It does not matter the type of storage device where your lost data were, the file system they used, or the type of file you wish to recover – Magic Uneraser offers you a wizard-based tool capable of locating and bringing back to life deleted data and partitions, regardless of what caused the loss. It offers you to preview the recoverable files and a prognosis about the real possibilities of recovering each of them.
If the prognosis is anything but “Bad”, chances are that Magic Uneraser can recover that lost file for you, and for a fee. Those of us who simply wanted to assess the program’s efficiency using the “free trial” offered will have to do with its nice-to-look-at interface, its quick disk scans, and the terrific look of the long list of files susceptible of being recovered.
Magic Uneraser can detect any drive connected to your system, be it a USB Flash disk, an internal hard disk, an external one, or a local disk. As said, the program’s wizard will scan the selected drives thoroughly to show you all deleted files, which are neatly listed together with their type file, status, size, modification date, etc. Here is where you choose those you wish to recover before moving to the saving method – save them to disk, burn them to CD or DVD, create an ISO virtual image of the damaged disk, or upload them via FTP to a different machine. The program’s main interface will also give a prognosis of the real state of your lost data and their chances of recovery – good, possible, or bad. If you are lucky, you can also preview your lost images and documents from here, as well as take a look at their Hex values and even edit them if you wish.
Just select all the files with a “good” or “possible” prognosis that you want the program to retrieve and click on the Recovery icon. If you have purchased a license, I assume it will do its best to recover all those files for you – if you haven’t, here is where the “magic” of Magic Uneraser ends. The commercial logic behind all of these trials that won’t perform what they promise is beyond me, especially with the number of open-source and other free data recovery tools available out there.
As for the other features and tools that you can actually explore in the trial version, there are some worth mentioning. Apart for the Hex editor, you will find an image file creation tool, a virtual disk creator, and a lost partition finder. All of these features and functions, together with its straightforward and useful recovery wizard, make this app a potentially attractive option when deciding which data recovery tool to buy. It is simply a pity that the program’s functionality that really matters can’t be properly (even if only partially) tested without parting with your money beforehand.
- File preview
- Wizard-based recovery interface
- Offers a realistic prognosis for each file
- Creates virtual disks
- Disk image creator
- The trial version won't recover any file