Restorer Ultimate is an advanced program whose purpose is to help you recover lost or deleted data. It works with FAT, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, and ReFS. The tool is able to restore information from damaged partitions and formatted hard drives.

You can use it to scan all sorts of devices, such as IDE, ATA, SATA and SCSI hard drives, external ZIP/USB, removable SmartMedia, MemoryStick, and SD cards.

Restorer Ultimate helps you set up the recovery process with the aid of a wizard-like assistant. You only need to follow the built-in steps in order to complete the process.

A comprehensive help manual is included in the package if you have any questions regarding the program’s capabilities.

Restorer Ultimate allows you to select the locations that you want to scan for missing data. You can choose between two recovery modes: file search and disk scan. The first one is fast and is designed for detecting lost items, while the second takes more time because it scans the entire system thoroughly.

Also, the disk scan mode is customizable in the sense that you are given the freedom to narrow the scan area to a specific disk size and number of starting bytes.

What’s more, you are allowed to apply filters by file extension. File types are grouped into several categories so you can quickly include/exclude them in/from the scan, namely Archives (e.g. ZIP, RAR, TAR), Documents (e.g. HTML, XLS, DOC, RTF, TXT), Email (e.g. PST, DBX, WAB), Graphics (e.g. DWG, GIF, EMF, JPG, PNG), Multimedia (e.g. AVI, MOV, OGG, MP3), and Other files (e.g. PCH, REG, VTF).

We have tested the utility on Windows 8.1 Pro and noticed that it carries out a scan task pretty quickly. However, it is not quite friendly with system resources so your computer’s performance may be affected.

Restorer Ultimate shows an Explorer-like panel with all the files and folders found during the scan process. You can browse throughout the entire collection of lost files and preview graphic, video, text and audio files. The tool lets you select the saving location, recover security attributes for NTFS files, and manage bad sectors.

Furthermore, the application allows you to sort the files by existing structure, extensions, and creation, modification and last accessed time, and perform advanced searches by filename, date, size range, or attributes.

All in all, if you are on the hunt for a powerful software recovery application, Restorer Ultimate comes with the right tools for helping you restore files.