Microsoft Office or OpenOffice Recovery Software

Lost one or more office documents after an accident? Formatted or repartitioned the disk containing important files? Hetman Office Recovery will help you get your documents back! Don’t know how to recover the documents? A step by step wizard will guide you through the entire recovery process!

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Hetman Office Recovery 2.6

Hetman Office Recovery is designed to help when your office documents go missing. Implementing a range of highly sophisticated low-level disk analysis algorithms, Hetman Office Recovery can retrieve the missing documents even if the disk is corrupted, inaccessible, or does not appear as a drive letter. A special extra-safe recovery more is available for heavily worn and physically unstable devices.

Using Hetman Office Recovery is just as easy as installing it. A step by step wizard guides you through the entire recovery process, helping you choose the right options to achieve maximum recovery rates. From simple undelete to heavy duty recovery, Hetman Office Recovery solves all your data recovery needs when it comes to office documents.

Video Tutorial

While we’re giving away the free evaluation version, not everyone is up to installing trial software when important files are still missing. And you don’t have to! Click on the following video to watch a two-minute tutorial and experience Hetman Office Recovery without downloading or installing.

Heavy Duty Recovery Engine

Hetman Office Recovery features a true heavy-duty data recovery engine. The very same engine is used in Hetman’s top of the line partition recovery tool used by system administrators, service centers and data recovery specialists. Thanks to this powerful engine, Hetman Office Recovery can easily recover documents other tools won’t.

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Choosing the Right Software

Depending on what types of files you are about to recover and based on your budget, you have a choice of several products. The all-in-one solution for all types of office documents including those produced by Word, Excel, OpenOffice, and Adobe PDF would be Hetman Office Recovery.

This tool features the most sophisticated recovery algorithms allowing to reliably extract all types of documents even if you deleted them first and formatted the disk afterwards. Hetman Office Recovery is perfect if you lost a large set of document files in different formats.

If your budget is limited and you only need to recover one type of files, you can look at two different products. Hetman Word Recovery has all the features of its more expensive sibling, but is limited to recovering documents produced by Microsoft Word (DOC/DOCX, RTF and so on), OpenOffice (ODT) and Adobe PDF.

Alternatively, if you are only about to recover a bunch of spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel (XLS/XLSX) or OpenOffice (ODS) formats, you can spare your budget by purchasing Hetman Excel Recovery.

Except for the number of supported file formats, these three products are identical. For the purpose of this article, we’ll be showing screenshot and demonstrating the use of Hetman Office Recovery. The two other products look very similar, and have all of the same steps when it comes to data recovery.

Features and Benefits

tool can help recover documents in a wide range of situations. Accidental and malicious damage, deleted documents and corrupted media are not a problem when you use Hetman Office Recovery.

Recovers Documents and Spreadsheets

Hetman Office Recovery is designed to recover documents saved by Microsoft Office 97, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013, as well as OpenOffice. The following types of files are supported:

  • DOC - Microsoft Word 97-2003 Document (*.doc);
  • DOCX - Microsoft Word Document (*.docx);
  • DOT - Document Template (*.dot);
  • XLS - Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Spreadsheet (*.xls);
  • XLSX – Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (*.xlsx);

In addition to Microsoft Word and Excel documents, Hetman Office Recovery natively supports the OpenDocumet Format. This document format is employed by Open Office, Libre and Star Office applications. The following file types are supported:

  • ODT - OpenDocument Text Document (*.odt);
  • ODS - OpenDocument Spreadsheet (*.ods);

Finally, Hetman Office Recovery supports the following file formats:

  • PDF - Adobe Portable Document Format (*.pdf);
  • PDB - Document File (*.pdb);
  • RTF - Rich Text Format File (*.rtf);
  • WPD - WordPerfect Document (*.wpd);
  • WRI - Windows Write Document (*.wri);
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Supports All Types of Storage Media

Hetman Office Recovery supports all types of storage media including all magnetic and flash-based devices. Traditional and solid-state disks, memory cards, USB pen drives, external devices and many types of NAS and RAID arrays are supported. Hetman Office Recovery supports all versions of FAT (VFAT / FAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT) and NTFS. On NTFS volumes, compressed and encrypted files as well as NTFS Alternate Data Streams are supported. Hetman Office Recovery can recover documents from RAID arrays, assuming that the RAID is assembled and fully functional.

