"Wise Data Recovery is to restore lost data."
The Wise Data Recovery package is one of the better data recovery utilities for Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8. The software can attempt to recover damaged or deleted files from USB flash drives, local hard drives, MP3 players, digital cameras, removable storage devices, and more. A detailed scan of a hard drive can be run which will generate a folder tree of all folders that have files which may be recovered. Clicking on a folder reveals the files which can then be selected individually for recovery. There is also a useful “Select All” option to save time by recovering all deleted files in a folder.
The Wise installer is easy to use. The package only requires 3.2 MB of space to fully install to a Windows system. Once the installation is finished, there are the options to run the software immediately or “view the introduce.”
The interface is nice and simple here. At the top left corner is the pre-selected hard drive (C:) which can be clicked on to drop down a list of alternative hard drives (assuming you have others installed or plugged in as USB drives). The Scan button is right next to this drop down list.
Once a drive has been scanned, the software will display a list of the files it has found which have been deleted and may have an attempt to recover them using Wise Data Recovery. The file location, file name, file size, last modifies, recoverability rating, and its path are shown. Once all the files that you wish to recover have been ticked, then hitting the Recover button in the bottom right corner of the window will begin the process for you.
The interface is very simple and self-explanatory making the software easy for beginners or system administrators to use.
- Recover files from hard drives, USB drives, USB flash drives, digital cameras, and other media
- Keyword search of files
- See assessment of how likely a file can be recovered
- Choose individual files to recover or select whole folders to attempt recovery on
- Good interface which is clear and simple to use
- No problems.
Recuva offers a free data recovery utility which offers similar functionality across multiple device types and media.
Wise Data Recovery is one of the best data recovery packages available. It has also been created in a way that makes it easy for any user to try out.
Requirements: No special requirements
What's new in this version: 1. Fixed an issue that could leave an afterimage on the desktop when the window was minimized. 2. Fixed an issue where the program could close unexpectedly when restoring data. 3. Fixed some minor bugs in the previous version. 4. Improve the preview window to center the previewed image.
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