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Recover Files can help you recover those files that you have accidentally or even intentionally deleted. The application works for practically any type of storage device, and it even supports some discs. Besides, it can successfully manage most Windows file systems, such as FAT, FAT32, NTFS and NTFS 5. Unfortunately, although the developer states the program can manage network drives, it did not successfully recognize mapped drives in Windows 7.
The application has a nice and intuitive interface. In fact, it resembles very much that of Windows Explorer, so most users will find no difficulty using it. The first step is to select the drive to scan. Then, it will take some time before the results are ready to show. Along with the list of filenames, you will also receive additional information, such as creation and deletion dates, recovery status and size. After that, you can pick the files to restore, but before actually recovering them, you should choose a location to save the files to. It is recommended that you do not restore them to the same original drive because that increases the risk of overwriting other deleted files.
In short, Recover Files successfully managed to restore the chosen files. Of course, some files showed poor chances of being recovered because the space where their data was stored had already been overwritten. The program has the advantage of being quite small and not significantly interfering with your PC’s performance.
- It is easy to use
- It is small
- It supports multiple storage devices
- It supports various files systems
- It could not recognize mapped drives