Berlin-based O&O Software GmbH has launched O&O MediaRecovery 8, a brand new version of its Windows recovery tool that specialises in restoring lost and deleted video, photos and music files.
Version 8, which is also available in 64-bit, comes optimised for Windows 8, plus extends the number of media formats supported and promises to search more thoroughly for missing files, improving the user’s chances of recovering them.
O&O MediaRecovery 8 is the first new release since version 6 debuted in August 2009. It jumps to version 8 in order to remain in sync with its bigger brother, O&O DiskRecovery 8, and is indebted to that release for the new search algorithms that enable it to search deeper for lost and forgotten files.
The new build also extends the support for media file types to over 80, ensuring it’ll work with the vast majority of available media files. These include TIF, JPEG, MPEG, QuickTime, WMA and WAV.
MediaRecovery is geared towards those wishing to recover media files from removable drives, such as memory cards or the onboard storage of digital cameras, iPods and other portable media players, but is also capable of data recovery from any drive recognised in Windows, including both local and external hard drives. Recovery can also be attempted from drives corrupted or deleted by malfunctioning software.
The program is geared to be as helpful as possible, using a simple step-by-step wizard to guide users through searching for lost and deleted files using the program. This wizard has been further enhanced with the release of version 8.
O&O MediaRecovery 8 32-bit is available as a function-limited demo download for PCs running Windows XP or later. A separate 64-bit build is also available. The full version can be purchased through the Downloadcrew Software Store for just $37.45, a saving of 25% on the MSRP.