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No need to panic: 5 cool free data recovery tools

by Tejas Dhawan

You have not yet switched to Windows 10, but are still using a (significantly) older version of Windows, but urgently need a program for data recovery? No problem: The tools presented here are proven veterans of data recovery. Most programs still run on Windows 7 – please refer to the notes for the individual downloads.

PC Inspector File Recovery retrieves deleted files from the sink. The freeware restores files from partitions with FAT12 / 16/32 and with NTFS. Always provided that the sectors on which the deleted data are located have not already been overwritten with new data and only if there is no hardware defect.

The files can be reconstructed with the original time and the correct date.

PC Inspector File Recovery is freeware for Windows. The download is 5.83 MB.

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PC Inspector Smart Recovery is the sister product to PC Inspector File Recovery. The difference: While you are using PC Inspector File Recovery to save data from hard drives, PC Inspector Smart Recovery restores data from memory cards such as Compact Flash and Secure Digital.

A special focus of PC Inspector Smart Recovery is the rescue of deleted images, which are typically on memory cards in digital cameras. PC Inspector Smart Recovery is freeware for Windows XP.

Data recovery specialists for trash and CDs / DVDs

Smart Data Recovery recovers files that you have already deleted from the recycle bin. This works as long as the sectors with the deleted data have not already been overwritten by new data. Smart Data Recovery copes with NTFS and FAT for data recovery. Whatever type of storage medium is irrelevant, Smart Data Recovery saves files from hard drives, digital camera memory, USB sticks and flash drives.

Free Undelete also recovers deleted files from the trash. Free Undelete shows the drives and directories in a tree structure. The user selects the desired drive or directory in which the deleted file is located. The freeware scans the selected storage locations and shows in the right part of the window all files it has found. It also provides a forecast of the likelihood of recovery.

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CD Recovery Toolbox recovers lost data from CDs or DVDs that cannot otherwise be copied. CD Recovery Toolbox can copy files from scratched or badly burned media.

CD Recovery Toolbox supports CDs, DVDs, HD-DVDs and Blue-Ray discs and can handle files larger than 4 GB.

The English language freeware supports Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

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