File Scavenger Version 4 is a file "undelete" and data recovery utility for Windows 8, 7, Vista, Server 2003, XP and 2000. File Scavenger can recover files that have been accidentally deleted (including files removed from the Recycle Bin, in a DOS window, from a network drive, from Windows Explorer with the SHIFT key held down) provided that recovery is attempted before the files are permanently overwritten by new data. File Scavenger supports both basic and dynamic disks, NTFS compression, alternate data streams, sparse files, Unicode filenames, etc. Except in severe cases, both the file and the folder path leading to the file can be recovered.
File Scavenger can also recover files from a reformatted or corrupted volume even when the volume has been deleted and its original position and size are unknown. File Scavenger can scan an entire physical hard drive to look for traces of defunct volumes.
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 card, removable drive, or CD. 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.
Features in Version 4.2
Platforms: Windows 8, 7, Vista, Server 2012/2008/2003, XP and 2000.
Media: Hard disks, memory cards, flash drives, RAIDs, NASes and more.
Types of files: All file types.
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, spanned, or NAS volume.
Recovered information: Original filename, contents, folder path and dates.
File systems: NTFS, FAT 32/16/12, exFAT, Ext3, Ext4, XFS, HFS+, HFSX, UFS1, UFS2, VMFS, VMDK, VHD and VHDX.
Other features: Both dynamic and basic disks, Unicode filenames.