Perhaps one of the most difficult tasks in the tech world is data recovery, when there is not a backup strategy in place. You don’t know when or how, but chances of data lost are always there from damaged, corrupt, deleted, formatted Windows volumes, or the simplest mistake everyone makes at one point: accidental deletion. This is when a recovery tool like Windows Data Recovery from Stellar Phoenix comes to the rescue.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery version 6 is an user-friendly software that can help you recover and restore pretty much any type of data. It could be one or a group files, folders, photos, music, videos and emails. One important feature is that not only the software recovers data from Windows drives, but also from external drives, CD, DVD, Blu-ray discs, and flash drives. So it’s also a perfect solution to restore deleted photos from your smartphone or camera. The best part is that you don’t need to have a backup or the software installed before an accident happens.
The installation of Windows Data Recovery is dead simple (just your typical next, next, next…), once you have the software in your PC, you’ll be presented with a simple interface with three main sections: Data Recovery, Recovery from Image, and Advance Option.
Data Recovery is the main section, from here you’ll have access to all the recovery option such as the ability to recover data from different volumes and you can even select to recover from lost volumes, which is very useful if you erased a hard drive by mistake. Once you select a drive to recover a flyout menu will appear on the right with the different options of recovery. After the scan is complete, you’ll see all the recoverable files and folders, then the last thing left to do is to select the destination storage to recover the files. From Data Recovery you can also access recovery features for CD, DVD, photos, and emails.
Advance Option gives you the ability to create full image backup of the different hard drives in your PC. This feature is very handy to create a backup of the hard drive before anything happens, which will make sure even further a successful recovery. Though, you can only create one hard drive image at a time, but it would be nice if there was an option to perform a full image backup of the system with this version of the software.
In Advance Option you can also clone drives. For those unfamiliar cloning means that whatever data is in drive (a) will be copied bit-by-bit to drive (b).
Recovery from image is the section where you can mount an image created from the Advance Option and recover any file previously backed up.
- Photo recovery
- Support for large drives (>2TB)
- Auto detection of removal drives
- Deleted file recovery
- Search option
- Enhanced file tree view
- Advanced scan
- Support for FAT, NTFS, exFAT partitions
- Recover from system that fails to start
- Raw recovery
- Optical media recovery (e.g., CD and DVD)
- Clone drive
- Volume image recovery
- Email recovery
You can install Data Recovery 6 on pretty much every version of Windows including: 8, 7, Vista, and Windows XP.
Overall, Windows Data Recovery offers easy installation, easy to use tools, and easy way to recover lost data from almost any physical drive regardless of its condition, which makes it a great tool for professionals and average users alike.
Giveaway – How to participate
Windows Data Recovery isn’t a free, this is a $99 piece of software, but here is the thing, Stellar Phoenix has provided Pureinfotech with a full license for the professional version of the software to give away to one of our loyal readers. As such if you are interested to take part in this giveaway, YOU MUST:
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Then on Sunday, April 6th, I will announce the winner, which will be picked randomly, in our weekly Tech Recap article, and I will email this person the license key to install the full version of the software.