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!
Recover Your Data
Hetman Office Recovery 2.5
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.
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.
Recovers Deleted Documents
The very existence of Windows Recycle Bin makes users much more lax about using the Delete button. After all, one can always undo the delete, right? Wrong! In many situations, a file is deleted directly and bypassing the Recycle Bin. No free disk space, cleared Recycle Bin or the use of Shift + Delete remove the file permanently from the disk. Or so it seems. Hetman Office Recovery can undo the deletion even if the file has been deleted directly and bypassing the Recycle Bin. Act soon to increase your chances of successful recovery!
Recovers Documents from Formatted and Repartitioned Devices
Formatting the disk in Quick Format mode empties the file system but leaves all the actual files alone. Same goes for deleting a disk volume or repartitioning the disk. As a result, the documents from these disks are still there, waiting to be recovered. Hetman Office Recovery deals with dozens formatted and repartitioned on daily basis, recovering documents from disks that appear completely empty. Keep in mind that writing new files to these empty disks quickly reduces the chance of getting your old files back. Act soon to recover as many documents as possible!
Recovers Documents from Corrupted Partitions
It only takes a few bytes change in the beginning of the disk to render the entire device unreadable and inaccessible. Disk system structures are highly sensitive to accidental damage. An interrupted write operation or network transfer may render the entire storage device inaccessible. In extreme cases, you won’t even see the drive letter as Windows will not recognize a valid partition. Hetman Office Recovery is designed to handle these situations with ease. Its highly sophisticated data recovery engine will analyze the entire disk surface looking for recognizable documents by detecting known signatures identifying document-type of files.
The Human Factor
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Many users will forget this wisdom, trying to clean up, optimize or ‘fix’ their tablet or notebook storage system. This often results in deleted files (“freeing up some disk space”), wiped Recycle Bin, and messed up RAID settings and broken system recovery options. It is these types of activities that make us friends with a good half of clients.
Recovers Unsaved Documents
How many times did you close a document or shut down the computer only to realized that you never saved a copy? Lucky you! Hetman Office Recovery makes it possible to recover document that have never been saved. There’s no magic, just a trick. Microsoft Office applications routinely save temporary copies of working documents just in case. These temp copies get deleted as soon as you close the tool. Hetman Office Recovery will scan the disk looking for those deleted temporary saves, effectively recovering unsaved copies of working documents.
Recovers Documents from Memory Cards and USB Drives
Hard disks aside, removable storage has its own share of problems. Accidental removal while write in progress, harsh storage and operating conditions, temperature and humidity extremes of your pockets, condensate and static electricity contributed to the death rate of even the most reliable media. However, things are not lost until you try Hetman Office Recovery. Unless a truck drove over that flash drive, the actual files may still be there. Hetman Office Recovery will access the device in low level, read its entire content and attempt to extract any documents that are still there.
Recovers Documents from Faulty Storage Devices
Seeing early signs of a hard drive failure? Unusual noises or the reported growth of the number of bad blocks and reallocated sectors are reliable indicators of an upcoming failure. If not caught in time, a failing hard drive may cause the entire system freeze. Don’t take chances! Hetman Office Recovery implements a special extra-safe recovery mode intended specifically for dealing with heavily worn and physically unstable hard drives. In this mode, Hetman Office Recovery reads the entire content of the device in one long read operation and saves it into a virtual drive image. This approach reduces the number of head movements and greatly improves your chance of successful recovery.
- Backup Policies and Fault Tolerant Systems
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- When Software Can’t Help: Hard Disk Drives
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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
Hetman Software 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);
- Recovering Office Document Files
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- Recovering Deleted Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentation
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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.
- Disk Fragmentation and Data Recovery Issues
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- Recovering Data from External Storage
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- Physical Failures of NAS Storage Systems
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- Android and Windows Phone: Data Loss and Recovery Issues
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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.
- Inside FAT: File Search
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- Data Recovery of Fragmented Files
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- Recovering Information with Signature Search
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- Why Deleted Files Can Be Recovered?
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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.
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.
- Forensic Disk Analysis
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- S.M.A.R.T. Parameters and Early Signs of a Failing Hard Disk
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- Secure Data Destruction
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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.
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:
- Home Edition
- Professional Edition
- Home Basic и Premium
Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10
- Home Server
- Small Business Server
- 2008 R2
- Home Server 2011
- 2012 R2
- Home Basic и Premium
- Recovering Protected and Encrypted NTFS Files
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- Recovering Compressed NTFS Files
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- Choosing the Right File System: FAT and NTFS
Windows offers the choice between two file system families: FAT and NTFS. When formatting new media, you can have a question as to which one is the better file system. As usual, there is no single definite answer. Both file systems can serve you bett...
- Practical Hints on Choosing Between FAT and NTFS
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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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Comprehensive undelete, unformat partition and hard drive recovery tool! Recovers information from all types of storage media formatted with FAT and NTFS. Use this tool for recovering information following accidents of any type.
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