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QueTek Consulting Corporation
Windows 7 / Vista / XP
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File Scavenger Review

Sven Sorensen

Data recovery utility for Windows (all versions)

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With File Scavenger, you can recover accidentally deleted data. This program is also portable, so there is no need for a full installation in order to recover data.

Upon first starting File Scavenger, you just have to select the drive to be searched from which data is to be recovered. The software analyzes the appropriate media and lists all recoverable files. If required, you may also filter the search. This means you may, for example, recover JPG files. Once you've found the lost data, select a destination for it to be recovered to.

With this program, your rate of success may vary and it's important to note that if the data has been completely overwritten, your chances of success are lowered significantly. Otherwise, you should be able to 'undelete' different types of data easily.

File Scavenger is software which can restore deleted files.

File Scavenger features and highlights:
  • Recovery of corrupted FAT and FAT32 volumes
  • Recovery of the folder structure of NTFS volumes
  • Scan volumes with several millions files
  • Support for the latest generation of hard drives with 4KB sector size (3 TB and up)
  • Support for very long filenames (over 260 characters)
  • Reconstruction of NAS devices.
  • Reconstruction of spanned volumes over RAID volumes and RAID 50
  • Limited support for Ext2, Ext3, HFS, HFS+, HFSX and UFS1
  • Recovers the original filename and folder path
  • Recovers files deleted from a network share
  • Recovers files deleted in a DOS command window
  • Recovers files removed from the Recycle Bin
  • Recovers files deleted from Windows Explorer with the SHIFT key held down
  • Recovers data from reformatted volumes
  • Recovers files from deleted volumes
  • Is especially effective in recovering digital images in JPEG format
  • Recovers files from broken striped volumes (RAID 0 or RAID 5) or volume sets (spanned volumes)
  • Supports NTFS compression
  • Supports both basic and dynamic disks
  • Transparently handles bad sectors when possible. Otherwise allows the user to skip ranges of bad sectors
  • Scans badly damaged partitions

File Scavenger is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from file recovery software and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after an unspecified number of days). The File Scavenger 4.1.1 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.

Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from QueTek Consulting Corporation.

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  • Software Reviews
  • Major release: File Scavenger 4.1
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File Scavenger has been picked by our editors as very good.
File Scavenger has been tested for viruses and malware.
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