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3 Best Free Data Recovery Software [Windows, Mac & Linux]

Losing data from your computer can be very annoying especially when the lost files are the important ones. In this case, you may need to consider installing specific software to help you recover the lost data so that you can access them again. The good news is, there are many options that you can choose including free data recovery software that can dig deep enough to find the lost data. Well, the following list will provide you with several recommended options. Please remember that the software listed may only be compatible with certain OS. Find the one that matches your need.

Best Free Data Recovery Software

Recuva

For a lot of computer users who have experienced losing data, Recuva can be a well-known tool. This software is able to help you recover data from hard drive, DVD, CD, memory cards and even external drive. The fact that makes this one superior to some of the similar tools is that this performs well in recovering photos and hard recovery operations. Furthermore, this tool is user-friendly meaning that you can follow simple instructions to take action. You can download this for free, the paid version is surely affordable, and install this on your Windows PC on most OS versions.

PhotoRec

Even though its name seems to tell you that this free data recovery software is only capable of recovering photos, the fact is this one has the ability to restore various types of data in various formats. The great thing about this tool is that this works on multiple platforms including Windows, macOS, and Linux. The software can recover around 500 file formats from hard disks and some types of removable media making it a good option to consider. Unfortunately, this is not a user-friendly tool so that you may need to spend longer time to learn and understand how to run the software.

Another tool which is, from our point of view, similar to PhotoRec is TestDisk. This one is also open source software that can work on almost all platforms. Like the PhotoRec, this one is also challenging enough to operate. However, still, this is also a powerful tool to recover your lost data.

Exif Untrasher

The reason why we put Exif Untrasher on the list because this tool is the specific one to use on macOS (macOS 10.6 or above). The main focus of this tool is to recover lost JPEG images that are deleted from your digital camera. However, this tool is also able to restore JPEGs from any external drives, smartphone SD cards, USB thumbsticks, etc. Of course, if you think that you need to recover any other files out of JPEGs, this tool is not what you can use. Please refer to the previous tools as the alternatives.

Those are several options of free data recovery software that you can try to recover lost data on your PC with different platforms. For sure, there are more tools available to download, but the ones on the list are the recommended from us. Keep in touch to get more updates. Thank you for the visit.

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