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Digital Rescue Premium 4 Review

PROS / This data recovery software can perform batch recoveries and recover emails with attachments, and it has a tool for completely deleting files.

CONS / Digital Rescue Premium is primarily limited to recovering deletes files rather than files lost by other methods such as a partition reformatting.

 VERDICT / If you need to recover deleted files on a PC running Windows XP or Vista, this recovery software should be able to recover your files sufficiently.

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Digital Rescue Premium 4

Digital Rescue Premium, formally a Migo Software product, is now offered by Data Transfer as a data recovery solution. This data recovery software can recover deleted files, including emails and emails with attachments. However, this software's primary function is to recover deleted files and not necessarily files lost by other issues such as damaged sectors, removed partitions or disk damage.

This recovery software can recover deleted files from disks, external hard drives, USB flash drives, mobile phone memory cards and SD cards. It also has a tool specifically for recovering Outlook related files. Most recovery software can recover email files, but not all have a tool for restoring files back to Outlook. Digital Rescue Premium can even recover Outlook calendars, tasks, notes, journal entries, contacts and more. It also recovers Outlook Express and Thunderbird email files. Additionally, it recovers deleted Microsoft Office files and tax files such as those created with TurboTax.

The welcome screen of this software provides three options: recover lost files, recover lost email and permanently delete data. The deletion tool is not a common inclusion is this type of software. This tool can completely delete files so that even other file recovery tools can never recover them.

Digital Rescue Premium can locate deleted files using quick scans as well as automatic scans. We found the file preview especially useful. This tool will display the file to you before you recover it so you can verify if that is the file you are looking to find. This software was able to display attached images, which was a difficult task for other applications.

In terms of help and support, you are pretty much flying solo with this software. The manufacturer posts a few help topics from 2009 and only a handful of FAQs. They do not post a telephone number or email address. In order to send them an email, you are required to register. We sent Data Transfer an email and did not receive a response. This product appears outdated and unsupported by the provider. Though we tested this software on two machines running Windows 7 and it appeared to work, Data Transfer does not list Windows 7 as a compatible operating system for this software.


We found Digital Rescue Premium simple to use, and we appreciate its ability to restore all types of files associated with Outlook. However, it only recovers deleted files and does not appear to be totally compatible with Windows 7, which means it may also not be compatible with the latest Microsoft Office applications either. Unless you are running Windows Vista or XP, we recommend one of our higher ranked products.

Digital Rescue Premium 4