One of the eventualities of owning a PC or a laptop is that you end up in a situation where you have accidentally deleted important files, emptied your Recycle Bin only to discover that a file or document you needed was in it, or suffered a hard drive crash or a malware infection and lost files in the process. If you find yourself in one such situation, its always good to have a data recovery solution at hand. The newly upgraded MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7.0 version should be just the tool to bail you out!
MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7.0 is free to download and use if you want to recover data up to a limit of 1GB. If you want unlimited data recovery, you must upgrade to the Personal License pack that costs $69. Also, the free version of the software does not work if your system crashes and an OS reboot fails thereafter. In such cases you must pick up the $89 Personal License & Bootable Media Builder.
The download and install happens via Download.com, but the installation was swift and clean with no hidden toolbars or programs unlocking after the installation.
Features of MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7.0
The latest version of MiniTool Power Data Recovery (7.0) has a dramatically improved UI when compared to the previous version. The main features of the tool are displayed in attractive dynamic tiles with a hover effect that lets you see the utility of each of the options.
- Undelete Recovery – Lets you quickly scan and recover files deleted by emptying the recycle bin or doing a shift-delete of items.
- Lost Partition Recovery – Lets you recover files from a partition that was accidentally deleted at the time of reinstalling your Windows OS.
- Digital Media Recovery – Lets you recover lost photos, MP3 or MP4 files, video files from Flash Drives and memory sticks.
- CD/DVD Recovery - Lets you recover deleted files from formatted or erased CD/DVD disc.
- Damaged Partition Recovery – Lets you perform a deep scan, recover data from damaged RAW or formatted partitions.
Doing a Power Data Recovery with MiniTool
Apart from its shiny new Interface, the new scanner technology in the latest 7.0 version brings about 50% efficiency in scan times. As far as the file recovery process itself is concerned, the job is managed effectively via a wizard. The entire recovery process itself happens in 3 simple steps.
First you select the appropriate recovery option by clicking one of the tiles on the UI. You can hover over each option to understand what each option does.
Then you choose a file location and hit the Scan button. The selected drive will now be scanned. The scan times will vary depending on the size of the Drive. Once the scan is complete you will be able to see the details of the scan such as the path of the files, the file names, size, and creation date.
The menu on the results screen also contains options to preview the files, search for specific files, filter and export the scan results. After the preview you can select the desired files and save them.
That's it! All simple and straightforward as it comes.
In my use of MiniTool Power Data Recovery (7.0), I found the UI to be user friendly, and the entire process of data recovery swift and convenient. While the limit on the free data recovery version may be enough if you want to do minor file recoveries, the premium versions will be needed to get the bigger job done.
If you have used MiniTool Power Data Recovery (7.0) for your data recovery needs, tell us how you found the experience to be so that it might be helpful to others who are facing the same issue.