Handy Recovery is an easy-to-use data recovery software designed to restore files accidentally deleted from hard disks and floppy drives. The program can recover files damaged by virus attacks, power failures and software faults or files from deleted and formatted partitions. If some program does not use Recycle Bin when deleting files, Handy Recovery can restore such files. It can also recover files moved to Recycle Bin after it has been emptied. With Handy Recovery you can browse the content of your disk like you do it in Windows Explorer.
The only difference is that you see deleted files and folders along with the regular ones. The program can search for files by name or mask and show the probability of successful recovery for each file. Recovered files can be saved to any disks accessible on your system. You can also restore the full branch of folders tree containing selected files and folders. Along with the main file data, the program can recover alternate data streams which are used on NTFS file system to store additional information about files. Handy Recovery works under Microsoft Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista operating systems. The program supports all Windows file systems for hard and floppy drives including FAT12/16/32, NTFS/NTFS 5 and image recovery from CompactFlash, SmartMedia, MultiMedia and Secure Digital cards. It can recover compressed and encrypted files on NTFS drives.
NTFS/NTFS 5 + EFS, FAT 12/16/32, HFS/HFS+ file systems support
Handy Recovery supports all MS Windows file systems for hard and floppy drives, including modern versions of NTFS used in Windows XP. It can recover compressed and encrypted files on NTFS drives.
In-depth disk scanning for certain file types
The information about each file on the disk is stored in a file record. When a file is deleted usually its file record is not destroyed immediately, so typical recovery software can use it to restore the file. However in some cases the file record can be deleted too. In this case Handy Recovery can perform in-depth disk scanning and try to find such files.
Option to create disk images for deferred recovery
You can create an exact image of a logical drive and save it to a special file on another drive. Later you will be able to open this image and recover files from it.
Preview window to show the content of deleted files
You can preview the content of a file before recovering it. This is especially useful if you want to find a file among many similar files appeared after the extended analysis, because in this case file names are missed.
Shows probability of successful recovery for each file
Handy recovery estimates chances of successful recovery for each deleted file. If chances are small, you will probably recover the file only partially. In this case some parts of the file can contain incorrect data.
Recovers files from deleted and formatted partitions
If you quick format a partition, Handy Recovery still tries to show files that were on it before formatting. If a file record was not completely overwritten with a new one, you will see the file in the list and will be able to recover it. You can also search for deleted partitions on the disk and recover files from them.
File filtering by name, mask, date and size
You can search for deleted files on a disk by filename or mask. You can also filter the content of a disk by name, mask, date and size and see only required files.