MiniTool Power Data Recovery User Manual

Getting Started

How to Install

Step 1: After downloading MiniTool Power Data Recovery from the official website, users can double-click the installation package to get the following welcome interface. Click Next to go on.


Step 2: Please read the important information about license agreement of this software carefully. Then check I accept the agreement and click Next to continue.

accept agreement

Step 3: Users can click Browse button to manually choose an installation location or just install the software to the default location. Then, click Next button.

select location

Step 4: In the pop-out window, users are told this data recovery software will be installed to the selected destination location. Click Yes to go on.


Never install this software on the drive that contains lost data. This may cause disk overwrite and permanent data loss.


Step 5: In the following interface, Create a desktop shortcut option is chosen by default according to the habit of most users and users can also uncheck it. But here we suggest creating one so that users can run the software conveniently. Then, click Next.

create desktop shortcut

Step 6: Setup is now ready to begin installing MiniTool Power Data Recovery on a computer. Click Install to continue with the installation or click Back if users want to review or change any settings.

ready to install

Step 7: After installation, users will see the interface where the option "Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery" is checked by default. If users don’t need to open the software right now, please uncheck the option and click Finish to exit from the installer.

finish installation

How to Uninstall

To uninstall MiniTool Power Data Recovery:
  1. Go to Start Menu -> All Programs -> MiniTool Power Data Recovery -> Uninstall
  2. Go to Windows Control Panel -> Programs and Features -> MiniTool Power Data Recovery -> Uninstall
  3. Go to Windows Control Panel -> Uninstall a program -> MiniTool Power Data Recovery -> Uninstall

How to Register


The Free Edition of MiniTool Power Data Recovery can only free recover 1 GB data in totally and it can't help users to load scan & recovery result. To break limitations, users need to register this software.

Online Activation:

Step 1: After launching MiniTool Power Data Recovery, click key button or Register option to enter the register window.

how to register

Step 2: Type a license key in the text box and click Register button finally.


Offline Activation:

Usually, after installing MiniTool Power Data Recovery paid edition, we just input the license key to the Registration box, click Register button and then we have finished online registration.

register MiniTool Power Data Recovery online

But if your computer is not connected to the Internet, you will definitely receive the Offline Registration window. At this time, you should make your PC network connected. Otherwise, you will have to go through the offline license activation.

Next, we show you how to do the offline activation.

Tip: you may copy the key information to a removable disk to help you get through all the steps quickly.

Step 1. Connect the removable disk to your machine, open it and create a new Text document. Then copy the two URLs as well as the License Information and save them to the Text document. Now safely remove the removable disk and leave the Offline Activation window there.

copy URLs and license information to a text document

Step 2. Connect the removable disk to a networked computer and open the Text document. Now visit one of the two URLs listed (take URL 1 for example). Then copy the License Information from the Text document and paste it into the box shown on the page you visit. Finally, click Activate button.

enter license information to the text box

Tip: Sometimes, you will be required to enter the Security Code after pressing Activate. Do this and again click Activate.

Now the Activation Code is generated. Please save this code to the Text document for next process and finally remove the removable disk safely.

get activation code

Step 3. Connect the removable disk to your machine, copy the Activation Code from the Text document and paste it into the box of Offline Activation, and then click Activate button. Now you should have finished MiniTool Power Data Recovery offline register.

copy activation code to the box

finish the registration