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  • Recuva

  • Recuva (pronounced "recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes and viruses!

    tags: Portable data-recovery disk-recovery recover-deleted-files
    platform: Windows PortableApps.com
  • TestDisk

  • TestDisk is a powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.

    tags: bootable data-recovery disk-recovery dyn-disk-convert hard-disk-utility
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD Haiku
  • Glary Utilities

  • Glary Utilities offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.

    tags: Portable Bundleware 1-click-maintenance cleaner context-menu-entry-disable
    platform: Windows Android Bundleware
  • PhotoRec

  • PhotoRec, companion program to TestDisk , is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from Hard Disks and CDRom and lost pictures (thus, its Photo Recovery name) from digital camera memory. PhotoRec ignores the filesystem and goes after the underlying data, so it will still work even if your medias filesystem has been severely damaged or re-formatted.

    tags: data-recovery digital-media-recovery file-recovery intelligent-recovery photo-recovery
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD
  • Disk Drill

  • Disk Drill is a data recovery software that easily protects your files from accidental deletion with Recovery Vault and recovers lost data from disks. Disk Drill supports most of storage drives, file types and file systems. Disk Drill for Mac OS X recovers deleted files from iPhone and Android devices! This data recovery software can also find duplicate files, clean your disk and visualize disk space usage; offers bootable data recovery drive, byte-to-byte backups, disk health monitoring, and more. When something is deleted Recovery Vault makes it possible to recover not only the file itself, but also its properties, such as original file name, location, etc. So you will always be able to recover data from files system (HFS/HFS+) & FAT32 partitions. Disk Drill also includes powerful S.M.A.R.T. disk monitoring right out-of-the-box; you can monitor your disks' hardware status and get automatic notifications of potential failures or other issues. If a disk or partition is failing, you can easily backup it into a disk image (DMG) which can later be mounted for recovery. »

    tags: backup-and-restore data-recovery disk-space-analyzer file-recovery file-undelete
    platform: Mac OS X Windows
  • R-Studio

  • R-Studio is a family of powerful and cost-effective undelete and data recovery software. Empowered by the new unique data recovery technologies, it is the most comprehensive data recovery solution for recovery files from FAT12/16/32/exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 (created or updated by Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Win7), HFS/HFS+ (Macintosh), Little and Big Endian variants of UFS1/UFS2 (FreeBSD/OpenBSD/NetBSD/Solaris) and Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 FS (Linux) partitions. It functions on local and network disks, even if such partitions are formatted, damaged or deleted. Flexible parameter settings give you absolute control over data recovery. »

    tags: backup-and-restore data-recovery file-recovery file-undelete
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

  • Advanced data recovery software to do format recovery, unformat and recover deleted files emptied from Recycle Bin or lost data due to partition loss or damage, software crash, virus infection, unexpected shutdown or any other unknown reasons under Windows operating system. It will do an amazing job when the data loss disaster strikes, especially when you want to recover data from formatted drive. Data Recovery Wizard supports hardware RAID and hard drive, USB drive, SD card, memory card, etc. It provides the comprehensive data recovery solution for computer users to recover lost data. »

    tags: corrupt-drive-restoration data-recovery file-recovery recover-deleted-files
    platform: Windows
  • GetDataBack

  • GetDataBack, for FAT or NTFS drive and partitions, will recover your data if the hard drive's partition table, boot record, FAT/MFT or root directory are lost or damaged, data was lost due to a virus attack, the drive was formatted, fdisk has been run, a power failure has caused a system crash, files were lost due to a software failure, files were accidentally deleted. GetDataBack can even recover your data when the drive is no longer recognized by Windows. It can likewise be used even if all directory information - not just the root directory- is missing. »

    tags: data-recovery disk-recovery file-undelete hard-disk hard-drive
    platform: Windows
  • DiskWarrior

  • DiskWarrior is the safest, most technologically advanced, most powerful utility to eliminate directory damage and recover your files, folders and documents. DiskWarrior is so advanced it can even recover your data from a failing hard drive. Yet all that power is hidden behind one button.

    tags: data-recovery file-recovery fusion-drive-support
    platform: Mac OS X
  • DiskDigger

  • DiskDigger is a program that undeletes and recovers lost files from your hard drive, memory cards, USB flash drives — you name it! Whether you accidentally deleted some documents or photos from your computer, reformatted your camera's memory card, or want to see what files are lurking on an old USB drive, DiskDigger is here for you.

    tags: Root android-recovery data-recovery photo-recovery recover-deleted-files
    platform: Windows
  • MiniTool Power Data Recovery

  • MiniTool Power Data Recovery is all in one data recovery software for both home and business users. It can recover deleted data from Windows Recycle Bin, restore lost data even the partition is formatted or deleted, restore data from corrupted hard drive, virus infection, unexpected system shutdown or software failure. It support IDE, SATA, SCSI, USB hard disk, memory card, USB flash drive, CD/DVD, Blue-Ray Disk, iPod. MiniTool Power Data Recovery contains five data recovery modules - Undelete Recovery, Damaged Partition Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, Digital Media Recovery, CD & DVD Recovery. Each data recovery module focuses on different data loss scenario. »

    tags: data-recovery partition-recovery photo-recovery
    platform: Mac OS X Windows
  • Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery

  • Photo recovery utility specially designed to recover formatted, deleted, lost pictures, images, media files from Windows and Mac OS X as well as iPods, USB, digital cameras and memory cards.

    tags: data-recovery file-recovery photo-recovery
    platform: Mac OS X Windows
  • Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery

  • Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery (also called Stellar Phoenix File Recovery and Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery for Mac) is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) hard disk data recovery software to recover deleted or formatted data from hard disk and various other storage media devices like USB, Flash drive, removable media etc.

    tags: data-recovery file-recovery recover-deleted-files
    platform: Windows
  • PC INSPECTOR File Recovery

  • PC INSPECTOR File Recovery 4.x is a data recovery program that supports the FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS file systems.

    tags: Discontinued data-recovery fat16 fat32 file-recovery
    platform: Windows Discontinued
  • Data Rescue

  • Data Rescue is the best digital data recovery software on the market for recovering files from a problem hard drive or that have been previously deleted. Data Rescue works when other tools fail and is completely safe to use since it does not attempt any risky repairs to the drive its scanning. Data Rescue is the safest, most powerful software for data recovery, used by many data recovery services, law enforcement, all major branches of the U.S. Military and major intelligence agencies. You will need to save your recovered files to either an internal or external hard drive (USB or FireWire), removable media device (such as a Zip or MO) or a networked drive. »

    tags: data-recovery file-recovery
    platform: Mac OS X Windows