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Top 5 best recovery software

1.Stellar Data Recovery.

Stellar Data Recovery for Windows, previously known as Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery, is a data recovery utility for Microsoft Windows developed by Stellar. Overall, Stellar Data Recovery for Windows is a very effective program. ... However, this investment may be worth it if you need to recover a lot of lost data. You can download this software for Free, which allows scanning and previewing your lost or deleted data but doesn't allow recovering it.

Stable release: 9.0 / 18 January 2020; 9 months ago

Initial release: 14 April 2000; 20 years ago

License: Freemium.


Recuva is an undeletion program for Windows, developed by Piriform. It is able to undelete files that have been marked as deleted; the operating system marks the areas of the disk in which they were stored as free space.

License: Freemium

Size: 4.2 MB

Stable release: v1.53.1087 (08 Jun 2016)

Developer: Piriform

Initial release: 7 August 2007; 13 years ago

Programming language: C++

Cost: A free version of Piriform Recuva is available for personal users and those wanting to test the software. For commercial use, you will need to upgrade to a paid license, which starts at $34.95 per computer per year. A discounted price of $28.95 is available if you purchase more than 11 licenses.

3.Disk Drill Basic

Disk Drill Basic is a freeware version of Disk Drill, a data recovery utility for Windows and macOS, developed by Cleverfiles. License: Free (up to 500MB) Developer(s): CleverFiles Operating system: macOS and Windows Stable release: 4.0.123 (Mac), 4.0.537 (Windows).

Recovery vault

The core of Disk Drill Basic[6] is a Recovery Vault[7] technology which allows to recover data from a medium that was secured by Recovery Vault beforehand. Recovery Vault runs as a background service and remembers all metadata and properties of the deleted data. Thus making it possible to restore deleted files with their original file names and location.

Supported file systems

The Mac version of Disk Drill Basic provides recovery from HFS/HFS+ and FAT disks/partitions (only the paid Pro version can actually recover files, the Free version will only allow Previewing files).

In August 2016, Disk Drill 3 announces support of macOS Sierra.[8]

Data backup

Disk Drill Basic can be also used as a backup utility for creating copies of the disk or partition in DMG images[9] format.


PhotoRec is a free and open-source utility software for data recovery with text-based user interface using data carving techniques, designed to recover lost files from various digital camera memory, hard disk and CD-ROM. It can recover the files with more than 480 file extensions.

Platform: Command-line interface

Written in: C (ncurses)

Stable release: 7.1 / July 7, 2019; 16 months ago

Developer(s): Christophe Grenier

Initial release: April 30, 2002; 18 years ago.


TestDisk is a free and open-source data recovery utility. It is primarily designed to help recover lost data storage partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error. Wikipedia

Written in: C

Stable release: 7.1 / July 7, 2019

Developer(s): Christophe Grenier.


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