Files can be easily damaged due to malware, application failure and network errors, and it seems to be almost impossible to try to recover the lost information. This is why we need dedicated tools that can help us repair the damaged documents.
File Repair is one of the best examples, as it is able to extract the data from the corrupted files to a new document. It packs a simplistic interface that can be mastered by both novices and professionals.
Unfortunately, you cannot drag and drop the files directly into the main window, so you should manually add them by using the built-in browse function. The application doesn’t support batch processing, which means you are not allowed to add multiple files to the list, and repair them simultaneously.
File Repair supports different file formats, such as DOC, DOCX, RTF, XLS, XLA, ZIP, RAR, AVI, MP4, MOV, MPG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, PNG, PDF, MDB, MDE, PPT, PPS, MP3, WAV, and others too.
The program offers time estimation in the progress bar for completing the job, and it also displays a log that contains details about the repairing process, and the errors. It is not possible to export the log to different file formats.
This simple-to-use tool doesn’t provide many advanced features and configurable parameters, as it only packs a few options for dealing with the damaged files. It would have been useful to include an option for scanning an entire partition, and identifying possible broken files.
All things considered, File Repair is an application that can help you repair damaged documents pretty easily. It still needs some improvements in some areas, and we’d have liked to see support for the drag and drop feature, batch processing, and more complex settings.