Stellar Phoenix 5 - Data Recovery Software Review


Despite our best efforts to back up our data, sometimes disk disasters happen and we have to face the prospect of losing critical work emails, family photos or our music and video collections. Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery software can help. You do not have to be an IT expert or experienced recovery specialist to use this software. It is uncomplicated and simple to use. 

Stellar Phoenix 5 - Data Recovery Software Review

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This restoration software can recover deleted files and restore files from altered partitions and reformatted disks. It can also recover deleted files from mobile phone memory cards, camera cards, CDs and DVDs, and external drives. In total, it can recover more than 185 file types and is compatible with all current Windows operating systems, including a few server versions.


Conducting data recovery searches can be stressful, tedious and frustrating. However, Stellar Phoenix makes it as simple as possible and presents search results in a familiar Windows layout. To help you find your lost files, it provides file details and an exceptional file preview. If you need to recover data from a damaged or bad sector, the company offers a Pro version of this software that can perform disk imaging to help you restore lost files. Stellar Phoenix also offers technician and administrator licenses.

Stellar Phoenix can recover data from most common storage devices, including internal and external disks, USB attached drives, CDs and DVDs, and memory cards.
Stellar Phoenix can recover data from most common storage devices, including internal and external disks, USB attached drives, CDs and DVDs, and memory cards. It can easily restore deleted files if they have not been written over and perform tasks that are more complex, such as recovering data from reformatted and altered partitions.

The software can also recover data from mobile phone memory cards. However, this is not the same as recovering information from a SIM card; in this case, it refers to recovering data from a memory card such as a microSD card. Stellar Phoenix can also restore data from popular camera memory cards. To recover data from damaged sectors, you will have more success with the Pro version, which can create a disk image of damaged disks to restore data. Restoring files from a disk image is safer than attempting to restore them directly from a damaged disk. The company also offers RAID recovery through its professional recovery services.

Recovery Features:


If you are not an experienced data recovery expert, you will appreciate that this software does not inundate you with a long list of scan choices. After installing this software, it offers just three choices: drive recovery, CD DVD Recovery and Photo Recovery. Each choice is explained clearly to help you decide which option is best suited to your particular lost file problem. The advanced scan options include a deep scan and a find option.

This software can recover nearly 200 files types including audio, image, archive, database, backup, internet and documents. It supports all common audio files such as wav, wmv, mp3 and avi as well as jpg, gif, png and bmp image files. It can recover all Office type documents including docx, ppt and xlsx. Stellar Phoenix can also restore common file types like pdf, text, csv and xhtml. We tested this software on three test PCs to see if it could restore a variety of tile types. It was able to recover all of our test files uncorrupted.

To recover data from an unbootable PC or from a damaged or bad sector, you can perform these actions using the Pro version. Even though you have to upgrade to the Pro version to perform some tasks, it is comparably priced.

Search and Recovery Options:


Stellar Phoenix has an exceptional preview tool and supports a variety of search options to help you find and sort the files you want to restore. Although this software presents restorable files in a familiar Windows-type layout, the files are not as simple to find as you might imagine, so search, sort and filter tools are important. When a file is deleted or lost, it may not retain the original file name. For example, a file that was once named "March 2012 Expense Report.xlsx" may appear in the scan results list as "$1275dLf4.xlsx." This makes finding files quite tedious and difficult. Filter tools can assist you in your search by organizing files by file type, date, file size, file extension and more. These tools can help you can narrow your search results and organize your restoration project.

Help & Support:


This data recovery company provides 24-hour support Monday through Friday. Direct telephone support is provided in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Asia Pacific and the Netherlands. The company also provides a worldwide telephone number as well as chat and call support via Skype. You can also submit a technical or customer support question online or search the knowledgebase for assistance. We submitted a question online and they answered our query on the same day, which is an excellent response time. Stellar Phoenix also offers professional data recovery services.

Summary:


In many cases, there is no need to spend thousands of dollars to have your hard drive recovered. Stellar Phoenix can help you recover potentially lost files for much less and with the least amount of frustration possible. If you have deleted critical files on a hard disk or memory card, or lost files to a partition problem, this file recovery software can help you turn back the clock and restore your data.

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Helikon
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 ×

Perfect for photo loss emergency
Key working pefectly

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Paula Roberts
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Wednesday, May 01, 2013 ×

Doesn't work for .MOV video files from Canon DSLR camera
Photo recovery works fine
Video .mov files not possible to recover

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Adam MaCQueen
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Wednesday, May 01, 2013 ×

An excellent product but not one that many users would get a lot of use out of. If you have accidentally deleted some sentimental photos of your kids or grandkids etc then I should imagine that forking-out for this software would be a no-brainer. Of course data retrieval isn't limited to photos. You could just as easily have spent ages typing a letter or school project, only to find that you had accidentally deleted it. The program does exactly as claimed, a quick scan and some behind-the-scenes intensive work will have those deleted files back in your hands with a minimum of fuss. Recommended.

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Sonya J
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Wednesday, May 01, 2013 ×

I highly recommend this product. Very reasonably priced for what it does, easy to use also. I tried this product after purchasing another product. There was no comparison, it cannot be beat for the price. It recovered everything I wanted that I thought I had lost after a reinstallation of XP. I won't be without this program, I also bought it for my laptop just in case!

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013 ×

While these features make Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Software a good program to invest for many individuals, especially those who have highly important files, it also has a downside in terms of its supported devices. For example, it cannot recover files that became inaccessible due to bad sectors or RAID using its basic version. Users need to upgrade on Pro version, which costs extra money, to restore these damaged files. The price may be affordable, but the fact that users still need to spend more for this feature may not be attractive for potential buyers.

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Tony Lee
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Wednesday, May 01, 2013 ×

Pros
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery can recover more than 185 file types from a variety of devices, including hard disks, USB drives, SD cards and DVDs.

Cons
The Home use entry-level product does not include all advanced features. If you need to recover RAID arrays, perform RAW recovery or create a disk image you will need to upgrade to the Pro version.

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Friday, May 03, 2013 ×

Retrieve your data as quick as possible. Unfortunately even for us not all data is always retrievable. You should understand what is wrong with your device, and the necessary steps to retrieve your data from it. Your data is not only important but private, and therefore you need to strict confidentiality programmed in place to ensure that all your data is secure.

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