Zero Assumption Recovery

Zero Assumption Recovery

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 39 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    164,419
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 01, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (4-directory recovery limit); $99.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    3.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    418
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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5 stars

"Great restore software!"

April 14, 2009  |  By Tombelmonte

 |  Version: Zero Assumption Recovery 7.3.1

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

not at all.

Summary

Lost all of my vacation pictures because had formated my 4 Gb SD card. Using this incredible software my piuctures were restored promptely.

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5 stars

"This thing rocks..."

October 31, 2007  |  By deflansb

 |  Version: Zero Assumption Recovery 7.3.1

Pros

This is probably the best software I've ever had for recovering files... My children knocked my external HD off my desk one day while I was at work and when I came home my system told me that the drive I was trying to access had not been formatted (which I knew was untrue because it is the drive I had been storing all of my digital photos and video on)... I tried a number of options to get it to recognize the drive and data but nothing worked... A friend suggested ZAR to me and being desperate I figured $99 was a cheap price for all those memories so I bought it... This software recovered ALL 30,000+ photos and video (at least as near as I can tell, I have been able to find everything I've gone looking for) from the drive in question... After the recovery was done I then "formatted" the original drive and am using it today (of course I'm not putting my photos and videos back on it, just stuff that is no big deal if I lose)...

Cons

The things I don't like I believe are unavoidable given my understanding of how this software works... It took about 9 days to read my drive and recover my files on an old P3 800 machine (most of that time was in locating all the potential files on the drive, it was a mostly full 250GB drive)... It recovered a large number of "false files" that I had to delete as the actual recovery portion of the program ran, in order to keep enough free space on the drive I was recovering to but that is my fault, not ZARs...

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5 stars

"I disagree. Registered version recovered files from a totally unfixable drive."

July 13, 2007  |  By n3elz

 |  Version: Zero Assumption Recovery 7.3.1

Pros

RTFM to get results I guess. It doesn't fix a broken drive, but recovers the files to another one. After recovery and copying the recovered folders back down to the root directory, a simple WinXP repair gave me everything but a few files back from a totally hosed FAT32 drive I've been using a long time. It's slow because it's thorough in fhe face of filesystem damage (which I had).

Cons

Probably it does require some work to understand it since I think it's written by folks who speak English as a second language -- but still, it works and is very useable in my opinion. What is the most glaring is that it doesn't explain it's purpose and usage well in the summaries before you get it. If you think this is going to repair the filesystem on your existing drive with bad sectors and what not -- it isn't. It just recovers your files from the bad drive quite effectively.

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1 stars

"Don't bother - this is so bad!"

January 24, 2007  |  By Sims.Kiefer

 |  Version: Zero Assumption Recovery 7.3.1

Pros

nothing! really nothing!

Cons

the program is SLOW ! it's takes days to scan your Hard disk and than crash before it can get to anything, some of the times it just tells you that the damaged area can't be dealt with - so what the point ?

i don't need the program to read from the good areas in the disk! i can do it myself!

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1 stars

"Dose Not work"

April 19, 2005  |  By punker_4_real

 |  Version: Zero Assumption Recovery 7.3.1

Pros

none

Cons

took over 10 hours to scan my 200GB hard drive and it could Not find the folder i was looking for

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1 stars

"ZAR is SLOW and useless"

February 06, 2005  |  By patterrr

 |  Version: Zero Assumption Recovery 7.3.1

Cons

This program took 9 hours to scan my hardrive (only 18GB), and then it locked up before going to the recovery step. Don't waste your time - there are much better, faster recovery utilities available.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Zero Assumption Software
Publisher web site http://www.z-a-recovery.com/
Release Date December 01, 2004
Date Added December 01, 2004
Version 7.3.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Additional Requirements DOS/Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 3.74MB
File Name zar92setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 164,419
Downloads Last Week 418
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 4-directory recovery limit
Price $99

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