Best data recovery packages in 2016

Data is the most important aspect while using your laptop and PC. Keeping your data backed up is the best option when you want to secure your data. But, if you have not done that, and a disaster strikes you - you are not necessarily out of luck. Here we go with the list of top data recovery software that can help you get out of the issues.

Taking precautionary measures to preserve your data is what needs to be your prime concern. You would be able to get a new laptop, or a PC, but the data once lost is not that easy to get back. There cannot be a computer user who has not suffered some sort of data loss at one time or the other.

It could be a terrible thought to just cross your mind that you would lose data and there is no way to recover it. Well, not a concern with the tools available which will help you. We will analyse the top data recovery tools in 2016 in the following paragraphs.

#1. EaseUS

Availability - Windows and Mac.

EaseUS is one of the straightforward apps to use when it comes to data recovery. It has been treated as the wizard of all the data recovery tools.

It takes you through a step by step process into the task of data recovery. Make sure you use it as soon as the disaster strikes your hard drive. It can recover almost everything and that includes files damaged by virus or accidentally deleted partitions.

The tool has an advantage compared to other premium versions of data recovery softwares. The premium version comes with the recovery option for damaged RAID setups. Moreover, the tool offers you lifetime upgrade option on one time fee.

The tool is capable of recovering data from lost partition, disk accident and boot manager failures. You can use it to recover data from a drive that has gone inaccessible.

You can download the EaseUS data recovery from You can opt for the free version if you want. It will offer you a 2 GB data recovery. The premium versions offered are Pro, Pro+WinPE and Technician priced at $69.95, $99.90 and $499.

#2. Recuva

Availability - Windows.

Recuva is one of the most popular data recovery tools. It is a full recovery toolkit. Though it is not one of the comprehensive tools, it can definitely be treated as one of the powerful for the price it comes at.

You can use its Deep Scan feature to recover data from the most damaged drives. Recuva can recover data from removable drives as well. It can also be used as a disk backup tool as it can handle Disk Imaging.

You can use it for one of the important tasks - though this is not linked to our current discussion on data recovery. It comes with a Secure Delete option that makes it the best tool to delete some confidential information on your system so that it cannot be recovered at all.

Recuva can be downloaded from You can choose between either the free or Pro version as per your needs. The Pro version is available at $24.95 or Rs. 1800. The Pro version has the additional features like Virtual Hard drive support and automatic updates.

#3. OnTrack EasyRecovery

Availability - Windows and Mac.

The EasyRecovery tool from Kroll OnTrack is meant for small to medium enterprises looking for the affordable data recovery options.

The Home Edition has Deep Scan feature enabled. There are also a few advanced features like Email recovery functions and special diagnostic tools that would help you find issues on your drives. The Easy Recovery tool does come with copying and imaging features. That would mean you can use it as a back up tool as well.

OnTrack EasyRecovery also includes a Disk Refresher. That would be helpful in flushing out the bad sectors well before the disastrous crashes. The tool is capable of unlimited recoveries. It supports the recovery of external drives as well.

You can get the tool at You can opt for Home, Professional or Enterprise editions at a yearly subscription price of 39, 99 and 399 GBP respectively.

#4. Recover My Files

Availability - Windows.

The tool is capable of handling FAT, NTFS and OS X HFS formatted drives. The option to decide which files to recover rests with you as a user.

Recover My Files comes with the license for two installations. That should be quite practical for you if you have more than one PC. The tool is quite helpful in recovering the files affected by software failures, accidental formats or partitioning error.

The Recover My Tools would work with hard drive, zip files, memory cards or any other sort of removable storage media. The professional version lets you get access to Hex Editor and RAID recovery.

The tool is available for download on The software is available under four variants - the free version is named Evaluation Mode and comes with almost all normal features. The premium versions available are Standard, Professional and Technician priced at $69.95, $99.95 and $349.95 respectively.

#5. Data Rescue PC3

Availability - Windows.
The tool comes in the form of bootable CD. It has a really fast and easy to understand user interface. You just need to insert the CD and launch the tool. Just follow the simple steps that the tool asks you to complete and you are good to go with the task of data recovery.

The Data Rescue PC will pull up the files that are recoverable from your hard drive. It can also work with your removable drives like floppy disks and SD cards. However, the tool takes quite a long time to recover the files. If you are in a hurry, it might not be a good option.

However, please note that the tool is quite impressive with its capacity to recover as many files as it would be feasible. Data Rescue PC3 has been observed to recover more files than most of the other data recovery tools. That is exactly one of the reasons we have included Data Rescue PC3 in this list.

Download the Data Rescue PC3 from the link There are three options for the Windows users. The free edition offers almost all normal features, but will not provide phone support. The Free edition is currently not available. The Personal and Professional versions would be available for $99 and 299 respectively.

In conclusion

That sums up our list of top five data recovery tools in 2016. That would not mean the list above is exclusive. There are many more tools that promise to get the work done. We have focused on those tools that appeared to be both economical and effective with the task of data recovery. If you have your own favourite tools, feel free to share your views here below.

Article by Timmappa Kamat
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