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VirtualLab Data Recovery

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Advances in back-up awareness and technology have made career-ending crashes much less of a worry, but rescue from them isn't cheap. For significantly less than what some recovery specialists charge, VirtualLab offers you a chance to drag your data back from the grave.

The app starts up with a helpful intro screen showing you its recovery modules: PC or Mac Partition, Deleted Files, E-mail, Photo and CD/DVD ROM. Clicking on one of those takes you to a screen with tabs for those recovery modules on the left, making it easy to switch between them. The control panel for each module is on the right, and the options change appropriately from Recover to Save as you progress through the recovery process. The lack of toolbar buttons on the top of the app makes it easy to see your files in a clear and uncluttered way.

In our tests, we were unable to test the app against data loss because we hadn't lost any data. However, we did recover files that we had deleted several weeks ago. The number of files presented to us was enormous, and VirtualLab could benefit by some advanced search routines to help identify specific files to resurrect. Still, this is a powerful recovery application and worth trying for anybody who has lost their life's work and doesn't have thousands of dollars to spend on getting it back.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.4 stars

    out of 1,278 votes

    • 5 star: 991
    • 4 star: 97
    • 3 star: 17
    • 2 star: 30
    • 1 star: 143
  • Current version:

    4.2 stars

    out of 63 votes

    • 5 star: 49
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 10
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  • 5.0 stars

    "The company is leaving numerous fake positive comments."

    July 5, 2011  |   By MatthewC1000

    Version: VirtualLab Data Recovery 6.0.2.8

    Pros

    If you buy it.

    Cons

    Will not recover anything without paying. This is no trial. Its pay to use (even that has restrictions do not download). All thumbs down are coming from the developer. They are hiding the truth.

    Summary

    If you look closely you will see all the people that leave comments only commented on this product only. That is a giveaway that they are deceiving you.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "!!AMAZING!!"

    June 30, 2011  |   By beemerm3_

    Version: VirtualLab Data Recovery 6.0.2.8

    Pros

    very easy to use
    amazingly powerful search functions

    Cons

    umm, zero, nada.

    Summary

    First off, I hate technology haha. It's too fragile and I'm sort of clumsy. Mix those two together and, well, diaster is sure to strike. I dropped my laptop off the side of my bed (while getting up outta bed -_-), and it fell on hardwood....not so forgiving surface.



    Long story short (calling different companies, reviewing software, etc..) I chose Binary Biz since it seems they've been in the business for quite some time and have a lot of good rep. I was able to use Virtual Lab and get most of my data back (some files were just too corrupt or something?). This whole experience was terrible at first, but VirtualLab made it all better. I'm extremely thankful that the people down at Binary Biz created this product, and will be recommending it to all my family/friends for when they ever have a similar issue.



    Give it a try! You won't be disappointed :)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I am very glad I found this software"

    June 28, 2011  |   By Chloe_Johnson

    Version: VirtualLab Data Recovery 6.0.2.8

    Pros

    Everything was ok

    Cons

    Nothing until now

    Summary

    Having too little memory on my internal hard drives I decided to purchase an external 2 TB HDD which I filled with movies and some songs I liked. All was nice and my computer got emptier but after I went with it to a friend of mine to copy some music, when I got back home, my PC did not recognized the hard drive. I've tried it on other PC and the same error appeared "The disk is not formatted, do you want to format it now" or something like that. After I saw there was nothing else I could do, I formatted the hard drive, thus loosing all of my precious data. I'm glad though that my hard was working after format but I still wanted all my movies and music back. Looking on the internet for a quick data recovery software, I found VirtualLab and decided to give it a try. It did not take long before it saw all of my previous information on the hard and it needed just a few clicks to get it back. Now I can enjoy all the movies again as all the data is back as it once was. I am very glad I found this software, it is really easy to use and works really fast.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Might work but can't recover anything in free trial"

    June 28, 2011  |   By red9267

    Version: VirtualLab Data Recovery 6.0.2.8

    Pros

    Easy to use interface - found missing files completely & quickly

    Cons

    Don't know if it actually works since I wasn't willing to pay then find out if it works or not.

    Summary

    Probably works fine but unable to try without buy. There are other programs out there that are freeware and work fine too.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Strong Arm attempt to get you to buy the program."

    June 25, 2011  |   By hardrockstar

    Version: VirtualLab Data Recovery 6.0.2.8

    Pros

    Shows you some hope initially.I gave up before I was able to activate free trial so I can't give an assessment of software.

    Cons

    Obtaining the activation key requires user to jump through too many hoops. My antivirus program warns that program is suspicious. Deliberately confusing and invasive.

    Summary

    Very disappointed that the editors are endorsing this type of bait and switch.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I managed to recover all my data very easy and fast"

    June 22, 2011  |   By morganlogan

    Version: VirtualLab Data Recovery 6.0.2.8

    Pros

    I managed to recover all my data very easy and fast

    Cons

    nothing until now

    Summary

    While I was trying to reinstall Windows I formatted the wrong drive and all my data from drive D was gone. Of course, after installing Windows I tried to get all my documents back but I did not know how and the things I read on the internet did not help at all. I got some other viruses from some weird programs people said it worked and I ended up installing Windows again. I told what happened to a friend of mine who usually fixes PC's for people and after a good laugh, he recommended VirtualLab Data Recovery. I have installed this program on my PC and it worked like a charm. I'm not a PC wiz, but I managed to recover all my data very easy and fast. Everything is back to normal now and I'm really glad I could get all my info back. From now on, if anyone asks for a good recovery software, I know what to tell them.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Quite An Amazing Product"

    June 14, 2011  |   By hswanson85

    Version: VirtualLab Data Recovery 6.0.2.8

    Pros

    The usability and beautiful interface
    Search features
    The FAQ's and Live Chat Support

    Cons

    None at all

    Summary

    I had no idea that I could recover all of my data without having to send my HD off to a data recovery center. This is simply amazing. I saved about three thousand dollars by not sending it in to a data recovery center. Virtuallab recovered all my data in a matter of days! I was back to work as usual after wards. Thank you Binary Biz!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Awesome software!!!"

    June 14, 2011  |   By molleygopra

    Version: VirtualLab Data Recovery 6.0.2.8

    Pros

    Got all my data back quickly!
    Very simple to install and set up
    Using it was a breeze
    Support was awesome

    Cons

    ..............................

    Summary

    I was in need of a data recovery software recently, as I lost a bunch of personal files when the hard drive in my laptop crashed.

    After looking at a few different products, I settled on Virtuallab as the most competitive looking offer and decided to give it a try.

    I bought it, and within minutes it was downloaded, installed, and scanning my computer for lost files.


    Even I didn't know it work that well!

    I was very pleased with the experience, and it recovered 100% of my files lost.

    Thanks Virtuallab!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great application for data recovery!!!!!!"

    June 13, 2011  |   By elektrasanchez

    Version: VirtualLab Data Recovery 6.0.2.8

    Pros

    Recovers data quickly
    downloads fast
    light installation
    easy to use

    Cons

    none come to mind

    Summary

    This is a great application for recovering lost data of any kind!

    I used it for multiple types of recovery and it has yet to fail me!

    I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to recover lost data!

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  • 2.0 stars

    "QUIRKY! ODD Results"

    June 5, 2011  |   By fuzmorten

    Version: VirtualLab Data Recovery 6.0.2.8

    Pros

    Operation was easy

    Cons

    Did'nt recover anything on the computer that you can see or access. when I access the computer thru my Xbox some of the missing files are there but only thru the Xbox.

    Summary

    Querky like I said!

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