Welcome to Recovery Review – the biggest collection of data recovery reviews!

Recovery Review strives to help consumers to better comprehend the modern data recovery market with strong emphasis to the do-it-yourself type of products. We carefully select only the best data recovery tools to produce unbiased reviews. We do our best to provide independent opinions on a variety of different data recovery, undelete and unformat tools. You are encouraged to download and use the reviewed tools.

There are several types of data recovery products.

  • Undelete and unerase utilities simply recover deleted files. You'll certainly find the right type of product if you're looking for a tool to quickly recover a few files.
  • Hard disk and partition recovery tools recover corrupted hard drives and partitions, repair formatted volumes and fix broken file systems. If you are looking for a tool to fix FAT, NTFS, ext2fs or MacOS logical disks, look no further!
  • Removable media recovery tools fix and repair data on corrupted USB sticks, ZIP drives, digital cameras, and memory cards such as SD, Compact Flash, MMC, Memory Stick. This category lists tools for portable MP3 and video players such as iPod, iRiver, and Zune.
  • CD and DVD recovery tools recover data from optical media with incomplete sessions, burn errors or wrong disk parameters.
  • Password recovery tools provide access to password-protected documents such as ZIP archives, MS Office, and Adobe PDF documents.
  • Database recovery and repair software fix corrupted databases such as MS Access or FoxPro DBF.
  • Email recovery tools fix corrupted mailboxes and recover lost email in Microsoft Exchange, Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, The Bat!, or Vista Windows Mail.
  • Everything else includes other useful tools related to data recovery, including secure delete tools, data wipers, and backup software.

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DiskInternals Uneraser 3.7

If you want a fast and easy uneraser then you came to the right place – DiskInternals Uneraser can recover all your precious files in a matter of seconds! No need to investigate the labyrinths of complicated software – a simple and intuitive interface of DiskInternals Uneraser will guide you through the recovery process, so you can restore any type of data from your hard-drive, memory cards, flash USB sticks, camera or other storage media.



DiskInternals Partition Recovery 2.5

DiskInternals Partition Recovery can recover formatted, corrupted or deleted partitions. Following file systems are supported: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS, NTFS4 and NTFS5. No files will be lost from now on.



NTFS Data Recovery 4.1.1.0

NTFS Data Recovery does what its name says – it recovers data from NTFS partitions. Even if your system fails to start, NTFS Data Recovery comes to the rescue, restoring every file lost on your HDD.



Handy Recovery 4.0User choice

Handy Recovery 4.0

Have you deleted important files that you need right now? Handy Recovery is the program that can recover them fast and easy. It can restore deleted files and data from formatted or corrupted partitions in various file systems: FAT, NTFS and others.



DiskInternals Mail Recovery 1.2

Recover and repair deleted or corrupted Outlook Express databases and Vista Windows Mail messages. Even if your email is completely lost, DiskInternals Mail Recovery scans the entire hard disk, locates and recovers the deleted email.



DiskInternals Flash Recovery 2.6

DiskInternals Flash Recovery is the “first-aid” kit for every digital photographer. It recovers deleted photographs, corrupted and formatted memory cards. The interface is simple and easy-to-use even for a beginner PC user.



Acronis True Image Home 2009

Do not recover your data. Protect it before a crash happens!

Backup tools have always been an alternative to data recovery tools. If used regularly, backups can provide bullet-proof protection to most of your data (with the exception of file changes that occur in between backups). Today, the market is overwhelmed with vendors offering backup products of varying quality. Is there a tool to prefer? This review begins series of articles and comparisons of various consumer-grade backup utilities.



DiskInternals Office Recovery 1.6

Recover latest versions of deleted documents even after a hard drive failure. Unlike general-use undelete and data recovery tools, DiskInternals Office Recovery benefits from being designed to handle documents stored in Microsoft Office format.



DiskInternals Raid Recovery 1.0

Recover corrupted RAID arrays in a fully automatic mode. Diskinternals Raid Recovery is the first tool to automatically detect the type of the original RAID array while still allowing for fully manual operation for all types of hardware, native, or software arrays



HDD Recovery Pro 2.3Editor's pick

HDD Recovery Pro 2.3

Recover data after HDD failure with HDD Recovery Pro. It will easily recover files or folders after deletion, accidental format, or hard drive malfunction. The process is fully automated and doesn’t require any specific recovery related knowledge.



SoftAmbulance Partition Doctor 1.8

With SoftAmbulance Partition Doctor you can recover files and folders from lost or corrupted FAT and NTFS partitions and restore MFT and MBR records if your hard drive fails. The intuitive interface will assist you with the recovery process so you could succeed even without having any recovery oriented skills.



EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard 4.3.6

Recover files after deletion, file system corruption, virus attacks or power failures with EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard. It supports different file systems (FAT12, FAT16, VFAT, FAT32, NTFS/NTFS5) and many medium types (HDD, Floppy drives, USB Flash, memory cards, digital cameras and players).



Backup Platinum 4.0Editor's pick

Backup Platinum 4.0

We can’t imagine modern technological era without data backup. If you care about your data – then backup is absolutely obligatory! Backup Platinum can provide you with all the range of necessary tools for secure, fast and reliable backup. It uses 128-bit Blowfish encryption and compression algorithms keeping your backups secure and small.



DiskInternals CD and DVD Recovery 3.0

If you have a bad CD or DVD that you can’t read then DiskInternals CD and DVD Recovery is the solution. It recovers inaccessible files from disk by intelligently skipping bad sectors and reading all the data that it can. The trial version can recover files up to 64KBytes for free.



The Undelete Data Recovery Software 6.1.1.0

The Undelete Data Recovery Software can recover all types of files. No matter what was the reason of data loss: hardware malfunction, power cutoff, virus attack, program failure or human fault – the Undelete Data Recovery Software can recover lost or accidentally deleted files. Give it a try!



DiskInternals NTFS Recovery 2.7

NTFS is an advanced disk formatting used by XP and other modern OS'es. DiskInternals NTFS Recovery is a fully automatic tool that utilizes NTFS features allowing you to recover files from disk volumes in case they were damaged



SoftAmbulance 4 Outlook Express 1.25

Have you ever lost an important letter? Or even worse, have you lost the entire e-mail message database? If you use Microsoft Outlook Express, then you should not worry about your messages – with the help of SoftAmbulance 4 Outlook Express you could recover all your lost correspondence. The application will scan .DBX files (message database files of Outlook Express) and recover all the messages from there. SoftAmbulance can recover accidentally deleted emails and messages from damaged or corrupted .DBX databases. It can extract attachments and export messages to standard EML format. The application works fine with files larger than 2 GB and has a friendly easy-to-use interface.



SoftAmbulance Photo Undelete 1.7

Recovering photographic data was made easy with SoftAmbulance Photo Undelete! Thanks to the original algorithm of SoftAmbulance, now you can recover photos in a matter of seconds. Direct recovery from any digital camera, flash drives, hard drives, support of professional RAW formats, and many more - everything you need is in one easy-to-use application.