It can be a real problem if you accidentally delete and lose some important data stored on your Windows PC. You need to be equipped with required counter-measures to deal with such situations. There are a lot of free Data Recovery software available in the market using which you can deep scan your computer for the files that you have accidentally deleted, and recover them. Today, we are going to review Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Software, which is a free software to recover lost or deleted data from your hard disk or external drive, and see how to use it. This freeware has a scan engine which is fast and effective, and it can retrieve any file you ever lost – provided of course it was not over-written.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery
With the power of Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery tool, you can easily recover your lost photos, videos and lots of other file types. The tool includes some great features that an ideal data recovery software should possess. Let’s take a look at it.
Recover Lost or Deleted Files
You can retrieve the files that you have deleted on your local drive, as well as any external drive that is connected to your PC from the Data Recovery section. With its powerful scanning algorithm, it keeps searching for the files that you have deleted or lost right after you hit the Search button. The scanning process is very fast. In my case, it didn’t take more than 5 minutes to scrutinize a whole 100 GB drive.
Once the scan is completed, you can select the files you want to recover.
One more important thing to note is that you should have enough extra storage space available to save your recovered files on your local or external drive.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery comes with an inbuilt feature of Photo Recovery which can help you regain the important photos from the large heap of data.
You can select the drive in which you had saved your photos and then let the tool do its magic. Its effective scan engine recovers every deleted image file that is present on your selected drive. You can then go through the list of image files that you want to recover. As simple as that!
Recover Emails you accidentally deleted
The tool comes with an efficient Email Recovery option. You can easily recover the emails that you deleted by chance. You need to select the appropriate mail client from among the options that are available in the tool.
For example, if you select Microsoft Outlook as your mail client, then you need to feed a PST file to recover the deleted email. PST file type is primarily associated with Microsoft Outlook, and it includes all E-mail folders, addresses, and other relevant details.
If you are not sure of where this config file is stored on your PC, the Search functionality can help you recover it. Once all is set, just click Start Recovery to get your hands on that deleted email.
Support for a large number of File Types
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery tool supports a large number of file types. You can even add other file types to this tool. You would need to append a header file for adding any custom user defined file types.
Under Advanced options you will be able to see the details about the drive.
The tool offers a wide variety of recovery options, other than just photos and emails. Moreover, it also provides support for features like:
- Creating Image file
- Cloning a Drive
- Checking Drive’s Current Status
- Recovery from an Image file
- CD/DVD Recovery
- Recover a corrupted External Driver
The latest version of this free software includes some new feature. They are:
- Supports search of specific file types in a logical drive/specific folder
- Faster & more efficient scan engine
- Supports search of specific folders for lost & deleted data
- Improved preview support
- Automatic switching to deep scan from quick scan if the result of the quick scan is unsatisfactory
- Simultaneous Scan of Multiple File Systems (NTFS, FAT, FAT16, FAT32 and exFAT) in a logical drive
- Option to Turn On/Turn Off preview of files during scan
- Raw Recovery support of HD-MOV (Canon Camera model)
- Raw Files Recovery is made automatic with an advanced search
- Enhanced Scanning Progress and Details scanning status- scanning status, Time elapsed and Time Left
- Enhanced Support of Add New Header/Edit Header in Advanced Settings.
If our review has your interest piqued, you can download the free software from its home page. The free version lets you recover up to 1 GB data recovery.
This is it from our side. Do let us know your thoughts regarding this tool in the comments section below.