Ever come across situations where you have deleted a file permanently and then realized that it was a important presentation ouch. Now what do you? Start over with creating the presentation again?
There may also be cases when you may accidentally empty your recycle bin and then realize that you are missing a important file. You may also lose your important files because of hard drive crashes, power failures and what not. You should always make it a habit to backup your data, if you cannot spend lots of money on buying additional storage devices then you can check out these free online storage services as an option.
Your data is vulnerable and it’s scary to lose any important data due to hardware failures or silly mistakes, but, the advancements in technology has also made it possible to recover the data you have lost due to accidental deletes or hard drive failures.
Active File Recovery is one such software that allows you to restore your data lost due to any of the above said causes. There is a very nifty feature where you can recover your data even if your hard drive is not booting anymore. Active File Recovery provides you with a CD/DVD ISO image that you can burn to get a bootable CD that will run a light weight version of Windows Vista running in RAM (WinPE 2.0).
This means that even if your hard drive is not booting and not being detected on other PC’s you still have a great chance of recovering your data using the bootable CD created with Active File Recovery. You can browse all your deleted files just like windows explorer and it supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, NTFS+EFS file systems.
You can use the software in two modes QuickScan and SuperScan which is a bit slower since it scans each and every sectors of your harddrive.
You can set filters for which types of files you want to search so that you can narrow your search to few files rather than browsing a whole list of deleted data.
Active File Recovery also allows you an option to preview files that have been deleted.
They also have a demo version using which you can check the integrity of the recoverable files before you purchase the software which means that you only purchase the software after you are sure that the files can be recovered.
Active File Recovery has different versions that you can use to suit your needs. They have a extensive list of features which you can use to decide your needs for getting the best version. You can buy a standard copy of Active File Recovery for $29.95.
There are free alternatives too to recover your data, one of them is PC Inspector File Recovery which is available as a freeware but does not have the features to match that of Active File Recovery.
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