MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition Review
When you need to recover deleted files, all you care about is finding a reliable data recovery program that will get your files back without any hassle, preferably for free. MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition is the tool that can do just that.
EASE OF USE: 5/5
MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition is a very easy to use tool for quick recovery of deleted files. The free edition lets you recover up to 1GB of data. MiniTool Power Data Recovery includes five modules to undelete all types of data, which makes it very useful for recovering deleted files and system data.
MiniTool Power Data Recovery has five different tools, each suited for a particular data recovery method and created for best recovery of data in a particular damage condition.
Undelete Recovery lets you restore files that were deleted from your computer and are not in the Recycle Bin anymore. This method works well for individual files.
Damaged Partition Recovery lets you restore data from a damaged disk partition.
Lost Partition Recovery is designed for restoring drive partitions that got “lost” by the operating system.
Digital Media Recovery works well for restoring deleted data from external devices, such as USB drives, digital cameras, MP3 players and so on. As long as the device has a drive letter assigned to it, MiniTool can deal with data recovery from that device.
CD/DVD Recovery is for restoring data that got erased from CDs or DVDs.
Ease of Use
Even though MiniTool Power Data Recovery’s user interface looks outdated, it’s very intuitive and easy to navigate. This makes the program very easy to use. And if you get confused and need help, MiniTool has a detailed manual posted on their website, plus they have a very helpful support team.
The free version of MiniTool Power Data Recovery lets you restore up to 1GB of data. That’s not much by today’s standards, but is still useful in emergency situations. The tool is Windows-only.
[box]The Verdict: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition is a solid and easy to use program for emergency data recovery from a Windows PC.[/box]