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[Windows] Kvisoft Data Recovery lets you restore lost and deleted files

2013-11-19_011006 [1]For whatever reason, sometimes we are in a situation where we must recover lost or deleted files. For those needs, dotTech has a review highlighting the best free file and data recovery software for Windows. Not happy with our suggestions? Kvisoft Data Recovery is another option. Let’s see if it is worth your time.


Main Functionality

As the name suggests, Kvisoft Data Recovery lets you recover lost and deleted files.




One feature I was pleasantly surprised to find in Kvisoft Data Recovery is the ability to save scan results; two other features I also like are its ability to filter/search scan results and the fact that it gives us the recoverability status of find files. Overall, however, Kvisoft Data Recovery is just another data recovery program; there really isn’t anything in this program to make it stand out above the crowd of data recovery mediocrity. I’m not saying that it is a bad program; it isn’t. I’m saying that it isn’t any better than the rest.

In fact, in my book, Kvisoft Data Recovery is worse than some of its rivals because of its lack of ability to create bootable/recovery CD/DVD/USB. As I’ve said over and over, being able to run from outside Windows via bootable/recovery media is essential for a data recovery program and a program that can’t do it is semi-useless, simply because of the nature how data recovery works.

That being said, do I recommend Kvisoft Data Recovery? You are welcome to grab it if you want — they do have a trial you can test before buying — but I don’t recommend it. Why not? Because the lack of bootable/recovery media is a deal-breaker in my opinion. Personally, if I were looking to recover lost or deleted files, I’d pick from dotTech’s review of best free file and data recovery software for Windows [2] rather than pay $69.95 for a program that can’t run from outside Windows. And I suggest you do the same.

Price: $69.95

Version reviewed: 1.5.2

Supported OS: Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / 8

Download size: 8.7 MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/47 [3]

Is it portable? No

Kvisoft Data Recovery homepage [4]