CnW Recovery Development

CnW Recovery software development plans

For a software to be usable, it requires continuous development. This is to allow for new features to be added, as well as handling new types of media, and in the case of CnW Recovery Software, the ability to add in new recovery routines and algorithms. More than anything, CnW wants to ensure that it’s product does what their customers require.

The prime objects for CnW Data Recovery Software are as below

To recovery lost data from any medium
To perform recovery as simply as possible
To be as quick as possible
To have good reporting of media problems
Comprehensive forensic reports
To contain additional useful tools
Have good support and documentation
To verify recovered files, and to manipulate when possible to make the files usable.
In the event of a ‘bug’ have a fast turn round for a fix, or work around.

The current CnW product has a long history of use and so there are very few bugs and most jobs will run without any problems. Dealing with unknown disk failures can occasionally cause problems which is the nature of data recovery. On the above list, the first item is most important, the rest all share second place and so will all be worked on. Progress on each one is seen on a regular basis'

The CnW release policy is one of continuous updates - on a monthly basis, and not an annual basis. Any user on support can download a new version with new features implemented, and not have to wait another 6-12 months.

Just download the demo and reload. The software prompts users to update after 3 months.

Current developments (August 2020) include the following (order not significant)

Revised website (such as this page)
Migrate to later version of Visual Studio
Generate a 64 bit version of the software
Added video camera support - sometimes as part of

As features are added, the Updates page will be updated, allowing users to see if a new download is worth downloading. As general development, there is always work being done to ensure the program will not crash on totally unexpected media, and also trying to get the best recovery performance in terms of files recovered, and speed of recovery.

Feedback, and requests or suggestions are always appreciated, please just e-mail to