PC Inspector File Recovery review, manual and guides

by Linas Kiguolis - -
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PC Inspector File Recovery[1] is a data recovery application which supports FAT 12/6/32 and NTFS file systems.

The Recovery tool is developed by CONVAR Deutschland which is a subsidiary of the English company group, Convar Europe Ltd. The company is headquartered in the UK, Rochester.

PC Inspector File Recovery Review

The company specializes in data recovery services.

PC Inspector[2] also offers a variety of freeware such as:

  • PC Inspector File Recovery is a data recovery program.
  • PC Inspector Smart Recovery is a data recovery program for Flash Card, Smart Media, SONY Memory Stick, IBM Micro Drive, Multimedia Card, Secure Digital Card or any other data carrier for digital cameras.
  • PC Inspector E-Maxx is a data deletion program, which is able to delete data from hard drives in a high-speed mode using the new direct DMA support.
  • PC Inspector Clone-Maxx is able to copy data from hard drives in a high-speed mode using the new direct DMA support.
  • PC Inspector Task Manager allows quickly and easily start programs at specific times or intervals.
  • PC Inspector FS Guard is a monitoring program which can be used for diverse purposes.

Convar[3] also provides users with repair & service for manufacturers, complete order processing packing and dispatch services, and customer-specific e-business solutions.

PC Inspector File Recovery Review

PROS

CONS

VERDICT

Free

The interface can seem intimidating

PC Inspector File Recovery is a free and powerful recovery tool for Windows PCs.

Able to recover lost partitions

Difficult terminology

Able to save Fata to a networked drive

Only compatible with Windows

Pricing

PC Inspector File Recovery is a freeware which means that the application can be obtained, used and distributed free of charge. PC Inspector File Recovery does not limit data that can be recovered. However, the application is only compatible with Windows OS.

Test results

We tested PC Inspector File Recovery for about two weeks using our Windows 10 PC. PC Inspector is licensed under a Creative Commons License. The download and installation processes were smooth and easy. Note that you should not install the current version of PC Inspector File Recovery on the drive from which you want to recover data. The tool must be installed and run on a second drive.

Recovery

PC Inspector File Recovery is one of the most powerful tools in the market, as it detects partitions that have been lost, even if the boot sector of the file system has been erased or damaged in any other way.

PC Inspector File Recovery can read from FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS file systems (all Windows Operating Systems).

The tool scans the drives where the removed files are and it tells users if there s enough data available to completely recover the file.

The full scan took only an hour. PC Inspector File Recovery reveals the list of detected files and all the necessary information about the files, such as their size, date modified, Master File Table entry, condition, and type.

To recover data users have to select a logical drive. Optionally users can find logical drivers on an existing physical/logical drive. The recovery process can seem a bit confusing.

We needed some time to learn our way around the program as PC Inspector File Recovery uses more advanced terminology and has a bit confusing interface even for more advanced users.

However, despite this, we found the tool very useful and life-saving, especially in emergency cases.

PC Inspector File Recovery supports a wide range of formats, including ARJ, AVI, BMP, CDR, DOC, DXF, DBF, XLS, EXE, GIF, HLP, HTML, HTM, JPG, LZH, MID, MOV, MP3, PDF, PNG, RTF, TAR, TIF, WAV, and ZIP.

PC Inspector Recovery Drive

Features

PC Inspector File Recovery offers users powerful recovery options and features.

  • The tool is able to find partitions automatically, even if the boot sector or FAT that has been deleted or damaged.
  • Files are recovered with the original time and date stamp.
  • Supports the saving of recovered files on network drives.
  • Recover files even when a header entry is no longer available.
  • In addition for advanced users, PC Inspector File Recovery provides the feature to view the files in text or hexadecimal mode so they can quantify what’s missing or has been deleted.

As it was mentioned before PC Inspector provides users with more freeware, that is free to download and use, including PC Inspector Smart Recovery, PC Inspector E-Maxx, PC Inspector Clone-Maxx, PC Inspector Task Manager, and PC Inspector FS Guard.

Customer Support

The company provides its’ telephone number for free of charge telephone Support +49 (0)6331 268 468. In addition, PC Inspector offers users with FAQ section on its official website. However, it is not as informative as some of the other brands offer.

The final verdict

PC Inspector File Recovery is a powerful tool which is able to recover more than the average recovery software. However, the interface can seem a bit confusing, but once you get used to it, it will provide life-saving recovery features for emergencies for free.

About the author

Linas Kiguolis
Linas Kiguolis - Senior IT developer

Linas Kiguolis is a senior IT developer and news editor at Reviewedbypro.com. He has a major in Applied Computer Science because IT has been his passion for a very long time even before he went to college.

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