Restoration v3.2.13

Midas on 13 Jun 2018

Restoration helps undelete files that were deleted accidentally. You can scan for all files that could be recovered, or filter the results by entering a search term or extension. By contrast, if the recoverable files need to stay deleted, the program can perform a secure wipe function to fully delete recoverable files.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Restoration.exe.

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spicydog 2011-02-06 14:43

With Restoration v3.2.13 I have noticed the following:

a. - If I recover data from a local disk = Always excellent results

b. - If I recover data from a USB external hard disk = Sometimes the recovery of a shift-deleted folder is pretty weird (i.e. inside the recovered folder I find also other files, which were previously deleted on that HDD but had ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the folder I just recovered)

c. - If I recover data from a (4GB) USB thumbdrive = I get immediately the "Do you want to scan vacant clusters?" popup and whether I click Yes or No after a split second I get the (exact same) "No files were found." response.

Anybody else experienced any of the above (a - b - c)?


spicydog 2011-02-05 11:01

Restoration 3.2.13 is simply a great program!!! HUGE thanks (Domo Arigato Gozaimasu) to Brian Kato for having developed it and for the portablefreeware friends who suggested it.

I especially like the capacity to restore entire folders... Feature that I really miss in other recovery applications!

Pity that it is not possible to maximize the GUI...

dmg 2010-11-05 23:19


On this site "stealth" generally means that when an app is run and exited correctly it leaves nothing behind beyond the record Windows makes for every app. Since this does not save any settings at all the only changes it makes will be related to any files you recover with it. Assuming these things, yes it can be considered stealth.

Oliver 2010-11-05 17:51

Can someone tell if this program is stealth or not? The description says "Writes settings to: None", but this is not the same thing as "stealth" in my understanding. Thanks!

sundancer 2010-10-20 08:08

I down loaded this program after accidentally deleting a folder containing 100gb of downloaded programs from an external usb drive. the software was able to find this and also data deleted from the drive many months previous to this. by using the ctrl key and the mouse I selected the files to restore and was able to recover them, you are even able to recover to a different drive / destination. I must say I am very impressed. I like the fact that no installation is required have a copy on my keyring usb key as a back up. highly recommend excellent software without any bloatware

Scott 2009-04-17 01:13

I've used this a couple of times, but I wanted to know if any support will be added for CD/DVD discs if future?

It's just that for recovery of CD/DVD data there's no freeware program available, at least not one that I could find. I have a DVD-R with photo's and software from mag's on it that I'd like to recover. It's multi-session and I accidentally formatted it. Now I can't access the data on it at all.

Please add CD/DVD recovery

stv 2008-07-04 14:28

it works fine on all the other drives eccept the thumbdrive i put this program on, keeps on giving me an error everytime i try to scan

Drumsal 2008-06-08 14:41

This program was able to recover some photos from a xd card, while Undelete-plus was not

GB Jennings 2007-03-09 11:17

This program is not nearly as flexible as 'Undelete-Plus' (also available on this site). Undelete-plus allows you to search for individual files, stipulate wildcards or search for all deleted files on all drives on your system. 'Restoration' does not begin to compare, in my humble opinion.

Zarko 2007-03-05 05:39

I've downloaded newer version Restoration V3.2.13 from here
and it can undelete multiple files at once. Successfuly restored over 2G photos from NTFS partition.

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