This document is also available in a human translated Dutch version (Nederlandse versie).
ReclaiMe File Recovery Software is the most easy to use, feature rich and effective file recovery and undelete software I have ever used (and I used a lot). Whether you need it for undelete, unformat, a RAW disk, partition recovery or even to get data back from your crashed NAS.
94% success rate
[Note: Source for success rate: ReclaiMe.com, Data from 2015.]
“…and I was able to recover and copy all of the files to a new drive. Very user friendly and almost hands free operation.”
More real world testimonials of people using it ‘in the wild’
Google for data recovery software, file recovery and undelete software, and you’ll find yourself lost in literally thousands of applications claiming to be the ultimate solution to your problem. But very few of them actually strike the right balance between functionality and ease of use. ReclaiMe Data Recovery Software does.
ReclaiMe is relatively unknown compared to software like Ontrack’s Easy Recovery, Runtime’s GetDataBack, File Scavenger from Quetek or Easeus Data Recovery Wizard. But is is at least as good or better, often faster and so much easier to use.
I have tested and tried numerous data recovery tools, including my own. And even I as an experienced data recovery software nerd (software writer, user and tester) get confused by them sometimes. ReclaiMe is really different!
And I am very proud that ReclaiMe is now available via DiskTuna. We also offer pre-sales and technical support, so don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or issues.
|ReclaiMe Std||ReclaiMe Ultimate|
|Recover data from Windows PCs
||Recover Windows and Linux PCs, Macs, and NAS
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Meet ReclaiMe File Recovery Software:
Ease of use
For many losing data will be accompanied by immense stress and panic and the fear of making things worse. Having to worry about complex settings and ‘alien’ terminology in data recovery software will only feed those feelings.
When using ReclaiMe File Recovery, all you need to do is to select the drive you want to scan and click start. It is really that easy! In many cases, within minutes, ReclaiMe will show you your data in a familiar layout, folders on the left, files on the right. And even while the software is still scanning you can start browsing, previewing and copying your files.
A wide variety of hardware is supported: ReclaiMe doesn’t care if you need to recover data from a conventional hard disk, SSD, external hard disk or a memory card. It does not care if the interface is SATA or USB. And it even doesn’t mind if the data is spread over several disks from a NAS RAID.
Because ReclaiMe supports almost every file system you throw at it, you don’t have to worry about that either. It supports most Windows file systems including FAT, exFAT, NTFS and even Microsofts latest file system ReFS. It supports Linux file systems EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, XFS and BTRFS (often used in NAS devices). And it even supports the Apple Mac HFS, HFS+ (Mac OS Extended), and UFS file systems.
ReclaiMe runs as native 64 bit software (but can run on 32 bit Windows versions too), offering a huge advantage when having to handle millions of files (which requires lots of memory, of which is more available to a 64 bit program). Note that many competitive programs are still 32 bit.
A free and simple to use add-on, ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery, even allows you to recover data from dis-functional RAIDs (RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 10 and RAID 6)!
When discovering storage devices ReclaiMe File Recovery checks the S.M.A.R.T. status and will warn in case of problems.
If desired, disks can be cloned to an image file
In the end the effectiveness of data recovery software is measured by the amount of data it recovers. And ReclaiMe Data Recovery Software will not disappoint you there. Based on 2015 data, ReclaiMe achieved a 94% success rate.
Even very capable software is of no use if you give up half way the recovery or even before that. Because you do not understand what the software asks from you. Or it simply takes to much time scan a disk. After all, giving up renders even the most capable software zero percent effective.
Using ReclaiMe File Recovery Software
In general data recovery scenarios from single disks fall into three categories:
- UNDELETE: Deleted file recovery. The file system is intact. Files just ‘flagged’ as deleted, this is a normal file system function. Generally, undelete software can easily detect these files again.
- UNFORMAT: The volume is still present and available, though it can not be accessed. Typically Windows wants to format the volume and displays the file system as RAW or unknown. If the volume was re-formatted, it can be accessed but is (almost) empty.
- PARTITION RECOVERY: The drive is no longer present. Disk Management shows unallocated space.
|Undelete||RAW / Unformat||Partition Recovery|
To recover deleted files, simply select the drive containing the deleted files and click Start.
To recover files from a RAW, reformatted or corrupt volume, select the drive and click Start.
To recover data from a lost or deleted partition, select the physical disk and click Start.
Steps required to recover data from a NAS:
- Disks must be connected to a PC, and thus removed from the NAS device. Label the disks so you can attach them again in the correct order etc..
- Attach the disks to a PC, preferably use SATA ports (for speed).
- You need to connect all disks involved!
- Follow the steps for unformat type recovery. You do exactly the same thing, but instead of a disk you select a RAID volume (often Linux MD RAID).
- You will need a disk to copy data to.
- And you’ll need the Ultimate license.
Tips for using ReclaiMe File Recovery
Disk and Volume detection: Scanning for MD, LVM en BTRFS volumes can take a while. On a Windows system you can skip this by pressing cancel. If you are however trying to recover from a NAS, you need to let this run. Once disk and volume detection completes they are displayed using the following icons.
From left to right:
- A hard disk (physical) or hard disk volume. A volume is a partition or device that Windows assigns a drive letter to.
- A disk image file. Sometimes it’s a good idea to create a disk image first, for example if there are many bad sectors on a disk. A disk image can then be scanned like a regular hard disk. The option to create a disk image is available after selecting a disk or volume, and then click the arrow next to the disk icon in the toolbar.
- External disks (USB, Firewite etc.).
- A complex volume aka a RAID. For example the separate disks from a NAS that combine into a volume
ReclaiMe checks the S.M.A.R.T. status for a disk, and the disk icon will be highlighted red if a problem is detected.
Contact / Support
I try to answer messages within one working day. Often you will receive an answer the same day. Please note that we’re located in the Netherlands, Europe (C.E.T.). Alternatively sent me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.