What are the best data recovery software?

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    #1iData Recovery Wizard

    iData Recovery Wizard

    iData Recovery Wizard is a data recovery software which will retrieve unlimited lost and deleted types of files from your USB drive, hard drive, memory card, mobile phone and more. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- $89.99

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    #2iLike Any Data Recovery Pro

    iLike Any Data Recovery Pro

     iLike Any Data Recovery Pro is an easy-to-use recovery tool which will retrieve files that have been accidentally deleted or lost from your desktop computer, laptop or other storage media. No configurations are necessary to use this. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $99.99- Free trial available

    Amazing Share
    Written on August 21, 2018
    "Safe and Easy-to-use Data Recovery Software for Hard Drive, Partition, USB Flash Drive, SD Memory Card, Digital Camera, Mobile Phone, MP3 & MP4 player and Other Storage Devices to Recover deleted, formatted photos, videos, audios and documents."
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    #3IUWEshare Mac Data Recovery Wizard

    IUWEshare Mac Data Recovery Wizard

    IUWEshare Mac Data Recovery Wizard is a software designed to help users to safely recover lost files and data on any Mac-based devices. It easily scans through an entire device to look for potential files to be restored.

    Software

    Mac

    $89.99- Free trial available

    Amazing Share
    Written on August 15, 2018
    "Reliable & safe data rescue tool to recover lost, deleted, or inaccessible data from PC, laptop, hard drive, digital device, storage media, server, RAID due to deleting, formatting, OS crash, improper operation, virus infection, partition loss or other unknown reasons."
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    #4Amazing Any Data Recovery

    Amazing Any Data Recovery

    Amazing Any Data Recovery is a software that allows users to recover lost data from any storage device. It supports most file formats and has four recovery options to guarantee the retrieval of files.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $69.99- Free trial available

    edmund.dempsey
    Written on June 27, 2019
    "Great data recovery tool. It helps recover lots of missing photos."
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    #57thShare Free Data Recovery

    7thShare Free Data Recovery

    7thShare Free Data Recovery is a software for recovering deleted or lost data (documents, photos, videos, music, etc.) from a computer, laptop, hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory stick, camera, etc. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Sophia emma
    Written on September 28, 2018
    "I lost all my data and photos from my PC.I found 7thShare Free Data Recovery software on softonic, I just following the step by step guide to try to scan hard drive, after few hours my entire data file, Photos are recover. Also, it enables me preview any data before recover. It's really awesome data recovery software. Thanks a Lot."
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    #6Safe365 Any Data Recovery Pro

    Safe365 Any Data Recovery Pro is a software offered by Safe365. It is for retrieving deleted or lost files. It works on most file types, from photo, to video, to audio, and even document and email files. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $99.99- Free trial available

    Amazing Share
    Written on November 13, 2018
    "Recover All Your Deleted/Lost Files Under Almost Any Condition Quickly and Easily."
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    #7Shining Mac Data Recovery Wizard

    Shining Mac Data Recovery Wizard

    Shining Mac Data Recovery Wizard is a software for Mac devices to recover data, photos, documents, audio and other files which got lost due to reformatting, accidental deletion, and corruption due to a virus.

    Software

    Mac

    $49.99

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    #8Mac Any Data Recovery Pro

    Mac Any Data Recovery Pro

    Mac Any Data Recovery Pro is a data recovery software for Mac which can recover lost data or deleted files on memory cards, external hard drives, digital cameras or camcorders and more. The software also offers a free trial.

    Software

    Mac

    $49.99- Varies by plan

    barton_benjamin
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "It works well to recover deleted files or lost data on Mac, recover emptied Mac Trash, recover lost files from formatted drive, unmounted drive, unreadable drive, lost/deleted APFS partition and solves your data loss cases in many situations"
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    #9Shining Pen Drive Data Recovery

    Shining Pen Drive Data Recovery

    Shining Pen Drive Data Recovery is a software which is designed for recovering all types of files from Pen drive such as flash drive. This supports all pen drive brands, and it allows recovering of data that has been deleted permanently.

