iCare Data Recovery Pro Review
iCare Data Recovery Pro Review
As a rule every computer user has got a lot of important files and folders stored on the hard drive and, of course, they should be safely and securely protected from total or partial loss. There are a lot of ways to protect these files and folders but I think that the best of them is a timely file backup. Unfortunately, quite often the computer users simply ignore this very useful procedure and they remember that when it is very late and files are completely lost. Nowadays, fortunately, thanks to plenty of different advanced recovery applications, there is a chance to recover deleted files because they offer the most comprehensive and complete recovery algorithms to restore deleted files. iCare Data Recovery Pro is one of these applications.
This program is a creation of the software development company iCare Recovery founded in 2003 which specializes in data recovery software and includes programs for recovery any data loss from accidentally deleted files to files lost because of virus attack or corrupted drives.
iCare Data Recovery Pro is their most popular product which allows you to restore any deleted files thanks to using different restoring methods and the most advanced recovery algorithms.
Download and Installation
You deleted your files accidentally from the Windows Recycle Bin? You formatted your hard drive? You deleted a partition? Do not worry! Just visit the iCare official website and download the latest version of the program which is just about 5 MB in size. iCare Data Recovery Pro is compatible for both 32 and 64-bit versions and it is offered in more than twenty languages including English, German, French, and so on. The demo version is fully functional and you can search for and find all deleted or lost files but only 1 GB of them will be restored by the program.
iCare Data Recovery Pro is offered in three different editions- Free, Professional and Enterprise. The Free edition is a great choice for home users because it allows them to recover data, for example, from most storage devices, i.e. USB flash drives, external or internal hard drives, SD cards, and so on. You have the possibility to recover your favorite videos or photos, important documents or email messages, etc., but the amount of data which can be recovered is restricted to 1 GB only. It should be noted that the commercial or workstation usage of the Free version is strictly prohibited.
Of course, Professional and Enterprise editions offer more advanced possibilities and features; for example, you can recover unlimited data from formatted or corrupted drives or partitions by using the most advanced scanning technologies. For users of Professional and Enterprise editions, all future updates and upgrades are totally free of charge.
The full list of all features and differences among editions can be found on the official iCare website.
Similar to other applications, the installation process of the program is very quick and easy. You do not need to select and configure a lot of advanced options and settings. All you need to do is to accept the terms of the license agreement, select the installation folder and optionally create a desktop icon.
The Interface of the Program- iCare Data Recovery Pro has got a very simple and extremely user-friendly interface. There is no need for you to make yourself familiar with it because you will not find a lot of menus or buttons. Only three big tiles are at your disposal which allow you to select one of three scan modes offered by the program and immediately start searching for and restoring deleted or lost files. Shortly saying, iCare Data Recovery Pro is made for your and for your convenience.
The Main Features of the Program
The process of recovering files is very easy. All you need is to perform some easy steps.
The First Step- Scan Mode Selection- iCare Data Recovery Pro offers three different scan modes for recovering deleted or last files, i.e. Deleted file recovery, Deep scan recovery and Lost partition recovery. It is very important to choose the most appropriate mode for achieving the best results. Of course, your choice of recovery mode mainly depends on what you want to recover- simply accidentally deleted files or deleted or lost partitions.
The first mode Deleted file recovery is of use if you want to recover accidentally or recently deleted files. This mode offers only basic possibilities and the scan duration is very quick.
The second mode Deep scan recovery provides you with more advanced possibilities and it allows you to recover files lost after hard drive format. This scan mode uses the most thorough recovery algorithms, so its duration is very long.
The third mode Lost partition recovery allows you to recover data from deleted, lost or even damaged partitions.
The Second Step- Partition Selection- after selecting the scan mode, you can proceed to the second step and choose a partition to recover. iCare Data Recovery Pro supports almost all storage devices (for example, HDD, SSD, USB flash drive, memory card, micro card, and a lot of others and file systems (i.e. EXFAT, NTFS5, NTFS, FAT 32, FAT 16 and FAT 12).
After selecting a partition and before starting file recovery, the program allows you to specify some additional options, namely, you have the possibility to recover RAW files (by specifying manually the maximal file size to recover) and select those file types that you want to recover.
iCare Data Recovery Pro allows you to recover the following file types:
Graphics- the program supports all popular graphic formats, for example, BMP, GIF, ICO, JPG, JPEG, PNG, PSD, TIF, and so on.
Documents- i.e. Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel, Rich text document, PDF, HTML, and so on.
Archives- i.e. GZIP, RAR, TAR, ZIP, and some others.
Multimedia- i.e. 3GP, AVI, MOV, MP3, MP4, SWF, WAV, and so on.
Email- i.e. Microsoft Express and Email files.
Databases and Financials- i.e. Microsoft Money and Microsoft Access.
The Third Step- Scan for Deleted or Lost Files- after selecting the desired partition and specifying file types to be scanned, iCare Data Recovery Pro will start the scan process. The scan duration depends on the partition capacity on the one hand and the number of selected file types. During the scan process you can view some searching details, for example, elapsed or remaining scan time, NTFS file records or total found files, and so on. All you need is to wait for finishing the scan.
The Fourth Step- upon scan completion, iCare Data Recovery Pro will display the partitions layouts of the scanned partition and provide you with complete details about their size, suggestion, files and folder match. Just click on the “Next” button to proceed to the final step.
The Fifth Step- this is the final step which allows you to view all found files and folders and restore them. The window is divided into two parts- on the left side you will find all folders detected by the program and on the right side the complete list of recovered files. iCare Data Recovery Pro provides you with the fullest details about each files, i.e. its name, size and type on the one hand and modification and creation time on the other hand.
At the top of the window there are some useful tools which help you to choose the desired files to restore. With the help of the “Find Files” tool you can specify the exact name of the deleted file (of course, if you remember it) and the program will find it in seconds. The “Search Files” tool offers more advanced search parameters; you have the possibility to specify the file name, search location and some additional options, for example, file type, date and size.
In addition, iCare Data Recovery Pro allows you to preview some file types before restoring; currently the program supports image and text files.
After searching all files you want to restore, all you need to do is to select a path to save files and they will be immediately restored.
Lost Partition Recovery Mode- I think that the main advantage of the program is that it can recover not only accidentally deleted files but also files from deleted or lost partitions. The process of restoring files is practically the same as with other two scan modes. After searching for lost partitions and finding them, the program will start the scan process. Upon its completion you will be able to select and restore deleted files.
What is new in iCare Data Recovery Pro?
Windows 10 64-bit compatible.
Improved file recovery.
Fixed some bugs.
Windows 2000- Windows 10
CPU- at least with X86
RAM- at least 128 MB
Disk space- the minimum of the space is 32 MB.
I think that iCare Data Recovery Pro is a very effective software application which will be useful for everybody who wants to restore deleted or lost files. Thanks to using four advanced recovery methods and technologies, the program allows you to restore any deleted files. It supports all main file systems and file types. With the help of the program you can easily find and restore text documents, photos, videos, RAR and ZIP files, and so on. iCare Data Recovery Pro will help you to restore not only accidentally deleted files, but also files lost because of disk or partition format and corruption.
iCare Data Recovery Pro is just that program which always be your assistant if you delete or lose anything on your computer or any removable devices.
1. Very user-friendly and convenient interface.
2. Three different recovery scan modes.
3. It supports a lot of different devices, file types and file systems.
The scan duration is very long.