Utility software vendor PowerQuest will give beleaguered IT support staff a reason to smile with the release of its new desktop data recovery tool Lost and Found.
The company claims that the utility is capable of retrieving lost data even after seemingly hopeless system failures. Whether the hard drive has been reformatted, the file allocation table destroyed or the disk damaged, PowerQuest claims that its utility will offer a user friendly method of rebuilding lost files.
Until recently, the only way to recover data after severe crashes was to hire costly recovery specialists, but if the product does what is claimed then support staff can breath a sigh of relief. PC Week will run a full review of Lost and Found next week.
PowerQuest has also announced the third version of its Drive Image Pro tool for managing hard disk images. The product now features a new technology named PowerCast which makes it easier for users to deploy Windows disk images simultaneously to multiple machines across a network.
All of the major file systems are supported, including FAT, FAT32, NTFS and HPFS.
PowerQuest claims that by using SmartSector Imaging, which only copies disk sectors that are being used, the speed of image creation and deployment is greatly increased. Included with Drive Image Pro is a copy of the company's partition management software Partition Magic.
Lost and Found costs #49.95. Drive Image Pro's pricing is based on the number of licences, starting at #12 per seat for the first 10-24 licences.
Both products are available immediately.
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