Data storage devices such hard disk and flash drives are becoming more and more portable these day. As a result we tend to rely more on these devices but these data storage methods are not cent per cent reliable. So to be on the safer side some of us keep the backup of our critical data. But what if you were not able to backup your data on time and you have lost the original copy of the data from your hard drive or flash drive. This is where data recovery software comes to rescue.
Professional data recovery services are very expensive so sometimes its better to use the free data recovery software available online.
Best Free Data Recovery Software
Recuva is free and a great data recovery software. It has a easy to use graphic user interface (GUI). You can select the drives in which you had the data which is to be recovered. If you are not sure as in which drive the data was stored, you can select all the drives. You can also narrow down the search by selecting the file type such as text, pictures, video, music. It gives you the necessary details of the files recovered such as file size, date of creation.
This is another good data recovery freeware available online. No installation needed, just download the 400kb EXE file and run it. The user interface is a child’s play. Select the drive and hit the search buttons. It not only searches for the deleted files but also helps you permanently delete them from your storage devices. You can sort the files by name and sizes in order to speed things a bit.
The GUI is simple yet offers advanced options. First it prompts you to check you recycle bin so it might save your time. Next you have setting such as browse, search and deep scan. Like Recuva data recovery tool, it also helps you to narrow down the search by giving you the option of selecting the file types such as documents, images etc. So another great utility you can use in order to find your permanently deleted files.
Which data recovery tool are you using?