Softlogica has produced Handy Recovery a data recovery software. A popular company already known for its backup software called, “Handy Backup“.
The software impresses particularly with its well thought simple explorer like interface, which is not confusing like R-Studio or Stellar Phoenix. On launching the application, appearance of “tip of the day” demonstrates user friendliness, but just after that the screen goes blank and there are no “quick steps” to follow which could take you to the heart of the application.
Nevertheless, it is simpler to select the drop down list having a catalog of existing logical drives, and to continue recovery by pressing the “analyze” button. In addition, partition search method is easily accessible from the “Tool Bar“, if you are looking to recover data from lost or repartitioned drives.
The “Find Partition” option exhibits industrial strength, a slider to select different portion of a drive or to select a range of sectors to search for a partition is extremely helpful, this option comes in handy when user is aware about the location of the partition on the disk.
In some of the test cases performed, the software successfully recovered deleted files, recovered data from formatted and reformatted partitions, including ADS (Alternate Data Streams), compressed and encrypted files from both NTFS and NTFS 5 partitions.
The core algorithm designed to recover data seems to follow the correct path, the software in its first scan loads all the entries through $MFT and most of the times try to tag and arrange all the file / folder entries into the original hierarchy as they were before the data loss. This helps to provide same tree structure to identify and recover lost data without any hassles.
The “Extended” analysis option provides another important feature of “File Recovery” based on unique file identifiers, popularly known as “File Header", this search would locate unique file identifiers of the selected files types to recover.
Saving recovered data was a delight with this application as some of the small options were extremely helpful, for e.g. while recovering a folder or files from a tree it gives an option to recover data with or without original folder structure, this helps when you do not want the recursive folder structure.
The software has all the required options including, save or loading a recovery session or a partition scan, file filter or a find option for selective recovery. Finally, a must have application for everyone who is looking to recover crucial data from hard drives, USB drives etc. Leaving one or two options here and there, the software has appeared to work and most importantly recovered data.
Cracked software costs software industry billions every year, yet most of us view this form of burglary as normal internet activity. Do you go searching for cracks or serials over internet before buying any data recovery software just to see if you can get a free copy to test or may be recover your data?
The software crackers usually crack software for one simple purpose: dishonor. They crack any software to prove a point and to show, how smart they are then the creator of the software. What they do not know is that any copy protection system has holes in them and no software protection is 100% crack proof, so there is nothing, which they have proven. Instead, the company creates or implements better protection. Cracking software has several merits to Software Company in the form of viral marketing and much wanted traffic, but has various risk factors included for the user who is going to use these cracked applications.
Primarily, there is a real risk to your lost data and the hardware involved when using pirated software. If you do not know exactly what you are doing and you do not know exactly where the crack came from, you are putting yourself at risk for viruses and adware as a fair number of software patches and key generators come with embedded viruses and adware! Yes it is a fact even cracks are not free . Therefore, by using pirated software, you may be giving access to back door programs to access your system for even more serious crimes like data theft or even identify theft!
Another bona fide risk associated with using pirated software is that the software you are using may only be partially functional. To make piracy trickier, some companies insert “phantom” code that may affect certain functions when a crack is applied. The software instead of recovering your lost data might start filling binary digits on your drive like 0’s and 1’s and this might cause permanent deletion.
Pirated copy of the software also leaves you with little or no support for the software since you do not have a legitimate copy.
R-Studio has been around since 2002, or may earlier then that, but came into proper existence since 2002. It has been the first automated GUI application apart from Easy Recovery from Kroll Ontrack and Lost & Found (do not know where it has gone now?) who together were the most selling applications in retail and through websites.
The first time when got the chance to review R-tt’s “Recovery Studio” (might be the exact name thought by the developers, which they abbreviated later as R-Studio) it was an era of DOS based recovery applications. Even with its first release, the developers were able to design nice recovery software, which was able to recover data from both FAT & NTFS files systems.
We have left the snail mail behind, now is the age of email and this statement itself is too old to mention. So, coming to the realistic approach of the describing and saying about this topic, checking emails daily twice or thrice has become like a habit for us. For a professional two places that he has to manage emails one at office and other one at home for his personal emails
Nevertheless, it is a fact that data is continuously growing with everyone including enterprises, home users or with any body that is serious about data, with the increase in data has brought an exceptional amount of increase in the numbers of emails that we have to receive daily or store in our emails clients. Microsoft Windows being the most popular operating system brought the popularity of its emails clients Outlook Express and Microsoft Outlook.
People who use Windows still are ignorant about choosing the correct email client for them. Talking about those who have facility to download emails (POP accounts, Exchange or any mail server). People with free email accounts with yahoo etc. can check emails only through IMAP accounts by using web based interface, some common differences between Microsoft Outlook Express and Outlook.
When we loose our important data, we immediately search for data recovery application on the internet and get into it without even knowing, whether this would help in recovering my lost data?
I have come across many people calling in for help, though many prefer to call me who know me personally. When they start describing the problem, it becomes a never ending story. One of my friends who had bought a new notebook recently called me saying “I have deleted some of my folders which I created just below Deleted Items in Outlook". I have downloaded data recovery software from internet which is an “Undelete” program, now this program is running since 15 hours and still nothing is appearing, he added.
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