Hello! I am back with an article on the very important tool for any user – data recovery tool. You often delete the original picture after you edit one and regret pushing the button. You sometimes delete an important document and feel like beating yourself up. Oh! Those moments… if someone could bring your file from the jaws of endless void. Here is the comparison of the best tools only. So do not be surprised if you do not find your favourite. 😉
So what were my factors for deciding the best of the best? Here is the prioritised list:
Ease of use
Based on my deep research, here are the contenders for the contest:
Recuva, TestDisk and R-Studio
We all know the popular CCleaner that Piriform made. They have this awesome product that is equally easy to use and effective. Free and has a wizard mode. Just too good for the price it bears.
The extremely popular cross-platform and open source disk diagnostic tool has file recovery as one of its options inside. This is used by technicians and power users alike. Tech gurus who know the way through command line interface know the true hidden power of TestDisk. One which I use when Recuva does not work. Works for RAID drives too. Nearly equal to R-Studio minus the graphical interface.
The only paid solution that works when everything else fails. I personally do not know what will work when R-Studio does not. Crazily effective with mind-boggling interface, this one is the stuff of legends (not exaggerating!). It is nearly perfect in every aspect of a data recovery tool. Its Network edition can help you make your way through RAID drives and the gobble-de-geek named drive types. Your only hope when everything else fails.
Use Recuva for daily life problems. When that does not work, follow guides of TestDisk and get your file back. When it is the case of a top-secret file, use R-Studio.
P.S. Any tool cannot work if you do any cut/copy/paste after the file in consideration has been deleted. The pieces of the deleted file get overwritten by the newer file, hence DO NOT DO ANY CUT/COPY/PASTE AFTER DELETING THE FILE ON THE PARTITION ON WHICH IT WAS STORED.
Any comments and likes and disagreements would be appreciated (with reason ;)).