Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Pro 4.2 Review

“Err… Where are my files? Who deleted them? I cannot find them anywhere in the computer…” All you need is a Windows data recovery software that recovers lost, deleted, and formatted data like Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery. Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is a useful data recovery software to recover your lost, deleted, formatted MS Office documents, such as Word, Excel, Power Point files from NTFS, FAT, and exFAT file system based computers.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Pro

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Pro Features

  • Partition Recovery – To recover data from lost, formatted FAT, NTFS, and exFAT file systems.
  • Search Option – To search any specific file or folder in the drive
  • Deleted File Recovery – To recover deleted Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access files
  • Lost/Deleted Photo Recovery – Recovers Lost/Deleted Photos from harddrive, SD card, Memory card, external drive
  • Lost/Deleted Audio/Video Files – Recovers lost/deleted audio/video files
  • Search Lost Drive – To search the lost drive to scan for volumes
  • Auto Update Feature – Allows you to update the software upgrades.
  • File Preview – All the recoverable files can be previewed.
  • Tree View – To view the recoverable files after the scanning.
  • Formatted Files/Folders Recovery – To recover lost and formatted files and folders from the hard drive.
  • E-mail Recovery – To recover lost, deleted Emails from Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express.
  • File Filter – To select files on the basis of extensions.
  • Resume Recovery – To restart recovery process at a later time
  • Raw Recovery – To recover every bit of data from hard disk, pen drives, or any logical volume of the hard disk.
  • Drive Status – To monitor the hardware status of the attached drive.
  • Signature Based Recovery – Signature based recovery allows to recover selected file types.
  • Clone Drive – To create an similar replica of the hard disk.
  • Create Image – To create an images of the entire hard disk or logical volumes.
  • Save Scan – Save Scan feature allows you to save the scanned data and start the recovery process at later date using the saved scan.
  • Masking – To narrow the scan result.

Test Setup

CPU Intel Core2 Extreme quad-core processor QX9650
Motherboard GIGABYTE EP45-DS3
RAM 2 x 2GB Corsair Twin2X4096-6400C4DHX DDR2
Hard Drive 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 SATA 3Gb/s
Operating System Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Performance Results
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Pro does its recovering job well. There are 4 type of recovery methods ~ Quick Recovery, Deleted File Recovery, Formatted/Lost File & Folder Recovery and Search Lost Volume (Quickest to slowest scanning method). I managed to recovered deleted m2ts video files from a NTFS formatted hard drive by using the fastest method ~ Quick Recovery. The recovering process took longer than normal file copy process thou. But you have precious deleted files recovered which are priceless.

Some downsides… I faced system crashes to desktop sometimes. Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Pro just closed by itself when I wanted to start certain task like Create Image. Image (16 GB SD card removable drive) created cannot be loaded by Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Pro itself. How can I resume recover with that image?

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Pro recovers your lost / deleted files. However, image created cannot be loaded (Pro edition function). Therefore, better get Home edition with essential recovery functions which working well. For more information, please visit Stellar website. Download free evaluation of the software and preview all the lost files and folder that can be recovered by the software before make a purchase.