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Disk Doctors FAT Data Recovery

By Disk Doctor Labs Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

It's almost standard that data recovery demoware will disable the save function, but this program's disclaimer includes a notice that the software is believed to contain defects. That doesn't inspire confidence.

Disk Doctor's FAT Data Recovery's simple three-pane interface appears logical. Found files are listed atop a running list of drives processed. It's just too bad the program failed to perform expected functions.

The application's primary function wizard failed every time during our tests. Recovering files from a disk image, cloning disks, and creating disk images are all disabled in the demoware. The primary option to recover data from FAT drives claimed our test drives suffered from damaged partition tables when the tables were healthy. In other cases, the program simply failed to scan found logical drives. Assuming a user could get this application to discover files, the save function is also disabled, as we expected.

There is nothing about Disk Doctor's FAT Data Recovery that would prompt us to recommend testing. There are many other data recovery applications available, and users shouldn't waste time with this one.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.1

General

Release November 7, 2008
Date Added December 25, 2006
Version 1.0.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,020
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Use Disk Doctors FAT Data Recovery software to recover data from FAT16, FAT32, drives as well as it supports recovery from the FAT partitions created on any other OS supporting FAT file system. Recovering data using the wizard-based interface is so easy that, even a user with or without any technical know-how can use this data recovery software effectively to recover data. Using this data recovery software you can recover data from IDE / AT, SATA, SCSI, USB Flash Drives. Also the type of data loss scenarios where software would be useful is: Missing or Lost Partition Recovery, Deleted Partition Recovery, Deleted File Recovery, Shift + Del file recovery, Re-formatted drive recovery, Formatted partition recovery.