Straightforward piece of software designed to retrieve serial keys of software applications from crashed hard drives, with exporting support
Backup Key Recovery is a straightforward piece of kit that promises to retrieve lost serial numbers of various software products, in the worst case scenario where the respective hard drive crashed.
It reads registry files where such keys are saved, displaying the values in a list.
The installation procedure takes little time to finish and does not require special attention from the user.
Once it is done, you are welcomed by a user-friendly interface, consisted of a standard window with a plain aspect. To be able to recover product keys, it is necessary to point out the registry file. This can be done using the file browser only, since drag-and-drop is not supported.
Backup Key Recovery analyzes it and displays identified keys in a list, if any. Details include the product name and data, along with data information.
The list can be printed as well as saved to file for safekeeping (TXT, XLS, CSV, MDB, HTML or XML format). Alternatively, you can copy all or just selected items to the Clipboard. There are no other notable options provided by Backup Key Recovery.
The software application runs on a very low quantity of CPU and RAM, so it does not affect the overall performance of the computer. It has a good response time and did not cause the OS to hang or crash in our tests. However, the utility failed in its attempt to read a registry file. In conclusion, users may consider resorting to a more reliable application that Backup Key Recovery.