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Active File Recovery is a data recovery tool which helps you to retrieve files from formatted disks or partitions, as well as those which have been emptied from the Recycle Bin in Windows. The software supports all hard disks, USB flash drives, memory cards and other external storage devices with file systems used by Windows, Macintosh or Linux. The latest edition boasts a number of welcome improvements, including significantly faster scan times thanks to the new 64-bit executable. This allows the program to use more memory and processing power to make scans go much faster. In addition to the dozens of file signatures which the program already supports, version 12 also adds several new ones for files of rarer types. Files may also be sorted by various attributes, including certain internal attributes found in audio and image files. Active File Recovery is a great choice for anyone requiring data recovery software, including both the general public and computer experts. Find out more at http://www.file-recovery.com.
What's new in this version:
Version 13 added Last Chance recovery method for detecting files by signatures; Added recovery of files from Linux BtrFS file system; Added recovery of 26 more pre-defined file signatures: eBooks, Adobe Flash, Real Audio, Archives; New Ultimate package now includes Linux-based bootable Active@ LiveCD, being able to boot all the latest x86 & x64 UEFI secure boot systems.Current Version 0 stars Be the first to review this product All Versions 3.2 out of 23 votes5 star 8 4 star 4 3 star 2 2 star 2 1 star 7 My rating0 starsWrite review 5 stars"Saved me a ton of work!"February 16, 2009 | By linnyhca | Version: Active@ File Recovery 7.3.111 ProsTried 3 other file recovery programs on a nonbootable drive- none of them worked. Demo version of this program found my files, but couldn't recover them correctly. Decided to buy the full version for $34.95 which worked perfectly.ConsThere is nothing I can complain about with this product.SummaryThis program worked great on my non-bootable hard drive hooked up as an external drive to my laptop. It didn't take long to search using the Quickscan function and my recovered files work great (including my important Quickbooks file). Highly recommended!Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"Simple: It doesn't find my deleted file"November 26, 2008 | By cdebel2005 | Version: Active@ File Recovery 7.3 ProsAbsolutely noneConsIt doesn't find my freshly deleted file. Simply not usefullSummaryWon't waste my time with writting a more detailed review...
I've created a file in My Documents, deleted it, removed it from recycle bin... and it's not found anymore.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"Useless for trial due to max 65K file size limit."August 27, 2008 | By MustXcape2 | Version: Active@ File Recovery 7.3 ProsNONE - unless your believe the advertising!
A complete a waste of your time.ConsTo get it to work on any file larger than limit a payment is demanded - Before you even know the results!SummaryForget this software and move on to a better product.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 4 stars"Easy to use, works great, trialware has 65k file size limit."August 26, 2008 | By milspec | Version: Active@ File Recovery 7.3 ProsUser friendly interface, simple to navigate.
Have tried three other file recovery utilities in the last three days. This is the best.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 4 stars"One of the better file recovery programs."May 03, 2008 | By Charles K | Version: Active@ File Recovery 7.3 ProsHaving tried a couple dozen, I settled on this one. Why? Because it works as described, can be installed on removable storage devices like my 4Gb travel drive and my 500 GB Maxtor one touch external hard drive. It's a simple to use program that not only can search for multiple files and file types but a can hunt a particular file or folder which I fine it's best feature. All my hard drives are NTFS file type drives and Active @ works great on all. Even the price, compared to others is good.ConsOnly one con from me! The free trial limitations. However, it does what I need and accomplished everything I purchased it for.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (3) (0) 4 stars"Saved me"September 01, 2007 | By billped | Version: Active@ File Recovery 7.1 build 301 ProsMy daughter spent 10 days in Japan on an exchange program, took a huge number of photos, but one of her SD cards was accidentally reformatted. Unfortunately, she saved a couple of new photos before realizing the problem.
Active@ File Recovery found all the photos and recovered at least 80% of them. For $30, it was a screaming bargain.
I am once again my little girl's hero.
I love the other response of "only works if bought". For free, it will tell you what it can recover and then will tell you to pony up if you want to actually recover the files. I consider that fair.
Re: the "expensive" comment, the other product I found that was able to recover the files was $80, so the competition appears to be much more expensive. Perhaps if all you need is a simple "undelete", freeware would be fine, but I needed something that would recover files from a format AND it had to work with something other than a simple hard disk.ConsThe interface is not as intuitive as it could be, but a bit of playing with it eventually got me what I needed.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 5 stars"Outstanding"July 24, 2007 | By claseboy | Version: Active@ File Recovery 7.1 build 301 ProsA couple of days ago I had to reformat my hard drive and re-install Windows. Unfortunately I'd completely forgotten to backup up my entire collection of photographs which were stored on my D partition. That's about 5 years of birthdays, family events, parties, family visits, even little things like pictures of our new puppy and days out at the zoo. The lot, gone.
I tried several other programs and none of them managed to find my photos.
One go with the demo version of Active@ and it found my entire D partition, untouched and undamaged.
Yes I had to pay $29.95 to recover the files, which is about £15 there or thereabouts. Was it worth it? Most definitely.ConsI can't say a bad word against it. I didn't even need to read the help documentation before using it. It was so easy.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (2) (0) 5 stars"Very good"July 22, 2007 | By carvil | Version: Active@ File Recovery 7.1 build 301 ProsLong time to download
,But I had trouble with an erroron my computerReply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (1) 2 stars"Expensive!"July 14, 2007 | By FreddyMysty1_x | Version: Active@ File Recovery 7.1 build 301 ProsSeems to recover but you have to pay.ConsWhy do these programs cost so much? No free trial? How can I get my data back for free? Why doesn't microshaft include these types of programs?Reply to this review Read reply (1) Was this review helpful? (1) (1) You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Active File Recovery Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. CloseSince you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review. Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. CloseNote that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. CloseYour message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff. CloseVersion 13 added Last Chance recovery method for detecting files by signatures; Added recovery of files from Linux BtrFS file system; Added recovery of 26 more pre-defined file signatures: eBooks, Adobe Flash, Real Audio, Archives; New Ultimate package now includes Linux-based bootable Active@ LiveCD, being able to boot all the latest x86 & x64 UEFI secure boot systems. Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 Only allows recovery of up to a 64KB file
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