Data Recovery Tools Reference

Data Recovery Tools Reference


Have You ever let your trouble in and your brain out of your head for loosing your computer data/documents?
Here a Reference of Data Recovery Tools for you…
Trusted and reliable Data Recovery Tool can be a proper and smart solution for your such head-scratching problem.

Data Recovery Tools (Shareware):

  1. GetData Recover My Files Professional 4.1 or upper version
  2. Stellar Phoenix File Recovery 2.1 or upper version
  3. CardRecovery™ 5.20 or upper Version
  4. SoftOrbits Flash Drive Recovery 1.2 or upper Version
  5. Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery 4.1 or upper version
  6. Active Partition Recovery 2.50 or upper version

Data Recovery Tools (Freeware):

  1. Recuva 1.32.444 or upper version
  2. Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional 6.12.02 or upper version
  3. Portable Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional 6.12.02 or upper version
  4. PC Inspector File Recovery 4.0 or upper version
  5. PC Inspector Smart Recovery 4.5 or upper version

GetData Recover My Files Professional 4.1

Recover My Files is an advanced data recovery software that can easily recover deleted files emptied from the Windows Recycle Bin, or lost due to the format or corruption of a hard drive, Windows OS reinstallation, system restore, virus or Trojan infection, unexpected system shutdown, or software failure/program crash.

Professional data recovery software for:
* Deleted Files;
* Lost Files;
* Formatted Disks;
* RAW Disks;
* Missing Drive Letters;
* Windows Reinstalls.
* Safe, secure and reliable. Designed specifically to allow home and business users to quickly and simply recover data. Simple to use, with a full file preview window for recovered files.
* Drive Recover Search Results Screen

Recover My Files is the perfect recovery tool for:
* hard drives
* usb drives
* external storage units
* digital camera storage media
* CDs and DVDs

Recover My Files V4 supports recovery from a wide range of Filesystems:
* FAT16 – an early version of the FAT Filesystem, now rarely used
* FAT32 – common for external storage media and digital camera equipment
* exFAT – (Extended File Allocation Table), a proprietary file system suited especially for flash drives
* GPT –    GUID Partition Table, a standard for the layout of the partition table on a physical hard disk
* NTFS –  Standard files system for Windows Vista, Windows 7
* CDFS –  CD/DVD file systems (Coming Soon)
* MAC –   HFS (Coming Soon)
* EXT2 –  Linux (Coming Soon)
* RAID –  RAID JBOD, 0, 1, 5, hardware and software

Price: Home/Single User: $108,99

Stellar Phoenix File Recovery 2.1

Stellar Phoenix File Recovery is high-quality data recovery solution that uses powerful algorithms to recover deleted/lost files instances ranging from accidentally formatting the hard drive to emptying the Recycle Bin to files deleted after a virus attack.
Stellar Phoenix File Recovery offers a graphically rich user interface which, combined with new and advanced features such as File Mask, File Filter, File Recovery Wizard.
You should use Stellar Phoenix File Recovery in following cases: File system data structures of a drive have suffered serious corruption or overwriting and the data recovery software cannot scan such drives.
Data recovery software cannot locate missing/lost file and folders.
The recovery software scans the drive in raw mode and can locate the files without the aid of file system data structures.
It recognizes and restores over 300 file types including word processor, document, spreadsheet, graphic, Internet, multimedia, and source code.

* Price:  Free to try (Restore-disabled); $69.00 to buy
* Operating system: Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98 * Date added: December 04, 2006

Price: Home/Single User ($49); Corporate/Government Segment ($129)

CardRecovery™ 5.20
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CardRecovery™ is the leading photo recovery software for memory card used by digital camera.
It can effectively recover lost, deleted, corrupted or formatted photos and video files from various memory cards.
It supports almost all memory card types including SD (Secure Digital) Card, CF (Compact Flash) Card, xD Picture Card, Memory Stick, MicroDrive, SmartMedia Card, MMC (MultiMediaCard), MicroSD, MiniSD, SDHC and more.

Recover deleted photo, audio/ video, MP3, MP4 from memory cards:
• CompactFlash Card, CF Card
• Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Pro Duo
• Secure Digital Card, SD Card, miniSD
• MultiMedia Card, MMC Card
• SmartMedia, SM Card
• xD Picture Card
• Micro Drive
• Cellular Phone, PDA and MP3/MP4 Player
• Floppy Disk, Zip Disk and more.

