Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery

Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery 6.0

This tool can recover all lost, deleted photos, music and video files
4.4  (25 votes)
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Just like any other files, digital photos can be accidentally deleted or lost. When this kind of unwanted situation actually happens and you lose important photos, you can try a recovery solution such as this one. Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery is a file recovery tool specialized at retrieving digital photos. It can scan and retrieve photos from various types of storage devices, such as local drives of your hard disk, removable drives such as USB flash sticks, memory cards, or directly the storage card of digital cameras.

Anyway, Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery can also detect and recover other types of files besides photos, as well. It can recover multimedia files like videos and songs too. The handy preview function doesn’t work only for photos, but also for videos, even HD ones. I really appreciate the fact that the previewing of the recoverable files worked flawlessly, as usually the preview function of file recovery tool is often a troublesome aspect that in many cases fails to function properly.

The scanning speed was also pretty decent. It still took a few tens of minutes, which may sound like a lot, but considering that most other similar tools can take entire hours to scan disk partitions for the lost files, this is actually acceptable.

Last but not least, using it is pretty simple and easy, as its interface is straightforward and intuitive. I also like that it allows saving the results of a scanning task and loading it at a later time.

The only thing I don’t like about this tool is the fact that its license restrictions are a bit too drastic. You can only preview the recoverable photos but you cannot actually recover any photo or file. This also makes it really hard to determine if the program is actually worth buying or not.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Easy-to-use
  • Can also recover videos and audio files
  • Affordable


  • The limitations of the trial version are too drastic, as you are not allowed to recover any photo you need
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