It happen lots of time when you delete a folder and then you realize that folder has some important data and there is now way to go back. Recently I had accidentally deleted some pictures of me and my girlfriend from one of my laptop. I was sure that if she came to know that I had deleted those pics then she gonna kill me for sure. There are lots of data recovery program available but I was looking for the one which has simple interface and can recover data really fast.
Minitool Power Data Recovery :-
After few minutes of goggling I came across with this Minitool Power Data Recovery program which is very easy to use and has simple interface, any newbie can handle it without any issue. When you first launch this app you will find straight forward window asking you to select the type of recovery you want like Undelete Recovery, Damaged Partition Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, Digital Media Recovery (lets you recover data from USB, SD Cards and so on) and CD/DVD Recovery.
I had selected Undelete Recovery, as I had to recover deleted images from HDD, on next screen you will see all drives attached to your computer, just selected the drive from which you want to recover your deleted stuffs and select Recover option. Once it finish recovering, will show deleted files with ‘X’ mark on them, select them and select a saving location.
I was having having around 700MB of data on card and it recovered that data in just around 60 seconds which is really fast for a freeware. After recovering my images I was feeling very safe.
After successful recovery I thought to test this app in more ways, I selected damaged Partition Recovery Option from main window and this time I just wanted to recover some selected files, so just clicked on Advance Setting and from there you can select the file format which you want to recover, if you had selected .docx files then this app will gonna search only MS Word documents only, so in this way you will save your time.
Even after applying advance setting I got lots of data which I do not want to recover, so there is an option of Advance filter under which you can select the size of files which need to recover, you also have option to get files by their creation or modified date also. One thing which I liked in this app is that you also get file preview option, which means you can view file before you save it on your system.
Some features of Minitool Power Data Recovery are :-
- Recover deleted files and folders
- Recover data from damaged partition
- Recover data from inaccessible hard drive
- Recover data after re-partition
- Recover data from a crashed hard drive
- Recover data after an MBR corruption
- Recover data after reinstalling windows
- Recover data from formatted partition with original path and filename
- Recover photos from memory card
- Recover music and video from iPod
- Recover data from quick formatted CD/DVD disk
- Recover data from an unfinalized DVD disk
- Recover files from scratched or defective CD and DVD disk
- Recover data from Windows Dynamic Disk Volume
Final Verdict Minitool Power Data Recovery :-
Overall its a nice and simple to use app which has good features like filters. The only downside is that you can only recover 1GB of data if you are using free version which is enough for a normal user. If you want to recover more files then you can always buy commercial version.