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MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
out of 231 votes out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    2,549,498
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 07, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    21.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,599
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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

    4.2

    out of 12 votes

    • 5 star 8
    • 4 star 2
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    out of 231 votes

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    • 3 star 6
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1 stars

""FREE" only up to 1GB Data Recovery"

October 11, 2016  |  By gohfeimui

2016-10-11 00:12:06  |  By gohfeimui

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 7.0

Pros

Able to scan all missing files.

Cons

After 4.5 hours of scanning, realized that only 1GB of data recovery is complimentary. $85 to upgrade and recover more.

Summary

"FREE" only up to 1GB Data Recovery

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5 stars

"So relieved"

September 19, 2016  |  By Mirano1010

2016-09-19 06:33:09  |  By Mirano1010

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 7.0

Pros

Recovered data with folders and file names intact

Cons

Paid $89 USD for personal license + bootable media + lifetime upgrade.
Took all day for scan + recovery and no "estimated time left" but didn't really matter because if this didn't work I would have sent the external hard drive to a technician for hundreds of dollars and several days of anxious waiting to recover even half the data.

Summary

I probably accidentally formatted my NTFS external hard drive to FAT32 (full format) because I couldn't see any files in it. I first ran Recuva which didn't work, then thankfully I used MiniTool Power Data Recovery (Damaged Partition Recovery) and recovered the files with folders and file names intact (except for files with foreign names which got renamed to some gibberish but the contents were intact). I was very impressed.

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4 stars

"Cumple su cometido, rapido y con una guia intuitiva"

September 14, 2016  |  By Felixgt1960

2016-09-14 10:00:57  |  By Felixgt1960

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 7.0

Pros

Pra un producto gratuito, cumple su función.

Cons

Hasta ahora ningún negativo.

Summary

Lo recomiendo sin reservas!

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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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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 2,549,498
Downloads Last Week 1,599
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations 1 GB data recovery limit.
Price Free

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