Yes, you're right.
- as I wrote in my first post:
- Undelete PLUS found 9839 files - Recuva Beta 1: 9802
But you sure made a point - well, THE point:
I also don't see the point of speed++ in a recovery app, surely the most important feature must be the ability to actually recover stuff? I somehow doubt that the superfast tools are as thorough as the ones that do a full sector-based scan of your disk.
I followed the link from Lashiec and used PhotoRec
, a command line program that will do "full sector-based scan of your disk." This little app is out off this world! After one hour the program stopped, having scanned only 15% (expected full scan of my 38 GB: 8 hours
)(I should add that it will scan and recover in one and the same process). Why did it stop scanning and recovering after only 15%?? Because my harddisk ran out of free space! 1.5 GB had been recovered. 1½ GIGA
- with only 15%
Before anyone gets all exited, I should add that 99.9% recovered files were text files you would not care to recover.
It also recovered 195 small mp3 files (sounds) and 300 small pictures, but why would I want to recover 60,000 text files? No, thank you! Sixty thousands text files, with only 15% scanned. Talk of a undelete program!