Hassle-free installer and wizard-like UI
• The setup procedure is a quick and simple job which does not require special attention. As for the interface, PhotoRescue adopts a wizard that requires you to follow a few simple steps to retrieve images in no time.
Select the target directory and file types
• You can get started by selecting the driver letter of the device waiting to be analyzed after studying names, labels and filesystems, in addition to in-depth information such as total space, sectors, cylinders, bytes per sector and tracks per cylinder.
• The scanning operation automatically begins afterwards and shows the name and size along with date of creation and last access of each identified photo. It is possible to use a search function when dealing with large amounts of data, attempt to open the images in the default viewer, as well as to sort them by type or date of creation, modification or access.
• PhotoRescue lets you select the file types you want to be looked up and recovered, such as RAW images, Cored Draw files, EPS-formatted items and ARW. Apart from pics, the tool can also look for some types of audio and video files. It scans the drive sectors for the chosen types and lets users pick the exact files they want recovered on the disk.
Evaluation and conclusion
• There were no type of issues in our tests, since the utility did not hang, crash or pop up error messages. It executes commands rapidly and takes reasonable time to complete scan jobs, during which it remains light on the system resources, using low CPU and RAM. On the other hand, some of its settings are not exactly dedicated to beginners. Other than that, PhotoRescue gets the job done.
OS: Windows 2K / XP / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 2003 / 2008 / 2008 64 bit / NT