all of our tests, and we were impressed with both its scan and recovery speeds. On the downside, Restoration offers few extra features, though you can choose to permanently delete any items the program recovers. Still, since it delivers on its promise and is totally free, we think most home users could benefit from downloading this utility.
 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Great program; lousy installer"

January 13, 2014  |  By denweidner

 |  Version: Restoration 3.2.13

Pros

The program itself works very well, but...

Cons

DO NOT USE CNET'S INSTALLER!!!!

It will fill your PC with Malware.

Use Direct Download Link instead.

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1 stars

"Contains Malware"

September 13, 2013  |  By AwesomeMan3000

 |  Version: Restoration 3.2.13

Pros

None. It did nothing.

Cons

Contains Malware, doesn't seem to work even when logged in as administrator.

Summary

Don't download

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4 stars

"user account"

December 18, 2010  |  By trenzy1

 |  Version: Restoration 3.2.13

Pros

right click restorations and click Run as administrator.

Cons

just searching now.

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4 stars

"Also does FAT"

August 11, 2010  |  By ptcncom

 |  Version: Restoration 3.2.13

Pros

Not only restores. Also wipes.
Wipes ererything on a certain drive in 1 sigh.
Works on FAT as well as on NTFS (another program, DataRecovery, does well as well on NTFS but not so good on FAT)

Cons

Little bit of strange interface (with the 'Others'-button for 'Delete Completely' and the completely different button for 'Restore by Copying').
As if delition/wipening was not wished for.
No HELP at all (details outfindable by TR&E)

Summary

Mind you, in case of this program and others alike that Windows will probably run a CHKDSK after restart.
Don't worry about that. Let it run. If it says 'the computer will restart now' at the end, it probably won't. Just shut down the hard way then and after that everything should be fine With (hopefully and apparantly) Thoroughly Cleaned Drives.

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1 stars

"Can't use it"

July 28, 2010

 |  Version: Restoration 3.2.13

Pros

None, can't use it

Cons

Says I have to login as administrator even though I'm already. This is something the manufacturer needs to fix.

Summary

Can't get it to work due to programming flaw.

Updated on Jul 28, 2010

Still doesn't work when I choose run as administrator. Shuts down every time with unknown error.

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5 stars

"Logging In As Administrator"

July 06, 2010  |  By A_C_E_

 |  Version: Restoration 3.2.13

Pros

Easy to use
No installation

Cons

There's no help menu (not that it's needed)
Can't be used unless by an administrator (going to elaborate a bit)

Summary

For those that cannot use the product because it says you need to be an administrator, even when logged in as the administrator, just RIGHT CLICK THE PROGRAM AND CHOOSE "RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR". I had trouble with that myself and thought others might have the same problem, so typying that up was pretty much the only reason why i made this account.
The program works great and it recovered the mp3s I lost when I deleted my music folder :D (Just an FYI, Shift+Delete = instant deletion without going to the Recycling Bin >.>)
The one downside is that the filename of some items might be a little messed up

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1 stars

"admistrator"

January 26, 2010  |  By abbeysmommy

 |  Version: Restoration 3.2.13

Pros

no pros doesnt work

Cons

i cant use this it says i need administrator log in... how do i use it?

Summary

how do i get around administrator log in?

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3 stars

"good product"

November 09, 2009  |  By raavichaitanya

 |  Version: Restoration 3.2.13

Pros

Restore process is simple

Cons

Did not restore all the files.

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5 stars

"A Life Saver. Amazing Program!!!"

September 06, 2009  |  By jericksen09

 |  Version: Restoration 3.2.13

Pros

Works 100%%%%
Restores files months old
Has search utility.
Works for all files.
Saved my life

Cons

I actually used the 2.5 version and there was nothing wrong with it, so version 3 must be even better.

Summary

When i deleted my 25 page paper from recycle bin i felt my heart drop. Seriously it was one of the scariest moments in my life. When i saw this on google i really didnt believe it, i thought it would be a virus or something but at the time i was willing to take the risk. When i downloaded it it showed the thousands of items i've deleted in the past months. And i used the search function to find mine. This saved my life.

Updated on Sep 6, 2009

Also very easy to use

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5 stars

"Perfectly restored some irreplaceable pictures."

September 02, 2009  |  By naturemom

 |  Version: Restoration 3.2.13

Pros

It is easy to use and I am not extremely tech-savvy. For me, it was a miracle. I had accidentally deleted a large folder of pictures, including from my daughter's wedding. It quickly found them and restored them.

Cons

I didn't see a help file. It is pretty intuitive, but I wasn't sure what I was doing and a help file would have been, well, helpful.

Summary

I would highly recommend it. I used it immediately after realizing the pictures were gone and they were not in the recycle bin, so that probably helped. I have not tried it for files that were deleted earlier. Not a lot of bells and whistles which I wouldn't know how to use anyway. It will also restore files on a portable drive; I tried that just for kicks. Great little program

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Brian Kato
Publisher web site http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/RESTORATION.html
Release Date March 31, 2009
Date Added March 31, 2009
Version 3.2.13
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 163.84KB
File Name Restoration.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 429,281
Downloads Last Week 710
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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