Wondershare Data Recovery is a file recovery tool for Windows. It will help you recover files that were accidentally deleted or lost after formatting or updating your operating system. The application is able to scan any partition and drive on your PC, including USB and SD memories, as well as external storage units, like mobile phones and digital cameras.
This tool can be used to recover more than 500 file types, including videos, images, documents, music files, and more. There are two ways to start a search for lost files: using the Recovery Wizard that guides you throughout the scanning process, or the standard mode, which puts at your disposal several recovery modes to choose from. One of these is Lost File Recovery, and it can be used to recover files that were deleted from any partition or folder or emptied from the recycle bin. Partition Recovery lets you recover files and folders from damaged or removed partitions. The Raw File Recovery mode, in turn, can be used in case the two other methods fail. Whatever mode you choose, the process is easy to carry out by means of simple commands and clear instructions.
While the scan is on, the app will return a list of all the files found in a way that makes file selection easy. You can filter the results by file type, date, size, path, and other criteria, or even use the search tool to easily find the files you want to recover. The preview feature turns out very helpful with image files, in order to decide whether a picture is fully recoverable or not.
One feature I found particularly useful is the possibility of pausing the scan and resuming it later, which can come in handy if you're analyzing large drives or partitions in depth.
In short, Wondershare Data Recovery is an accessible yet powerful solution that can help you recover all types of lost and deleted files. It is able to analyze different sources and provides several scan methods. It has a cost of 39.95, and the free edition lets you recover up to 100 MB of data.
- Easy to use
- Intuitive interface
- Several scan methods
- The preview feature is really helpful
- Lets you pause/resume scans