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MiniTool® Data Recovery Software Free V12

What's new in V12?

This MiniTool free data recovery software can deep scan hard drives, memory cards, SSDs, etc. on Windows-compatible devices and recover data lost by human errors and system crashes. It supports 100+ types of files including photos, videos, audios, documents, and more.

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Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 Compatible

Free Data Recovery Software for Various Data Loss Situations

Accidentally deleted photos on Windows PC? External hard drive needs formatting? MiniTool free data recovery software can recover data from kinds of storage devices under different data loss situations like file deletion, virus invasion, disk failure, file system error, etc.

Accidentally Deleted Files

Accidental file deletion after emptying Recycle Bin? Formatting on the wrong USB drive? Don’t stress. All these partitions won’t escape the deep scan of the file recovery software. It's never so easy for you to recover deleted files from SD card, USB drive and HDD/SSD.

Accidentally Deleted Files

OS Crash

Virus attack can lead to OS crash or even hard drive inaccessible. If the virus invasion causes files loss, Power Data Recovery can scan the specific location sector-by-sector to restore lost files.

OS Crash

Hard Drive Damage

Files loss caused by logical errors and physical damage is annoying for the hard disk may not respond or shows access denied. However, the powerful algorithms of the best free Power Data Recovery will get the lost files back even from lost partitions.

Hard Drive Damage

Quick Specific Location Recovery New!

The latest version of MiniTool Power Data Recovery adds Desktop Recovery, Recycle Bin recovery, and Select Folder modules. You can choose to only scan the Desktop, Recycle Bin or a specific folder to get deleted/lost files back, which saves you much time and efforts.

Quick Specific Location Recovery

Cover All Storage Devices for Data Restoration

Data recovery only makes sense when you find the right file recovery software. MiniTool Power Data Recovery can recover files from multiple devices.

This free data recovery application brings easy data recovery solutions on HDD, SSD, USB drive, SD card, and other storage devices. Quickly recover lost/deleted files in simple steps.

USB flash drives, commonly applied for file transfer among devices, are easily to suffer files loss. With free pen drive data recovery software, lost files can be quickly brought back.

SD card/memory card stores data for cameras or mobile phones. With MiniTool, SD card recovery and Android data recovery are possible by attaching the SD card to computer.

Superior File Preview Before Recovery

File restore is not easy for you have to determine whether these files are the ones you really want. MiniTool Power Data Recovery free version makes it possible to preview files before restoring them. View all supported file types for preview.



Graphic & Picture


Video & Audio



ZIP, 7Z, RAR, CAB, JAR, etc.


PST, DBX, EMLX, etc.

Other Files


Quick Scan to Successful File Recovery

How to recover deleted files on PC or external hard drives? If the files are still there not overwritten, MiniTool Power Data Recovery tools will definitely get it back. Simply put, files are brought back within 3 steps:

select device to scan

preview the found files

select files to save

Get the best free data recovery tool to recover up to 1 GB data totally for FREE!

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    Monthly SubscriptionLicense is valid for one-month usage starting from the purchase date. This subscription will be automatically renewed unless licensee unsubscribes before the next term.

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  • Data Recovery limit
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  • Load previous scan result
  • Load .rss results manually
  • File Previewer included
  • Recover data from basic/dynamic disk
  • WinPE bootable mediaRecover files when system crashes
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Power Data Recovery FAQ

  • How long does it take to scan a hard drive?

    Generally, the whole scanning process can be completed within half an hour. But if there are so many files in the drive, the scanning time might last up to 3 hours depending on the size of your hard drive.
  • Is MiniTool Power Data Recovery safe?

    This software only scans the drive for lost and deleted data. It won’t make any change to the target drive and the files in it. Thus, it is safe enough to recover your data with this data recovery software.
  • Why can’t I open the recovered files?

    If you can’t open the recovered files, it means that the files are damaged or corrupted before data recovery.
  • How do I check whether my lost or deleted files are still recoverable?

    You can first use our free data recovery tool to scan the drive and then check whether you can find your files in the scan results. If the results is positive, it means that your lost and deleted files are still recoverable. Besides, you can also use the free edition of our data recovery tool to recover up to 1GB of data.
  • Why should I not save the recovered files to their original location?

    If you save these files to their original location, they might overwrite the space that was previously occupied by the lost and deleted files, causing them to be overwritten and unrecoverable.

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Believe it or not, if the file you need to recover amounts to less than 1 GB, you can enjoy all the many benefits that MiniTool Power Data Recovery offers for free.

With the quick scan it can recover files from empty recycle bin or lost partitions that have been treated with a quick format, accidentally deleted; also, it retrieves shift-deleted files (documents, photos) and recover deleted partitions. The wizard-like interface makes working with the application an effortless job.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery tools are easy to use. Whether you are a professional user or a free user, you can easily use this great file recovery software to recover files from different data loss cases, and it is very simple.

This very easy to use file recovery software for windows is an excellent and innovative tool to recover deleted data. The interface is adequate for all levels of computer users and the free recovery process is quite straightforward.

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