VirtualLab is a powerful data recovery tool from BinaryBiz. The VirtualLab Windows client recovers lost and deleted data, including e-mail messages and image files, and damaged and deleted partitions, including Mac partitions and optical disks. It even recovers RAID arrays. VirtualLab comes with an online account and full support, including a Live Chat option. The latest version of the VirtualLab client, v7.0, is compatible with Windows NT to 8. We tried the full version of VirtualLab. The free trial version contains all the controls, features, and processes of the registered tool, but it doesn't recover data. It does show whether your critical lost data is recoverable. If it is, VirtualLab can recover it. And when it does, its modest purchase price won't be an issue.
VirtualLab's client opens with its modular tool array displayed, starting with PC Partition Recovery and including Mac Partition Recovery, CD/DVD Recovery, and RAID Recovery. We started with a less drastic procedure -- Deleted File Recovery. The program's attractive, well-designed main interface opened on the File Undelete tab. We selected our C drive from a list of all our discs and then browsed a tree view to our Recycle Bin. We empty the Recycle Bin regularly, so we were curious to see what VirtualLab's scan turned up. The scan's color-coded, bitmap-style display showed where lost data lurked on our disk. Instead of recovering a single file, we had VirtualLab recover everything it could find. It scavenged and saved half a gigabyte of deleted data in a minute or so and moved it all, including folder structure, to a destination of our choice.
Anyone who has tried to recover deleted e-mail messages will appreciate this app's specialized Email Recovery tool; likewise the focused Image Recovery tool. And if you need to recover an entire lost partition or RAID array, its user-friendly process won't add to any stress you might be experiencing! Bottom line: Just how important was that data you deleted? If you really need to get it back, VirtualLab can help.
Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of VirtualLab 22.214.171.124. The trial version doesn't recover data.
From BinaryBiz Data Recovery:
Regardless of the reason for data loss, accidental format, damaged partition, virus attack, deleted files, even a formatted hard drive, VirtualLab Data Recovery software does the job! VirtualLab is incredibly easy to use, yet so powerful and robust that it is used daily by data recovery companies world-wide. Works with all Windows operating systems, from Windows 98 to Windows 8, FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file-systems. Forget having to use different software versions for different recoveries, VirtualLab does it all in one.
What's new in this version:
Version 126.96.36.199 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
It's really frustrating when you encountered overwritten partitions. I have allotted a lot of time for this problem and thank heavens for this tool! It did recovers what I needed and worked like a magic!
I have decided to use this software to solve my problem regarding lost data. It took 2 hours for the software to scan the files that I needed to recover. Fortunately, it did recover them and very satisfied with the outcome.
"Free to try" is misleading because after spending 5 hours allowing the program to search for your files, it provided me the following errors/surprises:
- "Out of memory. Could not continue. (40086) Please contact support if you need further assistance." - Support is only available 24/7 for (paid) customers. Website says "Live Chat" is only available during weekdays (cannot click-through icon). Then when you reach their Facebook page, you can call them (Starting at 9:00AM EST).
- Free 1GB ("try out our data recovery software before you ever spend a dime") - After downloading the "free version" and supporting one of their social media channels, you receive the activation code. However, it is only valid for the "File Undelete" feature. All others (Partition recovery, etc.) is not eligible for the Free trial.
Total waste of time. Purchase price is not even in USD.