Smart Data Recovery

Smart Data Recovery

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    61,136
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 26, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (1-file restore trial); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.18MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    29
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Speed isn't its strong suit, but this data-recovery tool capably restores lost files from hard drives, floppy drives, and other storage media. Smart Data Recovery's straightforward interface displays all the storage devices on your PC and allows you to search by filename or file type. During our tests, the program did a good job finding accidentally deleted files, although it took longer than we would like to scan an entire drive. At the end of a search, you get a list of recovered files to preview, restore, save, or delete completely. All you need is a little patience. We think most users will find Smart Data Recovery's ease of use and freeware price worth the wait.
 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"It's not FREE!!!!"

November 27, 2008  |  By skoobbarnesdl

 |  Version: Smart Data Recovery 4.1

Pros

as soon as the program is installed it tell you how secure it is to buy.

Cons

as soon as the program is installed it tell you how secure it is to buy. Don't waste your time. There is othing more frustration than installer crap on your pc for nothing.

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4 stars

"let me read "not finalized" cd's made with a very old program"

August 13, 2007  |  By Hedwich

 |  Version: Smart Data Recovery 3.4

Pros

This program made it possible to read multisession cd's made with Easy CD Creator which were not finalized and in some cases where something went wrong in the last session (Easy CD Creator was not a very stable program, had lots of problems f.i. if a screensaver or some task had not been disabled). So Thanks!

Cons

Hoped to recover some dvd tv footage from a BBC nature series which recorded 6 sessions and suddenly went wrong during(?) finalizing, but alas, no such luck

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5 stars

"Wow"

June 27, 2007  |  By dtm3pow3r

 |  Version: Smart Data Recovery 3.4

Pros

I found files back when i bought my computer

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5 stars

"Great"

June 23, 2007  |  By matarkin

 |  Version: Smart Data Recovery 3.4

Pros

This is one of the best recovery software. It is so easy to use. and it is FREE!!!!

Whats the worst that can happen?

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5 stars

"Recovered files from my Camera's flash card!"

June 19, 2007  |  By zend999

 |  Version: Smart Data Recovery 3.4

Pros

Worked flawlessly. Really saved the day. Interface is VERY basic and easy to use.

Cons

There are a few pop-ups when you close it. But hey, it's free!

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5 stars

"Very Good"

June 06, 2007  |  By DKT27

 |  Version: Smart Data Recovery 3.4

Pros

It can Recover the deleted Data that has been deleted from Recycle Bin.

Cons

Some Files Cannot be recovered

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2 stars

"Ineffective"

March 21, 2007  |  By FER0

 |  Version: Smart Data Recovery 3.3

Pros

Takes just seconds to download and try.

Cons

It found nothing.

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2 stars

"Did very little"

January 18, 2007  |  By bishoor

 |  Version: Smart Data Recovery 3.3

Pros

Found 5% of my mp3s!

Cons

Found only 5% of my mp3s from a USB drive. And it just didnt want to scan my hard drive (repeatedly it scanned my 160 gig hard drive in 5 seconds with no results).

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1 stars

"Very poor software"

December 31, 2006  |  By jdn9464

 |  Version: Smart Data Recovery 3.3

Pros

There are no pros.

Cons

Unable to read any drives on my system. Don't waste your time.

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1 stars

"Installs Spyware?"

November 28, 2006  |  By awarmknight

 |  Version: Smart Data Recovery 3.2

Pros

none

Cons

1. 1st thing it did when run for about 5 minutes was tell me about my registry and recommended their own software to fix it (did I ask you to look at the registry? is this program FOR the registry? ... NO!!).

2. Then when I told it to go away and carry on the scan it just sat there doing nothing. CPU was at full but the HD was sitting idle. Left for another few minutes before telling it to cancel.

3. On cancelling it ... it still sat there doing nothing using 93% of my cpu, that includes not canceling.

4. On uninstalling up pop a few "pet patrol " warning boxes about a few files, which I'm assuming THIS program dropped when I removed it, don't know what they were, be it cookies or what but it was enough to trigger CA's etrust PestPatrol which is enough for me to completely distrust this program.

I advise you to avoid this program along with every other program they make.

On their site they complain about McAfee site advisor:

"A big red cross (warning) definitely states the presence of a virus and/or spyware activity on the rated site. Their motto reads as follows: "Protection from Adware, Spam and Viruses". Here comes the surprise: the company "Smart PC Solutions" has nothing to do with spreading viruses yet it has received a rating of a Big Red Cross - beware of the virus threat!"

If they READ the warning it says " ... AND/OR SPYWARE ACTIVITY..." and spyware is exactly what they are active in! McAfee are 100% accurate in their warning.

A definate no no and a company to avoid.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0
Version 5.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Smart PC Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.smartpctools.com
Release Date October 15, 2014
Date Added October 26, 2014
Version 5.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.18MB
File Name recoverysetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 61,136
Downloads Last Week 29
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 1-file restore trial
Price $49.95

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