Top Best Free Data Recovery Software
MakeForSure brings you a list of the Best data recovery software of 2016 which are totally free. These data recovery tool save a lot of hassles after we accidentally delete some important files or we do not take backups before formatting a hard drive. Using these free recovery software, you can recover your data back on your PC.
We often lose our important data from hard disk by accidentally pressing the Delete key. Sometimes, a software bug or virus can also corrupt your hard disk. In that case, you need the best data recovery software or a recovery tool to recover your important data back at any cost.
At this point of time, a data recovery software come in handy. We have compiled a list of best free data recovery software considering factors such as whether the software can recover RAW, Unallocated, Corrupt or Formatted Hard Disk; its ability to recover from different file systems such as FAT, FAT32, HFS, NTFS etc.; The array of devices supported; time taken for file recovery and user friendliness to name a few.
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The fact that Recuva is on the top of the best data recovery software list, may not come as a surprise to the most of you. Some of the features that bring Recuva on top of the list of Best recovery software are:
- Superior file recovery
- Advanced deep scan mode
- Secure overwrite feature that uses industry & military standard deletion techniques and,
- Ability to recover files from damaged or newly formatted files
- Easy User interface
A list of best data recovery software can hardly be termed as being complete without a mention of TestDisk. Packed with features and a file recovery system that can easily overshadow that of any other data recovery software, TestDisk has a lot to offer for both novices and experts. Here are some of the TestDisk’s features:
- Allows users to recover/rebuild the boot sector
- Fix or recover deleted partition table besides being able to reliably undelete files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 file systems.
- Available on all major platforms such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X etc and is in fact quite popular as it can be found on various Linux Live CD’s.
Although being a command line tool, TestDisk may not be suitable for some users for data recovery.
3. Undelete 360:
With the looks of a typical Office application, the Undelete 360 is built on a fast yet efficient algorithm which enables the user to undelete files. Here are some of the features of Undelete 360:
- Works on a variety of devices such as Digital cameras, USB’s etc.
- It includes a data-wiping tool, a Hex Viewer along with the ability to preview files before recovery.
- Does a great job in recovering recently deleted files as compared to other free data recovery software
- Also able to recover files of a wide variety of types such as DOC, HTML, AVI, MP3, JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.
However, scanning speed needs major improvement and it also lags out its competition in terms of recovering data.
Definitely one of the best data recovery software out there, PhotoRec is widely acclaimed for its powerful file recovery over a wide variety of devices ranging from digital cameras to hard-disks. Here are some of the features of PhotoRec recovery tool:
- Compatible with almost all major platforms such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X etc.
- Comes packed with the ability to recover more than 440 different file formats.
- Features such as the ‘unformat function’ and the ability to add your own custom file types do come in handy.
Although I wouldn’t advise this free data recovery software to beginners as it is completely devoid of a GUI and uses a command line interface which may intimidate some users.
5. Pandora Recovery:
Pandora recovery is one of the most reliable and effective best free data recovery software out there. Pandora recovery tool has a lot to offer to its users. Here are some of the features of this tool:
- Ability to recover deleted files from NTFS and FAT-formatted volumes
- Preview deleted files of certain types (image and text files) without performing recovery
- Surface scan ( which allows you to recover data from drives that have been formatted) and the ability to recover archived, hidden, encrypted and compressed files it packs quite a punch.
- Its interface is very easy to get a hang of and provides an explorer-like view along with colour coded & recovery percentage indicators.
However, its file detection system is not that reliable and needs to be improved further. The software could be made portable as well so that it doesn’t consume any space on the hard disk and thereby not consume space that a file which we wish to recover once consumed.
Standard undelete programs like Recuva, Pandora etc. are perfect for recovering a few delted files, but what if when you have lost an entire partition? Then you will probably need a specialist application like MiniTool Partition Recovery. Here are some of the great features of this recovery tool specialized in partition recovery:
- An easy wizard-based interface
- Specialized in data recovery on an entire partition
- Point MiniTool Partition Recovery tool at the problematic drive and it will scan for the missing partition.
