Data loss can strike at any moment and without warning, which is why you should do everything you can to keep it safe. For businesses and academics, data loss can lead to disastrous situations, but it also has consequences for personal users. Imagine, for example, suddenly losing many years’ worth of treasured family photos or documents for school. While it is always best to keep your data backed up in at least three different physical locations, including in the cloud, there may still be situations where you don’t have anything to fall back on. It’s an experience most computer users have had at least once in their lifetimes, whether it’s something as straightforward as emptying the recycle bin or formatting a drive or a partition. Only when it’s already too late do you realize you don’t have a copy of the deleted files anywhere else. Fortunately, there might still be hope, thanks to data recovery software!

Active@ File Recovery provides a last-minute resource that allows you to get back your deleted data in most cases. However, your chances of getting everything back intact are always much higher if you act quickly. This is because of the way modern digital storage systems work. When you format a drive or partition or empty the recycle bin, the previously occupied disk space will become available for other file operations. This means that no data is actually deleted until it is permanently overwritten by something else. Indeed, this is why you should never donate or sell a used computer without carefully sanitizing any potentially sensitive data stored on it beforehand. Sometimes, it is possible to recover deleted files months or even years are a drive was formatted, especially if the drive has not been in use for long. However, you should always act quickly, and avoid making any changes to the contents of the drive in question.

You can also use Active@ File Recovery to recover files from your system hard drive. The Ultimate edition works in its own fully self-contained OS environment, based on the Windows Preinstallation Environment (WinPE). It runs off a removable storage device, such as a USB flash drive, which also means it avoids writing any data to the disk you want to recover data from. Active@ File Recovery also supports hundreds of file signatures. This is important, since it can identify files of certain types, such as pictures or documents. This is easier than manual search and recovery, since the original filenames and extensions may no longer be present. The most recent update to the Ultimate edition now contains a new version of Active@ Boot Disk, which has been upgraded to WinPE based on Windows 10 Build 2004. The Active@ LiveCD software has also been updated to accommodate new operating environments based on openSUSE 15.2, Linux Kernel 5.3, and KDE 5.18.

Active@ File Recovery is regularly updated to ensure you always have the best possible chances of recovering your data. The latest version sports several other tweaks and changes, including the removal of the popup window in Easy and Advanced mode, a simplified user interface, and the ability to start the software in earlier versions if you are using the advanced mode. Try it out today at