SoftPerfect File Recovery v1.2

billon on 15 Nov 2016
  • 555KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jun 2015
  • Suggested by milentechie

SoftPerfect File Recovery helps you recover accidentally deleted files from floppy disks, hard drives, USB flash drives, CF and SD cards and other storage media. It supports the popular file systems such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and NTFS5 with compression and encryption.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch file_recovery.exe.

9 comments on SoftPerfect File Recovery  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Rolf 2011-02-05 19:04

Odd The download says it is Version V1.2.0.0
but its size is 387KB. why? I have a 2009 copy
of V1.2.0.0 which is the correct size 272KB.
Andy can you explain. Looks a bit dodgy

hudson 2009-08-22 01:20

Excellent product. Recovered two files from flash memory. Simple and efficient, and no installation

Andy 2007-04-06 23:41

Hi guys. I am a developer of this free tool. Let me clarify the 'hard drive' recovery. The software is able to restore accidentally deleted files from built-in hard disk drives as long as two the following conditions are met:

1. The file was deleted recently and no writing was made on the volume after that

2. Follows from 1. If you delete a file from a system volume (e.g. C:\), there are little chances to restore it because the OS is constantly writing on this volume (logs, registry branches, etc).

David D. 2006-09-15 10:35

Excellent product. Recovered two files from flash memory. Simple and efficient, and no installation.

dot 2006-09-06 04:48

No offence meant. It DOES seem to work fine with external media. And it is REALLY portable, small and easy to use. Just the thing to carry on a USB stick or SD card. Their statement on the website about the "hard disk" is a bit unclear. I interpret it, from the context, as referring to external hard drives, where the program DOES its job. (it does not detect anything here on any partition of my built-in HDD, except some stuff on C:\. Maybe you can verify on your built-in HDD)

BTW, if you compared the files with Total Commander, the difference you checked could well be related to the difference size of clusters in use on NTFS and FAT systems. I just suppose, your setup.exe was not corrupted through the use of this program.

hajo 2006-09-05 14:30

@dot What's to explain??? Why USB drive??? The homepage says: "restore accidentally deleted files from hard and floppy disks"!!! Your question "How can a single setup.exe show differeneces after a restore?" is my problem. That's why I think this tool is not so good. I made the compare with Total Commander 6.55 "Compare By Content..." Perhaps the tool is ok for USB-Sticks and -Drives.

dot 2006-09-04 05:02

You should explain a bit. How can a single setup.exe show differences after a restore? Then, C:\ is obviously no USB drive. SoftPerfect is not meant for partitions on the HDD (it does not even detect deleted items on any HDD partitions here, except a few files on C:). Maybe try again, but with an external (USB, HDD) drive.

I think, its strength is really with USB drives. But then, as far as I've checked, other file recovery tools detect deleted items on a USB stick equally well. It's just that this one is so nice and small and really does not write anything anywhere. I like it.

hajo 2006-09-03 23:56

I made a little try. I copied a freeware programm colibri15a.exe (setup.exe) from d: (fat32) to c: (ntfs) and deleted the file on c:. After undelete with SoftPerfect File Recovery it has many differences. Another try with ADRC_Data_Recovery_Tools_v1.0.exe was succesfull. So I think, it's not a good tool.

Rab 2006-09-02 18:43

Excellent utility! Perfect for when someone deletes their only copy of the most important file they have.

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