Search and Recover
Type of Program: Data Recovery
Supported Platforms: Win9x/ME/NT4/2000/XP
Company Name: iolo technologies
Installed Size: 2 Mb
The install was uneventful, you are given the chance to install
the program files where ever you want. You do have to re-boot though to finish
I can only imagine that you are reading this review for a couple of reasons.
First off that you have lost some data and are trying to evaluate the different
programs available for data recovery. Second you are wanting to have this type
of program in your arsenal just in case. The third reason is that this program
is from iolo technologies and you already have one or more of their programs and
because of there high quality you want to check out there latest offering.
Now they are no fools at iolo technologies. The downloaded program allows three
recovery actions before purchase is required.
If you are familiar with other iolo technologies programs you will know that
they go the extra mile when they make a program. Not only does Search and
Recover recover data for you it also has some other useful utilities built in.
They are the File Terminator and the Emergency Disk Image. The File Terminator
wipes data out so that it cannot be recovered. The File Terminator, if enabled
can be accessed by just right clicking a file, neat huh?
The Emergency Disk Image does just that makes a disk image so that you can
recover a whole drive.
You can also use Search and Recover to recover lost email from Outlook, Outlook
Express, Netscape Email, and Eudora.
My objections to other programs of this type are three, first of all they
usually require boot disks and running in DOS, they are really slow and
complicated. Plus they are usually very expensive. I might as well throw in a
fourth. They only do one thing recover data.
Search and Recover though works right in Windows is intuitive fast and
So I set it to work on 4 drives that had only used for 3 months to see how many
deleted files it would find and how fast. Wow! It found thousands! All in about
5 minutes. Truly amazing.
In conclusion. I tried I liked it. You will too.
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Reviewed by Joe Tex