Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Can I rate it with a zero star"

    August 10, 2011  |   By youhong

    Pros

    none that I think of

    Cons

    claims that it can recover your files but only give you corrupted files in the end

    Summary

    I used the trial version to see what can be recovered from an external HD that I accidentally reformatted. I tried a couple programs and this is the only one that "claims" that it found most of my files. Although this app cost a lot more than some of the other applications, I went ahead and purchased. It copied my files to my computer but none of them can be opened. I tried different files of different types, pdf, mp3, xls, etc, and none of them can be opened. Even txt files are corrupted. Out of the 40GB of data that it recovered, I didn't find a single file that's not corrupted.

    Bottom line, it's ok if it tells you that it cannot recover your files, but I think it's wrong to claim that it can recover your files, lures you to buy the software and only get corrupted files back.

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  • Reply by coruja17 on September 8, 2011

    I had exactly the same problem! The free program shows all the files and folders i've lost but after i bought the license and downloaded the files: all corrupted. This software is a big lie. Doesn't matter you send emails to them, all they say is "Your files cannot be recovered and we are not giving you the money back". Don't buy it! Even though you can see it in free version.

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