- Generates a recovery report which will let you know what the program has found to help you in data recovery
- Can’t use data recovery on a bootable disc here.
Wise data recovery tool is one of the fastest undelete tools among the best data recovery softwares. Besides being faster, it also comes with some of nice features. Here is a list of it’s features:
- Easy and an intuitive interface
- Can recover deleted files from local drives, USB drives, cameras, memory cards, removable media devices etc.
- Faster search filter by selecting in-built file extension groups using the file’s type.
- Compatible from WIndows XP to WIndows 8
Although the scanning is fast, the program has no deep scan mode which it could mean a slightly reduced chance of recovering the most hard to recover files.
Puran file recovery works in 3 main recovery modes. These recovery modes are:
- Default Quick Scan (It simply reads the FAT or NTFS file system for deleted files from the recycle bin etc.)
- Deep Scan (includes scanning all available free space) and,
- Full Scan (checks all space on the device for the best chance of recovery)
- Works from Windows XP to Windows 8
Using the “Find lost files” option turns Puran File Recovery into a tool to recover all files from a lost or damaged partition. Something else you can do is edit the custom scan list which stores file signatures for more accurate recovery of badly damaged data.
PC Inspector File Recovery Works well on both FAT and NTFS drive even if the boot sector has been erased or damaged. Here are some of the features of this recovery tool.
- Simple search dialog to help locating files by name
- Recovered files can be restored in a local hard disk or network drives.
- Can recover image and video of several types of files in different formats such as ARJ, AVI, BMP, DOC, DXF, XLS, EXE, GIF, HLP, HTML, JPG, LZH, MID, MOV, MP3, PDF, PNG, RTF, TAR, TIF, WAV and ZIP.
- Can scan just specific areas of the disc with the Cluster scanner
- Works perfectly from Windows XP to Windows 7
However, the interface is a little confusing mess of tabs. So, be careful with this tool.
Restoration data recovery program take the final position in the list of top 10 best data recovery software tool. It is no different and is similar to the other free undelete apps on this list. Even if it is on the tenth position, here are a few things that we liked about this data recovery tool:
- Very simple and easy to use
- No confusing and no cryptic buttons or any complicated file recovery procedures
- It can recover data and files from hard drives, memory cards, USB drives, and other external drives as well.
- Does not need to be installed and can run data recovery from a floppy disk or USB drive.
- Supports Windows Vista, XP, 2000, NT, ME, 98, and 95 and also, successfully tested Windows 7 and Windows 10.
- Sometimes, runs into a problem with Windows 8
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Living up to its name, Stellar Data Recovery performs a stellar job in recovering your data from your Windows PC and Mac. If you are regretting your decision of deleting recent files, Stellar Data Recovery tool is here to help you in an effective way. This risk-free program recovers data from different types of storage devices like memory cards, smartphones, USB drives, hard disks etc.
Using Stellar Data Recovery program is simple. Just download it, start the scan, and you are able to recover from the past data disasters. If you are willing to give it a try, here’s the download page.
Stellar has been a leader in computer data recovery for over two decades. We are the most trusted name in India for providing the best and cost effective Data Recovery Services such as Hard Drive recovery, RAID recovery, Server recovery etc.. We have the best-in-class tools and techniques, from legacy.
