RecoverRx can help you rescue lost data from various types of storage devices, including hard disks, memory cards, USB drives and SSDs. It supports the file systems used by Windows: FAT and NTFS. However, although it cannot identify other types of partition, it may recover the data there.
All the recovery process is done with the help of a wizard. This goes from selecting the source drive through picking the desired file formats and selecting a destination folder. You are allowed to use filters, which are based on broad categories, like photo, video, documents, and others. Furthermore, it is possible to pick specific extensions within each category.
Compared with other tools of its type, RecoveRx certainly has some limitations. First, you cannot select a specific folder to recover data from, which would save a lot of time. Second, it does not allow you to choose specifically what to recover beyond the filters set. This means that it simply rescues all the files of the selected type regardless of their name and location. Finally, it does not preserve the original folder structure, which is a real nuance when dealing with multiple files.
As additional features, probably because the product is developed by a well-known manufacturer of USB drives, the program can lock a secure digital card and optimize the format of external storage devices.
To conclude, RecoveRx is definitely not the best of the data rescue tools out there. However, it is quite effective and, above all, free. In this regard, the product is one of the few file recovery programs actually available at no cost.
- Supports a wide array of file types
- Compatible with practically all types of storage devices
- Supports various file systems
- Locks SD cards
- Formats SD memory cards, Compact Flash cards and JetDrive Go
- Does not preserve folder structure
- Cannot recover a complete partition