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Overview of Glary Undelete

Have you lost of your data? Perhaps you accidentally deleted it or your hard drive is failing. First of all, don’t panic! There are a whole host of data recovery programs available for download online that can all assist in getting your data back. The only problem is that there are so many to choose from, it can be difficult knowing which one to use. This article will take a look at Glary Undelete, exploring the features it offers and whether it’s worthwhile in getting your data back.

One of the great things that you’ll notice about Glary Undelete right off the bat is that it’s entirely free. Some programs claim to be free, but then impose recovery limits or merely show previews of your data. Glary Undelete is different, however, in that it’s one hundred percent free. While it doesn’t have some of the advanced features that you might expect from paid products such as R-Studio, it might be enough for the causal user.

Glary Undelete is simple and easy to use. Once installed, simply select the drive you wish to scan and then click ‘Search’. The length of the search will depend entirely on how big your hard drive is; the smaller the drive, the quicker the search.

If you’re just looking for certain data, you can use the utility to filter your results down by folder or file type. However, it’s worth noting that one limitation of data recovery is that it isn’t always successful at rebuilding folder paths (or file names), so don’t expect your data to be laid out totally neatly.

The program will tell you the status of the data, giving a quick view as to how damaged the data might be. For example, a photo with poor status might not recover at all, or some of it could be missing. Finally, you can then select the data you wish to recover and select ‘Restore’. You should restore any data to a different drive to the one you’re recovering from.

Glary Undelete supports a number of different file systems including NTFS and FAT, meaning that it can be used on things like USB drives, memory cards and external disks. It’s also still being updated to this day and has support email addresses that will aim to answer your queries within two business days. You’ll often find data recovery tools that aren’t ever updated, so it’s great to find one still being loved by its developers.

More information about Glary Undelete, along with a button to download the program, can be found on the official website. This program is only suitable for Windows and even supports Windows 8. Sadly there’s no Mac version, so Apple users will have to use alternative programs to try and get their data back.

It’s certainly worth giving Glary Undelete a shot, especially since it’s free. The fact that it supports multiple devices and has good filtering features is great. However, those users who are after something with more advanced features, like partition recovery or file previewing, should look towards paid programs like R-Studio.


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