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File Scavenger

Type of Program: Disk Utility
Supported Platforms: Win9x/NT/W2K
Company Name: QueTek Consulting Corporation
Version: 2.0
Price: $39.95 - $159.00
Installed Size: 1.25Mb


Here's a nice gem that I promptly was able to put to use immediately as I reviewed it. File Scavenger is an application that will scour, or scavenge your hard drives for those files that you thought had been deleted or lost forever. File Scavenger can, and will search by any criteria you enter for files on any drive that has been formatted or erased in one way or another!

NOTE: File Scavenger recovers files only on NTFS volumes. FAT16 and FAT32 formats are currently not supported.

Here are a few options you have at your command with File Scavenger:

1.. Recover files on volumes that have been reformatted
2.. Recover files on deleted volumes even when the original size and location are not known
3.. Recover data from broken or corrupt striped volumes (i.e. RAID 0 or RAID 5)
4.. Recover original file folder Directory structures
5.. Support for the new NTFS features in Windows XP/2000
6.. Recover data from compressed volumes
7.. A simple but powerful user interface
8.. Uses a drop-down list of registered file types for ease of selecting what files to search for
9.. Provides a Unicode version for non-alphabet languages
10.. Supports both basic and dynamic disks
11.. Plus much more

There are currently two versions available. You can purchase the Personal Use or Professional Use licenses (either online). The Personal Use license can be used on a single computer while the Professional Use license is registered to a named individual and can be used by that individual on any computer. The Demo Version only allows you to recover 4k of any lost file.

Because it has several different search modes you can use (each mode more in-depth) as it searches through formatted drives and sectors, File Scavenger really does scavenge up lost files that you thought were long gone! So whether you need File Scavenger to recover lost data that was accidentally deleted, or you need it to recover lost data that was intentionally removed, give File Scavenger a try and see if it too won't scavenge a file for you here and there! So did File Scavenger actually work for me as I put it through some tests? My Ratings should answer that question.

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Robert Hall

Purchases can be made online from their Web site.

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