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Advanced File Recovery Engine

Hetman Office Recovery shares its data recovery engine with the company’s top of the line tool. This proven engine can reliably deal with badly damaged, corrupted and inaccessible storage devices by implementing content-aware search instead of relying solely on the file system. The company’s proven content-aware analysis uses a signature search algorithm to read the entire content of the device looking for identifiable file signatures. For example, DOC and DOCX files are identified with “D0 CF” and “50 4B” signatures respectively. This signature search helps Hetman Office Recovery locate document files stored on disks with damaged, emptied or missing file systems, and allows recovering files deleted a long time ago even if they no longer appear in the file system.

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Successful Recovery Guarantee

Hetman Office Recovery performs an additional integrity check just before adding a file to the list of recoverable documents. This extra validity check helps ensure that all files added to the list are actually 100% recoverable, and can be opened with a corresponding office application with no problem.

Ease of Use

Hetman Office Recovery is made to be used by ordinary computer users. We worked hard to make Hetman Office Recovery as easy and as safe to use as possible for a high-tech data recovery tool. The tool is driven with a fully guided step by step wizard helping the user choose the correct settings and achieve the best recovery rate. The additional integrity validation step takes place just before adding a document to the list of recoverable files, ensuring that only non-corrupted and 100% working documents ever appear on the list. This check greatly reduces the time required to go through all the entries, and eliminates the possibility of recovering a non-working file.

Step by Step Wizard

Ever installed a program? Using Hetman Office Recovery is no more difficult than that. You’ll get the same familiar wizard asking you simple questions. On which disk are your documents located? Would you like to perform a Quick or Comprehensive analysis? Where do you want to save your files to? When it comes to saving the files being recovered, Hetman Office Recovery offers a range of choices. Remember, you can’t save these files onto the same disk you’re recovering them from; otherwise, you’re risking to lose the files forever. When saving the documents recovered with Hetman Office Recovery, you’ll need to specify a different disk or drive letter with enough disk space to fit all the files being recovered. If you don’t have a disk with enough free space, you can make Hetman Office Recovery burn the files onto a CD/DVD, create a number of ISO images, or automatically upload the files onto an FTP server.

Pre-Recovery Preview

Unlike competing tools listing recoverable files in a text-only list, Hetman Office Recovery offers a gallery view for all recoverable documents. The tool displays all recoverable files as thumbnails. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger version in a side panel, or double-click to open full-size preview. The built-in viewer displays previews of recoverable documents without saving the files on the damaged disk and without using any Microsoft Office or third-party components.

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Ease of Use

Searching and Filtering

Have a huge number of files or just need one document from a thousand files? Hetman Office Recovery offers convenient search and filtering functions allowing you to locate any file by simply typing a part of its name, specifying its create/modify date or entering the file size. You can enter your search criteria before running the search, which may speed up the disk analysis, or search through document that’ve been already located.

System Requirements

Hetman Office Recovery does not impose any special system requirements. In fact, we tried to make it compatible with all current and legacy systems. Hetman Office Recovery was tested in all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows starting with Windows XP and up to the latest Windows 10. Hetman Office Recovery supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP

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  • Professional Edition

Windows Vista

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  • Home Basic и Premium
  • Business
  • Enterprise
  • Ultimate

Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10

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  • Pro
  • Enterprise
  • RT

Windows Server

  • 2003
  • Home Server
  • 2008
  • Small Business Server
  • 2008 R2
  • Home Server 2011
  • 2012
  • 2012 R2

Windows 7

  • Starter
  • Home Basic и Premium
  • Professional
  • Enterprise
  • Ultimate
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Saving the Files

When recovering documents, you may need a lot of disk space available. The free disk space must be located on a device other than that being recovered. If you save documents onto the same disk you are recovering them from, you’ll be risking in overwriting the rest of the files, effectively rendering them unrecoverable. Hetman Office Recovery offers a range of options to make it easier finding the required free disk space. You can save the files onto a different storage device, burn them onto a CD or DVD media, create a set of ISO images, or upload the files onto an FTP server.

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