One of the most latest names in the data recovery domain is Wondershare Data Recovery, which has been in the industry for years. The latest version ( 4.3.1 ) works well with all windows based operating systems. This obviously includes means Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 8, 8.1, 10 and also comes with a free trial version that lets you recover your lost data worth around 100MB.
In this review, We will have a look at the four modules the software has to offer.
The Recovery process
To begin with you need to know the basic way for recovering a file from the modules being explained below. The method is somewhat roughly the same. Each of these modules provides you with appropriate options so that they can be customized for recovery. You have to select the options you want, and click on run a scan using the modules to locate files that you lost.Secondly, once you are done with scan, the software would display the files that got lost. You can then choose the files that you need to recover. One key feature about wondershare data recovery is that it can recover 550+ type of file formats which you might have lost. These file types include documents, videos, PDF and pictures and several other file types that are used most often by users.
Another prime feature of this recovery tool is that it can allow you to actually preview the file before recovering it. This is useful if you are a bit confused about the file to be recovered, you can easily preview it, to make sure that it is the right file.
As explained above, the tool has 4 modules which have different functions. But more or less, the functions are somewhat the same and come equipped with different parameters to find the right lost files.
Below is an overview of its modules.
1. Lost File recovery
Pretty much explanatory from its name itself, it is the most commonly used module which can be used to recover lost files. The reason for its popularity is because it is quite easy to find, locate and preview your files. It is quite simple and doesn’t require much advanced knowledge. You only need to select the drive and click on start scanning, it would then scan your file system to look for lost files.
2. Partition recovery
This module is aimed specifically for recovering files which sometimes get lost during partitioning hard drive. You need to select the particular hard drive, so that it can show a list of current partitions that you have. Once it’s done, you can then choose the one partition in particular in which the file might get lost.
3. Raw File recovery
If the above two modules aren’t able to perform their functions and locate the files, you can then move on and use this module. However you should note that this module is more time consuming in comparison to above mentioned modules. But, the wait is worth the time because it is more effective when you need to files that are unable to get located by the above two modules.
4. Resume Recovery
This module isn’t for scanning, it is rather for viewing saved scan results. It works only when you have a previously scan result saved. You can then use it and resume an old recovery session.
The tool is quite safe to use because it works in a read only model and doesn’t overwrite any file/folder or damage the system itself. You also get assured of flexibility because the tool offers the unique pause and restart options so that you can scan being independent of time.
A precise filter option is also present that allows searching by date, name, size. The filter is quite useful as it helps in saving a lot of time. Once you get hold of this software and start experimenting it, you would certainly admire its modules and parameters that help in locating target files and inspect the quality of files even before recovery ( preview feature ).
Hence, if you are looking for a data recovery software, then this one can be pretty amazing choice.