27 Best Free Data Recovery Software For Windows

Here is a list of best free data recovery software for Windows. These data recovery software make it possible to recover deleted data, lost data, or data loss due to errors or viruses. Not just a specific type of data but data of all types like video, audio, file, folder, etc., can be easily recovered. Most of these are also capable to recover data from various different types of storage devices like HDD, SSD, SD Card, etc. Plus, these software also support various file systems used by different storage devices like NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, etc.

The process of recovering the lost data is pretty similar and consists of two simple steps. The first step includes the scanning of a drive to find all the lost data. The second step is the recovery step in which you just need to select files and use the recovery feature of respective software. There are two types of popular scanning methods which these software use to find lost files namely Quick Scan and Deep Scan. As its name implies, the Quick Scan method takes very less time to find the lost file. In opposite to Quick Scan, Deep Scan method takes a lot of time but also find much more files than quick scan method.

My Favorite Data Recovery Software For Windows:

Data Recovery is my favorite software because it can recover almost all types of deleted data from various types of storage devices like HDD, SSD, SD Card, etc. Not just it supports various storage devices, but it also supports multiple files systems such as NTFS, FAT, FAT32, etc. An additional Wipe Data feature is also present in it that lets you securely delete data files.

You can also check out lists of best free File Recovery, Photo Recovery, and Chrome Password Recovery software for Windows.

Data Recovery



Data Recovery is a free portable data recovery software for Windows. It does not require any installation and you can easily use it on the go. This software is capable of recovering all the data, files, etc. which have been permanently deleted due to some error or virus. All types of file systems (NTFS, FAT, FAT32, etc.) are supported by it.

The process of recovering the data is pretty simple. The first step is to select the drive or external device that you want to scan from its Drive section. After that, press the Scan button to quickly scan the drive. It shows a pop up after finishing the quick scan to perform the Deep scan that takes a much longer time to scan the drive. In the result of the scan, you can view a list of all deleted data and files. Tick the check boxes of those files that you want to recover and click on the Recover button to get all your deleted files back.

In this software, you also get an additional Wipe feature through which you can permanently delete files which cannot be recovered even by using a data recovery software.

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Disk Drill



Disk Drill is another free data recovery software for Windows. Using this software, you can easily recover all your accidentally deleted files, folders, images, media, etc. from your storage device. It also supports both popular file systems namely NTFS and FAT which allow this software to recover data from a wide variety of storage devices. In order to recover the data, this software first uses its Deep Scan method to scan all the deleted files. In the result of the scan, it provides a list of all deleted files, pictures, video, documents, etc. which you can recover by pressing the Recover Button.

Note: In this free version of Disk Drill, you can only recover up to 500 MB data and cannot use its Quick Scan, Lost partition, and Search features. To remove all the limitations, you need to purchase its Enterprise version.

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Glary Undelete



Glary Undelete is a free data recovery software for Windows. This software helps you recover the data that have been permanently deleted due to bugs, crashes, and malware. It supports both FAT and NTFS file system. Hence, you can use it to recover data from hard drives along with portable devices like the flash drive that uses the FAT file system. In the case of NTFS supported storage, you can also recover compressed and encrypted files.

The process of data recovery through this software is quite straightforward, as you just need to select and scan a particular drive from where you want to recover the data. After the scan, you can view the name, size, format, and other details of all deleted files. By selecting the name of the files that you want to recover and by clicking on the Restore Button, you can recover data.

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UndeleteMyFiles Pro



UndeleteMyFiles Pro is another completely free data recovery software for Windows. Using it, you can recover all your permanently deleted data from HDD, Flash Drive, CF, and SD cards. Along with files and data, this software can also recover deleted emails from some specific email services namely MS Outlook Express, MS Outlook, Qualcomm Eudora, and Netscape.

In this data recovery software, you get separate data recovery sections such as File Rescue (to recover files and folders), Media Recover (to recover photos, videos, etc), etc. Now, to recover the data, go to any of the data recovery sections and scan a drive which contains the files or media before the accidental deletion of data. After the scanning, you get a list of all deleted files. From the list, select those files which you want to recover and press the Recover button to get back your data or files.

Apart from just recovering the data, you can also create an emergency disk image and permanently wipe files from the disk.

