We store most of our personal and important data on computer’s hard disk. However, sometimes, we may just accidentally press the delete button or our computer may get infected by some viruses leading to loss of our data. Sadly, there is no way one can make sure that they will never lose any data. However, there are certain tools that will help you recover it.
In this article, we have compiled 5 best data recovery tools which will help you recover your data back on your device.
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
EaseUS data recovery wizard is a very easy to use tool that recovers deleted files by scanning your device and saving your important data thus ensuring that your unintentionally lost data is never permanently erased. EaseUS not only recovers your deleted files but also repairs them in case some of the files get damaged in the recovery process. Along with the usual FAT and NTFS, EaseUS also helps you recover files from EXT2 and EXT3 partitions which are commonly used in Linux or Unix operating systems. EaseUS recovers files with the original names and storage paths.
Its premium version can recover unlimited data for unlimited days. You will also get lifetime software updates. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard supports almost all digital devices like laptop, desktop, hard drives, USB, external storage media and servers. To use most of the data recovery tools, you need to format your computer device and reinstall OS. However, during the process of reinstallation, the Operating System might overwrite your existing data clusters due to which you cannot completely recover your data. However, with EaseUS Data Recovery bootable media, you can recover your data even when is not able to boot.
Windows: Starts at $69.95
Mac: Starts at $89.95
Recuva is another free for the download recovery tool that recovers files from any disk supported by the Windows. Recuva can download files from hard drives, USB drives memory cards, CDs, DVDs, MP3 players even if they are damaged, corrupted or recently formatted. Its portable version runs from USB stick which makes installation unnecessary. With Recuva, you can also delete a file securely making it impossible for anyone to recover. You can securely overwrite your files using overwrite methods like DoD 5220.22-M, NSA, Gutmann, and Secure Erase to ensure that no one can restore the files you see in the results.
Recuva is extremely easy to use which comes with a simple wizard. You can Recuva for free. For $19.95, you can upgrade to the professional version which offers virtual hard drive support along with the file recovery tool. Recuva can also recover deleted emails. If your file is not recovered using the standard quick scan, you can use the Deep Scan option. If your computer has a lot of recoverable files, you can filter the results by type or even by a particular set of strings of text you know exist in the files.
Pandora Recovery is one of the most reliable free recovery tools available in the market. It can recover deleted files from volumes formatted in NTFS and FAT types. It shows you a preview of image and text files without actually performing recovery. With its surface scan feature, you can recover archived, hidden, encrypted and compressed files. If Pandora recovery detects some of the data clusters that have been overwritten, it displays the file name in red color. If you point your mouse at the filename, it will display a tooltip that will reveal how bad the damage is.
Pandora Recovery gives up a number of ways to search a file. You can either search a file by putting the filename exactly or similar the file you want to recover. You can also search by file size, the date file was created and date it was last modified. Also, before restoring a file you see it’s extension, size and other details. It also shows you the percentage of the file that has been overwritten by other data. Higher the number, more will be the content of unrelated data in your file.
Stellar Data Recovery
Stellar Data Recovery is a robust data recovery tool with a wide range of features. There is a technician version of the tool that grants network access to IT experts which allow them to remotely access the drivers connected to the network and execute the recovery. There is also an additional suite that lets you implement recovery actions on RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) networks. It comes with a S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
) feature that detects possible hardware failures and notifies the user via software that is running on the host system.
To shorten the duration of the search, Stellar Data Recovery offers a simple tool to filter the search by specifying the file type, the partition you wish to scan. The process of recovery begins with a quick scan automatically followed by the deep scan. Along with an ability to recover data from USB flash drives, external hard drives, Stellar supports cloning, which can be used to copy the complete volume or file system onto a new hard drive.
Pricing: Starts at $59.99
Disk Drill is a pocket-friendly data recovery tool that comes with a decent set of features. Disk Drill, though priced at a considerably reasonable tag competes admirably with the preeminent services like EaseUS and Stellar. Its Recovery Vault feature runs processes in the background to shield certain partitions on your computer like HFS, HFS+, FAT or FAT32. It stores metadata on deleted files along with filenames. This ensures that you are not just given a generic file like you are with most of the recovery tools available. Disk Drill’s version for Mac comes with some additional set of features like iOS recovery, Health monitoring and Duplicate Finder that makes it one of the best data recovery tools for MacOS.
With Disk Drill, files can be recovered from a plethora of storage devices like external hard drives, flash drives and memory cards. You can pause and resume your scan anytime you want. Also, the results of every scan can be stored and restored at your leisure. You can filter the files by date, name and size. It is extremely easy to use and can be virtually used by anyone.