Data Recovery Wizard
Data Recovery Wizard is a complete do it yourself data recovery software for Windows. It can recover deleted files and it can recover files that have been lost due to formatting or partitioning a drive, or because of virus action or a system crash. It can recover partitions and drives that appear to be completely lost. And it's simple to use.
Data Recovery Wizard provides three recovery options. If your lost files have simply been deleted - shift-deleted, bypassing the Recycle Bin, or the Recycle Bin has been emptied - then select Deleted File Recovery. Select the drive you wish to scan, and Data Recovery Wizard will then scan this drive looking for files that have been deleted. When the scan is finished, it will present a folder tree containing all the deleted files it found. You can browse the recovered files, preview them (for certain file types such as pictures or text files) and then select the ones you wish to recover. Data Recovery Wizard will then copy the recovered files to another disk.
If your missing files cannot be found, or if they were lost because the drive was reformatted, repartitioned or changed due to a virus or software crash, you can try Complete File Recovery. Complete File Recovery scans the drive at a low level, ignoring the operating system, looking for clues as to the whereabouts of your data. You must specify the partition to scan, after which Data Recovery Wizard will return a list of files. Once again you can browse the file list, preview selected files and then recover those that you select to a new drive.
If the drive containing your data has disappeared completely from Windows, choose the third option: Partition Recovery. In Partition Recovery mode, Data Recovery Wizard first scans the entire drive looking for signs of previously existing partitions. It presents a list of possible partitions found, so you can choose the one that matches the description of the drive that was lost. Data Recovery Wizard will then try to recover the files using this partition information, in the same way as for Complete File Recovery.
Data Recovery Wizard supports Windows FAT and NTFS file systems. If you need to recover files from Windows Dynamic Drives or Linux Ext2 or Ext3 partitions, use Data Recovery Wizard Professional.
- See a tutorial showing how to recover deleted files using Data Recovery Wizard
- See a tutorial showing how to carry out a full data recovery using Data Recovery Wizard