CardRecovery, the award-winning digital photo recovery software is the reliable solution for digital image recovery, digital picture recovery, digital media recovery, photo rescue, photo restore, data recovery, or whether files were deleted, the storage was damaged or formatted.
Our unique and exclusive SmartScan technology completes those impossible recovery tasks that other software cannot touch — SmartScan quickly locates and restores files that other recovery software could never find.
Using CardRecovery is safe and risk-free. The software performs READ-ONLY operations on your memory card. It doesn’t move, delete, and modify the data on the card to avoid causing further damage or overwriting. It recovers the photos and movie clips from the source memory card and saves them to the destination location you specify.

CardRecovery Features
*  Recover deleted photos from memory cards.
*  Recover lost photos from memory cards.
*  Recover photos from formatted memory cards.
*  Recover photos from damaged, unreadable or defective memory cards.
*  Recover pictures from removable storage including floppy disks, Zip disks etc.
*  Recover images, audio/video, MP3/MP4 files from cellular phones, MP3 players, PDAs.

Supported Storage
*  Compact Flash card, CF card recovery
*  Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Pro Duo recovery
*  Secure Digital card, SD card, SDHC, miniSD, MicroSD, TransFlash memory card recovery
*  MultiMedia card, MMC card recovery
*  SmartMedia, SM card recovery
*  xD Picture card recovery
*  Micro Drive, MicroDrive recovery
*  Cellular phone, PDA, MP3 and MP4 player digital media recovery
*  Floppy disk, Zip disk digital image recovery

Supported Situations
*  Photos deleted accidentally or intentionally from memory cards.
*  Photo loss due to formatting or “Delete All” operation.
*  Memory card error or damage, or inaccessible memory card.
*  Corruption due to the card being pulled out while your camera is on.
*  Damage due to turning your camera off during a write/read process.
*  Data corruption due to critical areas damage e.g. FAT, ROOT, BOOT area damage.
*  Data loss due to using between different cameras/computers/devices.
*  Other events that could cause damage to data.

Supported Photo Types
*  Common Picture Formats: JPG JPEG TIF GIF TIF PNG BMP
*  Common Video Formats: AVI MPG MOV MPEG ASF MP4 3GP MTS
*  Common Audio Formats: MP3 WAV
*  RAW Image Formats: Nikon NEF, Canon CRW and CR2, Kodak DCR, Konica Minolta MRW, Fuji RAF, Sigma X3F, Sony SRF, Samsung DNG, Pentax PEF, Olympus ORF, Leica DNG, Panasonic RAW and more.

Supported Camera Brands
*  Nikon, Canon, Kodak, FujiFilm, Casio, Olympus, Sony, SamSung, Panasonic
*  Fuji, Konica-Minolta, HP, Agfa, NEC, Imation, Sanyo, Epson, IBM, Goldstar
*  LG, SHARP, Lexar, Mitsubishi, Kyocera, JVC, Leica, Phillips, Toshiba, SanDisk
*  Chinon, Ricoh, Hitachi, Pentax, Kinon, Verbatim, Vivitar, Yashica, Argus, Lumix
*  Polaroid, Sigma and almost all digital camera brands in the market.

Supported Flash Memory Card Manufacturers
*  SanDisk, Kingston, KingMax, Sony, Lexar, PNY, PQI, Toshiba, Panasonic
*  FujiFilm, Samsung, Canon, Qmemory, Transcend, Apacer, PRETEC, HITACHI
*  Olympus, SimpleTech, Viking, OCZ Flash Media, ATP, Delkin Devices, A-Data
*  and almost all digital camera memory card brands in the market.

Price : $39,95

SoftOrbits Flash Drive Recovery

SoftOrbits Flash Drive Recovery is a Flash data recovery tool. It can recover data from any type of storage media (music sticks, digital cameras, flash drives, USB drives, PC cards, etc). This tool restores all corrupted and deleted photos, documents, mp3 and other files even if a memory card was re-formatted.

You can see recovered photos and other documents with the free trial version. After the program is purchased, you can save all files to your hard-drive. There is 100% Success Rate. You do not need to set any options – the entire process is done automatically with a built-in photo recovery wizard.
SoftOrbits Flash Drive Recovery allows you to:

* Preview and recover JPEG, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, GIF, TGA and other images.
* Preview and recover RAW images (CRW, CR2, NEF, PEF, RAF, RAW and other formats).
* Recover files from various storage media including: Floppy disk, Digital camera, Zip Disk, Smart Media Card, Sony Memory Stick, Compact Flash card, MicroDrive, Secure Digital Cards, xD Picture Card, Flash Card, USB disks and many others.
* Works under Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista.