12. Remo Software
Remo Data Recovery is India’s leading professional data recovery service company. Remo Recover Free Edition is a free data recovery software that helps you recover back accidentally deleted, missing and formatted files. The tool ensures quick recovery of documents, photos, audios, videos… In Free edition, only 1GB of recovered data can be saved. Unlike other free data recovery tools, recovery with Remo Recover Free Edition is not limited to basic data loss situations or recovery of generic file types. Instead it helps you restore your important data after format, reformat, re-partition, partition loss, partition deletion, OS upgrade, OS crash, OS re-install etc. and supports retrieval of files with file formats like JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, PSD, CRW, NEF, DOC, XLS, SR2, PST,EML, ZIP, RAR, DBX, MWA, MP4, HTML, and 300 other file types. Remo Recover Free Edition has a modern metro-styled interface, which makes it an extremely user-friendly application for beginners. It employs advanced algorithms for instant and speedy recovery of data after any type of data loss situation. Application Features: Recovers lost, deleted or even formatted files; Offers quick recovery feature and saves time; Supports all file formats of documents, images, audios, videos; Supports recovery from various storage devices like hard drives, memory cards, digital cameras, Camcorders, external USB drives, iPod, mobile phones; It provides you an option to preview recovered files before saving; Lets you create image of your storage device, in order to skip bad sectors present on the disk and perform easy data recovery; Facilitates ‘Save Recovery Session’ option to save the scan session report for later recovery; It is compatible with all latest Windows operating system including Windows 8.
Free Edition recovers up to 1GB of data. Remo Recover tool can be utilized to find deleted files on all major Windows OS based desktops and laptops.
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition is a one-stop & free data recovery software to recover 2GB data. It is a comprehensive file recovery freeware which can recover deleted files or folders even when they have been emptied from Recycle Bin, recover data due to format, lost partition, system crash, virus attack, etc. Compare with other data recovery freeware, it can restore files from formatted disk, dynamic disk, deleted or lost partition with original file names & storage paths. By the way, it is designed with wizard mode which makes the data recovery process easy even for a beginner. Free, easy-to-use, powerful functions make EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition a must-have data recovery software in case of any data loss. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition supports data recovery from hard disk and other media, such as Memory card, USB flash drive, or SD card under Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, Windows 7, 8. What’s more, it supports dynamic disk and all file system FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS/NTFS5, exFAT, HFS+ and EXT2/EXT3. This free data recovery software ensures safe and precise format and delete recovery against numerous threats like: Drives that have been formatted or corrupted, missing critical file system structures, file deletion, application crash, computer viruses, partitioning or boot-up problems, damage due to a power failure or surge etc. When the data loss disaster strikes, that’s when Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition does its amazing job
14. 7 Data Recovery
Free data recovery software to recover lost deleted photo, video, file, partition, document from hard disk, memory card, flash drive on Windows and mobile phone. Five different data recovery modes are integrated to recover files under almost any conditions including: accidentally deleted files, damaged or formatted hard drive; lost or deleted partition; photo or video lost from local drive, memory card, camera; file lost from mobile phone etc. Recover total 1GB data for free.
- Recovery accidentally deleted data and files emptied from Recycle Bin and files deleted by using SHIFT+DELETE key.
- Data recovery from damaged or formatted hard drive or the hard drive is inaccessible for unknown reason.
- Data recovery from the partition or external storage devices like memory stick, memory card and flash drive.
- Data recovery from lost or deleted partitions when hard drive crashed, MBR corrupted, disk repartitioned (fdisk) or overwritten
- Recovery lost image, audio, and video files from hard drives, USB drives, SD cards, Camera, and other memory card.
- Recovery deleted data/photos/videos from the inaccessible or formatted memory card of your mobile phones.
- Recovery lost, deleted, corrupted or formatted photos and video files from various memory card types.
Supported Storage Devices:
DE HDD, SATA HDD, SCSI HDD, FireWire HDD, SSD, USB HDD, External HDD, Hardware RAID, Floppy drive, USB flash drive, Compact flash card, Secure Digital card, Memory card/Memory stick, Micro card, Zip drive, IPod, Other storage devices
Supported File Systems:
EXFAT, NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, FAT16, FAT12
MiniTool Power Data Recovery is practically an all in one free (for home user) data recovery software. It can recover deleted data from Windows Recycle Bin and restore lost data from formatted or deleted disk partition. Moreover, you can retain files back from broken storage mediums such as disk drives or optical discs (CDs/DVDs).
MiniTool Power Data Recovery contains five data recovery modules: Undelete Recovery, Damaged Partition Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, Digital Media Recovery and CD & DVD Recovery.