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Data Rescue

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Latest version:
3.1 03/11/10
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Data Rescue is fully compatible with:

  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Available languages

  • English

Versions of Data Rescue

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Data Rescue 3.1 03/11/10 Trial version English
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

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  • Full scan and display of the list of all found files
  • No recovery

Emergency hard drive recovery for PCs

Nick Mead

Recent changes

  • Runs natively as 64-bit on supported machines in Snow Leopard
  • New Welcome window for easier access to suspended and completed scans
  • Improvements to the Workspace and Home Folder workflows: now simpler to understand and use
  • New Expert feature for erasing any drive or volume to HFS+
  • Added contextual menu to Details View for quick access to common features
  • Improved recovery of InDesign, PEF raw image, TIFF and AVI files, for certain cases
  • Added support for recovering certain ORF raw images
  • A number of additional file types with no, or non-standard, extensions can now be previewed.
  • DMG files with no partition table can now be found and recovered.
  • Some improvements were made to improve Deep Scan results, in some cases.
  • Some optional additional file browser columns may be shown by right-clicking on the table columns header.

  • Fixes:

  • Catalog files with more than 8 fragments would sometimes be recovered incorrectly.
  • Activation while launched from a read-only volume wouldn't be applied correctly
  • Erase wasn't working on 10.4
  • Erased drives wouldn't show up in the source selection screen, sometimes causing unnecessary warnings to be displayed
  • Erase wouldn't work on a volume that was mounted while the open dialog was active
  • Crash when attempting to erase a drive that just disconnected
  • Rare crash when a device is disconnected
  • Minor incompatibilities with the software update feature on 10.4
  • Several usability enhancements to Set Drive/Volume Params.
  • Arenas weren't rendering properly on Snow Leopard
  • User interface preferences are now properly stored in the Home Folder for when booted off the DVD
  • Fixed some bugs related to running the application on a secondary monitor
  • Improved performance and stability while browsing scan results
  • Analyze sometimes crashed just when finishing.
  • When unmarking many nodes when quitting, the UI would seem to hang and show the beach ball.
  • Some miscellaneous sources of memory leaks and potential crashes were fixed.


You need a blank CD and your PC needs to be equipped with a CD writer.

  • Slick easy to use interface
  • Recovers to a wide range of external drives
  • Creates a bootup disk if needed
  • Recovers partially functioning drives
  • May not recover all data in full
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RecoverSoft Data Rescue PC is the best data recovery utility on the market for recovering files from a problem hard drive. Other utilities can cause more damage to your hard drive and files by trying to "fix" the problem, instead of focusing on recovering your files. Do not use a repair utility until you've safely recovered your important files and stored them in a safe location. RecoverSoft Data Rescue PC should be your first option to recover your important data, before you try any risky “repair” utility.

RecoverSoft Data Rescue PC is revolutionary in both ease-of-use and power. Simply insert the CD and reboot your computer. Data Rescue PC will automatically access your drive then guide you through the file recovery process with simple step-by-step directions. With a friendly graphical user interface, you select the files you wish to recover, then they are stored for you on your external USB, FireWire, or secondary internal hard drive.

Because Data Rescue PC comes on a bootable CD, the time-consumming install process found in other utilities simply doesn't exist - you are up and running fast Since RecoverSoft Data Rescue PC's CD is equipped with its own Operating System, tuned especially for data recovery, your hard drive isn't needed for the boot process - this means that Data Rescue PC can help you even in the most serious emergencies

"Seems like nice program though it's NOT FREE"

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  • usability5
  • Stability5
  • Installation1
  • Functionality5
  • Appearance5

Download the software, then had to burn to CD to install this software. These steps are not mentioned here and were quite annoying. Once burned to disk I installed on laptop. Inserted my corrupted SD card and scanned. It found missing files. Went to rescue and I'm told this part of the procedure is not free. It costs $99! Understand things cost money but this was one of the most expensive programs I came across. Other solutions are out there for less than half the price.

  • Easy enough to use once installed
  • PRICE!
  • Too complex an install.

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