MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

A 5-in-1 tool to recover all kinds of data from all types of storage devices
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Losing your sensitive data is a stressful situation. The worst thing you can do when this happens is to put your trust in complex and cryptic recovery tools that only make the whole situation more complicated. MiniTool Power Data Recovery offers you five clear 4-step processes to recover deleted files and folders, CD and DVD discs, digital media files, and damaged or lost partitions. Whatever caused the data loss – this high-end utility can solve efficiently nearly any software and hardware issue.

Accidental deletion or formatting of files and partitions, virus attacks, damaged discs or media storage devices – MiniTool Power Data Recovery offers you a neatly-structured set of utilities capable of dealing with any of these situations in a straightforward and efficient way. It doesn't matter what file system the storage device uses: NTFS or any of the various FAT types; if it’s an internal or external storage device, or which type is the data you want to recover. Undelete Recovery is specialized in bringing back to life deleted or even formatted files and folders stored in a FAT or NTFS partition. All you have to do is select the right option from the main menu, the drive you stored your files, scan for your files, and wait for the program to work its magic. Recoverable files can be previewed before recovery, and depending on the type of a file, this preview will show you an image, plain text, or hexadecimal code.

Damaged or defective CDs and DVDs can also be scanned for data. Again, it does not matter if your discs are recordable optical discs or factory-pressed CDs or DVDs, and if they’ve been recorded using ISO9600, Joliet, or UDF format. Just run the full scan or try to open the disc directly and pick the files you would like to extract from the damaged or erased disc in order to save them in a secure location. Digital Media Recovery works in a very similar way, but the target here will be the image, audio, and video files stored on your digital camera, memory stick, iPod, memory card, MP3 player, or Flash drive. Connect the storage device, give the program perform a full scan on it, and save your no-longer-lost photos, favorite music tracks, and family videos in a different location of your choice.

Lost disks and partitions play a major part in MiniTool Power Data Recovery. If losing a few documents or pictures is always an annoying experience, not having access to entire disks or partitions is nothing short of tragedy. Partitions in local hard drives or in any external device are easily recovered using either Damaged Partition Recovery or Lost Partition Recovery. You can try to “open” the partition first to see if it is still accessible, otherwise just run the program’s byte-by-byte full scan and wait for the long-lost partitions to appear on the screen. Damaged Partition Recovery works seamlessly with both MBR- and GPT-style partitions and with any Windows dynamic volume.

Believe it or not, if the data you need to recover amounts to less than 1 GB, you can enjoy all the many benefits that MiniTool Power Data Recovery offers for free. If larger than that or if you want to use this tool on a commercial basis, you can opt for one of the various licensing schemes available. Either way, this powerful yet easy-to-use data recovery app is a load off your mind.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Clear and intuitive interface.
  • Neatly-structured recovery options.
  • Fast scan processes.
  • Clear scanning reports.
  • Various file preview options.

Cons

  • None.

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