O&O DiskRecovery 8: Simple and professional data recovery for every Windows user

O&O Software releases a new version of its successful data recovery software. O&O DiskRecovery 8 can recognize even more file types, for instance Microsoft Office 2013 documents. The recovery of picture and video files from digital cameras has been enhanced, and the search for compressed files, in particular ZIP and 7-zip files, has been further enhanced.

Berlin, September 11th, 2012 – O&O Software, a leading specialist in the data security and data recovery fields, introduces the newest version 8 of O&O DiskRecovery which is already optimized for Windows 8. O&O DiskRecovery 8 searches for and reconstructs data that was deleted or lost through software error. It scans the entire hard disk, partition or USB Stick for lost files. Usage is very intuitive, with a step-by-step wizard enabling users with little or no experience to easily recovery data they feared was lost. The free trial version lets users see before they buy just what lost data is in fact recoverable.

New and improved functions

The new version can recognize even more file types, for instance Microsoft Office 2013 documents. The recovery of picture and video files from digital cameras has been enhanced, and the search for compressed files, in particular ZIP and 7-zip files, has been further enhanced.

O&O Disk Recovery in an emergency: A data recovery with the O&O DiskRecovery 8 Instant Installation can be carried out without overwriting important data. Installation is done over a second computer, and the program files are made available on a portable disk or in the network.

Integrate Data Images: Data backups created by O&O DiskImage can be integrated into O&O DiskRecovery. To avoid data loss due to a hardware defect, a forensic image can be created using the separately available O&O DiskImage product. Such a comprehensive image also backs-up supposed free disk space so that a data recovery can be performed at a later date without having to use the original hardware.

Different search algorithms: O&O Disk Recovery combines the search processes from three successful data recovery products: O&O DiskRecovery, O&O UnErase and O&O FormatRecovery. The three search algorithms use different technologies which complement each other perfectly.

For quick searching, the algorithm from O&O UnErase can be used. The advanced functions in the search algorithm from O&O FormatRecovery enable users to ignore defective sectors. This means a data recovery is still possible even from a damaged volume. The search algorithms from O&O Disk Recovery scan every sector of a volume for file signatures from which it can reconstruct files, even when the whole directory has been deleted or overwritten.

Differences of the versions

The Professional Edition is particularly suitable for end users who want to save data on their own system. This is a computer-based license.

The Admin Edition may be used on any number of computers within a company by the licensed person. The Admin Edition is ideal for companies looking to recover data from their own computers and who want to avoid the expense of repeated individual licensing.

The Tech Edition allows the use of O&O DiskRecovery on non-company computers. The licensed engineer can work on any number of different computers. The Tech Edition is ideal for companies that offer data recovery as a service to customers.

Data Recovery for Companies (O&O Disk Recovery 8 Admin and Tech Editions)

The Admin and Tech Editions of O&O Disk Recovery 8 are supplied with O&O BuildPE. This extra application enables administrators to create a boot medium on CD or USB from which O&O DiskRecovery can be started directly (Instant Installation). The boot media also includes additional O&O system recovery tools that can be used to access the Windows registry or stored files. This means a data recovery is possible even with a defective or no-longer bootable Windows, and on all computers throughout the company.

Prices and availability

O&O DiskRecovery 8 Professional Edition is available in the full version for US$99 from all major retailers. The O&O Disk Recovery 8 Admin Edition full version costs US$399 net, and the Tech Edition in the full version costs US$990 net. All prices include VAT where applicable. O&O DiskRecovery Admin and Tech Editions are available exclusively through our resellers, a list of which can be found at http://www.oo-software.com/en/order/reseller

What to do in the event of a data loss

If data is deleted, these areas are considered “free” and are thus marked as available for overwriting. Every write action of data, especially temporary files from internet browsing, can permanently destroy the data targeted for recovery.

  • After deleting the data close all applications and – if possible – do not save any more data.
  • Take a minute to recall: how was the data deleted? “Normally”? Then the data is in the Recycle Bin and can be restored.
  • If the data was really deleted, then a data recovery program such as O&O DiskRecovery is required. This software should be downloaded and installed on a different partition to the one where data should be rescued from (for example, “D:” instead of “C:”).