My File Recovery Software Worked!

April 8, 2018

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File recovery (or 'unerase' software) is the one software tool that you purchase, expecting that you're never going to need it, but when the time comes, you want to know that it's going to work!

Most of the time, when you delete a file accidentally, you can open the recycle bin and 'restore' it without any trouble, but this is not always the case.

* Sometimes deletions by-pass the recycle bin, such as when the files you delete are on a memory stick.
* Sometimes files are too large to be held in the recycle bin and a permanent deletion is the only option.
* Sometimes the file you've lost was deleted some time ago and the recycle bin as already 'emptied' itself.

When this sort of thing happens you have two choices:

1. Cry like a baby
2. Get hold of some good File Recovery Software

File Recovery Software is something like fire insurance. It's something you hope you're never going to have to use. Unlike insurance on your house though it's something that ALL OF US do need, sooner or later!

This was not the first time I had needed to recover permanently deleted files but it certainly was the most critical. I'd just returned from Canberra, having interviewed the former President of Iran about building bridges between Christians and Muslims, and I was very pleased that he was allowed me to record our time together on video. I was less pleased when my wife (nine months pregnant and not fully compus mentus) accidently erased my interview from the video camera before I had downloaded it!

Now, as I mentioned, this was not the first time I had needed to recover files that had been accidently erased, but my experience with software designed to 'unerase' files is that it can be a bit of a hit and miss affair .

When a file is deleted, it is not normally wiped from the disk but rather renamed so that the operating system registers it as something that can be written over. If there's no activity at all on the disk after the file has been deleted there's every chance that the file is still fully intact – byte for byte – BUT if there is another disk activity, there's every chance that the file you're looking to recover (or a part of it) will be over-written!

In the case of my file, which was on a memory stick, I was specifically concerned as:

* It was a large file (about a gigabyte) that took up around half the storage area, which meant that further disk activity would almost certainly have written over some of it.
* If some of the file was written over, it might not just make the video shorter, but corrupt the file completely, making it unreadable.
* I was not at all sure except my file recovery software worked on the memory sticks used in digital cameras. I had only used it on my harddisk.

My concerns were valid, but my file recovery software came through, and I was able to recover about 60% of the file!

Then came the hard work:

* Unhappily, neither Windows Media Player nor Camtasia nor any of my other video production software could read the AVI file, due, I assume to file corruption. Happily though Apple Quicktime could!
* Unhappily though, the free version of Quicktime, will not save an AVI file in any other format but, happily, it only cost $ 50 to upgrade to Quicktime Pro, which I did, and successfully saved the file in QuickTime (MOV) format !
* Unhappily though, Quicktime did not seem to be able to save the file to any other format and I wanted to edit the video in Camtasia, and my version of Camtasia would not work with MOV files, but, happily, the latest version of Camtasia did import MOV files, so … $ 150USD later I had the latest version of Camtasia installed and … I got the job done.

In short, using my unerase software did not in itself solve all of the problems, but it did get me off to an excellent start, and if I got to the disk earlier, I'm sure I would have been able to recover 100% of the file without any dramas or extra costs.

So the moral of the story is to keep an unerase program in your virtual back pocket. It's not the sort of thing you want to spend hours of disk-thrashing activity looking for if you've accidently erased a critical file. Have one on hand!

Anyways, I'm not just going to give you the advice. I want to give you the software!

So grab the software while you can, and if you're very, very lucky, you'll never need to use it. Chances are that though your time will come, and when it does, you'll be very glad you were prepared.

45 Comments

  • bread April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Doesn't recover anything… lol

  • Michaolek YT April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    this is shit
    only for money no for help people

  • Mashadi Muna April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    makasih

  • Unkown Unkown April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    i have been formatted my pc and i lost my musics and i try recovering it by this softwar and nothing happend

  • mohammed zulfiqar April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    they are bloody mother fuckers , they just need money from poor people, this is not working, hope u people will pay our money to hospital,cheaters

  • Delphox April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    You can't even recover files on trial mode, which breaks the point of your product, buying something like premium should give you better access to things, but Wondershare obviously doesn't understand that SOME people come from a poor family and need to recover files, not to mention, that pretty stupid video record thing they had, i mean, yeah sure, Bandi-cam's trial has a watermark, what Wondershare does when you edit a video, they put a watermark blocking the video altogether, overall making it un-appetizing for people to watch the video, i mean, you could just use OBS Studio's, it can stream too, obviously my comment is going to get deleted, but overall, Wondershare is that kind of company that doesn't really THINK, about the poor people that want to actually edit/play video's, overall, this is my thinking, when in the Edit mode, DO NOT, put the water mark, but rather, lock special effects and fancy stuff, and just only give the cut tool, and music, that is all i can say, considering it's not annoying anyone, AND it's perfectly fair, "Didn't buy the product, well you only get these." im obviously not going to get heard but if a CIO see's this, please do something about it, i mean i come from a poor family and i can't afford most things (Presumably things like consoles or computers.), anyway that's all.

  • Nemanja Jeremić April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    your fucking ads

  • Ian Cooper April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD !!
    You will never get it off your computer and their "support" does not reply or provide any help.
    TOTAL GARBAGE

  • FOXY_PVP_ MC April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    simon des de MEXICO

  • Colin Hutchinson April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Do not let this company into your files as it will steel your info.be warned.

  • R3G3N3RAT3D2000 April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    I have really important notes on my phone damn it I looked for weeks trying to find a damn software to get my damn and I quote "cerification boot secure verify bs" phone data back or at least try to extract the files and put them on my computer but non has worked hopefully this will work. (Sigh) technology is failing hard.