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Kickass Undelete



Kickass Undelete is another free open source data recovery software for Windows. This software can scan and recover data from various types of data storage devices like HDD, SDD, SD Card, and more. Multiple File systems like NTFS, FAT, FAT32, etc. are also supported by it. The process of recovering data is pretty simple, first, select the drive that you want to scan and press the Scan button. After that, you can view a list of all deleted files, folders, documents, etc. on its main interface. Lastly, select all the files which you want to recover and press the Restore Files button to immediately recover data.

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Undelete Navigator



Undelete Navigator is the next free and easy to use data recovery software for Windows. This software is mainly used to recover accidentally lost or intentionally deleted data. Using it, you can browse for the lost data in hard drive, flash drive, or in any other storage device connected to the system using its Scan method. For deleted images, this software is really handy as it shows the thumbnail of the delete photos before the recovery. After finding all the lost data, you can restore it back by clicking on the Undelete button.

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Wise Data Recovery



Wise Data Recovery is another simple and straightforward data recovery software for Windows. With the use of this software, you can easily recover permanently deleted data from any NTFS and FAT supported hard drive, flash drive, ssd, etc. Before recovering the data, you can select and scan any internal and external storage devices to find all the deleted data. In the result of the scan, you get a list of all recently and previously deleted images, files, and documents. In order to quickly identify a particular image and document, you can view the preview and thumbnails of images and files with the list of lost files. By selecting and using its recovery option, you can quickly recover all your deleted data.

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Orion File Recovery



Orion File Recovery Free is the next free data recovery software for Windows. You can also use it as the data wiper software as it comes with a dedicated data wiping feature. Using it, you can quickly scan all the lost data from an internal or external drive or storage device. You can also use its Deep Scan feature that takes much longer time to finish, but it finds out almost all the deleted data. After the scan, it shows all the deleted files, their names, file type, and status (whether the file can be recovered or not). From the list, you can select and recover any file by using its recover file feature. It also supports both NTFS and FAT file system which is another advantage of this software.

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MiniTool Power Data Recovery



MiniTool Power Data Recovery is yet another free data recovery software for Windows. Using it, you can quickly search and recover all the deleted data, files, pictures, media, etc. This software automatically scans all the connected internal or external drives and sort all of their lost or deleted data in sections like Archive, Audio & Video, Document, Graphics & Picture, etc. Plus, preview of images and some deleted documents can also be viewed before the actual recovery. You can select data and files from the deleted files section and restore them back by clicking on the Save button.

Note: In this free version of this software, you can only restore up to 1GB of data. To remove this limitation, you need to purchase the paid version of this software.

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Undelete 360



Undelete 360 is a free data recovery software for Windows. It lets its users recover back accidentally deleted data. It supports all types of data storage devices having different file systems like FAT, FAT32, NTFS, and more. Just by scanning a drive from its Scan feature, you can locate all your deleted files. Not just it locates file path, but their names, status (overwritten or good), size, etc. are also provided by it. Before restoring the file, you can also preview files and photos on its Preview section. After locating all the desired deleted file or data, you can quickly restore the data back by clicking on the Recover Button.

This software also contains a Wipe file feature that allows you to permanently delete multiple files in a way that makes them irrecoverable even by using a data recovery software.

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EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition



EaseUs Data Recovery Wizard is another free data recovery software for Windows. This software can recover more than 1000 file types including a lot of audio, video, and document formats. Plus, it supports multiple file systems like FAT, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, HFS+, ReFS, etc. However, in this free version of EaseUS Data Recovery, you can only restore data of upto 500 MB. To increase this limit to 2GB, you need to share this software on various social media platforms. However, for unlimited data recovery, you need to purchase the paid version of this software.

In order to recover data, first, scan the drive using either the Quick Scan or Deep Scan method. In the result of the scan, you will get file names of all deleted files. Select those files which you want to recover and click on the Recover button to get deleted data back.

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Remo Recover Free Edition



Remo Recover Free Edition is the next completely free data recovery software for Windows. As its name implies, it is mainly used to recover lost or deleted data. In order to find the lost data, it uses deep search method that takes a lot of time to scan the drive. Unlike other software, it doesn’t have a quick scan feature which is a drawback of this software. In the result of the scan, you will find all the deleted files, folders, images, etc., that you can immediately restore using its restore feature. In it, you also get options to select and scan a particular drive or external storage device for deleted data. Overall, it is another standard data recovery software through which you can recover all types of deleted data.

