Windows Data Recovery Alternatives

    Windows Data Recovery is described as 'is completely free, unlimited open source data recovery software for Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista' and is an app in the Security & Privacy category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Windows Data Recovery for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, BSD, Linux and Android. The best alternative is TestDisk, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows Data Recovery are Recuva (Freemium), Glary Utilities (Freemium), PhotoRec (Free, Open Source) and Disk Drill (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 2, 2021

    1. TestDisk can convert dynamic disks to basic disks.
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    2. Accidentally deleted an important file? Lost files after a computer crash? No problem - Recuva recovers files from your Windows computer, recycle bin, digital camera card, or MP3 player!.

      Bundleware

      Be careful during installation, the installer will promote you to install CCleaner.

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    3. Glary Utilities offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.

      Bundleware

      Be careful during the installation: Forum

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    4. Disk Drill is a data recovery software that easily protects your files from accidental deletion with Recovery Vault and recovers lost data from disks. Disk Drill supports most of storage drives, file types and file systems.
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    5. DiskGenius, previously PartitionGuru, is full-featured partition manager, which is designed to optimize disk usage for Windows users. Feature: #- Data and Partitions Recovery. #- Manage Hard Drive: * Resize / Split Partition. * One-click partition a hard drive.
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    6. Kickass Undelete is a free, fully featured, file recovery tool for Windows. Accidentally deleted a file? Never fear; the data is probably still on your drive and may be recoverable.

      Discontinued

      Not updated since 2018-12-10 according to https://sourceforge.net/p/kickassundelete/git/ci/master/tree/

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    7. Advanced data recovery software to do format recovery, unformat and recover deleted files emptied from Recycle Bin or lost data due to partition loss or damage, software crash, virus infection, unexpected shutdown or any other unknown reasons under Windows operating system.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery (DMDE) is a disk editor which can help you to understand NTFS. Its capable to view your hard disk sector wise, on MFT level, to disect mft attributes and to edit bytes on your hard disk.
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    8. DiskDigger is a program that undeletes and recovers lost files from your hard drive, memory cards, USB flash drives — you name it!
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