There exists some data recovery software on the Internet that is capable of helping you get back some of those inaccessible, corrupted, deleted, formatted or damaged data that you really need. It does not matter if it was in the hard drive, external drive, CD/DVD, digital camera and mobile phone’s memory card (SD card, SDHC card, XD card, CF card, MM2 card, etc.) or anywhere else. Some software is already preloaded in the computer for free while some more powerful ones can only be purchased. Here are 10 top Windows data recovery program for your choices.
This is a free file recovery program that makes it extremely easy to locate files that were once thought to be lost forever. It can recover lost data by wrong operation and computer freezing from computer, memory card and mp3 player. Recuva supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS file systems. However, freeware has limitation in functions of data rescue; sometimes, it can‘t scan out all the files and fully recover them.
R-studio is professional premium software for data recovery sold at $79.99. Its trial version allows you recover data files less than 64kb. You can preview the files more than 64kb by double clicks. It supports FAT/NTFS (Windows), HFS/HFS+ (Mac), UFS1/UFS2 & Ext2FS/3FS file systems and functions on local and network disks, even if partitions are formatted, damaged or deleted.
Tenorshare Data Recovery runs fast and operates easily, especially suits users who are unfamiliar with computers. It not only support recovering data with Windows file system (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS), but also Mac file system (HFS, HFS+) and Linux file system (EXT2, EXT3).RAID 0 and RAID 5 data recovery is available, too. With Tenorshare Data Recovery software, you will get back lost data on computer, camera, USB and other data storage facilities with ease. Just pay $24.95, you can soon get one.
4. Power Data Recovery
Power Data Recovery is easy-to-use and professional software to recover read-only files. It can recover data lost by common problems. For example, wrong delete files, format partition, system collapse, virus and so on. Power Data Recovery supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. It’s also sold at $79.99.
5. iCare Undelete Free
iCare Undelete Free is used to recover data erased accidentally, emptied from recycle bin and deleted by clicking SHIFT+DELETE for free. It can run on Windows Server 2008, 2003, 2000, XP and Vista system. Recoverable files will list on the left of software window and they can be recovered automatically by 1-click operation. iCare Undelete Free has function of preview, too.
Card Data Recovery is professional digital photo recovery software to recover deleted or lost photos, video, audio from various memory cards, such as SD card, CF card, MMC(MultiMedia Card), XD Picture Card, SDHC, MicroSD, MiniSD, etc. as well as memory sticks, USB, pen drive, external hard drive, and zip drive.
The software has two versions: Card Data Recovery for Windows and Card Data Recovery for Mac. It is the perfect product for Windows and Mac users for the significant function as well as competitive price. Price：19.95
7. Recover My Files
Recover My Files specializes in recovering text document, picture document, music and video files and zip compressed files. It supports following file formats: mpegpdf, pmd, png, ppt, pst, pub, rar, rtf, sdr, tar, txt, tiff, viso, wav, wmf, wpd, xls, zdp, zip, asf, avi, bmp, csv doc, dbx, dwg, gif, gzip, html, jpeg, mdb, mov and mp3. If your deleted files belong to this range, Recover my files will be a good choice. Free to try, and charge for $69.95.
FreeUndelete is free Windows data recovery software for files accidentally deleted on a NTFS (used by default in Windows XP/2000/NT) and FAT32 file systems. It has simple functions, and can only recover data that is emptied from recycle bin.
9. Easeus Data Recovery
Easeus Data Recovery Wizard can not only effectively recover deleted files and formatted partition, but also recover data for data loss in different situations. It supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS file systems, and it also supports types of hardware equipment like IDE/ATA, SATA, SCSI, disc, ZIP, and so on. To common picture formats, e.g. BMP, JPEG, GIF, PNG, Easeus Data Recovery Wizard offers a function of preview. The price is $69.95.
10. Stellar Data Recovery
A powerful Data Recovery software that recovers lost, deleted, formatted or inaccessible data from from formatted or deleted partition, hard disk, floppy disk, USB drive, etc. What’s more, it can recover deleted Emails from Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express as well. It recovers almost every piece of lost data from your Mac and Windows operating system. Price: $49