Do Your Data Recovery can restore lost files of practically any type, including photographs, documents, video and audio. Fortunately, it works even in extreme conditions, such as recovering data after reformatting a partition. Likewise, it supports a long list of devices, like computers, external hard disks, digital cameras, memory cards and USB drives. However, it is a pity that it does not seem to work with networked partitions.
The application is very easy to use. As in most tools of the same type, there is a wizard to take you through the steps of choosing a partition, selecting target extensions, scanning and filtering the results as well as previewing and rescuing the files. It has two scanning modes, Quick and Advanced, which logically differ in the time they take and the accuracy of the results. Once the tool has finished exploring the selected partition, it displays the results in a folder structure, just like that in a file manager. At this point, you can manually browse through the folders or use the search function to find the desired files. Good news is that there is the possibility of previewing their contents because the program has a built-in previewer that supports text, images and hexadecimal code. Yet, it would be better if it could also support other media types, such as video and audio.
It seems logical that the real value of this type of software lies precisely in its ability to successfully find and recuperate lost files. You should know that various benchmarking tests available online place Do Your Data Recovery as one of the most effective applications, with a successful recovery rate above the average.
As a whole, Do Your Data Recovery is a program not to be ignored. You will probably be glad to hear that it is distributed in four different editions. The one being reviewed here is completely free but has the limitation of recovering only up to 1024 Mb. Therefore, if you are planning to use it for purposes other than personal use, then you should consider the Professional, Enterprise and Technician editions as well.
- Two scanning modes.
- Previews images, text and hexadecimal data.
- Works with reformatted partitions.
- Compatible with many types of devices.
- Highly effective
- Does not support networked drives.
- Language problems in the English version.
- Cannot preview media files