How good is NTFS Undelete compared to other software?

John Earle January 2, 2012
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Your review of NTFS Undelete is now a year old. I am considering paying for this product, but would like an update on people’s experience with it. Has there been any further feedback on whether it compares favourably with (e.g.) Recuva?

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  1. John E
    January 4, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you all for these suggestions which I appreciate.  Recuva has found everything I needed and seems amazingly powerful for a free program.

    Many thanks.

  2. Anonymous
    January 4, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    well you can make a scan and compare the result to other freeware and shareware, results can vary from a pc to another and how strongly files were deleted.

  3. FIDELIS
    January 3, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Hello, I used the old versions of NTFS undelete but it was a while ago...It worked ok in some cases.  If it is for trying to recover deleted files, you should be ok with recuva if the file/files have not been overwritten.  For a better free option, I would recommend testdisk.  Only hiccup is that it runs from command terminal:

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

    I have used Active File Recovery with great success even after drive was reformatted and a new system is installed.  It is a paid software but it works good. 

    http://www.file-recovery.net/

    The version is link is specifically made to recover deleted files.  There is also the Active partition recovery software as anothe option.  I have heard and read good comments about the option Mike gave you.  One of this days, I will probably try it. 

  4. John E
    January 3, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Thank you for this comment.  I shall try Recuva first since everyone speaks so highly of it and then if necessary look at R-Studio.

    Does R-Studio do anything that NTFS Undelete doesn't?

    My original question was aimed at discovering how NTFS Undelete stood up to the opposition now that it is no longer free.

    • Mike
      January 3, 2012 at 7:46 am

      I haven't tried any recent version of NTFS Undelete so I'm not sure how it compares to other current software.

      As for R-Studio it basically is a fully-fledged software as used by data recovery services.

      Does it do anything NTFS Undelete doesn't?
      Well, for starters it is not limited to NTFS & FAT but can also read various UNIX file systems including HFS+ from Macs. You can even recover data from RAID volumes (if you have the time and determination).

      As an example, you could take you Windows drive, format it on a Mac as HFS+ and then install some Linux with EXT3 . Even then R-Studio would still be able to recover Windows files saved on NTFS [as long as the sectors have not been overwritten ~ which is the limitation for any recovery software].

      I don't want you to spend money on some software which you may not even need. Try Recuva and whatever else you can find. If you are still interested download R-Studio (it comes with a trial) ~ maybe you won't like it simply because of the GUI or various options you don't need.

  5. Mike
    January 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I suggest to check out the recovery software in the Best of Windows software list

    The only paid recovery software I can recommend is R-Studio. The full version costs a bit more ($79.99) but is able to recover from pretty much all file systems you will ever come across in a private setting.

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