There are various data recovery apps available. Some of them are well known in the market, but others are not. We performed some online searches and also reached out to Data Analyzers for some comments. The results are the list below, which summarizes the top 5 best data recovery software’s.
Disk Drill is among the best data recovery software which is freely available, recovering data up to 500 MB. The app can be used to scan external and internal storage devices which are powered by NTFS and FAT file systems and any other file systems such as EXT4, HFS+, FAT16, etc.
Unlike other apps, it has two additional data loss prevention functionalities.
- Recovery vault- Keeps a backup reference to all deleted files by adding a layer to the Recycle Bin.
- Guaranteed Recovery- Keeps a copy of every selected file being moved to a previously selected file such as the Recycle Bin.
This way, all unintentionally deleted files can be recovered quickly in a good state.
This software is a bit inferior when compared to Disk Drill due to lack of updates since its establishment in the 2000s. It is used to rescue files from external and internal hard drives, memory cards and other storage devices. It has an efficient recovery speed, producing good scan results.
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
This is a free app for recovering data up to 200 MB. It works on external and internal hard drives, memory cards, USB flash drives and various types of partitions. Data recovery is done in three simple steps which are:
- First, select the data type, which is unnecessary to most experts.
- Secondly, select location,
- And finally, preview and recover.
Pandora is a expert data recovery software that comes with a wizard that makes it easy to use. Upon installation, it can recover files from memory cards, hard drives, and any storage device that is connected to a windows computer. Pandora recovery methods are browse, scan and surface scan.
This recovery software works on USB flash drives, hard drives, MP3 players, memory cards, and other storage devices which are supported by NTFS and FAT file systems. Additionally, Recuva is available in portable and install-able form. The portable version guarantees no risk of overwriting the data on a hard drive.