Accidentally Deleted PC Files, Photos, Music and Even Video No Longer a Disaster

Number 1-selling PC Tune-up software maker offers emergency rescue for deleted treasures

LOS ANGELES, CA — June 2, 2008 — As more and more people exclusively use PCs to maintain their most valuable documents, including family photos and video, extensive music collections, even crucial work files, the risks posed by accidental data deletion can represent a true personal catastrophe. What’s worse, many people who lose files aren’t aware that readily available, easy-to-use software exists that can instantly restore precious documents and irreplaceable digital photos they feared were gone forever.

To prevent this frustrating, yet reversible data loss from imperiling users’ important files, iolo technologies announced today the release of a new, even easier-to-use version of its top-selling Search and Recover™ software, which allows even non-expert users to quickly recover accidentally deleted files even years after the data was lost.

iolo Director of Product Management Kraig Lane explains the impetus for the announcement, “I was watching the news recently and there was a discussion related to the enormous cost associated with replacing an accidentally deleted music collection stored on a PC. I realized that the people discussing the story weren’t aware that simple to use software exists which can easily retrieve deleted music, files, photos and more. I think it’s important that more people are told about Search and Recover, an inexpensive product that can easily prevent the loss of up to tens of thousands of dollars of lost music for someone with a sizeable collection.”

Lane says even though Search and Recover is already the number one selling data rescue software, he realized that non-experts, who make up the largest portion of PC users, often aren’t aware such recovery software exists, leading to the unnecessary loss of countless dollars worth of music and personal files. Sometimes, he says, the stakes are even higher.

“We heard from one Search and Recover customer who used the product to rescue irreplaceable photos of his late father that he’d accidentally deleted from his digital camera. If he hadn’t known about the product and used it to recover the pictures it would have been a tragic loss.”

This latest version of Search and Recover offers users several new features, including improved recovery algorithms, which rescue even more lost files than previous versions. Other features include expanded file-type and media support, making recovery of specific file types, such as music, video, photo, or work files more efficient. Search and Recover 5 also offers a new interface, giving even the least-expert user more control over the recovery process, even from cameras, and flash, USB, FireWire, and thumb drives.

Search and Recover 5 is available in Staples, OfficeMax, Fry’s, Amazon and online at, as well as on the iolo technologies website, It’s also available as part of iolo’s System Mechanic Professional® software suite, which includes security must-haves iolo AntiVirus™ and Personal Firewall™, plus military-strength secure file deletion utility DriveScrubber®, as well as iolo’s award-winning System Mechanic®, the top selling PC tune-up software, which can reverse even years of system-clogging damage to bring computers back to like-new performance.

Pricing and licensing
Search and Recover 5 and System Mechanic Professional support 32-bit Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, and 2000. Search and Recover 5 retails for $39.95 and System Mechanic Professional retails for $69.95 ($39.95 for upgrades). Both products can be used on up to three PCs. More information and free product evaluations can be found at

About iolo technologies
iolo technologies, a privately held firm located in Los Angeles, produces award-winning utility software that optimizes and protects computers running Windows. The company and its products are recognized worldwide for providing comprehensive and effective solutions that meet a wide range of PC needs. The iolo product line includes System Mechanic and System Mechanic Professional, a comprehensive suite of PC optimization and security tools; iolo AntiVirus and iolo Personal Firewall, software for Internet security; Search and Recover, a powerful data recovery program; and DriveScrubber, a utility that deletes data permanently, beyond all ability to recover it. iolo products are carried in over 18,000 retail storefronts and are also available from all major e-tailers, by mail order, and from a multitude of distributors and resellers in the U.S. and abroad.

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What is iolo's Whole Home License?

The Whole Home License® is iolo’s licensing policy that allows you to install and keep your software running on all of your compatible devices within the same home. Previously, users were allowed to install and license their iolo software simultaneously on a maximum of three PCs. Under the Whole Home License, a single activation key allows you to use your iolo software on all of your PCs, other than any PCs you use for business purposes. What you need to know about Whole Home Licensing

  • You, your spouse, and your relatives living within the same household may use the same license on any number of PCs that you own which are not used for business.
  • For full legal terms and conditions, see

To install your iolo product on additional PCs:

  1. On the additional computer, download the latest version of your iolo product. Choose from the list of downloads offered here.
  2. Follow the steps in the installation wizard, and enter the same Activation Key that you used to install on your original computer.

You can view the Activation Key on the original computer from within System Mechanic > red menu bar > key icon > Activation Key.