Aidfile free data recovery software 3.673

Software that helps you retrieve lost files

  • Vote:
    8.9 (7)
  • Category:

    Files

  • Version:

    3.673

  • Works under:

    Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

Aidfile Free Data Recovery Software is a free and convenient way to recover files and even entire partitions that have been deleted or overwritten.

If you’ve emptied the recycle bin only to remember that there's a file you need, then Aidfile Free Data Recovery Software can help. If you’ve ever formatted a hard drive or installed Windows only to remember crucial files, Aidfile can help. It isn’t a comprehensive professional solution, but it is a convenient solution that you can download and use right away when the need arises.

The user interface is simple and straightforward. It may look a little undercooked, to be honest. It’s clear the developers focused more on the underlying engine than the UI. That’s probably OK. After all, this isn’t the kind of program you’ll use every day. In fact, most people will probably only use it once when they need it and then discard it. You’ll be able to navigate it and achieve your goals the first time you use it without issue. If you do encounter a problem, there’s an integrated help system that explains the features and even data recovery theory. With this program, you can recover deleted files and folders and even entire partitions.

When you use Aidfile, you have two options: quick and full. Quick is a great option for recovering from a mistake you just made. Recover from a file delete, partition delete, partition change, OS installation and so forth. You can even focus the quick scan on particular directories. The full scan covers an entire drive or series of drives and identifies all files that it has a chance to recover. The longer out the file has been deleted or corrupted, the less chance there is that the program will be able to recover it, though.

One area where Aidfile works particularly well is with external hard drives and other external devices, including USB flash drives and SD cards. This is an area where many data recovery solutions come up short, but Aidfile works fast and with accuracy for the most part in these scenarios. A common problem scenario with external HDDs is a premature disconnection, which results in corrupted files. Aidfile is good at locating and repairing these files so that you can access them for reading and writing.

Aidfile does come up short in some areas. For one, the English translation was performed by someone with a lacking understanding of the language. Labels and descriptions are off, and while you will understand what they mean, it’s a bit distracting. A more serious issue is a lack of optimization. The program is simply not as well optimized as most comparable programs. It works fast enough with small capacities. With larger capacities, performance will depend on processing power and memory. Even good computers may take hours to complete drives 1 TB and larger.

Pros

  • Quick undelete
  • Quick unformat and partition recover
  • Integrated help
  • Excels with external drives

Cons

  • Unoptimized
  • English translation is off

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