What types of files can SecureRecovery for Hard Drives recover?
it is designed to recover your entire hard drive, not just a single specific file type. When used properly, it can safely restore data from various failure scenarios, repairing corruption, lost file tables and other common issues.
If it restores your data, but individual files are still inaccessible, you may need to try one of the other utilities available from Secure Software. Our file-specific tools can treat individual files and restore them to a functional state in many circumstances, and free demos are available to help you form a data recovery plan.
My hard drive has severe physical damage. Is it recoverable?
SecureRecovery for Hard Drives cannot repair physical hard drive damage. If your hard drive shows signs of severe damage (for instance, clicking sounds or other noises), it may require treatment in a certified Cleanroom. We recommend contacting our customer service team to discuss professional data recovery options.
How can I determine whether or not this utility will safely recover my hard drive?
The free demo version of this program will let you evaluate features and determine whether your files are recoverable. It will provide an output with the names of restorable files, which will help you decide whether or not to purchase a license.
What are some of the limitations of the demo version of SecureRecovery for Hard Drives?
The free version of it will only recover the basic media structure of your hard drive. You will be able to view folders and file names, but the files will be empty (placeholder text in each file will show the it version number). The full versions of this program do not have this limitation.
If a file does not appear in the demo output, the commercial version of it will not be able to restore it. Be sure to review the demo output thoroughly.
Will this program work on flash devices?
If you need to recover data from a flash-based device, we recommend SecureRecovery for Flash.
Can I get more information about the differences in product licensing options?
Yes. Please visit our Licensing page to make sure that you are buying an appropriate license for it.
Some of my restored files seem smaller than I remember. Why is this?
When outputting files, our data recovery software replaces permanently damaged data with blank space. This allows for better results overall, but may result in noticeably smaller file sizes.
If large portions of your hard drive are unreadable, it may operate very slowly, and the resulting files may be small or unreadable. When this occurs, you may need assistance from our data recovery department.
Additionally, the demo version of the software uses extremely small placeholder files, so its output is considerably smaller than the output of the full version.