February 25, 2010
@ AlanR: Yes, your review of it did encourage me to install it. So thank you. Let's hope I never have to use it.
Why, thank you maa'm – and to all of you that have lauded praise for my "review". It was not intended to be one, just a few guiding hints for those having doubts. Those have obviously been laid to rest.
However, I note many concerns remain and will try to clear these up with the following commentary. Apologies in advance if I do not refer to anyone along the way. I am no Ashraf, and have not yet figured out how to put screenshots inside these posts so will have to rely on text only for now. (If anyone really needs images, send me a PM and I will try and oblige.)
- This is a time-limited offer valid until April 22, 2010
- On-line activation is necessary, so you must install and register by then.
- As with any recovery software, it is always advisable to install to a drive/device different than the one needing rescue. In my case, data is always kept on separate drives / partitions – away from the OS & Programs drive.
- Installation to a flash drive etc. may be possible but I have not tested that theory. Nor have I tried to make a "portable" copy from the main installation – but it does seem likely, will try to do it and – if successful – will post an advice accordingly.
- MENUS : None, opening screen shows recognised drives only, plus two self explanatory buttons, "Recover" & "Refresh". Start by highlighting the drive and / or partition requiring recovery. A "scanning" window opens – wait for it to complete.
- Next screen shows what has been found; select which you want to see and click on the "Show Files" button. This will then build a directory tree and show ALL filenames & types found. These can be filtered, searched and viewed as required by clicking the appropriate buttons. To preview a file, you must first highlight it, results may be strange though.
- LOST files are indicated by a leading # which replaces the first character of the lost file. Tick select which file(s) to recover, then the Save Files button. Another window will open providing options of where to store the selected file – this must be on a different drive / location from source to safeguard against overwriting corruption of data.
- After recovery has finished, close the program and then verify if the "recovered" files are indeed still usable – if any are not, sorry, can't help.
Hope the above is of assistance. LOL
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