Hetman Office Recovery

Hetman Office Recovery 2.6

Hetman Office Recovery can retrieve the missing documents
5.0  (4 votes)
2.6 (See all)

Losing your Office files is bad enough to have to deal with cryptic recovery tools that are far from making your life easier and most likely to make an already stressful situation even worse. Hetman Office Recovery comes to the rescue with an extremely easy-to-use tool that will guide you through the entire recovery process until all of your Excel, Word, and PowerPoint files are safe and intact on your disk.

Its wizard-based interface makes the whole process stress-free and rewarding, while its top-notch recovery algorithms guarantee the full retrieval of all your data. It does not matter if you simply deleted them from your trash basket or if you formatted the partition where your Office files were stored – Hetman Office Recovery will retrieve as much information as required to re-build them for you.

You can choose between a quick scan and a thorough disk analysis. The former is much faster and is the one I recommend when files have been simply deleted (accidentally or not). The latter, however, will take considerably longer (depending on the size of your disks), but the possibilities of recovering more information about your lost files increase proportionally.

Once the selected scan process has finished, you’ll be presented with a list containing all the Office documents found, either as a detailed list or in a thumbnail form. If you can’t tell if those are the right files or not just by looking at the thumbnail, you can select them individually and open them on the program’s wonderful full-preview window. Here you will be allowed not only to see more of the front page, but to browse the document, spreadsheet, or presentation to check if everything is where it should be. The files you selected for recovery can then be stored on one of your disks, burnt to a CD or DVD, turned into an ISO virtual image, or uploaded to a different location via FTP.

Hetman Office Recovery offers you what I consider two essential features in any recovery tool – a stress-free wizard to guide you accurately and clearly through the whole process, and an excellent set of algorithms capable of retrieving files that you surely thought were lost forever.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary


  • Wizard-based, stress-free interface
  • Deals with all types of Microsoft Office and OpenOffice documents
  • Generous preview window
  • Two-speed scan processes
  • Sophisticated recovery algorithms


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