This type of data recovery tools can typically repair damaged hard drives, fixing corrupted partitions and unformatting formatted disks. The unformatters apply a wide variety of methods to restore the drive to its original state, and can often succeed even if the drive has been re-partitioned and re-formatted with a different file system. There are different types of disk recovery tools, however. There are recovery tools dedicated to either FAT or NTFS, and there are those that support both. Some unformatters perform as Scandisk on steroids, concentrating their efforts on recovering the damaged system structures and caring little about the files and data stored there. Other tools offer some way to back up your files before attempting to fix the damaged drive. The best unformatters apply powerful algorithms to locate and recover user data before attempting to repair the damage. Our comprehensive, first-hand reviews will point out the differences, telling you exactly what unformat products are worth your attention.
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 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.
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
Partition Table Doctor is the only real Windows data recovery software for hard disk partition recovery, it automatically checks and repairs mbr, partition table, boot sector of partition error to recover FAT16/ FAT32/NTFS/EXT2/EXT3/SWAP partitions.
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.
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.
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).
DiskInternals FAT Recovery is a fully automatic utility that recovers data from damaged or formatted disks. The program scans the disk first, then restores the original structure of files and folders. Available for a free trial right now!
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
TestDisk is a free data recovery tool. Designed to help recover lost HDD partitions, TestDisk can also make non-booting disks bootable again and helps to restore your partition table, that was broken by faulty software, viruses or just human error (such as accidentally deleting a partition table).