Active File Recovery for Windows

  • Trial version
  • In English
  • V
  • 4.1
  • (31)
  • Security Status

Recover lost or deleted files

Active File Recovery is a data recovery software developed by LSoft Technologies Inc. for desktop use. This efficient and easy-to-use utility tool allows you to retrieve deleted or lost files, as well as damaged or re-formatted volumes, even when your PC itself can't boot. To fully enjoy its power, you can choose from its various package plan offerings—Standard, Professional, Ultimate—although, it also offers a demo version that is extremely limited in features.

How do I use Active File Recovery?

The file recovery process comes in three stages: scan disk, analyze scan results, and recover detected files. The first process you have to do is to ‘Scan Disk by selecting the ‘Volume (Logical Drive)’ as seen from the ‘Recovery Explorer’ to scan for deleted files. The ‘Analyze Scan Results’ process will come afterward and will appear on the ‘Logical Drive Scan Result View’. This is where you can review and select files for recovery.

For better analysis, the detected files can be grouped under the ‘Group By’ drop-down menu in the toolbar. You can group them according to file extensions, associated applications as well as date—can range from created date, modified date and accessed or deleted date. Moreover, you can also filter the detected files by name, extension, or deleted status seen in the File Filter Toolbar. 

As stated, you can immediately recover damaged or deleted files directly from the 'Logical Drive Scan Result View' tab. To start the recovery process, you must select the file you want to restore. Next, you must open the File recovery dialog either by clicking the ‘Recover’ button, use the ‘Recover command’ from the context menu. Then, you must confirm the location that you want the files to be restored to. Wait for it to finish and verify the recovered files afterward.

Worth the money

Active File Recovery is an essential software especially if you have a lot of important work or school-related files stored in your computer that you can't afford to lose. Your purchase will be worth the price as it can easily aid you in recovering any lost data, accidental or not. It is a handy tool that is efficient and easy-to-use, even by non-tech-savvy people.

Active@ File Recovery is designed for all users

Active File Recovery is a data recovery tool which helps you to retrieve files from formatted disks or partitions, as well as those which have been emptied from the Recycle Bin in Windows. The software supports all hard disks, USB flash drives, memory cards and other external storage devices with file systems used by Windows, Macintosh or Linux. The latest edition boasts a number of welcome improvements, including significantly faster scan times thanks to the new 64-bit executable.


  • Retrieve deleted or lost files
  • Efficient and easy-to-use
  • Worth the price
  • User-friendly interface


  • Demo version is very limited in features

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Active File Recovery for PC

  • Trial version
  • In English
  • V
  • 4.1
  • (31)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Active File Recovery

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Worked great.
    My girlfield used this software to recover letters her cheating husband had written to his girlfriend. That's proof enough for me.
    Pros: When downloading this or any other software from Active - you know you're getting qual More


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