3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 9, 2007
I have a bad habit of tossing things in the recycle bin and emptying the bin way too often. One time, it really hurt me... So I had to look for a recovery program online. I found this one, downloaded and installed the beta version for free. BAM! There was the file I stupidly tossed too soon. The program worked so well at work, I kept it on the machine and used it often. When I left that job and took a new one, where I use multiple machines, I wanted to install the program again. Then I found this - the stick version... Wow. No need to install anything... Just plug in and retrieve. Can't get much easier than that. If you lose a lot of data or toss stuff too early, grab this magic wand!!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 10, 2007
After Fantastic experience with your PC Pandora software, we are quite satisfied with the Recovery module. Thanks to your excellent support staff some minor interface issues we had are now fixed - the product is mature enough to join the 5 stars rating club!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2010
The software is freeware... You can get it online. I retrieved data from a reformatted disk/ system restored disk. Works great for pictures, word documents and some other files in that situation. The flash drive option would have been great but I couldn't wait two days. I needed my computer back running! Very impressive.
on August 23, 2010
I tried a few other downloads before trying this, and none of them would get to what I had lost on my external hard drive. When I got this, it took a couple of tries to get what I wanted, but when I tried a Deep Scan, I got it all and then some! Most did not retain their file names, so I had to search the files individually to find what I wanted, and there were hundreds of them. To find exactly what I wanted, I sorted the file types to that I could focus on the type document I was looking for and then I would recover a whole page of files at a time. Next I'd go into Windows Explorer, select several of the files as a group, open them together, the close them one at a time until I'd looked at and closed all of that group. If one of the files I was looking for was in the group, I'd note the name and go back to Explorer and de-select that one file from the group. After going through this group, Windows Explorer still had all the recovered files I did not want still selected, and I'd delete them as a group.
I did the recovery onto 2GB SDs. Oddly, once I got about 128 recovered files onto the SD, I could not recover any more until I replaced it with a clean SD or erased some of the recovered files, even though the SD showed very little of its memory used. I don't know if this is an SD limit or a limit with the Pandora software. The Pandora software reported an error if I tried to recover more, and the error said I had already recovered a file with that name to the SD (though I had not). Weird!
Bottom line, while there may be a few quirks, this really saved me. Thanks, Pandora!