Price: Home ($29,95 ), Business ($120)

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery 4.1

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery 4.1
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery v4.1 is powerful and user-friendly Partition Recovery Software that recovers data from lost, deleted, damaged or formatted FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 based partitions and volumes.
A Secure, Simple & Fastest Partition Recovery Software for Windows compatible storage media
Enhanced version of Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery v4.0 incorporated with impressive set of added functionalities.

Partition Recovery Software
* Partition Recovery Software for FAT and NTFS file systems
* Recovers lost and formatted logical drives / partitions
* Hard Drive Cloning and Imaging
* Extremely Fast Scanning
* Hard Drive scanning for Drive status and S.M.A.R.T information
* Deleted Email Recovery from MS Outlook and MS Outlook Express
* Photo, Music, Videos recovery from your system
* Embedded with advance options like user-friendly interface, recovery services information, and preview of lost files

Non-destructive Partition Recovery Software is a comprehensive data recovery solution after all the below situations:
* Partition corruption & Partition resizing
* File System damage
* Boot Sector corruption
* MBR (Master Boot Record) damage
* Virus infection and Human errors

Raw recovery feature performs file signature based search on a corrupted hard drive partition or volume and offers rich graphical support with self-descriptive user interface.

Deleted Email Recovery
The software provides complete recovery of emails from
* Microsoft Outlook (PST)
* Microsoft Outlook Express (DBX)

For successful recovery of emails, compacting of mailbox should be avoided.

Imaging and Cloning
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery v4.1 incorporates two advanced features – Clone Disk and Create Image – in the software. These two elements are primarily used to make the recovery process faster and easier.
* Clone Disk feature creates an exact replica of your hard drive
* Create Image option creates an image of your hard drive even if your hard drive contains bad sectors

Other Features
Windows Partition Recovery v 4.1 other features include:
* Fast Scanning:  The software employs high tech scanning mechanisms to scan and recover data from the hard drive.
* Boot CD: To recover data from unbootable PCs including desktops and laptops, a bootable CD is provided on demand.
* Drive Status: Examines the health of every hard drive partition or volume.

Key Features
* Cloning: Creates an identical copy of a drive
* Create Image: Helpful when hard drive possesses bad sectors
* Extremely Fast Scanning: Is fast and uses advanced scanning techniques
* Email Recovery: Recovers lost or deleted emails from PST and DBX files
* User-friendly interface: Graphically rich user interface. No technical skills required
* Advanced Drive Options: Provides Raw Recovery, Drive Imaging and Drive Status
* Photo Recovery: Recovery of almost all camera file formats
* Compressed File System Recovery: Data Recovery from compressed NTFS file system
* File Filter:Select files on the basis of extensions
* File Mask:Narrows down the scan results by creating new tree structure
* Save Scan: Provides the ease to carry out Partition Recovery in stages.
* Recovery Services Option: Essential information for physical damaged hard drives.
* Live Update: Facilitates the latest version of the software with easy update
* File Preview: Available with demo version. Let’s the user judge recovery efficiency

Supported OS, Files, Storage Devices
* Operating Systems: Windows 7.RC1, Vista, XP, 2003 and 2000
* File Systems supported: FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS and NTFS5
* File Types: 185 file types supported
* Supported Storage Devices: Hard drives and USB Flash drives

Systems Requirement:
* Processor: Pentium Class
* Operating System: Windows 7 RC1, Vista, XP, 2003 and 2000
* Memory: 128 MB minimum
* Hard Disk: 35 MB of free space

License Option:
* Single user License, Administrator License, Technician License

Software Interface Languages: * English

Price: Home/Single User: $108,99; Corporate/Government Segment ($199)

Active Partition Recovery 2.50

Active Partition Recovery is  compact DOS software tool that helps to recover (undelete) deleted partition and logical disks on PC harddrives.
It can backup the MBR (Master Boot Record), partitition table, boot sectors and restore MBR from backup if the partition structure was damaged by a virus or inadvertantly deleted.
Active Partition Recovery is able to create disk images and runs from a startup disk.



