Active@ File Recovery SoftwareFor those who are searching for an effective, yet economical sector-based file recovery software, the Active File Recovery 16 is one software worth considering.

For as low as $29, you’ll be able to get a program that costs less than R-Studio Data Recovery, but is capable of dealing with RAID volumes.

What to Expect in Active@ File Recovery 16

Just like with older versions of Active@ File Recovery, this latest version is also very user-friendly and it offers a quick scan mode for simple recovery operations, as well as a sector-based “super” scan that helps you retrieve almost all data that has been written to a partition– this could be quite helpful, especially if the partition structure is already getting out of hand. It’s also important to note that the interface can be a bit specialized in its language, but with a bit of thought, you can usually find the task you’re about to perform in the interface. In short: beginners who don’t have a background with file recovery may find, the first few steps can be a little tricky.

Features to Enjoy

  • Active@ File Recovery 16 is a professional undelete tool capable of recovering files that have been accidentally deleted or information on drives where partition have either been lost or corrupted.
  • This program is compatible with different systems. This means the application works smoothly on all versions of Windows from NT upwards. It also supports floppy, hard drives, USB flash drives, large-sized drives, deleted drives, and it could also recover fragmented, compressed, and encrypted files.
  • Due to its SuperScan Technology, Active File Recovery has an in-dept knowledge of different file formats that allow it to recognize data that other tools missed. According to users, this version performs an exceptional job in detecting RAW digital images, but aside from that, it could also recover Outlook PST files, Office documents, images, and many more.

Latest Updates:

  • Active@ File Recovery 16 (Version History) is now more powerful with its predefined signature recognition: ACCDB , Al, OST, VCPROJ, DB3, FBR, SVG, and USER.
  • It supports the new generation of Microsoft known as ReFS file system scan and data recovery.


Despite the fact that it could recover lost files, the only con when it comes to using this recovery tool is that it doesn’t display the thumbnails of the files found. For example, you wouldn’t be able to spot the images you need at first glance. Additionally, there’s no indication of the condition of the deleted file– how recoverable it is. You’ll only be certain of what you can recover once you start trying to recover it.

Still, Active File Recovery is user-friendly, and this isn’t really a major issue at all. You just have to point the program at the drive with the missing files, and choose one of the scan options.

Final Words

Overall, looking beyond the rather basic interface of this recovery tool, Active@ File Recovery is a tool that meets the expectations of its’ users. It’s capable of recovering files and documents that might have been accidentally deleted. Best of all, it’s more affordable than other recovery tools out there.

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