"A free data recovery software."
So, your computer was hit by a virus or you performed an action that irreversibly deleted many and important files of yours? Well that’s a shame, especially if you didn’t store in a backup what you lost. If it’s really that important for you to recover them, then you should try using special software for recovering deleted files, like MiniTool Power Data Recovery. This tool will help you in various situations where you have to bring back personal files that you lost, like photos, music, videos or documents that you just can’t do without.
The installation procedure is very quick and easy that requires no technical knowledge at all. Just double-click on the installer, and follow the on-screen instructions to get the program installed. The number of steps you have to follow is very small and there are no advanced settings included throughout the whole procedure. The main installation process will be completed in only a few moments.
The setup package is clean from all kinds of malware and doesn’t contain any 3rd-party advertised software either.
Supported operating systems are Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 (32/64-bit), and 10 (32/64-bit).
When you open the program you’ll see in the main screen all its features nicely ordered with their corresponding icons, and the tool’s logo located at the top.
The features included are the following: Undelete Recovery, Damaged Partition Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, Digital Media Recovery and CD/DVD Recovery. Below the box that contains those functions you’ll see two other boxes, one that redirects you to the MiniTool’s page for Power Data Recovery Boot Disk and the other that takes you to MiniTool’s Tech Support page.
For any of the main functions that you use, Power Data Recovery has a simple and understandable wizard that will help you get your files back without trouble.
Let’s take a look at the above features. The first one, Undelete Recovery, is used for when you want to recover accidentally deleted files like documents, music, videos and photos. It’s the main feature of the program that most people want to use. The second feature, Damaged Partition Recovery, will help you when you want to recover files from a partition that is damaged, formatted, showing up as RAW, and is basically in any condition. Lost Partition Recovery is similar, only that here you want to recover data from lost/deleted partitions. The next feature (Digital Media Recovery) is used for recovering files from portable devices (USB flash drives, media players, cameras, etc.) and the last function (CD/DVD Recovery) will help you undelete files from a damaged or erased CD/DVD.
So as you can see there is a function for every desperate situation. Additionally, after you pick a function, the program will ask to select the location you want to recover files from and after scanning it, all found recoverable items will be displayed in a tree-structured explorer form. You can also preview them, before you actually bring them back.
Filters can be added to search for more specific files that you want to find. A list of files that were found can be exported as text files for future reference.
No cons, other than the fact that the Free version allows recovering data of only up to 1GB (you have to buy the Pro version for unlimited data recovering).
Many free and paid tools are available for recovering lost data. The most popular ones are Recuva (freemium), PhotoRec (free), GetDataBack (paid), EaseUS Data Recovery (free), Active@ File Recovery (freemium), Data Rescue (paid) and O&O DiskRecovery (paid).
MiniTool Power Data Recovery managed to find our deleted files and pass our tests. Even if you don’t want to buy the paid version of the program, you can still use its Free counterpart as it is equally good and can save you from an unwanted disaster.
Requirements: 64MB RAM, 100 MB of free space. Second hard disk is recommended for recovery.
What's new in this version: Rebuilt the data structure of Type on the scan result page. Fixed the bug that Type does not show any file when scanning from specified paths. Optimized the Filter function for better filtering result. Optimized the display of the main interface when selecting a location to scan.
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