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Magic Partition Recovery can help you recover lost data from erased or formatted partitions, as well as files corrupted by any kind of malware. The tool supports the file systems used by Windows: NTFS and FAT. Likewise, it can scan not only partitions but complete physical disks and external drives as well.
In spite of the evident complexity of its recovery algorithms, the program does not require special skills from the user. In this regard, most of the operations are done with the help of a wizard.
The tool supports performing various types of scans. If you do not have much time, it is a good idea to select the quick type; however, it may fail to identify files that have been overwritten. There is also a standard scan, which requires selecting the intended file system. For the most accurate results, you may want to run a content-aware scan, which has the advantage of actually examining file contents and arranging the items by type. Yet, you should be aware that this could be an extremely lengthy process.
When a scan is over, you can easily navigate the folder structure and preview some types of files, such as web pages and images. The tool also provides a prognosis of successful recovery for each file. Then, it is quite easy to pick the desired items, which can then be saved to a local folder or an ISO virtual image. Likewise, they can be burned to a disc or uploaded to an FTP server.
Perhaps the safest way to secure your data is by saving the whole disc to an image file. Luckily, this tool can be used for this purpose. Moreover, it can mount ISO images from which you can retrieve the original file.
In general, Magic Partition Recovery is an excellent choice for recovering lost files. When it was tried, the tool effectively identified and previewed erased data. Still, the trial version does not allow saving the files by any means. The product is sold in three editions: Home, Office, and Commercial, but its price may be too high for home users.
- Supports FAT and NTFS file systems
- Performs various types of scans
- Supports content-aware scans
- Previews files
- Provides a recovery prognosis for each file
- Can save the recovered files in many ways
- Backs up complete disks
- Does not support non-Windows file systems. Trial version cannot actually recover data
- Too pricey for home users