Remo Recover Pro offers many advantages over basic data recovery programs. With this data recovery software you will stand a great chance at getting back your data. I use this program all the time to recover data from client computers. The only program I use more is Recover My Files. That program is our number one pick but Remo Recover Pro is a close second.
Company: Remo Software (http://www.remosoftware.com)
Supported OS: Windows XP, 2003, 2008, Vista, 7
Price: $39 Basic Edition, $49 Media Edition, $99 Pro Edition (PRO Version Gives You The Most Features)
What It Does:
Remo Recover is designed to help recover data from accidental file deletion, re-installation of Windows, deleted partitions, and/or reformatted or repartitioned hard drives. Remove Recover Pro does a bang up job of this. Overall we are normally able to recover all most all data from client computers using this software. The wide range of recover options makes this a perfect solution for almost all data recover jobs.
The installation of Remo Recover took approximately 3 minutes to complete. The installation takes up approximately 75MB of hard drive space.
Once Remo Recover is installed, the home screen is shown with three options for the user to choose from. The choices are “Recover Files”, “Recover Photos” and “Recover Partitions/Drives”.
After selecting “Recover Files”, the user is presented with two more options. These are “Recover Deleted Files” and “Recover Lost Files.” Later on, when testing on a different drive.
I decided to use both options, however, the end result will be the same in most cases. The only real difference between these two options is that the “Recover Lost Files” option displays a screen where the user can select what files to scan for.
The end result of searching for deleted files.
Going back and instead selecting “Recover Lost Files” allows the user to select which file types to scan for. This is a great option if let’s say you just want media or just .doc files for instance. It let’s you snag what you need to recover and nothing else unless you want it.
Having known the majority of the files that were on the drive previously (mostly pictures), I opted to scan for those instead of selecting all of the file types.
The scan took approximately 5 minutes to perform.
As you can see, the search results are pretty much identical, with the exception of a file types filter. On a different drive, the results were identical, but produced an actual file list.
The “Recover Deleted Photos” and “Recover Lost Photos” is basically the same as searching for lost and/or deleted files, with the exceptions being that only standard multimedia files are scanned for, and a second algorithm is implemented to search specifically for those file types. Again, the results were the same as above. On the other drive, most of the images. In most cases you should be able to recover 80 to 100 percent of the data you are looking for. On average with Recover My Files I tend to average a little higher but all in all it’s a very comparable program.
Selecting the final option of the first screen deals with partition recovery.
Below is a screenshot of Remo Recover searching for partitions.
After the partitions are found, Remo Recover asks the user which of them should be recovered.
Once the partition is recovered, the files that Remo Recover detects are then displayed.
In this instance all files should be recovered with no data loss.
Ease Of Use:
Remo Software’s Remo Recover has a very easy to use, if sometimes redundant interface. It’s interface design is simplistic enough that any novice user can navigate it with ease.
In this way Remo Recover Pro is better then Recover My Files. The interface makes it easy for everyone to use with out having to use complicated computer terms that only techs are familiar with.
The installation of Remo Recover took several minutes, and the required disk space is significantly larger than most of the other competitors. While the interface seemed to have some redundant and unnecessary features, its total recovery rate of approximately 80% to 100% is enough to make it’s usefulness effective in basic and advanced data recovery jobs. The photo/media recovery module, which has a recovery rate is one of the best features of the program and why I tend to use this when just needing to pull music, photos and videos. If you’re looking for a recovery program designed specifically for images and media, then this application will undoubtedly help you considerably. If you’re looking for an application that will suit your data recovery needs a bit more broadly, you’ll probably want to see about purchasing Recovery My Files instead. Also, the tiered pricing for Remo Recover might turn some people off, especially for the Pro Edition. With that said the Pro version gives you the most options and will help you get the most out of the program.
Recovered most of the files it detected, excelled at recovering photos and media.
Larger installation size (Not a BIG deal for most). The simple user interface does help to make up for this.
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