Most of us have known that dreaded feeling after accidentally deleting the wrong files or formatting the wrong partition, only to find out too late. While most people realize how important it is to keep files safely backed up, ideally in the cloud or another off-site location, mistakes can happen at any time. What most people do not realize is that these operations do not actually involve permanently deleting the data. For example, when the recycle bin is emptied in Windows, the files contained within remain hidden on the drive until something else overwrites them. In other words, any disk space that was previously occupied by the files becomes available for the operating system to use at any time. Because of this, the original files may remain on the drive for months or even years after it has supposedly been deleted.
Because deleted data can be overwritten at any time, it is important users act quickly to recover them. They should also avoid making any changes to the contents of the disk. Even booting up a computer and using it for just a few seconds may be enough to permanently damage the deleted data, since almost every action taken by the operating system involves modifying the contents of the drive. Active@ UNERASER addresses this problem by working in its own self-contained operating environment, powered by the familiar Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE). The latest version has been updated to Windows 10 build 2024. Using the included Active@ LiveCD, it is also possible to run an entire trimmed-down operating system from a CD or other removable storage media, and perform recovery operations from there. Active@ LiveCD has been upgraded to openSUSE 15.2, Linux 5.3, and KDE 5.18.
Active@ UNERASER scans your storage device for recoverable files, volumes, and partitions. Using the freeware version, it is possible to view all the files that can be recovered. This is important, since it guarantees success if you pay to upgrade to the Professional or Ultimate editions. The software supports all major file systems as well, including those native to Windows, Linux, and macOS. You can also run the software within Windows, either the 32- or 64-bit edition. It supports a huge number of different file types, and you can search for hundreds of different file signatures. This allows you to get back files of certain types, such as images, documents, and any other type of file. You can even recover entire partitions that have been recently formatted or deleted. Ultimate edition users have access to an even wider range of tools for diagnosing and repairing problems and carrying out various other disk-related operations.
Launched on October 23, 2020, Active@ UNERASER version 16 includes several bug fixes and improvement. It is now possible to apply boot sector templates to all supported file systems to any sector of the disk. The latest recovery kernel also includes improvements to give users the best chances possible of getting back their data intact. Support for file masks it expanding all the time too, allowing users to recover an ever-wider range of file types. Find out more at https://www.uneraser.com/undelete.html.