MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 202 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.6
  • Total Downloads:
    1,304,472
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 22, 2011
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available
  • File Size:
    9.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    7,964
  • 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

    4.3

    out of 90 votes

    • 5 star 60
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 10
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 202 votes

    • 5 star 124
    • 4 star 38
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 29
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4 stars

"Free for 1st 1GB"

August 31, 2013  |  By jgood4u

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 6.6

Pros

Was easy to use to recover accidentally deleted files on a USB drive. Worked quickly and instructions were adequate warning that recovered file should be placed on another drive to avoid overwriting the ones you are recovering.

Cons

Only free for the first 1 GB of data, then they expect you pay for an upgrade. The C/net staff should have made this clear in their review and title: "Free for 1st 1 GB"

Summary

Worth trying, just be aware of costs for more then 1 GB total recovery for your entire use.

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5 stars

"Recover my deleted files in minute"

July 12, 2013  |  By Holland0701

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 6.6

Pros

speedy,free,easy-to-use

Cons

data restoration limit(enough for general use)

Summary

Accidentally deleted some txt files, then emptied the Recycle Bin. Google deleted file recovery software and downloaded this one. It turned out a great surprise with all my deleted files back,thank you.

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5 stars

"Excellent Tool"

July 11, 2013  |  By fredpage271

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 6.6

Pros

the fastest tool i have ever used. friendly interface and easy to use even for new users.

Cons

none so far

Summary

thank you so much, minitool power data recovery is just my life saver. i got all my most important data back. all i wanna say is thank you.

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1 stars

"This version is not free"

May 19, 2013  |  By roelandtaams

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 6.6

Pros

Finds the deleted file

Cons

Must upgrade to paid version to undelete the file

Summary

Not free

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4 stars

"Only limited use so far - did the trick"

May 10, 2013  |  By achitea

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 6.6

Pros

Needed to get bck some files and this recovered cleanly and quickly. No issue. Will continue to use and update any issues.

Cons

Non observed to date.

Summary

Give it a try... great price.

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5 stars

"very nice tool"

May 07, 2013  |  By joy9874

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 6.6

Pros

very fast and recover all my lost data and it is worth the money

Cons

none have been found

Summary

i lost about 10GB photos and the recovery store was so expensive. so i got this data recovery software. i tried the free version at first and found it so good then i just bought the license. it is really worth the money. thanks

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1 stars

"One gig limit makes it useless for recovering files."

April 22, 2013  |  By flyingts

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 6.6

Pros

Costs nothing.

Cons

Size limits.

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5 stars

"It's worth the money!"

March 14, 2013  |  By Winter-Tang

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 6.6

Pros

It can recover almost all your data.
It's easy to use, and suggested all the possible lost files, it's a little to find the right one, but it doesn't matter.

Cons

It's hard to find the right one since it will show all your lost data.

Summary

I got every picture recovered with minimal file casualties. Pretty much recovered everything I really needed, worth the money. This drive was formatted and partitioned accidentally by Linux, not to mention over and over and over again before that and I still managed to recover 99% of my data. Thanks from bottom of my heart!

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5 stars

"excellent tool"

March 13, 2013  |  By 1104589

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 6.6

Pros

got my important files back
fast
neat interface

Cons

none has been found

Summary

thank you for getting back my files. you saved my life.

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5 stars

"got all my photos back"

March 10, 2013  |  By donaldwilson667

 |  Version: MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition 6.6

Pros

recovered all my lost photos

Cons

none has been found

Summary

i lost my precious photos about my college life and i tried many ways to get them back but in vain. before i decided to go to the recover store which is known by all that it is very expensive, i found this on cnet. i had 10G photos but this tool is only free for 1GB but they gave free licenses away so i was one of the lucky ones. thank you so much.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.6
Enhanced scan & recovery data engine with automatic error correction.
General
Publisher MiniTool
Publisher web site http://minitool.com/
Release Date September 16, 2011
Date Added September 22, 2011
Version 6.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.37MB
File Name pdr6free.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,304,472
Downloads Last Week 7,964
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations 1 GB data recovery limit
Price Free

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