5 Effective Data Recovery Tools To Help Avoiding Data Loss

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Today, data is an important part of any business. All organizations collect and store data of various types. No organization can afford to lose their vital data and thus data recovery tools have become more important today which help in avoiding data loss.

Here are the 5 effective data recovery tools that one should know about:

 

1. Undela 

"undela"

 

Undela is a powerful software that can be used to recover deleted files very quickly. The software is free to use and allows you to recover data even from damaged disks. If your file is deleted because of some virus attacks or power failure, you can use the tool to recover your files. Besides Hard Disks, data can be recovered from a number of media such as USB drives, MP3 Players and Digital Camera Cards. All types of documents, images, audio and video files and e-mails can be easily recovered using Undela. It can help recover data from the Recycle Bin or any accidental delete. Compressed files can also be recovered. The software supports NTFS, NTFS5, FAT12, FAT16, and FAT32 in Windows and XFS on Linux. The software can be easily used by various users because of its multilingual interface. The languages it currently supports are English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. One can easily search the deleted files by the file name or their mask. The tool also presents a preview of the deleted documents.

 

Features:

  • Retrieve deleted  files even when the Recycle Bin has been emptied
  • Recover files that could be deleted due to virus attack or power failure
  • Compressed files can also be recovered
  • Presents preview of deleted doc files and image files
  • Multiple file retrieval in one action
  • Deleted files can be searched by their filename or mask
  • All files can be scanned on selected hard drives
  • Multilingual support in languages English, Chinese, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian.

Advantage:

  • Recovers deleted data from a variety of media such as Flash Card, Hard Drive, USB device, Digital cameras, Multimedia Card and a host of other media

 

2. CD Recovery Toolbox 

"cdrecovery toolbox"

 

This free tool is perfect to recover data from scratched, damaged or corrupt CDs or DVDs. This effective tool can also be used to recover files from HD DVD and Blu-Ray disks. The tool is simple to use and one can just select the drive and the files therein to start the recovery process. Normally, the recovery is very fast, however, the recovery depends upon the nature and extent of the damage of the media. In case of severe damages, it may take longer time to recover and may fail to recover all the damaged files. In any case, it helps recover a significant amount of data from a badly scratched CD and helps avoid data loss.

 

Features:

  • Fast recovery
  • Simple to use
  • Recovery from scratched and damaged media

Disadvantage:

  • In case of a severe damage, recovery takes longer time and may not recover all the damaged files.

 

Read: Save Data in online Data storage Site

3. Mail PassView 

 "mailpassview"

 

You can use Mail PassView to export your email account settings from several popular e-mail applications such as Outlook Express, Microsoft Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Eudora and IncrediMail. You can run the program to find username and password and other details of your e-mail client. The restored information can be saved in a text file or can be copied to be pasted into a doc file or any other file. Many antivirus programs consider an e-mail retrieval tool as a hacking tool and it may alert you while you try to run the program on your system.

Features:

  • Account details and passwords of an e-mail can be retrieved
  • Supports a number of email services
  • Simple and easy to use

Disadvantage:

  • The software doesn’t work with all types of email programs.

 

Read: Google Drive – Online Storage Service of Google

 4. MP3val 

 "mp3val"

This tool is very popular among the music lovers enabling them to scan and fix corrupt MP3 files. Many times, MP3 files cannot be played due to incomplete or truncated download or because of some other problems. MP3val can fix most of these problems and also automatically creates a backup file of the original files. Besides fixing MP3 files, it can also fix MPEG files. The software gives quick results and no installation is required. It has a front-end GUI and is standalone software with command-line version.

 

Features:

  • Fixes corrupt MP3 files and several MPEG versions
  •  Automatically creates a backup file of the original files
  • No installation required

 

Disadvantages:

  •  Cannot fix other types of music files other than MP3 and MPEG

 

5. DivFix++ 

 "divfix recovery tool"

DivFix++ is for the movie lovers who often complain of partially downloaded movie files. Using this tool, you can easily fix your DivX (AVI) movie files and enjoy watching your movies. The tool can build the index part of the movie, which often goes missing when a file is downloaded incompletely. The tool comes with an error-detection feature that can detect and fix the problems of a movie file. A new file could be created using the tool while the original file could be left untouched.

 

Features:

  • Multi-lingual Support
  • Supports Multiple OS – Windows, Linux, Mac and OSX
  • Fast operation with C++ code
  • Integration with P2P programs

 

Disadvantage:

  • It can fix AVI and DivX files only.

 

About Author:

This post was written by Divya Mishra, writer engaged in writing marketable as well as industrial reports and contents. 

 

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Ramnadh June 8, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Nice collection of tools. CD Recovery Toolbox is one that i tried in past. Thanks for sharing other tools.
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Ahsanul Karim July 20, 2012 at 2:50 pm

hmm..you can try other tool too. Anyway, thanks for comment :)
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Wilks Floss June 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Although the downside of these softwares creates a frown on my face, their promised benefits and also convenience is enough to urge us in trying every single on of these listed on the article. If you’re also one of those people who just can’t get enough of security, then it’s not a problem to get all of these softwares to work for you at once.

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Elma@League of Legends for Mac June 16, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Excellent article! We will be linking to this great article on our site.
Keep up the good writing.

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Shemul49rmc@How To Tips July 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Hope it will work.
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Tonmoy August 1, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Hey this is a great collection of tools. I will try all these tools so that they may help me out in future

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Sneha September 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Data is important part of business.Organizations collect and store data.No organization can afford to lose their vital data. Here are best data recovery tools in this website

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Jeff@PC Enthusiast August 9, 2012 at 10:10 pm

nice list of recovery tools.
Before I was just using the simple recovery tool that could not recover effectively.
Can these tools also recover data from SSD and flash drives?
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Cloud@Dedicated Servers August 27, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Hi Ahsanul!
Retrieving data from a hard disk is not that hard. But how about data on Solid State drives and flash drives? (non mechanical storage devices)
Do you have an idea or the best way to retrieve them?

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Sneha September 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Hi Divya Mishra ,

Its is very nice article, as i previously used some ordinary tools to recover my data from hard disk but i got old virus back to my system and my pc is filled with that virus. After that i made cleanup my pc then started to search then i found this article i thought it is very useful now i recovered my data quit good

Thank you
Divya

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Govand Malhani November 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Nice collection of tools. CD Recovery Toolbox is one that i tried in past. Thanks for sharing other tools.

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Natalie February 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm

I once did something that lost all the data on my drive c and ohh my that was really very problematic and I have to bring it on the technician and paid much just to retrieve all the data. I will try this Undela and hope it works for me too.

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Vijay Prabhu June 8, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Wow good article, has almost all data recovery solutions, thanks
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