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Do-It-Yourself Windows File Recovery Software: A Comparison

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Professional Data Recovery Software: A Comparison

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Interface and Features Detailed Results

File preview

After purchasing a license, file preview is very useful when determining if the correct restoration parameters were selected (e.g. RAID parameters, partitions, file system).

Product Rating Description
R-Studio 5 Built-in previewer supports all graphic, audio, and video files. Native support for pdf, xls, ppt, docx, xlsx and pptx (doesn’t require installation of Adobe Reader or Microsoft Office).
Restorer Ultimate 5 Built-in previewer supports all graphic, audio, and video files. Native support for pdf, xls, ppt, docx, xlsx and pptx (doesn’t require installation of Adobe Reader or Microsoft Office).
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery 3 No built-in previewer. Individual files can be saved to a temporary folder and then launched in a third-party application (if installed).
GetDataBack + RAID Reconstructor + Captain Nemo 4 Built-in previewer for jpg and txt files. Files can also be launched in a third-party application (if installed) directly from the program.
DMDE 0 No built-in file preview. Files must be recovered before attempting to open in third-party application (if installed).
R-Studio and Restorer Ultimate have the best preview capabilities. Their built-in previewers can show the most commonly recovered file formats even without having those applications installed. DMDE has no file preview capabilities.

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