7 Free Recovery Software to Get Your Deleted Files Back

When you deleted files from Recycle Bin, the files are often still present on your hard drive (or USB drive, or media card, smartphone, etc.) and can be recovered using data recovery software. But do it quickly because the files can be lost forever if you deleted files again and again from your Recycle Bin. Also please pay attention that some files maybe broken after restore from your hard drive.

Below 7 Free Recovery Software to Get Your Deleted Files Back

The list is in alphabet order

1. Disk Drill

Disk Drill
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Disk Drill is popular data recovery for Mac and now comes to Windows user too. Disk Drill is easy to be used although some features are advanced but it is still easy to use. This program can scan internal or external hard drive, usb drive, memory card, iPod, and more with FAT, exFAT, NTFS, HFS+, and EXT2/3/4 formatted drives. All files organize in Pictures, Video, Documents, Audio, and Archives, or you can view them all together. You can also filter the results by name, size, and/or date. You can also pause the scan which is useful in some condition.

Unfortunately this software doesn’t has portable version or status of delete files. If you don’t mind about that then you can give this program try because there are good feature that you can try by free.

2. Glary Undelete

Glary Undelete
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Glary Undelete is simple but has advantage features as Recovery Software. Glary Undelete display search result on simple folders and file types views which make finding the file you’d like to recover much easier just display all files in a big list. You can also filter searching by date, size, and with wild cards which helpful if you want to search image files (for example)

Please note that Glary Undelete will not be available on portable version. You should install the program before use it.

3. PhotoRec


If you don’t mind with DOS like program then PhotoRec is your solutions to bring back your deleted files. PhotoRec works with hard disk, cd room, usb disk, memory card, iPod, and some digital cameras. PhotoRec uses in-depth knowledge of more than 200 file formats to help recover your data, and the bundled TestDisk can even recover a deleted partition. PhotoRec doesn’t has modern UI like another program but it will display like DOS interface. It’s simple, you just need to read and follow the instruction when you run this program.

There is a good tutorial how to use this recovery software so you can understand and work with PhotoRec with easily.

4. Puran File Recovery

Puran File Recovery
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Puran Software claim that Puran File Recovery is built for speed, accuracy and simplicity. There are additional option to scan in Deep Scan and Full Scan. These options scan the drive byte by byte (which takes longer to complete) to find even more deleted files than a regular scan. Puran File Recovery display for all scan result in list with condition to the right of each entry. If you get Excellent then the files can be restored without loss in quality or data. You can restore the file to any location you choose (Just Recover) or keep the folder intact (Recover with Folder Structure).

Puran File Recovery is also available in portable option which means you can run on any computer with just one click from the file. This software is more then enough to bring back your deleted file. You can search, view the result in list or folder tree, and restore the file to any location you choose or keep the folder intact.

5. Recuva


Recuva which has same owner with CCleaner (Piriform) has good features to bring deleted files back into your Drive. A wizard asks you what type of files you’re looking for, and where to search, then scans your system at speed (FAT, exFAT and NTFS file systems are supported). Recuva can recover files from hard drives, external drives (USB drives, etc.), BD/DVD/CD discs, and memory cards. You can view any files found, check, and click Restore to bring back the files.

Recuva has advance mode which provides more options, like a Deep Scan (slower, but recovers more files), the ability to locate files containing particular text, and an option to securely wipe files containing sensitive information, ensuring that no-one else will be able to undelete them. Recuva also available on instalation and portable version which means you can use without install the program.

6. UndeleteMyFiles Pro

UndeleteMyFiles Pro
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UndeleteMyFiles Pro is free although there is word Pro. They want to show that the software has features like Professional or shareware features. You can find and recover deleted file with many option. UndeleteMyFiles Pro also can help you to recovery your email. You can also delete any files permanently without any chances of recovery. The scan result display in Tree View and Detailed View. You can also preview files. The search option allows you to search by file location, type, size, and attributes.

Sadly UndeleteMyFiles doesn’t tell you if a file is in a good state of being recoverable like most of the other software in this list. Other wise the rest features for recovery software are good enough.

7. Wise Data Recovery

Wise Data Recovery

Wise Data Recovery has simple and easy to be understood recovery software. You just need to select drive, scan and recover selected files. On the result there is a recoverability column that show a file being recovered with Good, Poor, Very Poor, or Lost. Just right-click to restore a file. A “Good” sign with green circle means that the file hasn’t been overwritten and can be restored normally. The other circles means that the file likely have no chance of being fully readable.

Wise Data Recovery also has portable version which means you can can use on any computer without install it first.

Those are 7 Recovery Software that you can try to restore your deleted files. Besides that list there are some free recovery software that you can try too. Some of them has limited functions; you can get full function after paid some money.

If you know another great and free Recovery software for PC then please share using this comment box below.

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