    Software

    Windows

    $39.99- Free trial available

    Allen Drew
    Written on June 26, 2019
    "Recover all kinds of files from Pen drive like flash drive, USB drive, Thumb Drive, Key Drive, Jump Drive, Jet Flash Drive, Handy Drive, Smart Drive etc of all popular brands."
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    #10AllStar Data Recovery Pro

    AllStar Data Recovery Pro

    AllStar Data Recovery Pro is a software that allows users to recover any files or data across different memory drives and devices. It is available on a free trial and the software supports raw recovery.

    Software

    Web

    $59.99- $199.99

    burnell chasel
    Written on November 22, 2018
    "Fast, reliable, safe Data Recovery Software, recover deleting, formatting, partition loss, OS crash, virus attack and other data loss cases from hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, digital device and other storage media device. AllStar Data Recovery can recover deleted documents, spreadsheets, movies, music, photos, audio and other important files."
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    #11Rcysoft Data Recovery Wizard Pro

    Rcysoft Data Recovery Wizard Pro

    Rcysoft Data Recovery Wizard Pro is a software that allows users to retrieve deleted data from most devices, including HDD, SSD, USB, PCs, laptops, and more. It is a versatile recovery software with 3 modes of restoring lost files.

    Software

    Web

    $99.99- Free trial available

    Rcysoft Lee
    Written on August 3, 2018
    "Rcysoft Data Recovery Wizard Pro is a powerful data recovery tool enables you to recover files including document, graphics, video, audio, Email and other files from PC, laptop, hard drive, SSD, USB drive, external hard drive, Pen drive, SD memory card, digital camera, etc."
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    #12Free Data Recovery

    Free Data Recovery

    Free Data Recovery is a free version software of Green Free Data Recovery software to recover data, photos, documents, audio and other files which got lost due to reformatting, accidental deletion, and corruption due to a virus.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

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    #137thShare Data Recovery

    7thShare Data Recovery
    7thShare Data Recovery is a retrieval tool offered by 7thShare. It is used to recover all kinds of files, including images, videos, documents, and even email files. Also works in retrieving tools from external storage devices.
    Software

    Windows

    $89- Free trial available

    bradley hogann
    Written on July 14, 2019
    "Excellent recovery tool helps me recover pictures, music, documents, videos, emails or any other file type I’ve lost on my computer. And it can recover from any rewriteable media you have: memory cards, external hard drives, USB sticks and more!"
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    #14PhoneRescue

    PhoneRescue

    PhoneRescue is a software that allows Android and iOS users to recover lost data. This tool retrieves data securely and completely in easy steps. This software is available for Windows and Mac.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $49.99- Free trial available

    Gerald Price
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This is great if you need to recover data from your phone. i had to get a new phone and used this to retrieve all my data from my old phone it was easy and worked great!...was a lifesaver for sure."
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    #15Disk Drill

    Disk Drill
    Disk Drill is a data recovery software for Mac OS X and Windows where you can recover deleted or lost data from any storage device, iOS, and Android. It also has a free scanning.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan.

    Alina Smith
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "Disk Drill is a professional-grade file recovery software designed to safeguard data and recover files on macOS and Windows PC. Disk Drill is an easy-to-use data recovery program that makes it simple to scan, preview and restore lost data. It can be used to scan laptops and desktops, iOS and Android mobile devices, internal and external hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards, digital cameras and more."
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    #16Recuva

    Recuva
    Recuva is a data recovery software for Windows that can recover lost data on hard drives, DVD or CDs, memory cards, and external drives.
    Software

    Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Nancy Vasquez
    Written on March 28, 2017
    "This is exactly what I was looking for! I accidentally delete stuff all the time, but this software can bring them back from the dead. I love Recuva, and I recommend it all the time."
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    #17Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery

    Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery

    Data recovery software to restore documents, photos, music or videos lost due to deletion from any HFS, HFS+, FAT, ExFAT and NTFS format based file system. Recover data and pics from your phone and more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Patrick Black
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I will be honest and admit that I do not use any type of data recovery software, but I do grasp just how useful it really can be, especially for anyone who has a lot of files on their machine they never want to lose. I also feel this type of software is more secure than a Cloud, because those have been proven to be able to be hacked. "
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    #18EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

    EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a professional data recovery software used to backup solutions, partition manager & other PC utilities. It has a partition tool that allows you to erase, format and create a partition for your hard drive or storage data system.

