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MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 Review

by March 10, 2016

MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 Review

Download and Installation- you can download the latest version of MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 on the official website. Fortunately it is not very large; just about 25 MB. The program is available for both 32 and 64-bit versions and it is multilingual.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 comes in several editions- Free and Personal, Commercial, Enterprise and Technician license. Of course, paid versions offers a lot of advanced features as compared with the free one, for example, unlimited data recovery, business usage, and some others, but the free version is a great choice for home users because it includes everything for recovering any types of files from any storage devices. The main disadvantage of the free version is that you can recover only 1 GB of lost files. If you need more, you should buy more advanced edition.

The installation procedure is very easy and straightforward. All you need is to accept the terms of the license agreement, choose the destination folder and optionally create a desktop icon.

Installation 1

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The Interface of the Program- the new seventh version offers completely re-designed and very convenient user interface. Now it is more user-friendly and easy to use. The main window displays file tiles, i.e. file recovery methods offered by the program. All you need is to select one of these methods and immediately start file recovery.

Interface 1

The Main Features of the Program

MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 is a powerful application for recovering lost data from a wide variety of devices, for example, external or internal hard drives, flash cards, USB flash drives, CD or DVD disks, memory sticks, and so on. The program uses specially developed advanced scan algorithms which allow you to find and restore accidentally deleted files or files lost after hard drive formatting, etc.

Working with MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 is quite easy and convenient thanks to a very intuitive interface and a special step by step wizard which helps you to perform every stage of the file recovery without any efforts. In general, for recovering lost files, you need to do three basic steps, i.e. firstly, you should select the desired recovery method; secondly, choose the media device to be scanned for the lost files, and, thirdly, select the files, you want to restore. In short, if you need to restore any data from any storage device, you can take full advantage of MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7.

The First Step- Recovery Method- MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 offers five different methods for recovering lost files; they are as follows- Undelete recovery, Digital media recovery, Lost partition recovery, CD / DVD recovery and Damaged partition recovery.

Each recovery method is designed for a certain kind of recovering actions, so it is very important to select the most appropriate and suitable option to restore files and obtain good results.

Undelete Recovery- this module is of use if you want to restore accidentally or recently deleted files, i.e. those files which are deleted from the Windows Recycle Bin. The main advantage of this method is that it does not take much time to scan and the chances of getting deleted files back are very high. So there is no need to use more advanced and deep scan methods which are very time-consuming. It should be noted that with the help of this scan method you can restore files not only on the internal hard drive but also on any removable devices connected to the computer.

The Undelete Recovery method is the quickest and simplest scan mode of the program. You do not need to specify any options or settings; just choose it immediately after deleting files and select the drive you want to recover. In less than a minute, MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 will display a full list of all found files and you will be able to restore them.

Undelete Recovery 1

Undelete Recovery 2

Digital Media Recovery- this method is specially designed for recovering your multimedia files, i.e. photos, audio and video files both on the internal hard drive and any other digital media devices, for example, digital cameras (the program supports a wide variety of cameras, i.e. Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pentax, and so on), MP3 players (i.e. iPod, etc.), USB flash drives, external hard drives, and a lot of others. The main advantage of this method is that while searching for media files, it can ignore the file system of the device.

Lost Partition Recovery- there are a lot of reasons of losing partitions, for example, incorrect partition creation, hard drive crash, damage of MBR boot record, and so on. With the help of this scan method you have the possibility to recover data from deleted or even from lost partitions.

CD / DVD Recovery- this scan method allows you to recover data from damaged or scratched CD or DVD disks. All you need to do is to specify a CD or DVD drive from a list of available optical media devices and click “Full Scan”. Currently MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 supports the following types of optical disks- CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R and DVD-RW.

Damaged Partition Recovery- this scan method offers the most advanced and powerful possibilities to recover deleted or lost data. It is of use when other scan methods are unable to help you. This method helps you to recover data from damaged partitions of your hard drive. In addition, you have the possibility to restore data, for example, from memory or flash cards, and so on. This method supports both MBR partitions and dynamic disks.

