Chapter 1 - Introducing Recover My Files

1.1 Whats new in Recover My Files v6?

Recover My Files v6 includes major new features:

(* Feature requires the Professional or Technician software license option)

1.2 Introducing Recover My Files

Recover My Files is data recovery software written by GetData Pty Ltd and available for download from

First released in 2002, Recover My Files is the result of ongoing development by GetData since 2001. In that time Recover My Files has been translated into 9 different languages and is sold in retail channels in countries including the USA, Germany, France, Japan, UK, and Holland. Since 2002 Recover My Files has sold more than 600,000 licenses worldwide.

Who uses Recover My Files?

Recover My Files is primarily purchased by home users for use on computers, cameras and other media devices. It enables cost effective data recovery at a fraction of the price of a commercial data recovery service.

Recover My Files is also widely used by business. It is recommended recovery software by support services companies including DELL, IBM and HP. In 2012, USA retail chain Office Depot rolled out Recover My Files nationwide to their tech services department to perform data recovery services for its customers.

Recover My Files was originally developed for use by law enforcement in computer forensics. Today it is widely used by law enforcement agencies worldwide including the FBI, the USSS and the UK Metropolitan police.

What makes Recover My Files different from other data recovery products?

Recover My Files uses advanced partition recovery and File carving techniques. It combines a flexible graphic user interface (GUI) with advanced sorting, filtering, and searching technology. It enables access to all areas of physical, logical and disk imaged media, including Windows System files and unallocated drive space.

Recover My Files is designed with the following key principles:

1.3 When can Recover My Files be used?

Recover My Files is ideal for recovery of:

1.4 On what type media can Recover My Files be used?

Recover My Files will work on all types of computer storage media. This includes:

Or any other storage device which is shown under windows as a hard drive (Recover My Files does NOT support recovery from iPhone or iPad hard drives as Apple restrict access to these devices).

1.5 Supported file-systems

Recover My Files has full Unicode support and can recover files created in any language.

Recover My Files supports the recovery of:

1.6 Supported drive image formats

Recover My Files supports the analysis of the following drive image formats: