Friday, November 30, 2012

Pandora Recovery 2.1 – Rescue Permanently Deleted Files

You may be worrying what to do when you permanently delete or unexpectedly press “Shift+Delete” button on important files? That’s when file recovery management tool comes into act. You need to rescue those files which are very crucial to you. Pandora Recovery Wizard is a powerful recovery system utility which endeavors to recover permanently deleted files.

Pandora Recovery does not bring back files that are stored in “Recycle Bin”, any Windows user know how to restore those files. But, this indeed can restore deleted files from Recycle Bin or by performing “Shift+Del” operation or from DOS prompt.

The latest version v2.1.1 now supports Data carving i.e. surface scan of Adobe Photoshop PSD and MS Outlook PST.

How to Recover Files Using Pandora?

What really happens when you delete a file on FAT32 or NTFS file system is, the actual content is not wiped out, but only the reference to file data in the “Allocation Table” is removed. Regardless of the format, Pandora will restore all your deleted files to your hard drive.

1.  Once you run the Pandora Recovery tool, it scans your hard drive for existing, deleted and files on logical drive.
2.  When the scan is completed the user has full command to recover files.
3.  You could “SEARCH” the desired file or browse it using the file “HIERARCHY”.
4.  You can search the file, if you remember the full, partial, size, creation date, or last accessed date of the deleted file.
5.  You could also preview deleted image and text files without accomplishing recovery.

Note: You cannot recover files that are severely corrupted or securely written i.e, encrypted.


  • Surface or Cluster Scan – This feature recovers files which are reformatted media or damaged or missing file allocation table.
  • It can recover Archived, Encrypted, Compressed and Hidden files.
  • Alternate Data Streams (ADS) – Recover alternate streams like unnamed stream of MP3 file.
  • Recover media files like movies, images, and audio and of course office documents.
  • Overwritten files can be recovered, but are not accessible by the users.
  • You can review file and drive properties.
  • You can recover files to HDD or Network drive or Flash USB Drive.
  • Recover files from Digital Camera, USB Flash Drives, and older Win98 & WinXP hard drives.
  • It recognizes file system formats such as FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and NTFS/EFS.

While installing Pandora Recovery Wizard, please to pay attention as it tries to change your default web browser homepage and suggests you to install “Ask toolbar” and other software which are not at all required for program’s functionality.


  • Version – 2.1.1
  • Setup File Size – 3.12 MB
  • Price – Free
  • Requirements - NTFS, NTFS5, NTFS+EFS File Systems, 64MB RAM, and Internet connection.
  • Operating Systems – Windows XP, Vista, 2003 and 2000