How to Recover Deleted/Corrupted Files (MiniTool® Power Data Recovery Software Free)

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Deleted your files accidentally? OS Crash? Hard drive damages? You’re definitely not alone in facing such problems. This is why tools like MiniTool Power Data Recovery Software Free exist. 

Here’s how you can recover deleted photos, important files and documents with free data recovery software easily. 

What is the Rationale Behind Recovering ‘Deleted’ Files?

Have you ever wondered why deleting files seem to happen in a blaze?

That’s because whenever a user hits “Empty the recycle bin”, the deleted files continue to remain on your hard disk.

Only the reference to the file on the hard drive has been removed. This makes the deleted files invisible to the computer and they will remain until another file or part of another file replaces them in the same storage location.

Because the files still exist on your hard drive, MiniTool Power Data Recovery Software Free can do the job for you and recover those mistakenly deleted files.

It programmatically rebuilds the file headers and allows your PC to view the file again. 

Note: As mentioned earlier, deleted files will truly be deleted if they have been overwritten by something else, or securely erased from the recycle bin. Minitool Power Data Recovery Software Free will not work in that case.

Superior File Preview Before Recovery – Up to 70 File Types

Understandably, you may not wish to recover every single file in your device and most data recovery software do not have the function to determine if that is a particular file you want to restore. 

MiniTool Power Data Recovery Software, on the other hand, makes it possible for you to preview files of up to 70 different file types before restoring them. This removes the hassle of restoring unwanted files, and then deleting them (yet again!). 

How to Recover or Repair in 3 Steps – Windows 10

If your file unfortunately is corrupted or unreadable after recovery, this software also enables you to repair them in 3 steps.

Recovering Lost/Deleted Files on Windows 10

There are many data recovery tools for Windows in the market, but MiniTool Power Data Recovery seems to do the job in a simple and intuitive way. 

In just 3 steps, the software delivers one of the fastest scan speeds with a more than decent recovery rate. It also recovers its original information and properties.

Step 1: Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery Software Free. If you are recovering deleted files from a portable drive such as a USB stick or SD card, make sure it is connected beforehand.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery
Step 2

Step 2: Click the device type you would like to recover which will be located in the left pane of the software. The device types include ‘This PC’, ‘Removable Disk Drive’, ‘Hard Disk Drive’ & ‘CD/DVD Drive’. Doing so will then allow you to select the target drive/device in the right window. Press Scan.

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Step 3

Step 3: Once the scan has finished, you may preview, verify and check the files that you would like to recover by pressing the Save button to store the recovered files.

Files corrupted after the recovery? Use repair tools like Stellar File Repair Toolkit or Windows very own SFC to fix them in a jiffy!

Find out more about Minitool’s Power Data Recovery with the full detailed guide and documentation here.

What Are The Limitations Of The Free Version of MiniTool® Power Data Recovery Software?

Here’s the difference between the Free, Personal Ultimate, Business Deluxe and Business Technician versions at a glance. 

We have omitted the monthly and yearly subscriptions of the personal edition, as well as the Business Standard version for the comparison below as they are not cost-efficient options in our opinion.

FeaturesFree VersionPersonal Ultimate (Lifetime Usage)
Business Deluxe
Business Technician
Data recovery limit
1 GB
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
PC number limit
Unlimited
1 License for 3 PCs
Single License for 1 PC/Server
Single License for 299 PCs/Servers
Scan lost files on Windows Server



Recover lost files on Windows Server

Load Previous Scan Result


Load saved scan result manually


Support Dynamic Disk Volume (Simple/Spanned/Striped/Mirrored/RAID-5)



Snap-in WinPE Bootable Builder



Upgrade ServiceLifetime Free Upgrade1 Year Free Upgrade Service1 Year Free Upgrade Service
Tech-supportEmailEmailEmail & PhoneEmail & Phone
PriceFreeU.S.$ 99
U.S.$ 199U.S.$ 499

About MiniTool 

MiniTool Software company has been dedicated to developing innovative, professional data recovery solutions, partition management, data backup and restore tools to millions of users from 180+ countries and areas for over 10 years. Trusted by industry experts around the globe, MiniTool software products have got featured by plenty of authoritative tech websites such as TechRadar, PCWorld, CNET, FileHorse, Softpedia, LifeHacker, etc.

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