(Gawkwire) – It happens to everyone, and it happens all the time: a file or folder on the computer is gone. Whether it’s a corrupted drive or an accidental deletion, not retrieving them is not an option… But for millions of users, Pandora Corp’s Pandora Recovery software was there to get those files back. And this year, the free data recovery tool reached 2 million downloads and received some prestigious recognition.
Pandora Recovery ranked at the top of FindTheBest’s “Best of Data Recovery Software 2011.” It received highest markings, five out of five stars, based on FindTheBest’s human-curated combination of both a meta rating of software industry expert sources and an objective rating based on the key features and specifications of the software.
According to James Resetco, Business Development for Software at FindTheBest: “The resulting Smart Rating shows that Pandora’s Recovery product is one of the best choices available for anyone looking to recover lost or damaged data.”
“We couldn’t be happier about this award,” says Pandora Corp. co-founder, James Leasure. “We have created a program that recovers as much as possible for our users, while making sure it is incredibly easy to use for the average, non-technical computer users who need a fast and efficient recovery. We are absolutely thrilled to be recognized for that.”
Pandora Recovery recovers deleted and/or lost data from both NTFS and FAT formatted drives. It scans the requested drive and builds an index of both existing and deleted files and directories. Users then have full control over which files to recover and what destination to recover them to. In addition, users have the ability to preview deleted files of certain types (images and text files) without performing the full recovery.
A full list of Pandora Recovery 2.1 features can be found on PandoraRecovery.com.
“We live an increasingly digital lifestyle. Mistakes are more damaging now when they happen, due to the increasing reliance on computers and technology. Fortunately, there is help like our Recovery program,” says Leasure.
Currently, Pandora Recovery sits comfortably on the list of top 5 weekly System Utilities downloads on Download.com; it holds the number 13 spot on the Top Downloads list in the same category. The program touts an “outstanding” 4.5-star Editor’s rating and has garnered an average of 4 stars from users in over 800 reviews. So far, over 2.3 million people have downloaded the program.
While the basic software is still free to everyone, for just a little more than the price of an empty USB flash drive, you can buy Pandora Mobile Recovery. This portable version of Pandora Recovery (on USB drive) requires no installation and greatly increases the chance of data recovery success by running the program from and recovering the deleted data to the Pandora Mobile Recovery unit. Utilizing the Mobile version omits the chance of data being further corrupted or written-over during an installation process.
For more information on Pandora Recovery, to download the program, or buy a Pandora Mobile Recovery unit, visit http://www.pandorarecovery.com. Users are invited to share success stories on the Pandora Recovery Facebook Page as part of the donation-funded “Recovery Project.”
System Requirements: Pandora Recovery requires Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista or Windows 7 for installation. Pandora Recovery recovers deleted data from NTFS and FAT formatted drives. There are no plans at this time to create a version compatible with the Mac, Linux, or any other non-Microsoft Operating System.
About Pandora Corp.: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal – to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. From keeping children safe from predators and shielding them from potentially harmful or mature content, to ensuring the integrity of your relationships, online records, accounts and personal information, Pandora Corporation’s flagship PC Pandora program is an essential tool in the fight against the potentially catastrophic consequences of having your privacy (or that of your family) breached. Pandora Corporation continues to innovate and integrate features our users want and request. Pandora Recovery’s upgrades come as a proof of our commitment.