Best Free Data Recovery Tools 2013. Sometimes by mistake we delete useful files and folders in hurry and we do this by “Shit+delete” keys. It means file or folder does not go to recycle bin and permanently deleted from system. So, is there a way to recover these accidentally deleted files? There are many free recovery tools available over internet. In my previous post I show you how you can recover files in windows Operating system using Recuva tool. Lets checkout some of the other best free data recovery tools.
Recuva works for Windows System. It is a GUI ( Graphical User Interface) tool and very easy to operate. Anyone having a little knowledge of installing and working with software can easily handle it. User can choose the file type ( videos, text, images etc), Location ( Hard drive location etc) for the files which needs to be recovered. Recuva also includes a tool to securely wipe files. For More Details About How To Recover Files using Recuva see Here.
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TestDisk is a open-source tool for recovering your deleted files and folders. Test disk can work on any machine including Windows, MAC and Linux. TestDisk perform basic file recovery like undeleting accidentally deleted files from FAT, NTFS, and ext2 file systems. It’s a command line tool, so there’s no GUI. You don’t have to install TestDisk like Recuva tool just download and extract it using any unrar/unzip tool and double click on testdisk_win.exe( for Windows users) see image above.
With TestDisk you can also recover your boot sector from a backup, rebuild your boot sector, fix FAT tables, fix your MFT, locate the ext2/ext3 backup SuperBlock, copy deleted files from partitions to recovery media, and find lost partitions in dozens of formats to help you locate your lost data.
Fix partition table, recover deleted partition
Recover FAT32 boot sector from its backup
Rebuild FAT12/FAT16/FAT32 boot sector
Fix FAT tables
Rebuild NTFS boot sector
Recover NTFS boot sector from its backup
Fix MFT using MFT mirror
Locate ext2/ext3/ext4 Backup SuperBlock
Undelete files from FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2 filesystem
Copy files from deleted FAT, exFAT, NTFS and ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions.
Undelete Plus used to be commercial software but has gone on a lengthy “limited time offer” freeware run. This file recovery app works on all versions of Windows and incarnations of the FAT and NTFS file systems. Like Recuva, Undelete Plus assigns a recovery probability to files it finds based on how damaged the file is. You can sort files by type, set filters based on time and size to avoid sifting through every deleted file on your disk, and keep folder structures intact when you perform your recovery.
Easily recover documents, photos, video, music and email.
Quickly recover files – even those emptied from the Recycle Bin.
Recover files after a hard drive partitioning error.
File recovery after accidental format – even if you have reinstalled Windows.
Recover files from Hard Drives, USB Thumb Drives, Camera Media Cards, Floppy Disks and other storage devices.
EasyRecovery recover files that are damaged or deleted, as well as retrieve data from formatted or corrupt volumes – even from initialized disks. Equipped with an enhanced set of recovery tools, including: Mail Recovery, Hex Viewer, SMART, Bad Block/Block Usage Diagnostics, Imaging tools, Copy Disk and Refresh Disk.
The most advanced data recovery, file repair, and disk diagnostic capabilities available.
FileRepair and EasyRecovery EmailRepair.
Superior disk diagnostic tools including Ontrack Data Advisor.
Improved file type searching capabilities.
EasyRecovery Professional recovers all file types, plus includes added raw recovery capabilities for over 290 specific file types including document files, MIDI music files, voice files, digital media files, and more!
Added viewing capabilities support providing a view identical to the display of the file in its native application.
Yogender Singh Negi is a Professional Blogger from New Delhi, India. At Hackyogi.com He writes about Tips & Tricks, Apps Review, Information Security and Ethical Hacking Guide. He Has a Masters degree in Information Security.