5 disk data recovery applications
5 problem recovery disk data recovery applications
There is nothing worse than realizing that you have accidentally deleted valuable files or encountered a problem on the disk and you cannot see its contents. Combined with our bad habit of not backing up our important files, an accidental act can be fatal, especially for our work.
Fortunately, there are apps, and many of them for free, that may help you recover lost data. We mention 'maybe' as both its ability to recover and its degree of success depend on many factors. If, for example, the disk has been severely damaged, these applications may not recognize it at all, requiring the intervention of either a technician (for simple hardware problems, such as a controller change), or a specialized data recovery company. On the other hand, it plays a role in how quickly you perceive data loss (an accidental deletion) since it has occurred as the disk is used and new data is recorded, the lower the amount of data that can be recovered. So, these free programs that are described below do not promise miracles, but they are the first you can do and may be a miracle!
One of the most popular and easy to use data recovery applications, Recuva uses a wizard to ask you for file types (eg JPG image) and the location of the disk to investigate. Once it finds the files, it displays them (thumbnail images) to select which ones to recover. Advanced Mode has more features like Deep Scan for deeper searching and retrieving more files, searching for files containing specific text, and securely deleting files to prevent them from being recovered. Recuva can recover files from internal and external drives (FAT, exFAT, NTFS), USB flash drives, memory cards - even from your iPod. Ανακτηση δεδομενων. More recommended for recovery than deletion and not so much for format. It's worth noting that the developer of the application is Piriform, known by the excellent CCleaner.
Glary Undelete is very simple to use, since all you have to do is press Search. The application searches for deleted files and displays them in an environment reminiscent of Windows Explorer. From the left you can choose between Folders that have deleted files and File Types where files are displayed by type. In the main window where the files are displayed you can again limit their number by type, and also see for each file, through the State, how likely it is to recover. Check the files you want, click Restore and that is it. You can use Glary Undelete on discs or removable media, such as memory cards and USB flash drives.
Wise Data Recovery
Wise Data Recovery is probably the simplest application. This does not mean that it is not effective as it is one of the fastest. Select the disk to be searched for deleted files and click Scan. You can restrict the files to be displayed by typing characters by name, and sort them by name, size, etc. Its best feature is your update on the likelihood of each file being recovered with 4 indications: Good, Poor, Very Poor and Lost. In fact, this situation also appears on the basis of a color code. You can use the application on disks and on any removable media that appears as a drive.
With a simple to use interface and a very good recovery wizard, Pandora Recovery allows you to set search criteria so that only the files you care about are displayed. After searching, in addition to the usual list of files to be retrieved, the results can also be displayed in a view similar to Windows Explorer, and images can be previewed. This application does not show any update on the likelihood of each file being recovered, but does show total numbers for files that have not been overlapped by others, as well as those that have been completely and partially overlapped. With the Surface Scan option you can perform a "deeper" search that will likely show more results.
Paragon Rescue Kit
The well-known Paragon Rescue Kit takes a completely different approach from other programs. It goes into image format so you have to burn it to a CD (or DVD) and have it ready if anything.
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