• Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Pro V7 Review

    • Interface
    • Features
    • Perfromance
    • Recovery Process
    4.3

    Summary

    The scanning depends on the size of a drive but still, the software is very fast even in the Deep scanning mode. Moreover, besides recovery, it also provides a kind of backup solution too via hard disk image.  The price of software is $99 for professional version and good thing is that before purchasing the software you can try the free version. Overall the software is perfect from all aspects but it still depends upon your requirements.

    Pros:

    Easy interface
    Advance recovery features
    Easy to use
    Custom files extension recovery
    Free version is available

    Cons: 
    Not available for Linux
    Support not available for free version

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    User Review
    4(2 votes)

    Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery V7 Pro is available in two versions one is free and other is professional(paid). The free version of Stellar Phoenix Windows data recovery can recover 1Gb of data and if you want to recover more than that, you need to go for professional. Stellar data recovery Pro is a desktop application which helps you to recover deleted files and folders and the story does not stop here, it can create full backups of your drives too. This backup and recovery software allows recovering almost any kind of data from CD/DVD, hard disks, USB drives, SD cards even from the lost or inaccessible hard drive partitions.

    It also provides an option to search & recover lost data from a particular folder too. So, if you have accidentally formatted some drives or deleted your important documents, pictures or videos stellar data recovery is here to help you. This data recovery pro software is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista & XP. But before using you can read this review of  Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery V7 professional to know about its features and how to use it?

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    Let’s See how to use it this data recovery? And what kind of functionality Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery offers

    1. Drive or Partition Recovery

    The stellar data recovery is designed for Windows platform and has the ability to recover lost files, pictures, documents and more. Many times in Windows systems you suffer from a different kind of drive corruption and you need to format your drive. But what about the data? This data recovery tool can help you to recover you lost documents and other data. It supports recovery from FAT, NTFS, and exFAT drives and partitions.

    For Drive Recovery run the stellar data recovery software. Every time you run the stellar data recovery software the first thing it shows is “Select What To Recover”.  If you want to recover any particular type of file then select that otherwise let it be as it is.

    Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery v7

    As soon as you click the next button the following windows will open where it shows all connected drives, common locations of the system and other locations.

    Step 1: To recover any particular drive just select that drive and click Scan button

    Lost Partition Recovery stellar professional review

    Before moving further just want to discuss one more feature which is Deep Scan. That you can see at the bottom of the above screenshot. Actually, the Stellar data recovery comes with two scan modes: One is Quick Scan and other is Deep Scan.

    The Quick Scan option scans the selected media, drive or location and lists all the recoverable files for preview those are recoverable. But it not goes deep and here the Deep Scan comes it scan the selected media drive sectors deeply to recover all files and even raw data.

    By default, the Quick Scan is enabled but if you want then you can push the toggle button to enable the deep scan before scanning. Or after the Quick scan,  you can also click on the ‘Deep Scan’ button and can perfrom the deep on the particular Location and get faster and better results without investing time in Quick Scan.


    Step 2: So, coming back to the main topic, once you finalize which drive or partition you want to recover just click “SCAN”. In the next window, you will find the software has started the scanning and the time it takes will depend upon the size of media.

    Stellar recovery partition windows data recovery

    Step 3: Once the scanning is complete, it will show all files and folder resides on that particular drive or partition. On the left pane of software, you can see the three tabs: File Type, Tree view, and Deleted List.

    • In the File Type tab, it will club all files and folders in their respective file types folders such as Video, Text, Photos, Archive etc.
    • In Tree View tab, you get an extended view of all files and folders which are present on that drive.
    • In Deleted List tab, it shows all deleted files of that location, partition or drive.

    Now just select the file or folder you want to recover and click on the “Recover” button.

    Stellar data recovery pro scanning drive partition

    In the same way, you can recover USB drives, SD cards, SSDs and other Optical Media drives such as  CD/DVD.

    Image Your Hard Disk Using Stellar Data Recovery pro

    The Stellar Phoenix windows data recovery is not only a recovery solution but it can be used for imaging the hard disk in order to take a backup. Stellar Windows Data Recovery Pro allows recovering data from any previously created disk images of any drive, partition or volume. You can create an image of hard disks, existing logical volumes in hard disks and any removable media like pen drives, external hard disks. While creating an image you can also specify the ‘Starting’ & ‘Ending’ sectors of the selected region.

    How to create image using stellar

    Step 1: Select the Recover from disk images volume as shown in the screenshot and click next.

    Image Your Hard Disk Using Stellar Data Recovery pro

    Step 2: If you already have an image of some hard drive and want to recover data from that select the “Recover from Existing” Image other wise just click next and start to create a new image.

    create image using stellar pro

    Step 3: Now select the drive or partition to start imaging which creates an exact replica of the drive or partition you wish to recover. For creating an image of a particular region or sector of a drive select the region through “Advanced settings” option given at the bottom.

    create exact replica of the drive or partition. just click on the start imagin in this data recovery pro software

    Under the advanced settings select the range of starting sector and ending sector.

    stARTING ANd ending sector to create image

    Stellar pro Advanced settings

    The advance setting can be accessed from the gear icon given in the menu. The software supports 200+ extension but if you think that the extension file you want to recover is not in the list you can add your custom file extension too. Under the advanced settings click on Add/Edit header option and add your extensions.

     

    Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery v7 advance option

    The popular extension or file type supported by the stellar data recovery pro V7 are: 

    scan and recover a particular extension file

    Audio Video Files
    RMI, WAV, WMV, MPG, WMV, WMA, MP3, AVI, ASF, MPEG

    Database Files
    MDF, DBF, CSV DBX EDB, NSF etc.

    Image Files
    BMP, WBMP, WMF, EMF, JPEG, JPG, JP2, PNG, MNG, DIB, GIF, TIF, TIFF, PNM etc.

    Internet files
    HTM, HTML, SHTML, SHTM, MHTML, XHTML, XHT, PLG etc.

    Office Documents
    DOC, DOT, DOCX, DOTX, XLS, XLSX, XLTX, PPT, PPS, POT, PPTX etc.

    Archive Files
    ARJ, LZH, ALZ, TAR, ZIP, RAR, CAB etc.

    Miscellaneous Files
    C, PRG, TEXT, CXX, HPP, XML, CC, HH, ASM, JS, PHP, ASP, LIC, DEF etc.

    Backup Files
    BKF

    Acrobat Files
    PDF

    Free Windows Data Recovery

    Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery also provides a free edition of the same professional software with all features to recover lost or deleted partitions and data. But the freeware has some limitations i.e you can recover only 1 GB of the data and the size of the file should not be more than 25 MB. But it is a good way to test this software before purchasing the professional version.

    User interface:

    The user interface of the software is really very straight forward and easy to use as you can see in the above-given screenshots. Everything is placed on the finger tips and you don’t need to be confused. It offers more options which save lots of time as you can recover any particular file from a particular location and don’t need to be scan whole drive.

    Review Synopsis:

    The scanning depends on the size of a drive but still, the software is very fast even in the Deep scanning mode. Moreover, besides recovery, it also provides a kind of backup solution too via hard disk image.  The price of software is $99 for professional version and good thing is that before purchasing the software you can try the free version. Overall the software is perfect from all aspects but it still depends upon your requirements.

    Pros:

    • Easy interface
    • Advance recovery features
    • Easy to use
    • Custom files extension recovery
    • Free version is available

    Cons: 

    • Not available for Linux
    • Support not available for free version

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