Active@ Undelete is a top-performing disk recovery solution. This software is up to date, recognizes most common files types and can recover data from disk drives larger than 2TB. It supports basic and dynamic volumes and recovers compressed, fragmented and encrypted NTFS files. All versions also support Mac OS HFS+ and Linux file systems.
This disk recovery software can help you with most disk problems, including deleted partitions, malware attacks, damaged partitions and reformatted disks. It also recovers data from drives connected via IDE, ATA, USB, SATA, eSATA, SCSI and SSD connections. It can recover files from portable storage devices such as SmartMedia, Secure Digital and memory sticks. Active@ Undelete can work with disassembled RAID arrays; however, advanced RAID tools are only included in the Enterprise version.
Active@ Undelete includes several scan types, including recover deleted files, recover files from deleted partition, recover files by signatures and recover files from formatted partition. The demo version includes tools to re-create spanned, mirrored and stripped RAID volumes. Active@ Data Recovery includes these features in the demo so that you can try them out. Only the Enterprise version actually includes these tools; they are not incorporated into the Standard or Professional versions.
We tested this software on PCs running the latest version of Windows 7 and found that it scans quickly and provides good results. The interface presents the features in an understandable manner, and the file previews are top quality. The only minor annoyance we had is that the entire interface does not fit on one screen. We tested this software on a wide 1280 x 1024 monitor and still had to scroll down to have access to all of the features.
If you need assistance, you can contact Active@ Data Recovery by telephone or email. The company also posts useful FAQs and a user guide online. The software includes help files, but we had no problem figuring out how to use the application and did not need to consult the help files for assistance. The company provides professional disk recovery services if you have an extremely damaged disk.
Active@ Undelete is one of the best disk recovery for Windows solutions we tested. It works with all popular file types, has an excellent preview tool and can work with all types of attached drives. It performed well in our tests and was able to locate and restore our test files. However, if you cannot boot your drive, you will need to purchase one of the upgraded versions of the software.
This disk recovery software works with all types of drives and file systems. It is up to date and ready to run on Windows 8.
Many advanced features are not included in the standard version. For advanced RAID and network tools, you will need to purchase the Professional or Enterprise version.
Active@ Undelete is adept at recovering a wide range of file types, and we found the file preview tool to be exceptional. The software works with connected drives, memory cards and USB drives. It is a good choice for file recovery from most disk problems.