    Software

    Mac, Android, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Vivaan Dutta
    Written on April 4, 2017
    "The data I keep in my computer is very important to me. Using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard has helped me recover my data when I'm about to reformat the drive and it has also been my go-to PC backup utility "
  16. 0

    #19Data Rescue 4

    Data Rescue 4
    Data Rescue recovers your files for you. The data recovery process is made easy and reliable with our one-click scan.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $99- Free trial available

    Bryan Carpenter
    Written on September 29, 2017
    "I used this to attempt to recover some lost work document. It sort of worked but for some reason some of the files retrieved were unreadable. I would give this a chance again but wow was it's performance not what I expected."
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    #20TestDisk

    TestDisk

    TestDisk is an open-source software which can run under almost any operating system and allows users to recover lost data and restore deleted files. The software can also recover files from hard disks and digital cameras.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Joseph Castillo
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I tried using TestDisk after my hard disk crashed and I wasn't really impressed. The software was only able to recover a handful of files, and many of those were corrupted. I'd recommend Piriform Recuva instead as a free option, it works much better than TestDisk, at least in my experience."
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    #21DiskWarrior

    DiskWarrior

    DiskWarrior is a disk utility software for Mac that allows you to recover and repair data and files. If you deleted something by mistake, of somehow the file got damaged, this tool will help you restore it.

    Software

    Mac

    $119.95

    Alice Stephens
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "I used this to recover my disk. Worked pretty good actually."
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    #22Aryson Windows Data Recovery

    Aryson Windows Data Recovery

    Aryson Windows Data Recovery is a software built to recover deleted or lost data that is corrupted, damaged, or inaccessible. The tool can recover data from FAT and NFTS and it can also recover files from Internal and External HDDs.

    Software

    Windows

    $39- Free trial available

    Selina Jodi
    Written on December 1, 2018
    "Aryson Windows Data Recovery software is one of the best tools to easily recover deleted or lost data or file from any version of Windows Hard Drive. It also recovers data from external media drive without any data loss."
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    #23DoYourData Recovery

    DoYourData Recovery

    DoYourData Recovery provides safe & effective data recovery and data erasure solution for Windows, Mac, iPhone users.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Jack Lopez
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The best data recovery software for Windows is DoYourData Recovery. It helps you to recover deleted, formatted or lost files with ease. It is the best deleted file recovery software to recover deleted files even you have emptied the Recycle Bin. You can recover lost files from PC, laptop, hard drive, external hard disk, digital camera, SD/memory card, USB drive, RAID, Server or other storage media."
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    #24iBoysoft Data Recovery

    iBoysoft Data Recovery

    iBoysoft Data Recovery is a data recovery software program which allows users to retrieve the data and files they lost from accidental deletion, corruption, and virus infection. Compatible for Windows and Mac.

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $69.95- Varies by plan

    vivian xiao
    Written on December 18, 2018
    "I have been using iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac for all of my data recovery needs in my APFS drive.I recommend iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac mainly for its ease of use and speed, getting my files from permanently deleted to back in my hands in less than 2 hours. It has an intuitive interface with easy to follow menus. If you have lost any files, I would certainly recommend iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac."
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    #25Bitwar Data Recovery

    Bitwar Data Recovery

    Bitwar Data Recovery is a tool for Mac and Windows PC that helps users retrieve their files from different devices. It can preview lost photos, documents, and more up to 300 different file formats.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $69.95- Varies by plan

    Free Data Recovery Software
    Written on November 22, 2018
    "R DataRecovery is a powerful and reliable software with the abilities to restore photos, documents, videos, audios, archive files, emails from PC/Laptop, Mac, hard drive, external hard drive, memory card, USB flash drive, digital storage medium after accidental deletion, improper formatting, system crash, virus attacks, etc. Steps to steps software interface will guide you recover lost files easily and quickly!"
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    #26Wondershare Data Recovery

    Wondershare Data Recovery

    Wondershare Data Recovery is a data recovery for iPhone, Android data recovery, Mac, Pc and photo recovery utilities.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Randy Howell
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Wondershare Data Recovery has all the solutions for me. I have needed Wondershare a few times and they have been a lifesaver. This is really easy to use and works with pretty much all major platforms. I've found this to be incredibly valuable. This is the best."
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    #27Windows Backup Recovery

    Windows Backup Recovery

    Windows Backup Recovery is a downloadable software on Data Recovery FreeWare, free of charge. The software restores data from corrupted files and supports sizes for up to 1 terabyte. It also provides a log file and snapshots of the recovery process.

