If you have ever deleted data by accident, experienced data loss after crashes or hardware failures, you may have tried several file and data recovery applications to recover part or all of the files lost in the event. Having multiple programs at your disposal and trying them all to recover data is often better than only trying one application as programs use different algorithms and may recover different sets of files. While it is always great if the first program you use manages to recover the files that you need to access again, it is often unlikely that the first one will succeed right away in recovering 100% of all deleted files.
It is even better to already have those programs installed or ready at hand to use them immediately after you have lost the files. Chances of recovery are highest right after the incident as every passing minute of working with the computer may overwrite the files that are not available anymore with data. This in turn makes then non-recoverable.
PC Inspector is available for every Windows operating system starting with Windows 95. The tool has a great chance of success if you are using it right after you found out about the data loss. You should also remember that PC Inspector is not able to recover files from hard drives that are no longer recognized by either the bios or windows.
Some of its features are:
Update: The latest version of PC Inspector File Recovery has been improved in several ways. The program now supports the recovery of files on network drives, and recovery of files even if file headers have been overwritten.
The program detects all partitions automatically on the computer, so that you can start recovering your files right away. The software displays a wizard in the beginning that you can use to recover deleted files, find lost data, or lost drives.
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