Davory is a lightweight tool that is built to help you restore files from formatted drives, as well as recover deleted documents.
The application offers you two recovery methods that you can use. One relies on using file names while the other on their type. Even though it leaves such a small footprint on both your hard drive and system resources Davory is capable of recovering file formats such as JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, DOC, XLS, PPS, RTV, MDV, EPS, PDF, HTML, PSD, ZIP, RAR, WAV, AVI and many more.
It’s functionality doesn’t really rely on the format of the drive as it supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS. Moreover, it can restore files from CDs, DVDs and other external storage mediums. It is however useless in case you want to recover files that are encrypted or compressed at system level.
Davory displays a comprehensive interface that uses a straightforward approach in recovering the files. You simply run it, choose the drive or device you want to recover from, select the method and then click the ‘OK’ button.
The time it takes for Davory to scan a drive and recover files depends on the storage structure and size. But even so the application moves quite fast. To avoid spending an unnecessary amount of time on one scan, you can choose the exact file formats you are looking for, narrowing down the search.
Besides this, it’s also possible to set a maximum expected file size that the application will look for, as well as a filename pattern. When looking to restore files with a certain name, Davory helps you out by allowing you to type in the ones you are looking for and offers the feature of performing a thorough search.
In closing, despite the fact that it’s a bit outdated, Davory is still a nice little tool to have around when you need a fast file recovery.