Best Free Data Recovery Software


Users often make the mistake of deleting files that are important because they are busy finding and figuring things that are to be deleted. There are cases in which files that should not be deleted are deleted and in this scenario, you would think that it is totally gone. However, the file, software, or other forms of files are still present in your hard drive and can be recovered using recovery software. Here are few of the free and considered to be best in data recovery.

Puran File Recovery

Probably one of the best out there and I can say one of the simplest software that will never leave you looking puzzled. It is easy to use; it will scan all the drives that Windows sees and it has a lot of advances options if you will need them.

Read: How to recover deleted files

One of the key features of Puran is that it will even recover lost partitions if they haven’t been overwritten or modified yet. The software works well on Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8. It also has 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Disk Drill

Disk Drill is the software you want to have if you want a self-explanatory and so easy to use software for recovery. The simple layout of Disk Drill will make you feel like a pro because of what the software does for you.

On the farther note, the website of Disk Drill says it can recover files from any drive (hard drive of PC, external hard drives, USB devices, memory cards, etc.) It also lets you see a preview of the files before recovering them. The software is available on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10 as well as Mac OS X.


Critics say that using Recuva makes file recovery as easy as deleting them because of the easy utilization and a lot of advanced options and features. Recuva can recover files from hard drives (internal and external), flash drives, CDs/DVDs/BDs, memory cards, etc.

Recuva runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8, and has versions for the old Windows like server 2003/2008 and older like 2000. There also are 32-bit and 64-bit versions available.


One of the simplest programs and one of the easiest to undelete or recover files, FreeUndelete lets you recover files in just one snap of a finger. One of the best advantages and features that FreeUndelete can brag about is its system and its easy-to-use interface and “folder drill down” functionality. It can undelete files even from other drives that are not mainly for drives (smartphones, cameras, etc.); you just need to make sure that it is connected to your PC.

Undelete 360

Using Undelete 360 is just like using an ordinary Microsoft Office application. Yes, the layout seems pretty simple and sophisticated, and it does great in recovering your files as well. It works on a variety of devices such as cameras, USBs, phones, drives, etc. It recovers different types of files such as HTML, DOC, mp3, mp4, JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc.

Among the few more free data recovery software out there in the market, these five (5) for me are the best and the easiest to use software for recovering files from your drives, smartphones, cameras, flash drives, memory cards, etc. All you need to do is to connect your device or mount it to the PC which has these, and see the magic for yourself. Stay tuned for more articles like this, only here on

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