iCare Data Recovery Pro (formerly iCare Data Recovery Standard)7.8.1
Just like you misplace stuff in your room, files on your computer can end up in the same situation, or even worse. Data loss is a major concern, especially for important files. Luckily, specialized applications like iCare Data Recovery Pro want to offer a helping hand in looking for and potentially recovering deleted files and folders.
Scan local and removable drives
After a short time spent in setup, the application can be launched to check out the set of features. The interface is smooth, blending really well in the new Windows theme and style. Major features are explained, and the whole wizard-driven process is incredibly easy to put in motion even by inexperienced individuals.
The application is fitted with three recovery methods, depending on the seriousness of the situation. As such, the first prompt asks whether you want to run a deep scan, advanced file recovery, or lost partitions. Corresponding descriptions provide general details and make sure you choose the one that suits you best.
Regardless of the method you choose, the first step requires you to select the target partition or drive, with the possibility to scan external storage devices, both NTFS and FAT. There’s also a refresh button in case the one of interest is not shown or you just decided to plug the USB flash you want to recover files from.
Fast processing and recovery
Depending on the size of the disk and type of operation, it can take a little while to scan. Make sure to stop all other activities for faster processing, especially writing to disk, even though the application is pretty light on system resource usage. A small window is brought up to show elapsed and remaining time, as well as scan progress and number of files identified.
Browsing through detected files is done in an explorer-like environment, with a side panel with a tree list of all folders, and a larger area for content. Files and folders are fitted with a small check-box for easy selection. The upper toolbar stores functions to select or deselect, preview, or even launch an internal search engine to narrow down results.
In spite of the pretty visuals and intuitive design, there’s a high chance the application doesn’t properly detect those exact files you want to recover. Attempting multiple scans might solve the trick, but that’s not a guarantee. If successfully identified, they are saved to a custom location and in short time.
All in all, iCare Data Recovery Pro is a reliable application that gets the job properly done, and fast. The intuitive overall design, and wizard-driven process make sure all goes smooth on your behalf. Although there’s no guarantee you recover files or folders deleted a long time ago, simple operations are sure to come clean.
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