Note: In this free version of this software, you can only recover up to 1GB of data.

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iCare Data Recovery Free



iCare Data Recovery Free is yet another free data recovery software for Windows. Using this software, you can recover back all the data which get deleted due to errors, viruses, or due to human error. It can recover data from HDD, Zip Disks, USB drives, or from any other storage device.

From its interface, you can select any storage drive and scan it to find out all the previously deleted data, files, etc. From the list of deleted files, select those files that you require and press the Recover Button to get all selected files back.

This software also has some additional features like Preview (to preview the content of files before data recovery), Thumbnail (to preview the thumbnail of images before recovering them), Deep Scan (to thoroughly scan the drive to find all deleted and lost files), etc.

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Recuva



Recuva is a free and simple data recovery software for Windows. With the help of this software, you can recover pictures, music, documents, video, compressed files, as well as emails. However, email of only some selected email services namely Thunderbird, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Microsoft Outlook can be recovered. For standard files and data recovery, you need to first scan a drive using the Quick or Deep Scan method. After the scan, both the scanning methods provide a list of deleted files. From the list, you can easily select and recover data that you wish.

Along with recovering the data, you can also permanently and securely delete the data so that no one can ever recover it back. There are also some limitations in this free version of this software like lack of virtual hard drive support, automatic updates, and premium support. By purchasing the professional version of this software, you can remove all its limitations.

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Puran File Recovery



Puran File Recovery is one more free data recovery software for Windows. This software is used to recover deleted files, lost files, and partitions. It can recover data from all types of storage devices which can be detected and read by the Windows. Plus, it also supports four popular file systems namely FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS. To locate deleted data, you can use its Quick Scan, Full Scan, and Deep Scan methods. After the scan, you can view a list of all deleted files of the scanned drive. Before restoring the files, you can also preview the content of files, just by selecting one file at a time. After the preview, select all the files which you want to recover and click on the Recover button.

Note: This software is free for only non-commercial use. To use its commercially, you need to purchase its license.

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iFileRecovery



iFileRecovery is a free and lightweight data recovery software for Windows. Using it, you can recover various types of deleted data and files. It is mainly developed to recover data from storage devices with NTFS and FAT 32 file systems. NTFS and FAT32 are two most popular file systems, so you don’t have to worry about your storage device type before using this software.

In order to recover the data, first, you need to scan one of your drives using its Quick or Full Scan method. The Quick scan is very fast and finds most of the deleted files in no time. Its full scan method takes much more time than Quick Scan, but it also finds more deleted files. After getting a list of deleted files, select them and press the Recover button to start recovering deleted files.

Note: This free version of iFileRecovery cannot recover an individual file of more than 64kb size. To remove this limitation, you need to purchase its paid version.

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WinUtilities Free Undelete



WinUtilities Undelete is the next free data recovery software for Windows. This software can recover data, files, media, etc. from NTFS and FAT volumes of any data storage device. From its interface, you can easily select any internal or external drive and scan it to find the lost data. From the list of lost data, you can select and preview lost files to identify them. Once all the lost data gets identified, you can easily recover them back using its Recover feature. Along with files and folders, you can also recover Audio and Video files, which is another advantage of this software.

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Undela



Undela is another free data recovery software for Windows. It is another standard data recovery software that supports various File Systems (NTFS, NTFS5, FAT12, FAT16, etc.) and all types of storage devices like HDD, DSS, Flash drives, etc. In it, you get three different scanning methods to find all deleted and lost files, namely Scan, Full Scan, and Advanced Scan. The Scan method quickly scans the system and finds most of the deleted and lost files. The Full Scan method thoroughly scan the selected drive and find all the deleted files, folders, media files, etc. Its Advanced Scan method lets you specify the file size, file types, etc., before the scan, so that it can find files which meet specified parameters. After the scan, you get a list of deleted files from where you can select and recover desired file and folders with ease.

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DiskGetor Data Recovery Free



DiskGetor Data Recovery is a free and powerful hard drive data recovery software for Windows. Using it, you can recover files deleted by Shift+ Del keys, disk space taken by disappeared files in FAT/FAT32 partition, data loss due to encrypting software, files lost after virus scan, and directories lost during software installation. Plus, it is also capable of recovering data from the formatted hard drive.

