Hitting the “Delete” button together with the SHIFT key erases the selected files permanently, skipping them being sent to the Recycle Bin. Undoing this operation in case a file is deleted by mistake is difficult but not impossible, especially if you have the proper tools at hand. Glarysoft File Recovery promises to provide a quick and easy method to retrieve files that have been deleted by accident or due to hardware failure or formatting.
Like it usually is the case with such applications, Glarysoft File Recovery features a user-friendly interface that allows you to start a new scan and recover your lost data in just a few simple steps. The application displays the list of available drives within its main window, allowing you to choose the location to analyze.
Please keep in mind that both local hard disks and removable storage devices are supported, including camera memory cards, for instance. To sum it up, the application is fully compatible with FAT, NTFS, NTFS + EFS file systems.
Once you select the storage device, the scan is initiated. Glarysoft File Recovery automatically sorts the found files by different criteria, as follows: the left-side panel allows you to browse recovered files by location: each folder that has entries will be shown. Alternatively, the files are sorted by their extension and a new folder is created for each new format.
You can also view the list of files sorted by type. Glarysoft File Recovery creates folders for pictures, videos, audios, documents, emails, archives, and miscellaneous items. Each of these directories are populated as the scan continues. In other words, the application takes care of sorting all the items it finds in different categories. This is quite convenient, as you can easily find the items that interest you.
Glarysoft File Recovery is simple and does its job as it should. It is a good tool to have around, as you never know when you accidentally erase a file you actually need.