SFWare Photo recovery software review

Well, no doubt that technology has been the gamechanger of our century and it has given us many things to cherish, it has guided us like a loving and caring guardian, and is even doing it now and will continue to do so at an exponential rate forever. So, this beautiful software called “SFWare” is just another boon of technology to us, therefore without any further delay and debate let us discuss it.

I guess that a majority of the audience reading this article might be social media fellows and yes even if you are not one of those fellas, then also you are sure to be a person who clicks some of the priceless pictures of his loved and dear ones and then cherishes on them for a lifetime, so, we all know the values that these important pictures have in our lives, now my question for you is that ever wondered how it feels to lose them? Well, it is somewhat similar to falling inside an active volcano very slowly, isn’t it? But, wait, just get yourself out of that volcano, because now you can recover all your deleted and lost photos, yes you heard me right, you can recover your lost precious treasure and that too with the help of this fantastic software. 

Before I proceed further let me explain to you what happens to the photos that we delete. If you happen to delete any of your photos, either by mistake or by purpose, then that very photo is not at all erased completely from your computer or any other external storage, because the memory space used for storing those photos is kept as ready to be overwritten. In simple words, this means that all your precious pictures can be restored if you avoid using that storage for other purposes.

Now, let me discuss with you the role of this software in this very situation. If you also happen to be one of those unfortunate guys in our happy blue planet, then you should definitely install this beauty in your laptop or desktop. SFWare photo recovery is one of the best in class software for the recovery of deleted or lost photos, pictures lost due to unsuccessful transfer process, pictures deleted accidentally on your digital camera, sudden switch-off of camera or smartphone or tablets during the process of transfer of your photos, and many such related cases.

The salient features of this SFWare photo recovery software:

  • Quick recovery of photos which are deleted or lost accidentally.
  • Recovery of photos and files that are deleted from the recycle bin.
  • You can recover over three hundred types of files with its aid.
  • You get a clear preview of photos which are recovered through it.
  • The files from HFS+, HFSX, FAT16, FAT32 volumes/volumes can also be recovered.
  • Last but not least, you can recover photos and files from both MAC and Windows operating systems.

Let me explain to you the procedure of photo recovery using this mighty warrior. First of all, you need to download it from the link: SFware recovery tool. Now, follow the following steps:

  • Just launch it, then select from the two available options- Recover Deleted Photos or Recover Lost photos.

SFWARE deleted files recovery
SFWARE software photo recovery

  • You have to select the drive on which you wish to perform the process of deleted or lost photo recovery and then click next to the scan.

SFWARE drives

  • It off recovery of three kinds of media file picture, music and video along with the digital raw picture.

Recovery media types

Video files recovery

  • After the scanning process is completed, you will get to witness the recovered files which were accidentally or purposely deleted or lost by you. 

List of deleted files with preview option

  • Finally, if you are happy with it, then you can activate it and store your recovered photos in the location of your choice.

select the location to save the recovered files

Now, it is the time for us to get a very clear idea of the minimum system requirements required by this software to function properly.

Operating System

  • For Windows

Windows Server 2003 & 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10.

  • For MAC

OS X 10.12 (Sierra), OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), OS X 10.7 (Lion), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), OS X 10.5 ( Leopard).

  • Hardware requirements
  1. Minimum 1 GB RAM
  2. 50 MB free memory space for the purpose of installation
  3. The operating system of 32-bit or 64-bit.


We test this photo recovery software to recover images from HDD/SSD, USB drive & SD card; to stimulate the data loss scenario, first, we have deleted photos from the targeted drive and then formatted the same.

While recovering the photos, the SFWare was successfully able to recover 100 per cent of JPGs because it is the most common file format we use for photos. Even the other raster files – TIF, GIF, BMP and PNG were successfully recovered by it, yes the rate of recovery you can say 75 to 80 per cent for such formats, also it depends on the environment and how many times disk has been formatted or the sector which the software trying to is intact or rewritten by some other data.

The most notable strength of SFWare is its ability to recognize camera raw images. Since raw images are in proprietary formats used by specific digital camera brands, these are the most difficult image files to recover. The software provides all major brands of Camera and their raw image extensions such as Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, Epson, Canon and more.

SFWARE Digital Raw formats

This makes SFWare a nice option to those are seriously indulge in professional DSLR photography and deals with raw files.

Not only images, even it successfully recovered deleted video files. Furthermore, we can also preview both video and images including music before saving them.

Video recovery

The total time it took to scan 186 GB SSD drive was 34 minutes, thus SFWare Photo Rescue software would complete the scan of 1 TB hard drive in roughly four hours which is quite fast.

Time took to scan data

We didn’t face any issue while using the software expect one time after scanning a large amount of 400GB data, we were exploring the results before saving it and the software accidentally got crashed, that was mysterious. That led us to scan the drive again. Thus, we recommend if you are trying to recover or scanning a large amount of data then save the scan session before exploring and previewing the files.

Apart from this, in terms of recovering photos and other files, SFWare is worth for every penny, a user about to invest. However, none of the recovery software is able to recover everything 100 per cent as I apprised above that it depends on the condition and how many time data has been written on a particular drive sector you are planning to scan for recovery.


With SFWare scanning speed and its ability to recover 300 file types including camera raw formats and low system requirements, it is a good photo recovery software for serious photographers.

Price of the SFWare Photo Recovery is $49.00. As it is available as a trial version, thus you don’t have to follow my words blindly; before investing money actually in it you can actually try to recover what you have deleted or lost.

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