I have actually seen data recovery tools that return found files as a long list without the original file name attached. When attempting a data recovery task it is not unusual for a file rescue program to return a list of at least ten thousand found files. Imagine trying to manually open these so as to find one particular lost file. It would take weeks. Worthwhile and viable Windows recovery software is capable of scanning a computer hard drive or other digital storage media connected to a computer in just minutes and creating a list of recoverable files with their original file names reattached.
These same programs are superior for Microsoft Office file recovery due to their ability to sort recoverable files into helpful categories such as documents or photos. A data recovery tool worth owning must be able to scan through a million files and find exactly the one you lost. What’s more, the software must accomplish this task in under an hour’s time.