Review of MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

Some of you may think shift-deleted or virus-deleted data will be lost forever, but in fact most lost files can be recovered, including deleted data and data saved in lost or damaged partition. And data recovery software is capable of doing this. In this post we are going to introduce the free file recovery program MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition.

Like most data recovery programs, MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition can help us recover deleted files or recover file from deleted, lost, and damaged but existing partition. Nevertheless, these are just basic recovery capabilities, and what make Power Data Recovery Free Edition outstanding are digital media recovery, CD/DVD recovery, and data recovery effect preview without OS.

Digital Media Recovery

By employing digital media recovery feature, we are able to pinpoint and recover lost media files like pictures, videos, and audios, thus saving a lot of time and avoiding unnecessary work, for it only scans and displays digital media files.


In Digital Media Recovery interface, we can make use of “Advanced Filter” to choose specified file types to scan or use “File Preview” to preview selected files so as to avoid recovering needless data. In our test, we deleted a file named our families.png, and finally found it exactly from a huge number of pictures via the feature “Find file”. That’s so great.

CD/DVD Recovery

Some people may think it unbelievable to recover data from CD and DVD, but CD/DVD Recovery module of MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition can really do this. It deep scans CD or DVD to recover deleted, erased, and formatted files. In our test, it even recovered a small part of data from scratched CD.


Data Recovery Effect Preview without Windows OS

Our computer may be unbootable due to virus attack or mistaken operation. At this time how can we recover lost data? Purchase a bootable data recovery program? Without knowing real data recovery effect most of you would be unwilling to buy it. MiniTool Power Data Recovery Home Edition provides a free bootable disc which can enter computer without OS to look for lost data. Nevertheless, this license just offers preview effect. If we find needed data and plan to recover them, we must buy Power Data Recovery Personal License Boot Disk or more advanced license. Actually, we really hope Power Data Recovery Free Edition boot disk offers free data recovery service, like 1GB free data recovery.



As long as you recover data within 1GB and Windows can boot normally, MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition is a good choice. If Windows can not boot, use Power Data Recovery Free Edition Boot Disk to see whether you can find desired data at first.