Puran File Recovery v1.2.1

A Full Review of Puran File Recovery, a Free Data Recovery Tool

Puran File Recovery is a free file recovery program. If you need to restore lost or deleted files, Puran File Recovery is a great solution as the disk scans are quick and the program is easy to learn.

The Tree View option in Puran File Recovery is a super easy way to navigate through the deleted files and find the exact ones you wish to restore.

Puran File Recovery in Windows 8
What We Like
  • Works with every recent Windows operating system

  • Easily see the file condition and size next to every deleted file

  • Portable versions available for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows

  • Results can be reviewed in Tree View for easier searching

  • Small download file

What We Don't Like
  • Free for home use only (non-commercial)

  • Long time since last update (2016)

Keep reading for more about Puran File Recovery or see How to Recover Deleted Files for a complete tutorial on restoring files you've accidentally deleted.

More About Puran File Recovery

  • Puran File Recovery searches over 50 files types to find deleted files.
  • Filter deleted file results to see pictures, music, documents, videos, or compressed files only.
  • Files can be viewed in List View or Tree View and previewed before restoring.
  • Can restore deleted files back to where they were original.
  • Scan FAT12/16/32 and NTFS file systems.

Thoughts on Puran File Recovery

Puran File Recovery has done a great job restoring lost files in the time that we've used the program. Here's a look at how to scan hard drives for deleted files with Puran and what to do when you need to restore them.

To start recovering deleted files, visit the download link at the bottom of this page. Click the green Download button to the right of the page to download the most recent version of Puran File Recovery.

Run the setup file called PuranFileRecoverySetup.exe to begin the install process. No additional programs or toolbars are asked to be installed, which is fantastic.

Once installed, run the program from the start menu or desktop shortcut. You'll be asked to select your language each time you start the program unless you check the box that says Do not show this window again.

To scan for deleted files, choose a drive from the list at the top. You'll normally choose the system drive, usually C. Before continuing, you have the option of additional scan options like Deep Scan and Full Scan. These options scan the drive byte by byte (which takes longer to complete) to find even more deleted files than a regular scan.

Regardless of additional options you choose, select any drive and then click the Scan button to begin.

When the scan is complete, place a check next to any item you want to restore. Notice the condition to the right of each entry. If the condition is listed as Excellent, you'll likely be able to recover the file without loss in quality or data. However, a Poor condition may not restore the file as it was in its original state (or at all).

Then press the Recover button to decide how to restore the files. The first option called Just Recover will restore the file to any location you choose. Select the second option of Recover with Folder Structure to keep the folder path intact. This means if you are restoring a file from a folder called "C:\Files\Videos," the restored file will be placed in a folder called "Files\Videos" wherever you choose on your computer. Either option will work for restoring files, so it actually doesn't matter how you do it—it's more of a personal preference.

An easier way to view and restore files is to select Tree View at the bottom left of the Puran File Recovery program. This view shows the original path of the deleted files in an easy format. It looks as if you're looking at actual files on your computer because you can browse through the folders and see exactly where the deleted files came from. This, in our opinion, is the best way of looking for specific files to recover.

If it sounds like you may like Puran File Recovery, follow the download link below to get it installed and start scanning and restoring deleted files. If you still can't find a deleted file, give Recuva a try next.

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