The Second Step- Select the Device- this step is very easy; all you need is to select the desired device to scan for lost files. Fortunately, MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 supports plenty of different devices, for example, hard drives, external disks, USB flash drives, digital cameras, camcorders, SSD disks, music players, memory cards, and so on. Before starting searching for deleted or lost files, the program allows you to configure some additional advanced settings, i.e. you have the possibility to select file system for scanning (the following file systems are at your disposal- FAT 12, FAT 16, FAT 32, NTFS, HFS+, ISO 9660 or Joilet and UDF) and manually specify those file types you want to be searched for. All file types are conveniently sorted out into seven categories, i.e.

Document- DOC, DOCX, XLS, PDF, PPTX, and so on.

Archive- i.e. ZIP, 7Z, RAR, CAB and JAR.

Graphics and Picture- JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, PSD, and so on.

Audio and Video- MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, SWF, FLV, and so on.

Database- i.e. MDB and MDF.

Other Files- HTML, XML, CHM, HLP, TXT, and so on.

Select the device

The Third Step- Scan for Lost Files- the scan duration, of course, mainly depends on the capacity of the disk, the number of selected file types to scan and the chosen scan method. But it should be noted that MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 works very fast.

During the scan process you have the possibility to view some info, for example, the number of total found files, remaining time, FAT, NTFS or HFS+ files, and so on.

the first step- scan for lost files

The Fourth Step- File Recovery- after finishing the scan, MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 will display all found files and give you thorough info about each file, for example, deleted or lost files, raw or NTFS compressed and encrypted files. You have the possibility to view the path or type of each file. The program provides you with the fullest details about each found file, i.e. its name, size, dimensions, creation or modification date. Thanks to a special preview window, you can even view some file types before restoring, for example, text or graphic files.

It is more than probable that the number of found files will be very huge. Just for this reason, MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 offers some useful tools which will facilitate the search for required files. You can take full advantage of the Find tool which allows you to specify the exact file name and more advanced Filter tool. With the help of the Filter tool you can define some search rules, for example, sort out files by extension, size, date, and so on. In addition, MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 allows you to export scan results as a RSS file.

Results- Path

Find Tool

Preview 2

Advanced Filter

The Fifth Step- this step is very easy. After applying all needed settings and selecting files to restore, you need to click on the “Save” button and after that choose the desired directory to save found files, for example, on another partition of your hard drive or on any removable media.

Save

Bootable Media Builder- MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 offers a special tool called Bootable Media Builder which allows you to create a bootable CD and DVD disk or USB flash drive. This is a very useful tool because with the help of it you will be able to boot the operating system if it is corrupted or damaged. The process of creating is very easy; just download a special installer from the official website and then choose one of three offered options, i.e. you have the possibility to create a bootable CD and DVD disk or USB flash drive on the one hand and simply create an ISO image for using it later on the other hand.

Bootable media builder

What is new in MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7?

New User Interface.

New scanner, speed faster.

Windows 8.1  and Windows 10 support.

System Requirements

Windows XP- Windows 10

128 MB of RAM

100 MB of free disk space.

Conclusion

MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 is an easy to use but at the same time powerful application for any data recovery. There is no difficulty in working with the program because you do not need any in-depth technical or computer knowledge. The entire process of data recovery is performed with the help of intuitive step by step wizard, so you should only follow its instructions. The program allows you to recover accidentally deleted files and files from damaged or formatted disks, and so on. The program supports all well-known and popular file systems on the one hand and a lot of different media devices. With MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 there are no limits or restrictions in the file recovery; the program is able to find and recover practically any file type from archives to videos.

If you need to restore the lost data from the internal hard drive, partitions or any other removable devices, I strongly recommend you to install MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7. Thanks to five different and powerful recovery methods, it will help you to get your files back easily and effortlessly.

Pros

1. Five different methods to restore files from basic to advanced.
2. Support for any storage media.
3. Support for any file types.
4. Bootable media builder.

Cons

I have not found any.

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“Recover all your lost files with MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7.”

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