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File Scavenger

FILE SCAVENGER uses advanced algorithms to handle disks with bad

sectors and badly corrupted partitions. It can be installed on a hard

drive or run from a portable storage device such as a memory stick,

removable drive, CD or floppy disk. To run File Scavenger, you must

log on as a system administrator to the computer where data recovery

is intended.

Files can only be restored if the disk areas allocated to the files

have not been overwritten by new data. All recovered files should be

validated for the integrity of the recovered data.


Recovers the original filename and folder path.

Recovers files deleted from a network share. (File Scavenger must be

run on the computer where the share is defined.)

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


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.

Provides English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish,

and Swedish versions.

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.

Supports alternate data streams and sparse files.

Can search for file patterns or file types.

Recovers multiple files in one click.

Can sort files by date, size, name, type, path, etc.

Restores the original Create and Modified dates.

Supports Unicode filenames.

Scans very large volumes (hundreds of gigabytes) holding up to

several million files or more on a computer with sufficient RAM.

Detects certain file types based on their data patterns, thus

allowing recovery even when the file system structure is totally lost.

Saves a search session to a disk file for reloading later so that a

drive needs not be scanned again.

Scans disk image files.

Supports FAT and FAT32, but in a limited manner due to the inherent

weakness in those file systems.

MEDIA: Hard disks, floppy disks, ZIP disks, memory sticks, flash

cards, RAIDs, and more.


CAUSES OF DATA LOSS: Accidental deletion, removal from the Recycle

Bin. Corrupt disk, reformatted or deleted volume or partition.

Partially damaged disk with bad spots. Broken RAID or spanned volume.

RECOVERED INFORMATION: Original filename, contents, folder path and



OTHER FEATURES: Both dynamic and basic disks, Unicode filenames.

COMPRESSED NTFS VOLUMES, NTFS alternate data streams.