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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

If you're willing to invest some time with the manual, Directory Snoop is an effective tool for both rescuing and obliterating data. Its interface looks tricky at first, but the utility turns out to be quite easy to use. Then again, a wizard dialog would be nice for users who'd rather not sweat through the help files. Directory Snoop finds files, allows for filtering and content searching, and even reveals raw hard-disk data cluster by cluster. The shredder function permanently deletes files and clears the disk space using several algorithms, including DoD 3/7-pass and Gutmann 35-pass. You can even eliminate the records associated with deleted files in the Master File table. In our tests, we managed to restore files both from an internal hard disk and a Flash drive. Directory Snoop won't work its magic on damaged disks or partitions, nor can you run it from a bootable diskette if your system has crashed. CD-ROMs are not supported, either. PC novices may be intimidated, but anyone willing to do a bit of reading can leverage the power of this data detective.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.11

Version 5.11 fixed "GetNativeSystemInfo" bug on Win 9x systems and "Grid index out of range" bug in search feature when locating offsets over 2 billion.

General

Publisher Briggs Softworks
Publisher web site http://www.briggsoft.com/
Release Date January 08, 2011
Date Added January 08, 2011
Version 5.11

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 1.68MB
File Name ds95.exe

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Total Downloads 219,084
Downloads Last Week 1

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License Model Free to try
Limitations 25-use trial
Price $39.95
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