File Scavenger

July 5th, 2012

Comprehensive, award-winning file undelete and data recovery utility for NTFS and FAT/FAT32 disk volumes on Windows


1.5 MB 

Last Update:

July 5th, 2012 


4.0 Rev 5 

OS Support:

Windows 2000 / Xp / 2003 / Vista / 2008 / 7 

License/Program Type:



49 USD 


Editor's Opinion
File Scavenger - powerful, fast and reliable solution to recover lost and deleted files. It comes with a lot of handy features and does an impressively great job.
Editor's Description
File Scavenger is a reliable and comprehensive file undelete and data recovery utility for NTFS and FAT/FAT32 disk volumes on Windows.

File Scavenger is a smart tool able to quickly recover files that have been accidentally deleted (including files removed from the Recycle Bin, in a DOS window, from a network drive, from Windows Explorer with the SHIFT key held down) provided that recovery is attempted before the files are permanently overwritten by new data. File Scavenger supports both basic and dynamic disks, NTFS compression, alternate data streams, sparse files, Unicode filenames, etc. Except in severe cases, both the file and the folder path leading to the file can be recovered.

File Scavenger is also able to recover files from a reformatted or corrupted volume even when the volume has been deleted and its original position and size are unknown. File Scavenger can scan an entire physical hard drive to look for traces of defunct volumes.

File Scavenger uses advanced algorithms to handle disks with bad sectors and badly corrupted partitions. It can be installed on a hard drive or run from a portable storage device such as a memory stick, removable drive, CD or floppy disk. To run File Scavenger, you must log on as a system administrator to the computer where data recovery is intended.

Files can only be restored if the disk areas allocated to the files have not been overwritten by new data. All recovered files should be validated for the integrity of the recovered data.

Main features:

- Recovers the original filename and folder path.
- Recovers files deleted from a network share. (File Scavenger must be run on the computer where the share is defined.)
- Recovers files deleted in a DOS command window.
- Recovers files removed from the Recycle Bin.
- Recovers files deleted from Windows Explorer with the SHIFT key held down.
- Recovers data from reformatted volumes.
- Recovers files from deleted volumes.
- Is especially effective in recovering digital images in JPEG format.
- Recovers files from broken striped volumes (RAID 0 or RAID 5) or volume sets (spanned volumes).
- Supports NTFS compression.
- Provides English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Swedish versions.
- Supports both basic and dynamic disks.
- Transparently handles bad sectors when possible. Otherwise allows the user to skip ranges of bad sectors.
- Scans badly damaged partitions.
- Supports alternate data streams and sparse files.
- Can search for file patterns or file types.
- Recovers multiple files in one click.
- Can sort files by date, size, name, type, path, etc.
- Restores the original Create and Modified dates.
- Supports Unicode filenames.
- Scans very large volumes (hundreds of gigabytes) holding up to several million files or more on a computer with sufficient RAM.
- Detects certain file types based on their data patterns, thus allowing recovery even when the file system structure is totally lost.
- Saves a search session to a disk file for reloading later so that a drive needs not be scanned again.
- Scans disk image files.
- Supports FAT and FAT32, but in a limited manner due to the inherent weakness in those file systems.
File Scavenger VIDEO TRAILER
For more information, please watch the movie that contains installation and complete features demo
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File Scavenger Scan reports
avast! 4.8 Scan Report:

* avast! Report
* This file is generated automatically
* Task 'Simple user interface' used
* Started on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:49:11 PM
* VPS: 100909-0, 09/09/2010

C:\Softoxi\32fsu32.exe [+] is OK
Infected files: 0
Total files: 1
Total folders: 1
Total size: 1.5 MB

* Task stopped: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:49:11 PM
* Run-time was 0 second(s)

Kaspersky IS 7 Scan Report:

Scan : completed
Scanned: 1
Detected: 0
Untreated: 0
Start time: 1/26/2011 1:49:14 PM
Duration: unknown
Finish time: 1/26/2011 1:49:14 PM

Status Object
------ ------

Time Name Status Reason
---- ---- ------ ------
1/26/2011 1:49:14 PM File: C:\Softoxi\32fsu32.exe ok scanned

Object Scanned Dangerous objects Untreated Deleted Moved to Quarantine Archives Packed files Password protected Corrupted
------ ------- ----------------- --------- ------- ------------------- -------- ------------ ------------------ ---------

Parameter Value
--------- -----
Security Level Custom
Action Prompt for action when the scan is complete
Run mode Manually
File types Scan all files
Scan only new and changed files No
Scan archives all
Scan embedded OLE objects all
Do not scan archives larger than No
Skip if scan takes longer than No
Parse email formats Yes
Scan password-protected archives Yes
Use iChecker technology No
Use iSwift technology No
Register information about dangerous objects in application statistics Yes
Rootkit scan Yes
Extended rootkit scan Yes
Use heuristic analyser Yes
Heuristic analyser level 10

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