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File Recover 7.0

What is File Recover?  (from PC Tools Software)

PC Tools™ File Recover helps restore lost music, photos, and other documents lost to accidental deletion or corruption. Run a quick scan for files that may have just recently been deleted, or a deep scan for harder-to-recover items. A physical scan that meticulously combs through your hard drive is also included for se...  Read more


File Recover 7.0 is a program developed by PC Tools Software. The main program executable is filerecover.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 14.01 MB (14,690,806 bytes). update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 50% of users of File Recover come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and IQ.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pctools.com/file-recover
Help link: www.pctools.com/file-recover/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\File Recover\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\File Recover\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 14.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by File Recover 7.0

Program executable:filerecover.exe
File Recover Module
Path:C:\Program Files\file recover\filerecover.exe
Additional files:
  • PCTLicHelper.dll - License Helper Dynamic Link Library
  • UpdateHlpr.dll - PC Tools Smart Update Helper
  • update.exe - PC Tools Smart Update
  • upgrade.exe - PC Tools Upgrade
  • CommonDS.dll - File Recover (File Recovery Helper Module)
  • FileRecoverAPI.dll - Scanning Module
  • FRShellExt.dll - Shell Extension for File Recover
  • PluginManager.dll - File Recover Plugin manager
  • activate.dll - Helper library
  • CommonPlug.dll
  • FileRecoverExtension.dll - PC Tools Antivirus Extension
  • CommonLib.dll - File Recover Common Modules
  • CommonRep.dll
  • LicenseExtension.dll - License Extention Module
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

How do I remove File Recover?

You can uninstall File Recover from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program File Recover 7.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove File Recover.

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win 10 7%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows Vista 23.81%
Windows XP 19.05%
Windows 10 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 21.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.07%
Windows 7 Professional 7.32%
Windows 10 Pro 2.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Germany 8.00%
  IQ 8.00%
  BD 4.00%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  Australia 2.00%
  Brazil 2.00%
  Canada 2.00%
  Chile 2.00%
  DZ 2.00%
  Finland 2.00%
  France 2.00%
  India 2.00%
  Iran 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Dell 17.65%
Acer 11.76%
Samsung 8.82%
Intel 5.88%
Toshiba 5.88%
Medion 5.88%
American Megatrends 5.88%
ASUS 5.88%
Lenovo 2.94%
Common models
Twinhead F12D 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite L450 3.33%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 3.33%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 3.33%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 3.33%

About PC Tools Software

PC Tools, a subsidiary of Symantec Corporation, develops security utilities for consumers and enterprises whose products include Spyware Doctor which provides spyware protection to secure Windows personal computers, Registry Mechanic, a registry cleaner to fix Windows errors, PC Tools AntiVirus which offers protection against virus infections and File Recover, which recovers files from hard drives, floppy drives, and fixed media.
Publisher URL: www.pctools.com


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