Losing data due to accidentally deletion or due to hard drive failure is unfortunate. Despite having a recycle bin folder in the Windows system, sometimes we delete files from there too which makes it difficult to get back. That’s where the need for the recovery software kicks in.
Today, we are going to test Remo Recover Windows edition. It is a full-featured recovery software created to deeply scan the hard drive, memory card, flash drive, and other devices for deleted data.
How easy is Remo Recover to set up?
You can download Remo Recover from the official website. The download size of the installer is just about 35MB. It took only three steps to install Remo Recover. On my PC, it took around 3 minutes to set up. It may vary according to the specification of your PC. However, it should not take more than 5 minutes to install.
Once you install the product, it works as a demo product. Meaning you can scan a drive for deleted items and preview them, but you won’t be able to recover them. If you want to recover, you have to activate the product. Which again is a simplified process, enter your email address, and password registered with the Remo Software and your product will be activated.
The Recovery Process
To properly test the recovery process in the Remo Recover, I took different files in three different folders and then deleted them. Then I removed them from the recycle bin also.
To begin the recovery process, you need to select the drive or partition to scan. In this case, the data was on Partition D, so I choose that. This is one of my internal HDD partition but you can follow the official guide to recover data from external drive.
It quickly scanned the drive since it has only a few GB of data and displayed the result.
I didn’t see the deleted folder in the result. To hide all the data and only check the deleted files, click on the Show Deleted button beside the search text box. Now you will see the $RECYCLE.BIN folder. After opening the folder inside I found the three deleted folders, they were the same. However, their name is different now. When I look inside the folder, I realize the content are equal. So I selected these folders and clicked on the Save button.
Now Remo Recover prompted me to save the recovery session so that you don’t have to scan the drive again. After saving the session, Remo asked me for the destination folder.
I choose another drive to restore my data and click on the Save button.
With few seconds it was restored. Name of the folders was not the same. However, the content inside the folder was the same.
Features in Remo Recover
After testing the Remo Recover, I find several useful features.
- Deep Scan- When you scan a drive, Remo Recover checks for the deleted file quickly. Most of the time, you will find the recoverable data. However, sometimes a deleted data needs a special and deep scanning which takes more time than usual. So, if you don’t find the data in regular scan mode, you can use deep scan mode.
- Data and File Type View– You can browse the scan report in two different modes. The Data View allows you to access the files as they are in the folder. However, the File type view lets you access the data in the file type mode. In this mode, files are arranged via their type.
- Broad Search Options- It becomes difficult to track the data after the scan. Remo Recover has broad search options that let you find the file you are looking for. You can browse the files like Image, Audio, Video, Documents, Email, Other, and Deleted Files. It also has a search box which you can use to search a specific file type. For example, if you want to look for mp3 files, then type *.mp3 in the search box.
- Saving Recovery Session- It is the most important and useful feature of Remo Recover. The scanning a drive takes a lot of time, and if you need to go back for some other work, then you need to spend the time again for scanning. Thanks to the saving recovery session feature. It allows you to save the session and access them later.
- Recovers Everything- Remo Recover is not for just recovering a specific file type. It recovers all kind of data from storage mediums. It retrieves documents, emails, audio, video, and pictures. There are different versions of this tool, and you can choose according to your need. It even recovers from the lost partition, formatted drives, bad sectors, and from corrupted/deleted partitions from RAID array.
- Extensive Storage Medium Support- Remo Recover supports different kinds of hard drives like SATA, SCSI, IDE, etc. It also works effectively on memory cards like SD, XD, Memory Stick, MMC, etc., and you can even recover the data from USB drives and FireWire. Remo Recover supports different file types such as NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS5, and ExtFAT.
Remo Recover is an adequately designed tool that effectively recovers the deleted and lost data. It recovers all types of data and supports every Hard and Flash drives. Features wise Remo Recover packs few features. However, they are the essential ones and doesn’t make the program bulky.
User Interface is straightforward, and even a beginner can install it and recover the data. However, they may find little difficulty in locating the deleted data since the folder name doesn’t return the same.
In normal scan mode, it is fast, but in the deep scan, it takes lots of time, which is pretty standard. So, be prepared before pushing that Deep scan button. Overall, Remo Recover leaves a positive impact on me, and I would love to have it on my PC in case of quick recovery from embarrassing situations.