Review: Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery 5 functions fine, nevertheless thus does a free competitor

There are numerous healing programs focused on recovering pictures plus additional multimedia files from memory cards. Most, like Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery 5 function well—assuming they don’t encounter anything oddball.

I place Phoenix Photo Recovery 5 from its paces with certain files erased from an SDHC card plus it found almost everything, including all my deleted images, plus a few of the .mov files I’d erased. But, it didn’t discover the separate, connected headers which the Canon camera writes to the card. Without these headers, the recovered .mov files won’t play. To be fair, just 1 system I’ve tried recovered these headers—the free, control line-based PhotoRec—and even it wouldn’t merge them with all the related information files. Currently, to the greatest of my knowledge, you need to utilize a hex/sector editor including hexedit plus merge these files manually.

All we want do is select a drive and commence the healing.

Stellar Phoenix functions plus nearly all of the myriad pay pic healing programs I’ve tried as well as its easy interface plus simple approach create it simple to master. However, when there’s a free alternative like PhotoRec which functions too or better, any pay system will be a tough market.

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