ApowerRecover

ApowerRecover 13.5

Recover data that were accidentally or even intentionally lost

ApowerRecover can help you recover data that were accidentally or even intentionally lost. In this regard, this program supports recovering files from different types of storage devices, such as hard disks, SSD, memory cards, digital cameras and USB sticks. As for file types, there are no limitations, since you can use it to recover photos, videos, documents, audio and e-mail messages.

The tool is fortunately very easy to use. It has a wizard-like interface that walks you through all the necessary steps for successful data recovery. It is excellent that the program automatically detects the partitions on your system. Even in the case of formatted partitions, you have a chance to find them manually using the Deep Scan option. In addition, it is very convenient that you do not have to examine the whole drive. Instead, you can scan a specific location, for example, the desktop or the recycle bin.

The scanning may take more or less time depending on the number of files and the size of the selected drive. Once the scan is finished, you can examine the files found, which can be conveniently filtered by type or location. It is good that the contents of some types of files can be previewed, which includes office documents, audios and images. You can then select the files you want to recover, a process that usually ends successfully.

To conclude, ApowerRecover can recover files lost due to different causes. Since it supports retrieving practically any file type, there is no reason to worry even if the lost file has a rare extension. Just a wish: it would be good if ApowerRecover had a built-in editor for manually reconstructing unrecoverable parts of a file. A trial version of this product is available from its developer's site. Unfortunately, it has limitations in terms of recovery, which may not let you verify its effectiveness.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • Wizard-assisted recovery
  • Allows previewing some file types
  • Supports any file type
  • Supports scanning formatted and lost partitions
  • Allows filtering by file type
  • Two scan modes

Cons

  • No built-in editor to manually reconstruct unrecoverable file parts
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