Like Phoenix rising from the ashes, we can now see our valuable lost images and music files, rise again from the digital dustbins into which they were unknowingly consigned!
Data Recovery Solution leader Stellar, has created a useful tool that must be on the wishlist of anyone who has lost some valuable photo, a prized video clip or a music file – through inadvertent deletion or accidental formatting. The Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery v5 recovers lost or deleted multimedia files from most common storage options --Memory Cards, Camera, Phones, USB Sticks, and Hard Drives.
The software effects the recovery in three steps: Scan, Preview & Recover. Connect the camera or external storage device to the platform running the software ( or select the computer’s own drive) or with the lost files. The scan operation throws up a list of files that can be recovered. You can select the ones that you want recovered and indicate a target drive or device for storing them. Click the Recover button and it’s done. The advanced mode lets you selectively choose the type of files to be recovered – jpeg say or MP3.
Most popular camera formats – from Canon, Casio, Fuji, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony etc are covered as well as RAW images from SLRs. Audio formats handled include MIDI, MP3, WAV. WMA, AU, Sony ACD etc while most popular video formats like MP4, MPEG and iTunes up to HD quality can be recovered. The software works with all popular removable media: picture cards, flash drives, Mini SD, MicroSD. When it comes to hard drives, size is not a serious limitation, since even HDDs greater than 2 TB are handled
The Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery Lifetime Licence costs Rs 1950, but a free trial version is available at www.stellarphotorecoverysoftware.com
It works for all current Windows versions from XP to Windows 8 ( requires 50 MB of free space and 1 GB RAM) as well as for Mac.
Stellar Photo Recovery v5 is an easy-to-use tool which will pay back the asking price, many times over – afterall who can put a price on precious memories locked into a valuable piece of multimedia! -- Anand Parthasarathy ( Oct 1 2012)