PC Inspector File Recovery
PC Inspector File Recovery is a small software that can retrieve deleted files, as well as find lost drives or data, even after you have formatted the disk.
The user interface of the program is easy to navigate through. Some tabs on the left side of the window allow you to open a drive, save files to the hard disk, find files and lost data, and access the user documentation.
The first thing you have to do is choose a logical drive. After the scanning is complete, you can select content from the "Deleted" folder and save it to the hard disk.
In addition, you can find lost data (access this option in the Tools menu) and delimit the search (select Start Sector and End Sector). Results are displayed in the Lost folder. Plus, you can search for a deleted or lost file. This rule also applies in case the hard disk has been quick-formatted.
Furthermore, if a volume is lost, you can select a physical drive and then hit the "Find logical drives" button (once again, you can restrict the search). It is recommended to preview results so you know the format is correct, after which you can save content to the hard disk.
The application does a great job at recovering files of various formats (including AVI, JPG, PNG, EXE, WAV and ZIP), while using a moderate amount of system resources, and it comes with a very well-developed help file. The checking process requires little time to complete, while a scanning task is done in minutes or hours, depending on the size of the drive and the number of files it contains.
Although we were able to open image and sound files, popup errors prevented us from opening executable files. All in all, PC Inspector File Recovery is a good software for retrieving lost or deleted files, but it could certainly use some improvement.
Also available: Portable PC Inspector File Recovery