Active@ File Recovery 21

Software information
Windows 7/8/10/Vista/XP/2000/Server
LSoft Technologies Inc.
File size:
31.02 Mb
Date added:
February 27, 2014
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Description from the Publisher

Efficient & easy to use recovery utility for deleted, damaged or lost files, even if your PC doesn't boot

Active@ File Recovery for Windows provides the ability to effectively detect and recover files and disks lost due to accidental deletion, disk formatting, virus and other reasons.

The Professional package also includes integrated Disk Editor (HexViewer; a utility for low-level data inspection), Active@ Partition Recovery (a tool used to recover deleted or damaged volumes), and Active@ File Organizer (a utility to organize/rename files after a catastrophic data loss).

The Enterprise extends the Professional package with Active@ Boot Disk Lite: an ISO image that you can use to create a bootable CD/DVD or USB with a lightweight version of Windows 7™ running in RAM (WinPE 3.1). It is the only way to recover your data when your system is not bootable and you cannot attach the corrupted Hard Disk Drive to another machine.


  • Support for exFAT, Apple HFS+, Unix UFS, Linux Ext2/Ext3/Ext4fs file systems
  • Recovers from virtually connected volumes, like TrueCrypt encrypted disks
  • Reconstructs and recovers severely damaged MFT records on NTFS
  • Customizable User Interface: Light & Dark color schemes
  • Support for 4096 byte sector size HDDs
  • Support for RAW-Compressed images and RAW images manually composed from several chunks
  • Support for VMWARE & VirtualPC HDD images: open and work as with regular HDDs
  • New Recovery options:
    • Define and scan several sector ranges
    • Recovering/Skipping named streams
    • Different filename conflict resolution methods
  • New Signature files supported (RAR archives *.rar, Adobe *.pdf, Flash *.swf, *.DJVU, QuickTime *.m4*)
  • Support for multi-tasking: user can QuickScan found volumes and recover data while SuperScan is in progress
  • SuperScan progress: displays of map of scanned sectors and found meta-data while scanning
  • Auto-saves SuperScan results
  • Configuration parameters stored locally and re-loaded upon next use
  • Improved SuperScan algorithms detects more deleted partitions and reveals more files for recovery
  • Scan speed increased 2 to 4 times, with significant reduction in system memory consumption keyboard shortcuts added many operations can be performed without use of a mouse
  • Integrated Active@ Organizer utility
  • Search results displayed with full path and supports hierarchical structure
  • SuperScan process displays many details, including sector info, time elapsed and time remaining, displays found meta-data
  • Advanced filtering of volumes found by SuperScan
  • Professional and Enterprise versions: Active@ Organizer utility to organize / rename files after a catastrophic data loss.
  • Large disks are supported (large than 2TB)
  • Improved Extended Scan algorithms
  • Recovery for all Windows versions supported
  • Data Recovery on unbootable system due to a computer crash, virus attack, damage by malicious program,or power failure (Enterprise version)
  • Recovers deleted files from damaged, formatted or reformatted partitions
  • File recovery. Files that have been lost by formatting, damaged by virus attack, or a power failure
  • Partition recovery after disk partition(s) loss / format / damage on FAT, HFS+, ExtFs and NTFS partitions (Professional and Enterprise versions)
  • Photos recovery, pictures recovery if they were deleted from flash media, or lost due to formatting a memory card
  • RAW Disk Image creation
  • Recovers from damaged FAT/FAT32, NTFS/NTFS5/EFS, Apple HFS+, Linux Ext2/Ext3fs file systems
  • Supports hardware RAID arrays and software RAID volumes. RAID data recovery
  • Full support for multi-language character sets (Unicode), recovers files and folders having names containing non-English characters (e.g. Spanish, Chinese, Korean, etc.)
  • Two types of drive scan: QuickScan (Fast) and SuperScan (Slow)
  • SuperScan technology recognizes 62 file types by signatures and sorts them in folders (see details)
  • The software is not strictly limited to finding these specific file types. When the logical structure of a hard drive is heavily corrupted, this signature scan will use a special algorithm to seek out such files. Under typical file deletion or formatting of a hard drive, a regular scan is sufficient to reveal files of ANY type.

