As you can see from the table above, each data recovery software offers a slightly different mix of features and capabilities, which are available at different price tiers. Here’s a brief summary of what we think about the compared solutions. Read more
1. Disk Drill Data Recovery Software
As the comparison above illustrates, Disk Drill is the best data recovery software overall, offering an incredible array of features that make it capable of addressing all kinds of data loss situations—even those that seem utterly hopeless. Unlike its competitors, Disk Drill doesn’t use a subscription pricing model, so you don’t have to pay over and over again to keep using it.
The free version of Recuva used to be great for addressing more straightforward data loss scenarios because of its unlimited nature, but the lack of attention it has received in recent years from its developers is starting to show - its data recovery features have not been updated since 2016. You might want to give it a try—just don’t expect too much and remember that far more feature-packed solutions do exist.
3. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
This data recovery software for Windows stands out with its support for over 1,000 file signatures, allowing it to recover even more obscure files (the vendor fails to provide any details on these 1,000 formats, though). Unfortunately, it also stands out with its price, since the annual subscription is way more expensive than Disk Drill’s lifetime license.
4. Recoverit Data Recovery
Although Recoverit Data Recovery doesn’t boast almost any additional capabilities, it does offer a decent data recovery performance and support for many file signatures, making it suitable for people who just want to recover their data in the most basic file loss scenario and move on without spending any time on data loss prevention.
5. Stellar Data Recovery Software
As far as data recovery software for Windows goes, Stellar Data Recovery doesn’t stand out in any particular way, which is both good and bad. It’s good because it does what it’s supposed to do without leaving too much to be desired, but, at the same time, it doesn’t do anything particularly well.