We all have faced data loss from our laptop or mobile phone in one way or another. The main reasons behind data loss are:
- Hard drive failure
- Data corruption
- Accidental deletion of file
- Software bugs
In such a situation, it becomes very important to know about data recovery as it is the only way through which you can get you files back. Data recovery software comes very handily during this time. The top 10 data recovery software of 2017 are explained to you below.
Recuva can restore files from:
- Hard drives
- DVD and CDs
- Memory cards
- External drives
The software has an easy user-friendly interface. It has the ability to recover both lost files and newly formatted files. With an advanced deep scan, it helps the user to recover deleted files. The software can be used on Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP.
A list of the best data recovery tool is incomplete without the mention of TestDisk. It is basically an open source software. It was created to recover lost partitions and to fix non-booting disks. The software can be used by both the newbie and the expert for data recovery. Following are the features of the software:
- Recover/rebuild boot sector
- Fix and recover deleted partition table
TestDisk is a command line tool and therefore it is suitable to recover all kinds of files. The software can be used in all versions of Windows and on Linux, BSD, macOS, and DOS.
- Stellar Data Recovery
The software does an excellent job when it comes to mac data recovery. It is a software that without risking anything allows the user to recover data from various storage device. Stellar Data Recover is also easy to use. All you need to do is download the software, run the scan and then recover the lost files.
- Undelete 360
Undelete 360 looks like a typical Office application. Built on an efficient algorithm, the software very quickly can restore all the lost files. It can recover lost data from different kinds of storage device including digital cameras. The data wiping tool of the app, allows the users to preview all the files that the users want to recover. The software works best when one needs to recover a file that has been recently deleted. The scanning speed of the software is quite slow in comparison to other software.
It is a powerful data recovery software that can easily recover data starting from digital cameras to hard disks. PhotoRec is compatible with all the major platforms. The most impressive feature of the software is that it can recover 440 different kinds of file formats. This software will be bit difficult to operate for the beginners but it can prove to be an excellent software for the experts.
- Pandora Recovery
It is a reliable data recovery software that allows the users to recover the data at free of cost. It can easily recover deleted files from FAT and NTFS. Pandora Recovery gives you the option of previewing the deleted files before actually recovering them. The surface scan can get you data from:
- Archived files
- Hidden data
- Encrypted files
- Compressed files
The software while recovering the files shows the recovery percentage indicator which makes it easier for the users to keep track of the data recovery. The file detection system of Pandora Recovery is not much reliable.
- MiniTool Partition Recovery
It might happen that instead of losing few file, you end up losing an entire partition. In such a case, MinitTool Partition Recovery can help you. The software can recover an entire partition. All you need to do is point the software towards the partition that is causing the problem, the software will then automatically scan the partition and will find you the missing part. The software also generates a recovery report that allows you to know about the files that can be recovered. Please note that the software will not work for the bootable disc.
- Wise Data Recovery
It is a simple software that can recover deleted files from different storage device and system. With the help of file type, you can easily search for the file that you are trying to recover with this software. The software can easily scan the system for missing files but the deep scan mode is not present in the software which sometimes might create a problem for the users.
- Puran File Recovery
The software has three kinds of recovery modes:
- Default Quick Scan: It recovers deleted files from the recycle bin and works on the superficial level of FAT and NTFS file system
- Deep Scan: Scans all the available free space in the system
- Full Scan: checks the full system to recover all the deleted files
The software has a ‘Find Lost Files’ options that allow it to search for all the files that are in the recoverable stage. The software is compatible with almost all the Windows version.
- PC Inspector File Recovery
The software helps the users for data recovery even when the boot sector of the system is damaged. The software works on both FAT and NTFS drives to recover data. All, you need to do is open the software and write the name of the file that you are searching. The software will then let you know whether the file can be recovered or not. And also, if you know the location of the deleted file, you can just target that area for scanning by using Cluster scanner. The software can recover a wide number of file formats. The recovered file can be then stored in a local hard disk or network drives. The user-interface of the software is not that simple.
No matter which file you have lost, now you can recover them with the help of the software mentioned above.