Active@ File Recovery supports:

  • Recovery from exFAT, FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, HFS+, Ext2fs/Ext3fs file systems
  • Support for 4096 byte sector size HDDs
  • Support for RAW-Compressed images and RAW images manually composed from several chunks
  • Support for VMWARE & VirtualPC HDD images: open and work as with regular HDDs
  • IDE, ATA, SCSI, SSD hard drives, USB Cards and floppy disks
  • Damaged or deleted RAID virtual reconstruction (RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-5, Span)
  • Large-sized drives (more than 2 TB)
  • Long file names and local language (non-English) file names
  • Recovery of compressed, fragmented and encrypted files on NTFS
  • Detection and recovery from deleted or damaged partitions
  • Saving scan results to the storage and opening them later on
  • Deleted files filtering, exact or partial file name search
  • Disk Image creation and opening (to restore files and folders from)
  • Recognition of 62 file types by signatures and sorting them in folders
  • Two types of drive scan: QuickScan (Fast) and SuperScan (Slow)
  • Visible representation of file or folder recoverability
  • Ability to preview file contents before recovery

File Types Supported

Active@ Scan technology allows you to recognize files based on file signatures for the following file types:

  • Adobe Documents (*.PDF)
  • QuickTime (*.3G2, .3GP, .CDC, .DCF, .JP2, .JPA, .JPM, .JPX, .M4A, .M4B, .M4P, .M4V, .MOV, .MP4, .MPG, .MQV, .SDV)
  • Music MP3 (*.MP3)
  • Adobe Flash (*.SWF)
  • DjVu Books (*.DJVU)
  • Word Documents (*.DOC)
  • Excel Spreadsheets ( *.XLS)
  • PowerPoint Presentations (*.PPT)
  • Access Databases (*.MDB;*.SDW)
  • Crystal Reports (*.RPT)
  • Visio Diagrams (*.VSD)
  • Outlook Data Archives (*.PST)
  • Word 2007 Documents (*.DOCX)
  • Excel 2007 Spreadsheets (*.XLSX)
  • PowerPoint 2007 Presentations (*.PPTX)
  • JPEG Images (*.JPG)
  • Bitmap Images (*.BMP)
  • Corel Draw Files (*.CDR)
  • Canon Raw Images (*.CRW;*.CR2)
  • Nikon Raw Images (*.NEF)
  • Olympus Raw Images (*.ORF)
  • Pentax Raw Images (*.PEF)
  • Leica Raw Images (*.RAW)
  • Sony Raw Images (*.ARW, *.SRF, *.SR2)
  • Sigma Raw Images (*.X3F)
  • Fuji Raw Images (*.RAF)
  • Konica Minolta Raw Images (*.MRW)
  • Adobe Digital Negative (*.DNG)
  • TIF/TIFF Images (*.TIF)
  • AVI Files (*.AVI)
  • WAV Files (*.WAV)
  • MPG/MPEG Files (*.MPG)
  • Video Files (*.MTS)
  • ANI Files (*.ANI)
  • Zip Archives (*.ZIP)
  • QuickBooks Files (*.QBW)
  • Formatted Text Documents (*.HTM, *.XML, *.RTF)
  • File Maker's Files (*.FP3, *.FP5, *.FP7, *.FMP12)
  • Video Files (*.MTS)
  • Simply Accounting Databases (*.SDB)
  • Rich Text Format Documents (*.RTF)
  • File Maker's Files (*.FP3, *.FP5, *.FP7, *.FMP12)
Users reviews & testimonials

I just want to let you know that I was able to recover and save all of my files from my second hard drive, including all my MP3 music that I was worried about.

I appreciate your assistance and patience all those days in trying to recover my deleted partition, but your suggestion to recover the files was just what I needed to get the job done

James Czech

THANK YOU! With the help of File Recovery, I was able to retrieve all my files from a failed hard drive. As bad luck goes, I had another drive fail very shortly after my file recovery. Only this time it was my OS drive that had File Recovery installed on it.

I very much appreciate your re-download feature that helped me recover all my files from another failed hard drive

Matthew Crile

With FR I was able to scan the bad drive perfectly. The scan took 3-5 minutes (37gb). Now I could recognize everything and found some files that I wasn't able to find in DOS. The best news is that I was able to copy and recover all the Outlook files, too!!!! I haven't tried to read and input them into Outlook yet, but at least I got this far. Your program is great and I thank you very, very much for your fabulous help and support. Your program have done what no others could do. Thanks again!

Mark Conradt

I just wanted to write your company a short note of thanks for offering the extraordinary high quality recovery software. I had 6 months of work on my home computer that I thought because of a power surge during a routine chkdsk would be lost forever. After trying 3 other programs, all not able to even find my missing partition, your program, Active File Recovery for Windows, found it right away in Demo mode. After testing by recovering a small file that your demo version allowed, I opened the file and was so pleased that the file was still in tact. A day later, I'm up and running with so far a 100% data recovery success. I will gladly pass on your website to anyone I hear is having a problem, including other co-workers of mine!

Aaron Belchamber
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