Accidents happen, and when they do, you need a product like Data Rescue to restore your lost files. It can easily help you recover deleted files, files lost due to accidental reformatting, files lost from a virus attack and files lost due to damaged partitions. The moment you figure out that you have potentially lost critical files or family memories is stressful and frustrating. However, there is help. Data Rescue can help you restore your valuable files easily.
Data Rescue can help you regardless of your file recovery experience. You simply insert the installation disc, and the software, with only a few clicks on your part, does everything for you. It can manage complex tasks such as recovering files from corrupt partitions and damaged file components without making the process complex for the user. It even comes with the ability to self-boot to gather files from an unbootable drive.
This file recovery software can recover files from a wide range of devices. Data Rescue can restore files from formatted drives, altered and damaged partitions, and RAID arrays. It can pull data from almost any type of external drive, including those connected by IDE, EIDE, SCSI, ATA, SATA, USB and FireWire. It does not have tools for recovering files from CDs and DVDs, but it does have the ability to pull data from old technologies such as floppy diskettes. If you have lost images on your camera, Data Rescue can help you recover photos from your camera card.
This disk recovery software is compatible with all types of Windows file systems, including NTFS and FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32. It can also pull files from older versions of Windows dating all the way back to 95, 3.x and DOS. We tested this software on PCs running the newest version of Windows 7. At the time of this review, Windows 8 had not yet been released to consumers.
Data Rescue can attempt file rescue of any file that has not been written over or is located on a physically damaged disk. We tested this file recovery software on three PCs and were able to recover all of our test files, including Microsoft Office files, full music albums and images. It is capable of restoring all file types, including documents, images, audio and video files, and financial documents such QBX and QBB files saved using QuickBooks. Data Rescue can help you recover files lost to more extreme disk damage using a disk cloner. Disk cloners create exact copies of disks that you can pull data from, which is safer than trying to extract files directly from a damaged disk. Data Rescue can also restore files from RAW sectors.
This disk recovery software has an exceptional file preview. This software instantly displays file previews, which made locating the lost files we were looking to find much easier and far less tedious than it can be with other software. Data Rescue can sort and filter by file type and date, and it supports wildcard searches. Unfortunately, it is often the case that not all lost files can be retrieved. However, Data Rescue makes successful restoration easier by displaying a file status that lets you know the odds of successful retrieval before you initiate the restoration process.
Should you need assistance using Data Rescue, you can contact Prosoft Engineering for technical or customer support by telephone or email. This company does not provide instant online chat support, but you can follow Prosoft Engineering on YouTube, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. This software comes with a comprehensive user guide, which we used often to help us with the restoration process. It proved quite useful and simple to understand. If your disk is severely damaged, the company also provides professional data recovery services if you need them.
We experienced 100-percent successful file recovery using Data Rescue. We are confident that it can help you recover your files. Even if you cannot boot your PC, Data Rescue can help you. Even if your disk drive is making scratchy, rickety noises, Data rescue can help you. It is a great alternative to contracting with an expensive data recovery service. There is a good chance this software can solve your problem for a much smaller monetary investment.
Data Rescue is compatible with most devices, all Windows versions and all Windows file system types. It is simple to use and can work with unbootable drives. It does not require you to pull out your hard drive or perform other complicated tasks.
This disk recovery software has few weaknesses. It cannot recover data from CDs or DVDs, and it includes only a few sort and filter tools. However, its preview tool mitigates this shortcoming.
This is a valuable and effective disk recovery tool, especially for those with older systems and those who may not know what kind of technology their computers use. Data Rescue does not require you to have any experience to successfully restore lost files, and it can even retrieve files from an unbootable PC.