Recuva (pronounced “recover”) is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer.
This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players.
It will even bring back files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes and viruses!
Recuva Features:
* Simple to use interface – just click ‘Scan’ and choose the files you want to recover
* Easy to use filter for results based on file name/type
* Simple Windows like interface with List and Tree view
* Can be run from a USB thumb drive
* Restores all types of files, office documents, images, video, music, email, anything.
* Supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 , NTFS + EFS file systems
* Restores files from removable media (SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MemoryStick, Digital cameras, Floppy disks, Jaz Disks, Sony Memory Sticks, Compact Flash cards, Smart Media Cards, Secure Digital Cards, etc.)
* Restores files from external ZIP drives , Firewire and USB Hard drives
* It’s fast, tiny and takes seconds to run!

Price: Freeware

Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional v6.12.02 Portable

EasyRecovery™ software products offer home users or businesses complete solutions for their data recovery, file repair and disk diagnostic needs. Depending on your data loss situation software is recommended only when your hardware or computer system is functioning properly. If your hardware or system appears to be physically failing or damaged Ontrack® Data Recovery services are recommended. If your system is functioning properly, select from one of the product categories below that best meet your needs and shop online for the version that’s right for you.

EasyRecovery™ Professional:

* Complete solution for your data recovery needs
* Includes capabilities of EasyRecovery DataRecovery, EasyRecovery FileRepair and EasyRecovery EmailRepair
* Plus advanced data recovery options and Data Advisor® diagnostic features
* General capabilities – data recovery, file repair, disk diagnostics
* For all operating systems – RawRecovery Module– support for over 400 specific file signatures.
* For Windows – AdvancedRecovery and additional Modules – capable of locating all directories and unlimited file types
* Repair options for Microsoft Outlook and Email files – Outlook(PST, OST), Outlook Express (DBX), Word (DOC), Excel (XLS), Access Database (MDB), PowerPoint (PPT) and Zip (ZIP)

Price: Freeware

PC Inspector File Recovery 4.0

PC Inspector File Recovery is a computer data recovery program from CONVAR that supports FAT 12/16/32 and NTFS File Systems.

Price: Freeware

PC Inspector Smart Recovery 4.5

PC INSPECTOR™ smart recovery is a data recovery program from CONVAR for Flash Card™, Smart Media™, SONY Memory Stick™, IBM™ Micro Drive, Multimedia Card, Secure Digital Card, or other digital camera’s storage medias.

Price: Freeware
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8 Responses

  1. data recovery is a very costly option, always make a regular backups.’~~

    Henry said :
    Absolutely right! But fortunately, some Data Recovery Programs, such as Recuva, are totally free.
    And It will be more expensive than the programs’ prices when we loose our part of or whole important/confidential data. That’s correct, to avoid the lost of data (and our money 🙂 ) , so we really should do regular backups.

  2. your data loss situation software is recommended only when your hardware or computer system is functioning properly.

    Henry said :
    Thank you for de comment 🙂
    That’s right indeed that to do some data recovery on a healthy (functional, free from virus, and fast) computer, of course, will gain the best result of recovery and that will make the recovery process and progress run smoother than on a damaged/unstable/virus-attacked computer.

  3. data recovery is very very expensive so do make regular backups of important files-;”

    Henry said :
    Yes, Correct! But fortunately, some Data Recovery Programs, such as Recuva, are totally free.
    And It will be more expensive than the programs’ prices when we loose our part of or whole important/confidential data.

  4. A very useful list of data recovery software enlisted here. Well, I tried the Stellar Phoenix Windows data recovery program. Its a fast and easy to use application.

    Henry said :
    Thank you for you comment 🙂
    Yes, indeed that Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery is one of the best data recovery tools on the market so far..

  5. data recovery is a serious task and cost a hell lot of dollars too*`,

    Henry said :
    Absolutely right that “data recovery is a serious task” and it’s surely be “a hell lot of dollars” if we don’t work on it by our self with proper chosen cheap/free tool 🙂

  6. Makasih banyak atas infonya ya Mas Henry.
    LuV U 😉

    Henry said :
    Terima Kasih kembali…
    LuV U too 😉 …

  7. moga aja bisa menolong problem ku nih

    Henry said :
    Mudah-mudahan, Amen…

  8. of course data entry services are very expensive that is why always make a backup of your files *”~

    Henry said :
    Correct. Thank’s 🙂

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