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MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 228 votes out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    2,522,488
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 07, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    21.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,723
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition is a free file- and data-recovery tool for Windows. It bundles several tools that together can recover lost and deleted data from hard drives, USB drives, and nearly every kind of disk or directory that can hold (and lose) data. Of course, not all lost data can be recovered, and there's no guarantee that recovered data will be intact or still usable. But MiniTool's modules are focused on specific data-recovery tasks, giving you a good chance of getting your data back. Its wizard-based operation and simple interface make it easy enough for beginners: just follow each step and you'll do fine. The free edition is limited to 1GB of data. That's a lot, and more than enough for most truly critical data, though not enough for, say, a copied DVD. A paid upgrade is available, if you need more.

MiniTool's installer warns that you should never install the program on the disk partition containing the lost data since that can cause irretrievable data loss. It's always best to run data-recovery operations from a separate, healthy disk, and usually necessary as well. MiniTool's colorful, simple user interface has large buttons for its five modules: Undelete Recovery, Damaged Partition Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, Digital Media Recovery, and CD/DVD Recovery. Two more buttons let you contact technical support and buy a bootable CD (you can create a bootable system repair disk with your system's existing Windows Backup, too).

We strongly advise against damaging or deleting a partition on purpose, but we had no qualms about trying MiniTool on data and partitions we'd created specifically for deleting and recovering, starting with our D drive. MiniTool quickly scanned the drive and displayed the results in a neat tree view. We could click through to recover just certain files or select the whole thing via check boxes. MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition will only recover partitions up to 1GB, which clearly isn't enough for today's disks, though it's enough for many USB drives, which lead hard lives and can be damaged by rough handling. Certainly we recommend trying the freeware before the premium version.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

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    out of 228 votes

    • 5 star 140
    • 4 star 39
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 37
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4 stars

"Works, but must pay to recover more than 1 Gb."

May 02, 2016  |  By peezocxciii

2016-05-02 21:51:13  |  By peezocxciii

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 7.0

Pros

Works as designed, all my files seem to have been recovered.

Cons

Price seemed very steep and I didn't think to look for a discount since I was quite worried I wouldn't be able to recover my data.

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5 stars

"Perfect software, only $21.99 at TopWareSale.com"

April 04, 2016  |  By Bryansoftware

2016-04-04 09:36:12  |  By Bryansoftware

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 7.0

Pros

I got all my files back. The software is easy to use. Just bought MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal + Free Lifetime Upgrade Service for $21.99 ONLY at https://topwaresale.com/product/minitool-power-data-recovery-personal-discount-coupon/

Cons

Nothing!!!

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5 stars

"Perfect software, only $21.99 at TopWareSale.com"

April 04, 2016  |  By BinBinQN

2016-04-04 09:36:07  |  By BinBinQN

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 7.0

Pros

I got all my files back. The software is easy to use. Just bought MiniTool Power Data Recovery Personal + Free Lifetime Upgrade Service for $21.99 ONLY at https://topwaresale.com/product/minitool-power-data-recovery-personal-discount-coupon/

Cons

Nothing!!!

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5 stars

"Safe, fast and easy."

December 01, 2015  |  By StairsTroll

2015-12-01 22:15:51  |  By StairsTroll

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 7.0

Pros

Easy to use, does what it should. Well supported .

Cons

Didn't see any cons

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1 stars

"The creator has no intention of providing free version"

October 17, 2015  |  By Software99Reviewer

2015-10-17 23:14:41  |  By Software99Reviewer

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 7.0

Pros

There is nothing positive to write about a program that won't open unless you pay for an upgrade

Cons

Cons? why yes, this "Free" edition is a con (as in con job). It aint free people, not even if you want to recover the limited 1GB of data.

Summary

Everything installs fine, but opening the program triggers an error message. However, you'll be sent to their webpage that says "Installation successful", but the instructions below say that to use the "Free" version, you need a registration code. But no registration code is provided to you unless you PAY for an upgrade. What a con job this download is !!! It's always about trying to get your money when these companies offer you a limited edition for "free". MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 7.0 is not free !!! And you can bet no past or future versions will be, either.

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5 stars

"Intuitive interface"

August 16, 2015  |  By SlotaGutterman

2015-08-16 23:23:03  |  By SlotaGutterman

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 7.0

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance.

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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5 stars

"Power Data Recovery can help you recover data with ease"

June 30, 2015  |  By hongmeixia

2015-06-30 01:13:14  |  By hongmeixia

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 7.0

Pros

This is a convenient and powerful third party tool for users to achieve recovering data according to different data loss situations.

Cons

It's a practical and powerful data recovery tool.

Summary

Use this data recovery tool right now and you will not be disappointed with it.

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5 stars

"best data recovery program i have used"

June 30, 2015  |  By lulagreen81

2015-06-30 00:40:53  |  By lulagreen81

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 7.0

Pros

recover all my files
easy to use
free

Cons

the free edition can only recover 1GB data for free

Summary

a good data recovery program

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5 stars

"It's free of charge and very easy to use."

June 29, 2015

2015-06-29 20:11:01

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 7.0

Pros

Nearly all lost data are found by using this Power Data Recovery Free Edition. It is useful in multiple data loss situations, so I think everyone should have it in case of any unexpected data missing disaster.

Cons

The free edition has a limitation: it can only help to recover 1GB of data. If we want to recover more, we need to get paid edition.

Summary



Updated on Jun 29, 2015

Suprised by the wonderful performance of this free tool. I have never thought that a free tool can be so useful in helping me get rid of the annoying situation.

Updated on Jun 29, 2015

Suprised by the wonderful performance of this free tool. I have never thought that a free tool can be so useful in helping me get rid of the annoying situation.

Updated on Jun 29, 2015

Suprised by the wonderful performance of this free tool. I have never thought that a free tool can be so useful in helping me get rid of the annoying situation.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0
  • New User Interface: Main features are listed on the main interface clearly with dynamic icon.
  • New scanner, Speed Faster: By using the new technology of scanner, the efficiency in scanning a large database is increased by 50%. Spend less time to recover more files.
  • Windows 8.1/Win 10 Support: Minitool data recovery tool works on all Windows versions since Windows 95, up to Windows 10, 32-bit and 64-bit.
General
Publisher MiniTool
Publisher web site http://minitool.com/
Release Date June 07, 2015
Date Added June 07, 2015
Version 7.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 21.52MB
File Name pdr7free.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,522,488
Downloads Last Week 2,723
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations 1 GB data recovery limit.
Price Free

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