File Scavenger is a data recovery utility developed by QueTek Consulting in April 2005. This program can recover files of all file formats accidentally deleted from various types of storage media and file systems. File Scavenger can recover the contents, file name, dates of modification, and folder path.
File Scavenger allows file recovery from accidental deletions as when the user accidentally deleted files with the Shift key held down which refers to Windows’ permanent deletion option. File Scavenger can also recover files that are removed from the Recycle Bin, from a Network drive, or in a DOS window. This is possible as long as the files have not been overwritten with another set of data. File Scavenger supports data recovery from hard drives, flash drives, memory cards, RAIDs, and NASes. File Scavenger recognizes various file systems like FAT 32/64, NTFS, HFS, Ext2 and Ext3, and UFS1.
File Scavenger also features file recovery from reformatted or corrupted drives even after the volume itself has been deleted. It can scan for traces of defunct volumes in a hard drive. File Scavenger can also recover files from disks with bad sectors as well as those with corrupted partitions. File Scavenger need not be installed. Users can launch the program from a removable drive, CD, or memory card as long as the user is authorized as system administrator.