To find and recover data, first, you need to scan a drive that has deleted data. In the result of the scan, you get various details of all the deleted files. You can examine each file by viewing its HEX data in its Hex Viewer. Once all files get identified, recover them by pressing the Recover Button.

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Free File Recovery



Free File Recovery is the next free and simple data recovery software for Windows. This software makes the task of data recovery very easy. With it, you can recover all the lost files and data which have been accidentally deleted. Plus, it also supports various storage devices (HDD, SSD, Portable Hard Drive, etc.) and file systems (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, etc.).

Its drive scanning speed for lost data is also very impressive through which you can easily and quickly find deleted files from large capacity storage device. From the list of all deleted files, you can select some or all files and recover them by pressing the F12 hotkey.

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Free File Recovery Wizard



Free File Recovery Wizard is a free and easy to use data recovery software for Windows. This software helps you recover all of your accidentally deleted or lost data from storage device of any type like HDD, SSD, Memory Card, etc. Plus, it doesn’t have any limitation on how much data you can recover at a time.

The whole process of data recovery includes just two simple steps. The first step is to search for the deleted files that you can do using its Scan feature. In the second step, you just need to select and recover desired files which get deleted due to some error or mistake.

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ADRC Data Recovery Tools



ADRC Data Recovery Tools is a free and portable data recovery software for Windows. As it is a portable software, hence it doesn’t require any installation and you can even use it from portable storage devices.

This data recovery software is similar to various other data recovery software through which you can recover data which have been deleted because of viruses, malware, or due to some mistake. Different types of file systems and data storage devices are also supported by it. Now, to recover the data, first, scan one of the drives for potential deleted files. After that, select the required files from the search result and press the Undelete button to get back all your important data and files.

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AIC File Recovery



AIC File Recovery is the next completely free data recovery software for Windows. This software can recover data from both NTFS and FAT file system supported storage devices. Plus, it can recover all types of archived, hidden, and encrypted files from the storage. The lost file search system of this software is also quite advanced that lets you search files according to their type like a music file, video file, document, picture, etc. Its speed to find out lost and deleted files is also quite fast. After getting the list of deleted files, you can easily select and recover all the files in one single click on Recover selected files button.

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Eassos Recovery Free



Eassos Recovery Free is a free and powerful data recovery software for Windows. Using it, you can recover files from a partition, from disk, and from lost partition. Plus, all types of accidentally deleted data and files can also be recovered using it. In it, you get separate sections to recover data from partition, disk, and from the lost partition. In every section, you get a similar scanning method that scans and finds lost data and gives a list containing the name, size, status, etc. of deleted files. A preview section is also available in each section that enables you to preview the data of files or thumbnails of images before the actual recovery. After identifying the right data, you can start the recovery process by using its recovery option.

Overall, it is another handy data recovery software through which you can easily find and recover all types of data.

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Lazesoft Data Recovery Home



Lazesoft Data Recovery Home is another free data recovery software for Windows. This software can recover all the data lost due to a disk crash, software crash, virus scanning, etc. Along with standard hard drives, it is also capable of recovering lost data from SSD, portable storage devices, flash drives, etc. A dedicated feature to recover data from a formatted drive is also provided by it. The process of locating and recovering the data is exactly similar to other software where first you need to scan the drive to locate the deleted data. After that, you just need to restore the data through its Restore feature.

This software also has one additional feature namely Burn CD Disk to burn data to CD and DVD. Overall, it is another standard data recovery software which is suitable for both novice and advanced users.

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Free File Undelete



Free File Undelete is a free and lightweight data recovery software for Windows. With the use of this software, you can recover all your lost data with ease. However, you will only be able to recover data from NTFS file system supported flash drives or hard disk drives, which is the main limitation of this software. By selecting one of the available NTFS drives, you can perform the lost file scan to get the names of all deleted files. From the list, you can select files which you want to restore and quickly recover the data by pressing the Recover Now button.

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GreenUndelete



GreenUndelete is another free and portable data recovery software for Windows. This software can recover all types of data like photos, videos, images, documents, etc. Plus, recovery of data from lost and damaged partitions of the drive can also be performed with it. It supports various file systems including FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, exFAT, etc. You can easily scan one internal or external drive at a time to find all the deleted data present on the scanned drive. After finding the deleted data, select the data that you want to recover and use its Recovery feature to start the data recovery.

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