Lost or deleted files or data? You need our Top 5 free file recovery tools.

Whether it’s due to a virus, hardware failure, or just good old human error, it’s all too easy to lose vital files. That critical report you’ve got to deliver tomorrow; the huge end of year paper; your massive music collection; or those precious family photos… nightmare! But don’t worry, help is at hand! When a file is deleted, it isn’t actually erased immediately. Instead, the space it occupies is marked as available to be overwritten, which means it can (in most cases) be restored using recovery software. Phew!
So, without further ado, here’s our list of the five best free data recovery software titles – that might just save the day. And don’t forget, you can download them all now, here on FileHippo

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free

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As you might guess from the name, one of the great features of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free, is its ease of use. Whether you want to find missing photos, music, videos, emails, folders, or archive files, you can easily view your files before beginning the recovery process, and to make life even easier, all fully recovered files are automatically sorted. See, we told you it was easy! Once scanned, if your requested data isn’t shown, then you can choose to run a Deep Scan to really get in there and dig deep. If you do locate it, you then have the option to export the rescued file to another storage area. The only downsides we’d highlight are the limitation of 2GB total recovery allowance, and that it’s not the best at recovering files from a reformatted hard drive. Apart from that, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free is a top-notch disaster recovery solution.