Data recovery and Deletion

Data recovery, a step-wise method of reacquiring lost, deleted and corrupted data.  When the data stored in storage (secondary or removable) malfunctions, data recovery Softwares gets it back to normal

Mostly the data in internal or external storage is easily recoverable. Recovery is also for physically damaged storage devices.

Devices like Hard drives, floppy disks, USBs, CDs, DVDs, and other electronic devices get damaged due to falling, pressing, and electric shocks.

The common recovery cases out there are due to operating system failure, accidents, deletion, malfunction of drives, and logical issues. In these cases simple coping of the interrupted data from a faulty drive to a new one.

Accidentally deleted data is still present on the physical disk drive. The data is still in the deletion process, but the storage is available to over-write.

The deleted data can not be seen using normal file managers, but the data is still physically on the drive. The data after deleting is still available in separate segments and can get retrieved if not over-written.

Best Softwares for Data recovery & Deletion

There are many Data recovery Softwares present in the market. Here are the best Softwares for the recovery of your data for free.


Recuva by Piriform is a program for retrieving deleted data.

Files like images, audios, videos, programs, and documents can get retrieved by Recuva. Recuva was initially released on 17th August 2007. It was the beta version V 0.1.

9 years later, the Stable version of Recuva V1.53.1087 released on 8th June 2016.

Recuva operates in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. It has both variants 64/32-bits.

The installation file is 4.2 MBS.

Recuva has 30+ languages.

 Freemium provides a registration license for Recuva.


TestDisk is one of the most powerful recovery software nowadays. This is completely free of cost and open-source data recovery software.

This is the software that can recover an entire hard drive partition and make non-booting disks bootable again.

Christophe Grenier developed TestDisk and released it on 7th July 2019.

The TEstDisk software operates on Dos/Win9x, Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10, Linux, and Mac OS.

The installation file is 22.4 MBS .rar file, which can be downloaded from TeStDisk official website.


Eraser is an open-source data deletion and erasing software available for Windows. The eraser can wipe out a full partition easily. This software supports both Volume and File abolishing.

The Beta version of Eraser released on 4th September 2003.

16 years later, On 7th June 2020, the stable release of this software took place.

Using this software you can do secure file erasure easily.

Eraser securely erases data in such a manner so that the data is irrecoverable. It also deletes the separated fragments of data on the physical disk drive by overwriting the data.

This is an in-built software for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10.

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