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Mona Lisa
    Written on December 4, 2018
    "The Windows Backup Repair Software gives the best performance to recover the corrupt Windows backup files. It recovers your all valuable data without any data loss."
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    #28SysTools Pen Drive Data Recovery

    SysTools Pen Drive Data Recovery

    SysTools Pen Drive Data Recovery is a software which can restore and recover documents, images, videos, etc. from a flash drive. The software can also recover files from pen drives, USB drives, and memory cards.

    Software

    Web

    $39

    Jorge Sankush
    Written on December 29, 2018
    "I used Pen drive data recovery software It is very good software. It recover my data instantly without any hassle of data. This tool has ability to recovers deleted, corrupted and formatted data from pen drive. It recover all types of data like images, videos, audios, multimedia and documents."
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    #29Enigma Recovery

    Enigma Recovery

    Enigma Recovery is an easy-to-use data recovery software and app for smart devices. It will allow you to recover lost data such as iMessages, contacts, call history, calendar events, and more.

    Software

    iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Olivia McCoy
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I have been searching for good data recovery software for Windows. I haven't found what I'm looking for yet, but I am actually happy that Enigma Recovery is only available for iOS devices. It sounds terrible, with awful performance and nonexistent customer service. "
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    #30Jihosoft Android Data Recovery

    Jihosoft Android Data Recovery

    Jihosoft Android Data Recovery is a software that allows users to recover data from an Android device. This phone recovery software retrieves lost data such as those accidentally deleted, and more.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $59

    J Rothman
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "Supports recovering deleted contacts, call history, photos, videos, audios, WhatsApp and Viber chat history and other files from Samsung, HTC, Sony, Huawei, LG, OnePlus phones and tablets with high success rate."
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    #31MiniTool Data Recovery

    MiniTool Data Recovery

    MiniTool Data Recovery is a software that includes five modules for different situations. It will help you to recover media files, data from CD/DVD and deleted files. It also has a module for lost partition recovering and a free trial.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Skylly R
    Written on June 21, 2019
    "MiniTool Power Data Recovery free edition is the best all in one free data recovery software for Windows and server users. With only three-step, users could recover lost, deleted, formatted, corrupt files safely and with ease."
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    #32Gihosoft Free Android Data Recovery

    Gihosoft Free Android Data Recovery

    Gihosoft Free Android Data Recovery is a software to restore deleted files from an Android device, whether from internal or external memory storage. Requires Android 2.0 and later, as well as Windows OS. 

    Software

    Windows

    $59- Varies by plan

    Kate Brown
    Written on October 11, 2018
    "Gihosoft Free Android Data Recovery is a professional Android file recovery software that enables you to recover deleted photos, music, videos, messages, contacts, call history, WhatsApp, Viber and more from Samsung, Huawei, LG, HTC, Motorola, Google, Oneplus, Sony, Lenovo, ZTE and other Android devices directly. It features with in-depth data scanning technology and powerful anti-deletion capabilities. No matter your data is lost for whatever reason, you can quickly get them back with this software."

Summary

Best What are the best data recovery software
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1iData Recovery WizardSoftware 25 Free
2iLike Any Data Recovery ProSoftware 24 Paid
3IUWEshare Mac Data Recovery WizardSoftware 23 Paid
4Amazing Any Data RecoverySoftware 23 Paid
57thShare Free Data RecoverySoftware 23 Free
6Safe365 Any Data Recovery ProSoftware 22 Paid
7Shining Mac Data Recovery WizardSoftware 21 Paid
8Mac Any Data Recovery ProSoftware 20 Paid
9Shining Pen Drive Data RecoverySoftware 20 Paid
10AllStar Data Recovery ProSoftware 19 Paid
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