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Iboysoft recovery problems

Frustrated and feel scammed a bit. I used iboysoft's free trial (1gb) and as it was scanning (took forever), I could see my files and the sizes running in the background, so I knew everything was there. Because I could see all the files/sizes, I calculated how many gb's I'd need, and it was going to be way more than the free 1gb offered in the trial, so I spent the $70 to get what I needed. However, once the scan was done and files were 'recovered' onto my new drive, the folders were there, but they were all empty, showing "0" gb's! I talked to ibuysoft and they said i'm out of luck as that's what the trial was for, but there was no disclaimer saying that what I could see while scan was running was not what I'd actually recover, which was nothing! Has anyone else had this happen and what did you do about it? Thanks.

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Actually typical of data recovery results.

Why didn't you try RECUVA first?

And if I wasn't clear, I don't think it's a scam. Just how data recovery is today. You're never sure until the recovery is over. Demos are just that and no indication what may come back as finding the list of possible files is one thing. Getting the file back is another.

Big nod to RECUVA and its deep scan.

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recovery

I wish I had known about recuva, but I didn't! This is what was recommended when the new storage was purchased. But would I have had the same problem with recuva then if this is a common occurrence? Being a newbie, it's hard to know what advice to take.

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"same problem"?

Data recovery is not a sure thing. No one can know what damage is done but both Iboysoft and RECUVA check off ONE BIG BOX on data recovery. Ready?

NEVER WRITE TO THE DRIVE YOU WANT TO RECOVER FILES FROM.

If you ever have a client that demands that data is recovered you send them to drivesavers.com as they have most tools than what you'll find in the wild.

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I feel I need to make something clear. In short.

Try RECUVA.

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