  • miriam udaigwe April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    knc toys

  • Kishor Thapa April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    i did all necessary file recovered from my hard disk by whondrshare liveboot but not work this file it problem show like your file is damage can't watch etc anyone recovered file out of working any idea plz.. help me >
    ., i have important file and picture

  • Skimiler April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    This does not work for me at all; I have been trying for weeks to get this to function and restore deleted videos. This is a sham, it says the device is unplugged at 90%, all bullcrap. Until you can get my videos back, this program is garbage to me.

  • Fox Kenji April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    I paid for the android files recovery and it it says it never activated after my payment!!

    I'm starting to think this whole thing is a scam.

  • abhisekh singh April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    i recovered my file(pics) but does not show preview ,what we have to do

  • Vlogs and fun April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    do you know pickle and peenut

  • miriam ibarra briseño April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    nice…

  • Rashid Magomedov April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Is there any chance that you can recover the original jpeg file that has been overwritten? Give me the deepest secret. I have recovered many "unreadable" jpeg files (but with original name still on it). I really want to recover them, there is so many important things there.

  • James Pembroke April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    In 'Lost file recovery' Enable deep scan is not working for me?

  • Andrea de Anda April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    and what if the data has been overwritten? can i recover data then?

  • Maricruz De San Luis Rey April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    If you purchase the software, and you have a 16 GB Flash Card, Kingston, will it recover all this data or will you have to get something else to do so? It just seems that a bit of info is provided, and when you purchase the software, you find out you need to purchase something else. It would be interesting to know.

  • Hytham Mandour April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Can I recover deleted whatsApp messages deleted almost two weeks ago?

  • ONI 5354 April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

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  • Chris Kirkham April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Crap, I've just wasted $70 Canadian on this software. CardRescue is better.

  • June Katy April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Does it work?

  • Machina April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    I feel cheated. Downloaded the trial, but after hours of scanning, I was
    asked to pay 50 bucks in order to recover the found files. This should
    be clearly stated in your description or it's just a huge waste of
    time.

  • Vladimir Petrov April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    whyyyyy I just broke my phone… 1 h. of stupid apps and finaly I finded this! ok… everything was ok and them…. you need to buy it! you made my day even worse tnx!!!!!!!!!sorry for bad English!

  • Hossam Abdo April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    will it read my android phone connected to my laptop by usb? then recover deleted file from it, Because most software says need root your phone and i can't root my phone

  • Dechen April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    hi i have permanently deleted some important videos from my iphone 5
    .. can i bring it back using wondershare?

  • Alex April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Will it recover a data from formatted hard drive, that already got more files on it?

  • SimonPlayzGamz April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Sorry but its shit. i tried to download the copy and it wouldn't stall, yes its from your website as well and when it did install after 10 tries at downloading it it said it couldn't find my fucking iPhone user experience 1/10 your lucky you are even getting a one

  • Secksy Tease April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    I've tried this and many other software and none of them work! I'm trying to recover deleted/hidden files from a digital camera and when it's time to select "device to scan", no external devices (phone, camera, memory card) pop up for me to select. HELP!

  • Jennifer Fitch April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    yesterday I severely damaged my Android phone, I received a new phone and was able to retrieve my contacts and pictures, but not my Calendar. Is there a way to get my Calendar from my old android to my new android without losing the scheduled events?

  • Kym Moulds April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    What about if the hard drive is unreadable?

  • mrmudzahedini April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Hello . I've got a little problem with this program . I had scan my Passport ultra 2 TB and I have made a scan with free version . I could not recover those files , because free version allowed for only 100 mb so I saved the scan . When I bought the full version this program didn't want to load it . And now I have done another scan but none of the files I lost are showing up . I want to recover those files because they are the fruits of my hard work . Please help me .

  • Maria Bonilla April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    can this be used to recover corrupted files?

  • WondershareStore April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    +Gashing Wing Hi there, you can recover the deleted data with the software regardless of the time period. It is more dependent on whether the lost data has been overwritten by new data. So as long as the original lost data has not been overwritten, the software can retrieve the data. Thanks.

  • Sharp Blade April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Here´s some important questions:
    1. Will it recover once you delete files from the disc manager in Windows 7?
    2. How much?
    3. Can i get it in Mexico & pay in mexican pesos?

  • Zenab Naaz April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Hi , i don't want to recover , i want to repair my jpeg images 
    these images were infected by cryptovirus 3.0 
    i have removed the virus successfully by refreshing windows etc
    now i have the corrupted images , which arent opening , i cant view them , they seem to be useless
    HOT TO REPAIR THOSE IMAGES
    Please HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP , i willl be GREATLY thankful 🙁 those were the precious images :'(

  • WondershareStore April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    +Nicky Scott Hi Nicky, Wondershare Data Recovery can recover your data from SD Card, Memory Stick, PC/MAC, Hard Drive, Camera, USB Drive, Recycle Bin etc.

  • Nicky Scott April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Can this be used to recover formatted save data on an SD Card?

  • Cesar Avila April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    stupid asshole didn't mention you have to buy the god damn thing

  • NICOLE SANCHEZ April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    so I bought and did all the steps and allllllllllllll of my pictures and videos and nothing was recovered. I did a "deep scan" and if found a lot of stuff but none will open they all say… "empty file" but have all the folder names of pictures and picture names… just no pictures :/ I hope it wasn't a waste of $39.95 my kids pictures are very precious to me and I've already had another company screw me over for money

  • Ashley Ramirez April 8, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    AVG said this was dangerous to computer and removed it…

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