Wondershare Recoverit for Windows, a safe and effective data recovery software, retrieves your lost videos, photos, music, documents, emails, etc. from your PC’s hard drive as well as from USB drives, external hard drives, and other storage devices, for Computers, Hard Drives, Flash Drives, Memory Cards, Smartphones, Cameras and Camcorders!
Talking about the software, right of the bat, I loved the look and feel of the UI. It feels good to have a modern touch to the UI with a hint of minimalism. On the first page, you will have all the external drives, disk partitions laid out in front of you. You can go ahead and perform a Recycle Bin Recovery, Deleted File Recovery or Formatted Disk Recovery.
Wondershare Recoverit is an all-around recovery tool which lets you recover data from deleted files, empty recycle bin or a lost partition. Depending on the features, Wondershare has 2 pricing plans for Recoverit: Pro and Ultimate. The only difference is that you get “System Data Crash Recovery” in the Ultimate version. Apart from that, the Pro version comes with zero restriction and in my opinion, this is the one you would mostly end up using. Recoverit doesn’t bifurcate recovery on the basis of file type.
Recoverit is available for Windows as well as Mac. You also get an app variant called “Dr.Fone” for Android and iOS. To talk about the software, you get Quick scan as well as Deep Scan like every other recovery software. But unlike the common recovery software nomenclature, Wondershare calls it “All Around Recovery” instead of Deep Scan. In case you aren’t aware of Deep Scan, it is an advanced disk scanning in which the recovery software checks thoroughly each and every sector of the drive. In most cases, a quick scan will return you the files you want. But nonetheless, Deep Scan is a good option to have.
First, we will check how Wondershare Recoverit’s recovery process works. Suppose, I want to recover the deleted files on my USB Stick, I would have to select my USB stick under the “External Devices” section. Once you have selected it, click on “Start” to begin scanning.
Now, the software will scan all the files it can find on the drive. You have to wait for around 10-15 minutes depending on the capacity of the USB stick. After successful scanning, you will be presented with the file list. You can select the desired file you want to recover and then click on the “Recover” button at the bottom.
Depending on the number of files and the type of external drive, Wondershare Recoverit will display you the amount of time it needs to recover the data. The data recovery would be much faster and safer if you recover the data on to a separate drive. Talking about speed, just to give you an idea, 19 GB recovery of data took around 10 minutes. And considering the fact that I have a USB 2.0 flash drive, this was surprisingly fast.