MiniTool Power Data Recovery (formerly known as Partition Recovery) is an application that allows you to recover lost partitions that were accidentally deleted or damaged and therefore are no longer visible to the user. It has support for IDE, SATA, SCSI disks and is also able to find partitions on external and portable disks.
The possible causes of loss of a partition can be several: action of a virus, incorrect installation of some software, or some error on the part of the user that determines the involuntary elimination of the data. The same applies for individual files that can also be located thanks to this program.
The application is responsible for searching partitions created with different types of file systems: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS and NTFS5; In different versions of the Windows operating system: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP and 2000, for both 32-bit and 64-bit editions.
The operation of this tool is very simple as it has an assistant that guides the user through a few steps necessary during the recovery process: you must select any of the disk drives listed, then opt for a search around The selected disk (or only in the free sectors or otherwise specifies a range of space within it.) There are 2 scan modes: Full Scan or Quick Scan , being recommended to opt for the first and, in If you do not get the expected results, go to the second option, which is more exhaustive (but slower).
After the scan is complete, Lost Partition Recovery lists the partitions found, and displays some partition data, such as partition type, size, and logical partition (LBA) start and stop locations. You must mark the partition that you want to recover, and then press the Finish button. After a few seconds you will have the same, and you will be able to access the lost files.
This tool is part of a new software called Data Recovery, which also offers the following tools:
Damaged Partition Recovery , Undelete Recovery , Digital Media Recovery (specific for recovering photos, videos and music Stored on external devices such as digital cameras or players); And finally, CD / DVD Recovery (a specific tool for deleted CD and DVD compact discs).
MiniTool Power Data Recovery 7 is the latest version of this partition and file recovery software that can be used for free for personal (non-commercial) use.