File Scavenger

File Scavenger 5.3

Data recovery utility tool for Windows operative systems and external media

File Scavenger is a data recovery utility tool for Windows operative systems. Get back those files accidentally erased from Windows, the Recycle Bin, the command line window (DOS) or a network share; they can be recovered along with the original folder name and dates even if overwritten by new data.

Recover corrupted volumes, formatted volumes, broken volumes and hardware and software RAID volumes even though the original position and size are unknown. It is also possible to recover files from any media like USB sticks, removable drives, CDs or floppy disks. In this case data can only be restored if the disk areas allocated to the files have not been overwritten.

One useful feature is that when it analyzes the volume or media to recover it displays the percentage of total recover possibilities.

File Scavenger is only compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT and Windows ME/98/95.
It supports basic and dynamic disks, NTFS and FAT compression, alternate data streams, unicode filenames and is available on English, German, Japanese and French

Raul Iniguez
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Review summary


  • Gets your lost data back
  • Easy to use
  • Gives accurate info about recover possibilities


  • Takes very long to recover data on usb/firewire external hard drives
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