Ever emptied your Recycle Bin and realized that an important file was there? Or have you ever lost a folder or file that you forgot to back up? A good data recovery tool will save you from heartbreaks in these scenarios. Today I will discuss one such tool called iMyFone AnyRecover. I have tested the full version of AnyRecover for you and will share what I found on intense use of this tool.
Read this in-depth AnyRecover software review, you’ll find out all you need to know about this tool from the end-user point of view, including its performance, features, compatibility, and safety. After reading it to the end, you will have adequate information to decide if AnyRecover is your tool of choice.
What Does AnyRecover Data Recovery do?
AnyRecover Data Recovery is a simple-to-use program available for both Windows and Mac operating systems. It is developed to retrieve your lost or deleted data from both internal and external hard drives, such as SSD, USB drive, and SD card recovery .
Not only does AnyRecover restore files and folders, but it also works for entire drive partitions, which you might’ve deleted or lost accidentally. Some scenarios where AnyRecover can come into play include data lost due to formatting, OS crashes, drive or disk failures, and virus attacks.
When you delete a file, the computer doesn’t really destroy the data just yet. Instead, your computer marks the section occupied by the file as available, while the file’s data still exists on the disk. AnyRecover seizes this opportunity to bring back these files before their information eventually gets permanently destroyed. This application has a robust scanning and data recovery algorithm.
AnyRecover Data Recovery Test and Review
We’ve installed, and tested this tool on a Windows 10 computer to bring you this detailed review. This section will guide you through what we found out in terms of its compatibility, ease of use, performance, and data security.
1. System Compatibility
AnyRecover works on all Windows operating system editions – 64-bits and 32-bits Windows 10/8.1/8/7 systems. It also has a Mac version that is compatible with the latest macOS 11 Big Sur, macOS 10.13- 10.15, Mac OS X 10.11, and Mac OS X 10.9.
With AnyRecover, you also don’t worry much about the file system of the drive from which you want to recover your data. This is because the tool supports recovery from all popular file systems, such as NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, and exFAT.
2. Ease of Use
AnyRecover aims to empower every user with the tool for handling data recovery that would’ve been normally done at a technician’s shop. You need no tech knowledge or experience to use this tool.
Once you launch AnyRecover on your PC or Mac, the first thing you’d notice is the clean and intuitive user interface. The program immediately shows you available locations from which you can recover your files. If you want to recover data from USB drive or other external disks, first connect them. Then select a location, and without wasting any time, AnyRecover scans and displays all the files it found. On your third click, you’re already saving these files.
Performance is, perhaps, the most vital deciding factor when it comes to choosing a data recovery tool. I’ve tested AnyRecover intensively for a while, and the tool holds its own in many aspects.
The data scanning process took some time to finish. However, I noticed that the speed largely depend on the drive being scanned and computer performance. After scanning completed, the recovery is swift and simple.
On using AnyRecover, I couldn’t help but notice the nice preview feature. This feature is lacking in many recovery tools, where you can only scan and recover the files. If you perform a scan using AnyRecover, it allows you to peek at the files it found before going ahead to save them on your system.
4. Is AnyRecover safe?
The AnyRecover website is open about how it handles your data. Your data isn’t shared with third parties, and it automatically encrypts all your data using a 256-bit SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption. With these, it’s fair to say that AnyRecover is a safe tool for your file recovery, and you can trust it with your data.
Plans & Pricing
This plan is mainly available for you to try out the application and make a more informed buying decision when you’re ready to purchase it. With this version, you can enjoy pretty much all the recovery functions of the paid version, including scan and preview your files. But you can recover only 3 files with the free trial version. You must upgrade to the paid plans to recover all your data and save the recovered files.
The Standard AnyRecover plan is suitable for individuals who need to perform recovery jobs once in a while. Users can recover unlimited data from any storage device, recover all file types, and use every function of AnyRecover.
However, the license is valid for only one computer. Payment for the Standard plan is flexible also. For Windows users, you can subscribe to a monthly or yearly plan for $49.95 or $59.95. The price of Mac version is a bit higher.
This is the ultimate AnyRecover plan, developed with the feature of recovering your data from even crashed computer. You’re not limited in any way when you pay for the Pro plan. For this, you’re not paying monthly or annually; you get a lifetime license.
If you wish to use AnyRecover on only one computer, you make a one-time payment of $79.95. To use the license on up to 5 computers, you have to shell out $99.95.
Pros & Cons
Is AnyRecover worth trying? I’d say yes when you need to recover important files. But nothing is perfect. Here, I’ll tell you what I loved and disliked when using the program.
- In-depth search with a filter function to find specific files after the scanning.
- The interface is well-designed with clear instructions, truly user-friendly.
- Users can preview the found files before proceeding to recover them.
- The customer support is no doubt professional and swift, they responded to my questions quickly.
- The program is relatively light, I can work on my computer normally while using it.
- The free trial version limits you from recovering more than 3 files.
- AnyRecover is only available to Windows and Mac users. There’s no version for Linux and other operating systems at the time of writing this review.
- Not all files can be previewed, currently video is not supported to preview.
I put AnyRecover to the test on all its features. From installing to using the application, I ran into no issues, and the entire process was smooth.
Overall, it’s a reliable software that helps you recover essential data from the internal hard drive or external drives. It’s especially friendly for people who don’t have much computer knowledge.