Posts Tagged ‘reviews’

Monday, July 27th, 2009


Whether you’ve lost data after a system failure or deleted a bunch of files, it’s natural to wish your data back. The data recovery market is full of various offers from local services that can recover data from physically damaged hard drives to software packages advertising at-home recovery for many types of data. Some of these software tools are free. It is in human nature to wish something for nothing. In this article, we’ll see how these free tools fare against each other.

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

In this post we put eight data recovery apps to the brief review.

PC Inspector File Recovery screenshot

PC Inspector File Recovery

PC Inspector File Recovery
PC Inspector has rather advanced functionality typically reserved for paid programs. Instead of being limited to scanning partitions, you can also sweep through an entire HDD. Furthermore, PC Inspector will also attempt to find lost partitions or hard drives, which can come in handy if the drive was formatted, or Windows is unable to detect it. An instant scan normally finds all of recently deleted files (deep scan, in which you can designate a beginning and end cluster, takes just a bit longer than quick scan). However, the program has trouble coming up with non-cryptic file names when searching on a non-OS partition for deleted entries. Another disadvantage of the program is the incapability to automate restoration of files to their original folder structure.
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Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Five best recovery tools for Mac

Even such notoriously reliable computers as Macs sometimes have problems: be it a hard drive crash, Mac OS X problem, or a more extensive hardware failure. Most Mac users rely on Disk Utility and the tools that come with Mac OS X. Disk Utility, however, doesn’t provide extensive hard drive repair, diagnostic tools, etc. Furthermore, Mac OS X’s Utilities don’t include extensive diagnostic tools.

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