Orion File Recovery Software

Orion File Recovery Software 1.11

Effective utility for both recovering data and erasing files permanently
3.5  (6 votes)
1.11 (See all)

Whether you need a simple and effective tool to recover accidentally lost and deleted files or to shred confidential data permanently, Orion File Recovery Software provides you with everything you need to perform these two apparently contradictory tasks in an efficient way. Thanks to its wizard-like approach, anyone can benefit from these two essential file management functions.

The program downloads and installs in a snap, but don’t let its small size and its simplicity of use make you doubt its high level of efficiency. Both data recovery and file shredding tasks can be performed either by clicking on the corresponding button in the main interface or by following the few easy steps indicated by the wizards provided. Both processes will let you scan any of your local drives (connected USB storage devices included) looking for files to recover or to scrub. Recoverable files will be shown using an intuitive color code that will tell you the level of recoverability of each file. You can define the file types you are interested in – images, music, videos, documents, etc., or files with a specific extension – and select a folder within a drive to store the files recovered or to look for files to delete. When it comes to shredding files, you can either scrub selected files or ask for a full disk wipe.

The file recovery option offers you Deep Scan, a thorough search of the selected drive that tries to recognize recoverable files that the initial scan couldn’t locate. Here you can also define the file types you are looking for (new categories include PDF, ZIP files, spreadsheets, Thunderbolt e-mails, etc.) and select some of the most common image file extensions to narrow the search and save scan time.

Both processes are equally efficient, and they both produce excellent results. The ultimate test would be to scrub a file or a set of files permanently and for good using Orion File Recovery Software, to try then to recover them using this same program. If you want to find out, feel free to download this program’s trial and make a wise use of the three scans it grants.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary


  • Wizard-like interface
  • Performs standard and deep scans of your local drives
  • Scrubs confidential data for good
  • Recovers all types of data
  • Offers various erasing methods
  • Wipes entire drives or seleted files


  • Limited to local drives
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