Losing data is one of the worst dangers lurking in the digital world. It’s something that has happened to practically everyone at one time or another, and unfortunately it can happen for many different reasons; accidental deletion, formatting a hard drive, malware, device corruption, removing an SD card when the camera is running…And if you don’t have a backup on another device or in the cloud, it might seem like the lost files are gone forever.
Remo Recover allows you to recover lost data in virtually any circumstance and tidy them up as they were before deletion
But don’t say goodbye to your vacation photos, that class hand-in or that important excel from work just yet because, fortunately, there is a resource that can bring back your lost or deleted files. We are referring to data recovery programs, and one of the most effective ones is Remo Recover.
Remo Recover is an advanced data recovery software whose first version was released in 2011. It is a program that is very easy to use by any user and can recover lost information in different ways.
We at ThirteenBits have been one of the first who have been able to test the recently released Remo Recover 6.0 version and we can already tell you before anyone else how it works. But before we show you step by step how to use Remo Recover programs to recover lost data, let’s take a look at its functions.
Remo Recover features and capabilities
One of the great assets of this software is its ease of use -thanks to its simple interface- for all types of users, without the need for extensive computer knowledge. Remo Recover allows you to search for lost files in all the storage drives of a computer as well as in specific directories; be it the recycle garbage can, the desktop, the downloads folder, etc…so you can effectively narrow down the search.
It is also possible to refine the search by selecting more than 300 file types (for example, only RAW photos or mp3 audio files), file name, file author…so it is possible to recover specific files and not everything deleted, something useful, if, for example, we have unintentionally emptied the recycle garbage can and we are only interested in recovering one file.
In addition, if the location you are looking for is not listed (for example, a hard drive that cannot be detected due to missing drivers or because the drive is corrupted), Remo Recover can search for these lost or corrupted partitions.
Whatever is searched, the recovered files are sorted with the same hierarchy as they were before deletion, so the user can see them organized exactly as they were on the computer. In addition, it is possible to preview the recovered files before the search is finished (which, understandably, is a long process) and restore them while the scan is still in progress, something that is not common in this type of program.
Remo Recover can access data lost in multiple ways, whether due to technical error, human error, accident, formatting, malware or other reasons:
-Permanently deleted files
-Files lost due to sudden power failure
-Recycle garbage can emptied
-Formatted hard disks, SD cards and USBs
-Corrupt or unrecognized storage devices
-Data loss due to viruses
And the list could go on, as many, many data loss scenarios are covered.
Remo Recover offers a one-month license for $69, a six-month license for $79, and a lifetime license for $199. In addition, it has a free option that allows you to recover up to one GB of data. Now let’s see how to use the software in different common data loss scenarios:
How to recover deleted files with Remo Recover
Imagine that your hard drive is practically full and you have no space to install any program that requires a lot of space, such as a game. The normal thing to do is to clean up, so you start selecting entire folders in the downloads directory, documents and on the desktop, which had been in need of cleaning for quite some time. Since these are files you want to get rid of permanently, you use the “Shift+Delete” command, which directly deletes the files without sending them to the recycle garbage can.
When you are done, you realize that you have deleted the university folder with all its subfolders. Notes and papers are gone; PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoint, videos…the hecatomb. How can you use Remo Recover to rescue the lost data?
First of all, launch the program. The interface will show you the active partitions and disks, some of the most frequent locations (such as the Recycle Bin) and an option to choose a specific folder.
In our apocalyptic scenario, the deleted folders were spread across several directories, so we have to select Disk C, and click on “Scan”. But if this situation had occurred after sending the files to the recycle garbage can and emptying it, just click on “Recycle Bin”.
While the scan is taking place (which can take quite a while if our hard drive is large), we can click on “Dynamic Recovery View” to visualize the files being recovered.
When the scan finishes, we will see something like this. On the right, at the top a hierarchical index showing the address of the recovered files as they were on the computer and below that, the files grouped using the “Deep Scan” function.
In the “Deep Scan” function there are two folders. The first one gives the recovered files a series of tags and groups them according to these: type of camera that took the file (for photos or videos), Excel or Word files, etc…Imagine, for example, that we only want to recover photos taken with the iPhone.
The other folder, “Lost and Found Files”, displays files according to their extension, which is incredibly useful for finding specific files. So, inside the “xls” folder will be the Excel files, inside “mp4” the videos in this format, etc..
Finally, we can select the found files to preview them and know if they are what we are looking for or not. For example, this video of a server in the middle of the jungle:
If it is indeed the file we are looking for, we just have to click on “Recover”, choose a destination folder and voila; file recovered. If you want to recover several files at the same time, you just have to mark them, which can be done with entire folders.
In addition to the organized presentation of the files, you can apply extra filters. By clicking on the “Filter” button, you can access several types of filters and an advanced one, which allows you to filter files by their type, creation date or size, something that comes in handy when it comes to discriminate in the search.
Finally, if our data is on a corrupted drive (a pen dirve that is not recognized, a corrupted SD card, a portable hard drive that does not appear…) you have to click on “Can’t find the drive?” and the program will perform a deep search to find the devices and be able to recover the files in the way we have already seen.
In our case, we see how the hard drive appears with no volume label, just the hardware name with all its capacity. However, any storage device connected to the computer and physically working will appear here.
Remo Recover is the most effective data recovery program I have used. During testing, data deleted a very long time ago appeared, and photos and videos could be previewed (up to a certain size) without any problems.
The organization of recovered files is tremendous, and makes file recovery much easier. In addition to all this, it is easy to use, since in only three steps you can rescue files that you thought were lost.
Obviously, it’s not magic, and a physically damaged hard drive will have no recoverable data. But for accidental data loss, Remo Recover is the perfect tool