Microsoft’s software, “Recovery” for its Windows 7 and 8 operating systems, has been used by millions of users around the world, according to a new study by a major data recovery firm.
The study from Data Rescue Technologies found that the software saved data on 7 billion files, or just under 30 percent of the total data on the files.
The company said its software saved more than 100,000 data files for users every day.
Data Rescue says its software was used by a total of 1.3 billion people worldwide, including more than 500 million in the U.S. Data Recovery Technologies’ analysis showed that the company’s software can recover up to 15 percent of a user’s files, compared to just a few percent for Google’s “Recover” or Microsoft’s Office 365.
Microsoft’s data recovery software is available for $129 a year, but its competitors, such as Apple and Google, charge much more.